Photo: Beginning of the wait for spring

Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2005

The final touches are put on the Nenana Ice Classic tripod Sunday on the Tanana River at Nenana. The tripod is tethered to a stopwatch and horn housed in a watchtower on the riverbank. Hundreds of thousands try to guess every year when springtime will finally loosen the Tanana's grip on its ice floes and carry the tripod downriver, thereby stopping the clock for an official time.

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