The 2015 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic was scheduled to start yesterday. I didn't hear anything about a delay due to forest fires, smoke or other unpredictable events so I'm assuming everyone is off and running. Probably literally. The route venue is typically changed once every three years. However, due to the tragic river death last year of participant Rob Kehrer, this year's race is a special one-time remembrance route starting in the Peter's Hills. The route then proceeds to Nancy Lakes via Rohn.
The weather looks fine along the route from where I am but everyone knows weather forecasts in Alaska are not a reliable predictor of reality. We'll have to see what happens. Good luck to all everyone who was at the starting line this year.