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Eye on the Trail: Jr. Iditarod Mushers Attend Vet Check

Jr. Iditarod vet check was the happening at Iditarod Headquarters on Friday morning. The Veterinary team headed by Dr. Phil Meyers was on hand to screen the canine athletes and Race Marshal; Meredith Mapes assisted the vets and mushers with the necessary paperwork. Mushers will gather again later this evening at Iditarod Headquarters for the …


Mushers, Drivers, and Teams, Are you Listening?

Libby Here! Hello boys and girls! So what do you think of my lovely jacket?  Sometimes I like to wear my jacket, and sometimes I don’t.  But the other day, it was kind of chilly out so I put my jacket on and went for a long car ride with my human.  That got me …


Writing to Mushers? READ THIS

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …


Boots – Not Just For Mushers

Hello Friends, In my last post, I mentioned how 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Annie Kelley needs special boots to keep her paws – oops – feet warm as she follows teams along the Iditarod Trail. While my friends and I don’t need boots and wool socks to keep our paws warm, we do …


Musher Banquet – Mushers’ Choice Award – Matt Failor


Top 3 have left ELIM, TRAIL on ice, mushers not off course!

Where as Dallas Seavey only spend 2 minutes in Elim, both Brent Sass and Mitch Seavey were 8 minutes here. Time will tell if those 6 minutes will make a difference. For Mitch, that could have an impact. He has been traveling faster than Brent and is having a few more dogs than Dallas. Looking …


Mushers in Cripple

One of the fun part is always listening to the mushers talk in the checkpoint. Its cosy here in the Cripple Cookshack. Then shack might not be the right word anymore, it actually is a very nice cabin by now, one could live her. Its just a little bit hard to get groceries. How does …


Mushers en route to Cripple

Slow going on the trail to Cripple. Not much snow on quite a few stretches. Here are a few pictures of the next 2 teams to arrive in Cripple. 3rd in should be Robert Sorlie and shortly after John Baker. Both teams were moving really nicely. Matter of fact I had a hard time shaking …


Mushers Camping Out

One perk of being on the trail with a snow machine is that I can sneak up on mushers which are camped out. Brent Sass, was sitting a few miles past Nikolai, to enjoy some peace and quiet. He either pretended to not hear me come, or he was really napping hard ( earplugs?? ) …


Mushers and fans mingling on 4 th Avenue

The trail conditions here at the Ceremonial Start look surprisingly good after yesterdays surprise snowfall. temperatures are below freezing, no wind, which is perfect for the spectators. Enjoy a few snapshots.