So far there hasn't been a lot of snow. Early December had a lot of rain and warm temps all over the state. Temps have been cold for a while now. The wind has been blowing and the snow has blown away a lot of places. Below is a short report by Invitational volunteer, trail groomer, Rohn& Shell Lake checker Michael Schoder.
" If the race was today it would be the fastest ever between Swentna and Fingerlake. Trail is hard, wide, smooth and not very brushy. There is almost zero snow at Fingerlake, .the wind blew it away. I will be trying to punch up to Puntilla on Wednesdy or Thursday. Trail broke to Happy steps now."
current conditions along Iditarod Trail