It's almost Fur Rendezvous time--where's the snow?

The Anchorage Fur Rondy starts this week, and for the 2nd year in a row, the North American Sled Dog Championship races are being derailed by lack of snow.  Last year the races were canceled completely.  This year, they're going to run a five-mile race instead of the normal 26-mile course.  It won't actually count as the North American Championship, but instead is really just being held for the fun of it.  These sprint dogs are barely getting warmed up at 5 miles, so it's going to be nuts on 4th Avenue!

Downtown 4th Avenue during the 2013 Races when we actually had some snow.