August 15, 2018

Checkpoint

Ruby

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Location: 64.7386, -155.5011

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Population 187 -- The first checkpoint on the famous Yukon River, the longest river in Alaska, stretching 1,875 miles from its headwaters in the Yukon Territory of Canada to the Bering Sea. Gold was discovered her in 1907, but no town was established until until 1911 when additional gold deposits were discovered on Long Creek, causing a rush of prospectors to the area. This is the home of 1975 Iditarod Champion, Emmitt Peters. Ruby wa home for many of the mushers who carried mail for the Northern Commercial Company from Tanana to Ruby. The trip took four days and paid $5.00 a day. Dog team mail ended here in 1931. The checkpoint is in the community hall. Iditarod sponsor, the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage awards the first musher into Ruby a gourmet dinner and a cash prize.




Musher Bib In Out Rest In Chkpt Time Enroute Previous Checkpoint:
Kaltag 1
Layover
Completed
Status
Time Dogs Time Dogs Time Out Speed
(mph)
8hr 24hr
John Baker 2 3/3 10:00:00 16
Ted English 3 3/3 10:02:00 16
Cali King 4 3/3 10:04:00 15
Perry Solmonson 5 3/3 10:06:00 16
Jason Barron 6 3/3 10:08:00 16
Tyrell Seavey 7 3/3 10:10:00 16
Jessie Royer 8 3/3 10:12:00 16
Ed Iten 9 3/3 10:14:00 16
Dexter Kancer 10 3/3 10:16:00 16
Blake Matray 11 3/3 10:18:00 16
Ben Stamm 12 3/3 10:20:00 16
Jim Lanier 13 3/3 10:22:00 16
Paul Gebhardt 14 3/3 10:24:00 16
Martin Buser 15 3/3 10:26:00 16
Karen Land 16 3/3 10:28:00 16
Cim Smyth 17 3/3 10:30:00 16
Jeff King 18 3/3 10:32:00 16
Vern Halter 19 3/3 10:34:00 16
Lance Barve 20 3/3 10:36:00 16
Frank Sihler 21 3/3 10:38:00 16
Jerry Riley 22 3/3 10:40:00 16
Robert Sorlie 23 3/3 10:42:00 16
Cindy Gallea 24 3/3 10:44:00 16
Aaron Burmeister 25 3/3 10:46:00 16
Lynda Plettner 26 3/3 10:48:00 16
Charlie Boulding 27 3/3 10:50:00 16
Ray Redington Jr 28 3/3 10:52:00 16
Todd Capistrant 29 3/3 10:54:00 16
DeeDee Jonrowe 30 3/3 10:56:00 16
Jack Berry 31 3/3 10:58:00 16
Debbie Moderow 32 3/3 11:00:00 16
Ramey Smyth 33 3/3 11:02:00 16
Carla Kelly 34 3/3 11:04:00 16
G.B. Jones 35 3/3 11:06:00 16
Ken Anderson 36 3/3 11:08:00 16
Bruce Lee 37 3/3 11:10:00 16
Karen Ramstead 38 3/3 11:12:00 16
Randy Chappel 39 3/3 11:14:00 16
Peter Bartlett 40 3/3 11:16:00 16
Linwood Fiedler 41 3/3 11:18:00 16
Ramy Brooks 42 3/3 11:20:00 16
Mitch Seavey 43 3/3 11:22:00 16
Sonny Lindner 44 3/3 11:24:00 16
Aliy Zirkle 45 3/3 11:26:00 16
Melanie Gould 46 3/3 11:28:00 16
Rick Swenson 47 3/3 11:30:00 16
Tim Osmar 48 3/3 11:32:00 16
Gerald Sousa 49 3/3 11:34:00 16
Ellen Halverson 50 3/3 11:36:00 16
Mike Williams, Sr. 51 3/3 11:38:00 16
William Pinkham 52 3/3 11:40:00 16
Palmer Sagoonick 53 3/3 11:42:00 16
Adam Scott Gibler 54 3/3 11:44:00 16
Dean Osmar 55 3/3 11:46:00 16
Jon Little 56 3/3 11:48:00 16
Jim Gallea 57 3/3 11:50:00 16
Bob Hickel 58 3/3 11:52:00 16
Keith Aili 59 3/3 11:54:00 16
Jessica Hendricks 60 3/3 11:56:00 16
Russell Bybee 61 3/3 11:58:00 16
Kelly LaMarre 62 3/3 12:00:00 16
Lachlan Clarke 63 3/3 12:02:00 16
Robert Bundtzen 64 3/3 12:04:00 16
Clint Warnke 65 3/3 12:06:00 16