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The Yukon Quest coming to an end Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

I just saw Lance Mackey run by the dog yard in 3rd to last position, not a position where he usually finishes. He realized on his way to Dawson City, that racing upfront with a young team and in the bitter cold temperatures, which prevailed at the beginning of the race, was not an option. …

We Mourn the Passing of George Attla, a Legacy, an Icon, a True Spirit of Dog Mushing

George Attla passed away on Sunday, February 15, at the age of 81, surrounded by his family.   Attla passed away from B-cell lymphoma in the bone marrow.  Although we remember him as a legacy in the mushing world, his daughter, Amanda Attla, living in California, stated that she will remember him as “being a …

Iditarod Mushers in the Yukon Quest, Eagle Summit Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

I am stuck at home, nursing a stomach bug. Had been taking metronidazole ( works well on dogs ) , discontinued taking it, and back to being sick. Really had hoped to hop on the snowmachine. I do have some eyes on the trail though, the photos in this story are from longtime friend and …

Iditarod Mushers on the Yukon Quest Day 7 and 8 Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Some thoughts about run- and rest times, and their relation to travel speed and dog numbers. Many people comment on how hard this year’s Yukon Quest is. The number of scratches. Well, the Yukon Quest has always had a high number of scratches and has always been hard. 45 and 50 below is nothing new, …

Ralph Conatser, Eagle Island Checkpoint Host Passes Away at Age 86

Eagle Island checkpoint host, Ralph C Conatser, age 86, passed away Feb 5, 2015, in Colville, WA. Born in Livingston, TN, Ralph traveled across the country working as a machinist. He moved from Oregon to Sitka, AK in 1965, where he added working as a commercial pilot and started commercial fishing from Sitka to Yakutat. …

Straw Packing Accomplished! Thanks, Volunteers!

Thanks Volunteers!  Packaging the straw so it is ready to be transported to the checkpoints is a BIG JOB!  We’re grateful for your help!           *Photos by Molly Farr                            

Iditarod Mushers on the Yukon Quest Day 6 Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

John Schandelmeier, a fellow Yukon Quest Champion and fellow Arm Chair Musher has gotten himself in a hot seat with an article about scratching. Scratching a race is a very controversial subject. No musher makes that decision lightly, then historically looking, some rarely scratch like John himself, then others scratch more often like his own …

The 2015 Restart will be in Fairbanks!

We’ll be off to Fairbanks for the Restart of the 2015 Iditarod!  That’s right, race fans!  The Restart will be Monday, March 9, in Fairbanks.All events leading up to the start of the race, including the Ceremonial Start (March 7, in Anchorage) will be scheduled as planned. Due to the fact that the Restart is …

2015 ReStart will be in Fairbanks on Monday, March 9, at 10:00 AM

The Board of Directors of the Iditarod Trail Committee held a special meeting early this evening to hear a trail report from a four person committee which spent the day with race staff flying over various portions of the trail. After discussion, it was determined that conditions were worse in the critical areas than in …

Iditarod Mushers on Day 2 and 3 of the Quest Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

While I am typing this, Jeff King is speeding along the trail with more than 10 miles an hour. Only is he speeding in the wrong direction, headed back to Pelly Crossing after an all night rest. Not being there firsthand, I can only speculate as much as anybody, that he has had enough of …