Iditarod

The Alaska Aviation Museum Hosts a Four-Author Book Signing on on February 28

Alaska pioneers, Iditarod dog mushing, photography, starting and running an airline are the topics of special book signing featuring Alaska books from four different sources Feb. 28th. “This is an exceptional chance to meet and talk to real Alaskan authors and book publishers,” said Lael Morgan with Epicenter Press. On hand to sign and sell …


Meet the 2018 IditaRiders!

Wondering who the lucky person in the sled of your favorite musher is? Meet the 2018 IditaRiders here! They are in the final countdown to their amazing ride at the start of the 2018 Iditarod! Be sure to cheer them and their teams on as the hit the trail! IditaRider All About… Riding With… Sheryl …


IAF Finalizes Details for the 2018 Iditarod

The Iditarod Air Force is a team of volunteer pilots who support “the Lasts Great Race on Earth®” from Anchorage to Nome.  The 30 some volunteer pilots collectively bring more than 743 years and 420,000 hours of flying experience to the table. These credentials speak highly of a dedicated group of pilots that are about to …


2018 Iditarod Trail Committee Trail Improvement Update

From Zack Steer, ITC Logistics  Our crew of 6 Iditarod trail breakers returned from McGrath last Friday after spending 8 days in the field. The guys flew from Anchorage on a Pen Air regular scheduled flight, while their sleds and gear shipped on Northern Air Cargo.   They covered the entire 178 mile (each way) trail …


Joseph Redington Jr. Named 2018 Honorary Musher

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors unanimously selected Joseph (Joee) Redington Jr. as the 2018 Honorary Musher. Joee passed away in Fairbanks on Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 74. He was the oldest son of Joe Redington Sr., the “Father of the Iditarod.” Board President Andy Baker contacted …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – I LOVE MY JOB!

Take a look at this dog team leaving the JR Iditarod start in 2017. Katie Dietz and a very excited City Slicker team charge out of the chute toward Yentna Station Roadhouse. The dogs are filled with energy, clearly showing their love for running and pulling. Authorities on working dogs tell us that dogs doing …


Eye on the Trail: Musher Symposium in Michigan UP

As the foliage of the deciduous trees changes color, as the days become shorter and as the temperatures drop, clearly fall is in the air. Ed and Tasha Stielstra of Nature’s Kennel in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan provide another sure sign of fall, the Annual Mid-west Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference. This …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – The Cooker

Mushers are required to carry certain pieces of equipment during the race.  During the Summer Iditarod Teacher’s Camp held at Vern Halter’s Dream a Dream Dog Homestead, we staged the required gear.  In the photo you’ll see dog food, sleeping bag, trail mail, snow shoes, axe, booties, Heet, vet book, cooker and cooking pot.  A …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Good Vibes from Kids

I’m forever impressed by all the work that goes into hosting a checkpoint.  It’s an endeavor that brings the community, both young and old and everyone in-between together.  People cook and provide delicious food for the mushers and volunteers, there’s organizing the musher parking, readying places for the mushers and volunteers to sleep and of …


Tanis Anderson, Glennallen, AK, Summer Raffle Truck Winner

Tanis Anderson, from Glennallen AK, bought two Summer Raffle tickets on August 10, 2017. Tanis had a chance to take a look at her new truck options at the Anchorage, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram … because one of those two tickets was a winner!  Tanis Anderson and Kristine Horst, Customer Relations Manager at ACDJR.