Photos: Skwentna Iditarod checkpoint
After this year's Iditarod mushers leave Willow, they cross the Yentna checkpoint.
From there, it's on to Skwentna -- a small community of less than 100 residents located at the confluence of the Yentna and Skwentna Rivers, is the second official checkpoint for this year's Iditarod.
Volunteers spent Saturday and Sunday setting up a 'Welcome to Skwentna' banner, preparing piles of wood for the evening's bonfire and arranging food and drinks for the mushers.
For those mushers who decide to stay, the Skwentna Sweeties have warm towels, stew and even a wake up service.