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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Cindy Abbott

Cindy Abbott, Iditarod’s 2015 Red Lantern Recipient, spoke to the teachers about her experiences on the trail.  Abbott also shared basic race information to give the teacher’s a better understanding of the Iditarod as they use the Last Great Race as a theme for education in their classrooms.  Abbott is the only woman to have …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Teachers at Camp

Teachers attending the 2016 Iditarod Summer Teacher’s Camp experience their first contact with sled dogs at Iditarod Headquarters on Saturday June 18th.  Raymie Redington brings a dog team to Headquarters everyday of the week to provide rides for tourists.  The teachers took advantage of the ride on the wheeled cart pulled by the Redington sled …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Annie Kelley in Anchorage

The 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, Annie Kelley, arrived in Anchorage June 17th for Iditarod Summer Teacher’s Camp. Annie is a fourth grade teacher from the Chicago area. The question I asked Annie today after she arrived in Anchorage was, “When did being the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail become real for you?” …

Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Yentna Station Roadhouse

Call it roadhouse, call it lodge, call it checkpoint or call it home like the Gabryszak family, Yentna Station Roadhouse is the epitome of Alaska’s backcountry friendliness.  Ask any Iditarod musher, Jr. Iditarod musher or volunteer who’s descended upon the wilderness oasis in late February and early March, they’ll all share different stories praising the …

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, …