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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Paper Collage

Pictured above is a unique piece of art. Click and enlarge.  Take a close look.  It’s a paper collage. Everything that’s depicted is torn from paper, assembled and glued to the background to create the finished product. Note the artist’s attention to detail in the mittens,  mitten keeper, headlamp, light beam, sled bag, dogs and …

Checking In With Robert Redington

Today I spoke with Robert Redington to see what he is doing now that the 2016 Iditarod race season has wrapped up. Right now he is in Juneau running sled dog teams for Alaska Excursions Dog Sled Discovery and Musher’s Camp. That keeps him busy from May through September.  He has 30 “pups” there with …

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The Burled Arch Extravaganza Takes You from Anchorage to Nome!

You’ve always wanted to go to Nome!  Now is your chance to do it in style as our VIP Guests! Join us in Nome for this opportunity of a lifetime to witness in person the Champion’s finish of the Iditarod!   Stand in the VIP gate with Iditarod’s Principal Sponsors and dignitaries as the winner of …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – First Class Athletes

No roads to Nome and no roads home after Iditarod.  Sled dog athletes are being loaded onto an Alaska Air Boeing 737 Combi for their journey to the road system and eventually home.   As you can see, freight is located in the front half of the aircraft while passengers fly coach in the back half. This shot was …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Efficient Aliy

It’s Unalakleet in 2013, Aily Zirkle is preparing to depart for Shaktoolik.  She is applying paw cream and booting her dogs.  In this photo, Olivia enjoys Aliy’s complete attention.  That’s the gist of what’s going on in this picture but take a closer look.  Zoom in!   As Aliy applies that wonderful pink paw goop, …

Coming Up! Lower 48 Educator Workshops

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Education Consultant The Lower 48–that’s what Alaskans call the 48 contiguous United States, and it’s a great way to expand students’ vocabulary–contiguous– used to describe things that touch each other or are immediately next to each other, from  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contiguous . The Iditarod is far more than reading the book Stone Fox, or …

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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Legendary Musher

Who is this legendary musher?  He’s run Iditarod thirteen times.  In those thirteen races, he’s finished in the top ten eight times and has scratched only twice.  His first race was in 1992.  In his rookie run he claimed 43rd place with a time of 14 days, 4 hours and 12 minutes.  He sat out …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – JR Iditarod

Only twice in the 39 year history of JR Iditarod has the start been moved from the traditional location of somewhere between Knik and Willow.  Like Iditarod, the JR race relocated in 2003 due to warm conditions and lack of snow.  That year the Iditarod started from Fairbanks and the JR Iditarod started in Glenallen. …