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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Recognize These Mushers?

The Restart was one of the few sunny days of Iditarod XLVI.  These two fellows seem to be soaking up the sun and good vibes of the day. Who are they?  They have a great deal in common when it comes to Iditarod. They both call the western coast of Alaska home.  This is a great …


Writing to Mushers

    Hi Boys and Girls, I’ve been trying to find Iditarod things to do since the end of the race.  The race is over, the mushers and teams are home or heading home, and all is quiet at the checkpoints.  So what now???  I’ve decided to write a letter to some of my favorite …


Eye on the Trail: 49th Musher in Nome

Meredith Mapes made the Burled Arch this morning to earn 49th place in the 49th state with a time of 12 days, 19 hours and 53 minutes. When Mapes was asked what was tough about the trail she immediately responded snow, there was a short pause and she said Snow, a longer pause and she said SNOW, …


Mushers

Paws Along the Trail with Musher Stories Being in White Mountain gave me extra opportunities to talk with the otherwise busy mushers.  Since they hang out for eight hours, I could ask a few questions and overhear some conversations.  Much of the trail the weather was warm with lots of snow.  Coming into White Mountain, …


Michael Williams Jr 25th Musher to Nome


Predicting When the Leading Musher Will Finish – 5th grade style

My school started spring break as of the end of the school day today.  My students were so eager to watch the winning musher together as a class, so I took the opportunity to do some math with them to show ABOUT when the leading musher will cross the finish line.  Please know that I …


Pete Kaiser 5th Musher to Reach Shageluk

The veteran pulled into Shageluk at 7:29am Friday with 12 dogs on his team.


Eye on the Trail: Craftsmen Mushers in McGrath

Perhaps it’s by necessity but mushers seem to be very ingenious people who are good at designing and building things. In the checkpoint are two such mushers who have interesting stories. Al Eischens and his wife Tanjela operate Cable 17. It’s a sewing and embroidery company named after a dog, Cable, and the fact with …


Dogs and Mushers

Paws Along the Trail with Dog Stories Marcelle Fressineau was mushing down the trail yesterday when a wood bison meandered in front of her dogs. Her lead dogs were spooked and ran back toward her.  She wasn’t sure if the bison was aggressive, so she ran up to the bison, waving and yelling.  It got …


Musher Banquet Replay

Recorded on Thursday March 1 live from Anchorage Alaska.