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Eye on the Trail: Junior Iditarod has First Entrants

Registration for the 2015 Junior Iditarod opened on the last Saturday of June at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. While adult mushers signed up for the 1,000 mile trip to Nome on one end of the table, teens between the ages of 14 and 17 signed up for the 150 mile round trip race on the …


Eye on the Trail: Summer Camp – Lessons from the Trail

Leaving Dream A Dream Kennel marks a new focus for the teachers attending the Summer Camp for Teachers. While Iditarod is all about the dogs, teachers at camp delve into other aspects of Iditarod beyond the hands on aspect experienced at the kennel. The first stop for teachers after moving into Wasilla from Halter’s training …


There Are No Words by Danny Seavey

There are no words. Iditarod 2014 Recap March 16, 2014 at 5:47pm Reposted with Danny’s permission.  I made it.  Thursday afternoon I finished my third Iditarod in 10 days 22 hours 17 minutes and 41 seconds in 35th place.  If you watched this year’s race, you’ve heard what we went through.  From the gorge and …


Eye on the Trail: Bits and Pieces Part II

Throughout the race when there has been enough bandwidth to support a SKYPE call, I’ve talked with several schools back home in Wisconsin. The students at one school had created a list of numbers, similarities and patterns. Aliy has captured second place in three consecutive Iditarod races. The time difference this year was 2:22. Dallas …


March 7–Ruby–7am—Zirkle leads Pack on the Yukon

Anybody with a computer and the great tools at the Insider can see that it was shooting stars last night on the Yukon.  From the wilderness, Aliy Zirkle exploded out of hiding and hit the Yukon bound for Galena.  No doubt, she is going to take her mandatory eight hour break in Galena and look …


Run Dogs Run – Willow

Hello Iditarod Trail!  The Insider shooters had their A games on this day.


Living in the Now

I finally made it to Anchorage. Sorry for the “ break “ in writing. I was scrambling a bit to get here. Including a 7.30 a.m. phone call, Gerd can you meet me at Mile Post 128, and oh yeah can I have your truck, I finally rolled into town. I think it’s the first …


2013 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and 2014 Musher Sign Up – June 29, 2013

  Attention 2013 Iditarod Volunteers….   You are invited to attend the 2013 Iditarod Volunteer Picnic and 2014 Musher Sign-ups.   Date and Time: Saturday, June 29, 2013 Noon – 3:30 p.m.   Location: Iditarod Race Headquarters Mile 2.2 Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla.   Musher Sign-ups begin at 9:30 a.m. The Annual Membership meeting …


Its showtime, let me take you to the banquet

It´s showtime in the Denaina Centre. Let the games begin. Soon mushers, handlers their family and friends will assemble to kick off the 41st Edition of Iditarod. Part of the family and friends are all of the officials and fans, many of them have come up here for decades, for others it is their first …


Healthy Happy Dogs – Exercise

Exercise makes every day more fun! As a sled dog I believe that. I look forward to playing, some call it exercise, but I call it play. I look forward to playing every day. I wish I‘d come up with the slogan, “Play 60” that the National Football League uses. The first play (exercise) that …