Peter Ripmaster of Asheville took this selfie during the 2015 Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. He hiked 350 miles pulling a sled, finishing third among 13 competitors.
Peter Ripmaster of Asheville took this selfie during the 2015 Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. He hiked 350 miles pulling a sled, finishing third among 13 competitors. Credit: Peter Ripmaster
Peter Ripmaster of Asheville took this selfie during the 2015 Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. He hiked 350 miles pulling a sled, finishing third among 13 competitors. Credit: Peter Ripmaster

Asheville hiker takes on 1,000-mile Alaska race

February 25, 2016 1:11 PM