Author: Zuma (33 posts)


Awards!

Hello friends, Here it is . . . the end of another Iditarod. Lots of my K9 friends crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome with happy faces and tail wags. 52 teams finished the race with Joar Leifseth Ulsom claiming first and Magnus Kaltenborn claiming the Red Lantern. The Finisher’s Banquet was held Sunday …


Gratulerer Joar!

Hello friends, “Joar Leifseth Ulsom, welcome to Nome!” This was the announcement overheard in the streets of Nome at 3:00 AM Alaska Time. Woowoowoooo! It was a nice looking dog team of 8 dogs that crossed the finish line. They had smiles on their faces and tails in the air. Joar won over $50,000 and …


A Wrong Turn!

Hello Friends, Woowoowooo! The leader, Nicolas Petit left Shaktoolik on his way to Koyuk with my K9 friends fast and ready to race. Somehow, he lost the trail on the ice on Norton Sound. Once he reached shore he realized his mistake and went back. As you can see in the picture – the dark …


And the Winner Is . . . Not Yet!

                                                                               Hello friends, What a race! We don’t know who the 2018 Iditarod Champion is yet, but …


Race Time 2018!

Hello Friends, What a race! It’s been hard for me to keep my paws off the Iditarod Website to catch all the updates. It all started with a snowy day for the Ceremonial Start, and turned into a clear, cold, blue sky day for the Restart. Through the K9 Trail I’ve been hearing that the …


Lots of Teachers!

Hello friends, I was working at Iditarod Headquarters yesterday when a bus pulled up and spit out 48 teachers. BowWow. Were they ever excited. They came to see mushers and my K9 friends who are going through their Vet Checks. (More about that tomorrow.) The teachers are here for the annual Iditarod Teaching and Learning …


Why The Southern Route?

Hello friends, As most of you know, there are 2 routes the Iditarod takes. All mushers and canines leave Willow headed to Yentna, Skwentna, etc. to Ophir. This is where the trail splits. In even number years the racers take the northern route and odd number years they take the southern route. Why, then, is …


Junior Iditarod

Hello friends, Each year, the week-end before the Iditarod, there is a race called the Junior Iditarod. It’s lots of fun to watch. It’s all about girl power this year as 7 young ladies and 4 young men hit the trail. These 14 to 17 year olds will travel 150 miles through the Alaska Wilderness …


Some Numbers To Think About

                                                                      Hello friends, It’s almost here. 67 mushers and 1,072 dogs are about to make the 2018 Iditarod journey. 4,288 dog …


Qualifications

Hello friends, Human beings often ask what qualifies me to be a sled dog. That’s simple, I have special adaptations that make it easy for me to run in the frigid Arctic temperatures. My paws have a special kind of gel that prevents them from freezing, my fur has layers to keep me warm and …