Hi guys -
I'll be a volunteer on the Iditarod trail, so my transportation is covered. However...
My daughter is in the Navy, currently stationed on USS George Washington out of Japan. She will be meeting me in Anchorage for her 2 week leave, and plans to "hitchhike"the Iditarod trail behind me, camping out, and meeting people along the way. There will be times that she will be hitching a ride on a snowmachine, but there will be times where she may need to fly, like from Skwentna to McGrath as an example. She will have cash for bush flights.
My question: are there flights to be had in and out of the checkpoints when needed? I know the Iditarod Air Force is going to be busy, but are there other pilots flying people around as well?
I appreciate your input. She has more guts than I do - I would never just "hitchhike" around anywhere. Luckily she will be around people at all times. If she can't get a ride, she won't just take off walking - she'll stay at a checkpoint with her gear until I get back. Or she'll stay at our cabin in Skwentna.