Mara and I dedicate today’s ride to my nephew and Godson Gunnar. It’s his birthday and he is starting the 2017 Iditarod! As you see, Gunnar tried out one of the family horses at a young age (1971 photo) but moved on to mushing dogs. Gunnar ran the Iditarod in 1991 and is now running in it a second time. Please cheer him on with all of our family. Godspeed to you Gunnar Johnson.