Libby Littles

Summer Means A New Start

Libby here! Summer is a fun time because it is a time for having adventures.  It is a time when most children get to take a break from school.  Going to summer camp or on a family vacation, spending time at the swimming pool or hanging out on the beach, hiking, bike riding, taking a …

8 Hours in White Mountain

Libby Here! Sometimes when mushers reach a checkpoint, they take a few minutes break so the veterinarians can quickly examine the team and fresh supplies can be picked up and taken with along the race trail. But when the mushers arrive in White Mountain, every musher will need to take an 8 hour rest. I …

When Does the Race End?

Libby Here! Now is the time we start thinking about a winner in the race.  The first person to get all the way to Nome will be the winner. But maybe you wonder, “When will the race end?” The answer is very simple.  The race will end when the last musher gets to Nome. That …

Drop Dogs Love Blankets

Libby Here! If you know anything at all about me, you know I love to spin, spin, spin and dance in circles.  The happier I am, the more I spin.  Sometimes I can almost catch my tail!  Do you like to spin? Another thing I like to do is where funky jackets like the one …

Run Rest Run Rest Run Along the Trail

Libby Here! Before a musher starts the race, the musher makes a plan. The plan helps the musher make decisions before the race begins.  Mushers decide what supplies to send to each checkpoint.  Mushers decide a plan for where to spend the 24 hour and 8 hour rest stops and send supplies to the checkpoints …

What’s the Weather?

Libby Here! Do you wonder what the weather along the Iditarod Trail is like?  It’s fun to take a look at the weather at each checkpoint. You can go to this website link to learn about the weather:   http://iditarod.com/race/weather/    Check it out and talk about the weather in each place.  Talk about the …

Dropped Dogs Are Cozy at the Race Headquarters

Libby Here! When dropped dogs spend time at the Race Headquarters dog lot at the Millennium, they stay cozy while they wait for their family to pick them up. The veterinarians and the volunteers who work in the dog lot put down a bed of straw for the dogs to snooze in while they wait. …

Friday is Here! The Race Goes On!

Libby Here! You’ve probably been in school all week and that means you are excited that it is Friday because that means, you won’t have school on Saturday or Sunday.  Saturday and Sunday are often called the weekend! But during the Iditarod, the weekend may arrive, but the race still goes on and on until …

Would You Like Some Soup?

  Libby Here! Hello from Race Headquarters at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage. Do you ever wonder what volunteers eat while they are working their shifts and helping with the race? Each morning, a big pot of soup arrives from Gwennie’s, a restaurant just down the street from the Millennium.  The soup of the day …

Dog Drop at the Millennium Hotel – Iditarod Race Headquarters

Libby Here! It’s so exciting to spend time at the Iditarod Race Headquarters at the Mllennium in Anchorage because there is a very special area behind the hotel that is set up for very important guests.  These guests are the “Dropped Dogs” of the Iditarod. “Dropped Dogs” is the name given to the dogs that …