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Race Map

Northern Route Checkpoints Distance between Checkpoints* Distance from Anchorage Distance to Nome Total Distance 975 Anchorage to Campbell Airstrip  11  11 964 Willow to Yentna Station 42 53 922 Yentna Station to Skwentna 30 83 892 Skwentna to Finger Lake 40 123 852 Finger Lake to Rainy Pass 30 153 822 Rainy Pass to Rohn …


Creating a Map

To the Education Department: I used the map from the website after getting your permission to do so.  I printed it and had it enlarged.  The cost of enlarging the map was about $10.  If I’d had it done in color, it would have been considerably more. An idea for the website would be to …


Maps

When looking for maps of Alaska or of the Iditarod Trail, we have resources for you to use with your students! Iditarod Trail Map:  From Iditarod’s website This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Map of Alaska: (Or a map of your own state) Choose …


Site Map

Below is a list of all pages found on the Iditarod website.


March 12 Wed Nome–What if I were a Musher?

March 12 Wed Nome—8pm—what if I were a musher? What if I were a musher?  On the spot, just for the mental exercise, I decided to summarize all the very cool innovations and ideas I noticed on this year’s race. For starters, I love a combination of Aaron Burmeisters very articulated theory of scheduling in …


March 9—Koyuk 1PM—Aliy on Ice In Front to Koyuk

March 9 1PM —Koyuk—Zirkle leads, King gradually gains Our plane departed UNK about noon in warm weather for destination Koyuk. I debated putting on my big parka, thinking it would be much colder when we arrived Koyuk.  We would follow the trail as it wound overland over the Blueberry Hills, then fall off a high …


March 5 Cripple–2:10 Burmeister to Cripple–Lindner to Yukon?

March 5 Cripple 2:10PM Burmeister leads to Cripple—Could Lindner go Yukon? Our Insider crew has just arrived Cripple. Noted cooler temperatures under very blue bright sun skies.  Temperatures last night bottomed at -30F. Sonny Lindner and Aaron Burmeister have been hopscotching across the tundra from Ophir and now it appears the Aaron will be first …


March 4—4 pm—Sonny Leads Pack to McGrath and Beyond

Part of our crew has now moved to Takotna, about 7.5 hours mushing from Nikolai, where we left the pack recovering from a bruising traverse across the Alaska Range.  I am personally bummed about injuries—Burmeister hurt his knee, probably ACL, it appears Jake Berkowitz broke a leg, Hans Gatt flipped and had a divot installed …


March 3 Rainy Pass—Buser in Rainy, Seavey in Finger Lake

6:40AM   Mitch Seavey, the 2013 champ rests in Finger, while Martin Buser has negotiated the Happy Valley steps and in Rainy Pass.   Mushers and strategies are all over the map.  In one camp we have Martin executing a daring move with a few followers including front running Nicolas Petit.  In the  camp of …


Eye on the Trail: Clinic for Rookie Teens

Rookie Junior Iditarod mushers attended a clinic at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla on Thursday evening sponsored by the Junior Iditarod Board of Directors. Speakers shared information with the young mushers based on their own experiences and expertise. While all in attendance ate pizza, veteran Junior Iditarod musher, Ben Harper, shared his perspectives on the race. …