I putzed some of the time of day descriptions on last post... this is better

March 17

The team left Elim this morning at 645A AKT and just arrived in White Mountain at 100P, in the afternoon, after a 6 hour 12 minute run over the 46 miles.  The team checked out of Elim with 12 dogs, looks like someone hooped off the bus there.  12 dogs checked in to White Mountain.  The team is in 60th  place of 71 mushers still in the race.  

Elim is mile 898 of 975 and the next stop is Nome and the finish line.  White Mountain is a mandatory 8 hour rest.  Right now the weather in White Mountain (see below) is beautiful and sunny.  It should be a glorious, long nap in the sun for the dogs.  They will head back out on the trail at 9PM this evening and should be in Nome 10+ hours later at 7AM+ AKT on Friday (later and easier for folks in the lower 48).   Nome weather looks sunny and clear as well.   The coast to Nome is fickle, and I hate to jinx the team, but it looks like Chamber of Commerce weather and conditions from now to the finish, fingers crossed.  .  Here's hoping to see 12 happy pups and a ice-bearded madman at the burled arches then.  

There is a live camera feed of the finish line at http://iditarod.com/live/  .    I think you can see the feed without a Iditarod Insider subscription.   Point your browser and watch Trent come to the finish Friday morning.