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John BakerJuly 27, 2012 8:25 pm


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Introducing…Nenana, Manley Hot Springs and Tanana

by Martha Dobson Iditarod 2015 sees five unique checkpoints on the trail. First on the list is Nenana, the checkpoint teams go through after leaving Fairbanks. Travelers can reach Nenana via air, water, or road. Russian traders began trading as early as 1838 with the native people there. Nenana represents the westernmost edge of the …

Eye on the Trail: Bibs Drawn for 38th Junior Iditarod

Mushers drew their bib numbers tonight for the 38th running of the Junior Iditarod. Parents, board members and volunteers were on hand to share in the festivities of the pizza party and musher meeting. Mushers drew their bib number in the order they signed up for the race. Six rookies and five veterans will take …

Eye on the Trail: Junior Rookies hear from Experts

Junior Iditarod Rookies gathered at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla for their Rookie Meeting on Thursday evening prior to the race. A variety of presenters talked about every thing from dog care to ski poles. As has been a tradition for many Junior Iditarod Rookie meetings, Dr. Jayne Hempstead discussed dog care. She emphasized that winning …

Eye on the Trail: Vet Honored by Junior Iditarod

Junior Iditarod is her passion and this year Jayne Hempstead, DVM has been honored for her dedication to the race and the young mushers. The Junior Iditarod Board of Directors chose Hempstead to wear Bib 1 for the start of the Junior race. Hempstead could take her own team of sled dogs down the trail …

Eye on the Trail: Junior Iditarod Moved to Cantwell

After landing in Anchorage early this week, the real deal of NO SNOW is staring me right in the face. There’s no snow! It’s been warm and it’s even rained so that lakes aren’t looking too solidly frozen either. Driving north to Wasilla doesn’t improve the situation. I even heard someone comment, “Our winter is …

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. …

Meet the 2015 IditaRiders!

Meet the 2015 IditaRiders! The 2015 IditaRiders are in for a real treat as they take to the sleds for the ride of a lifetime along the first eleven miles of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race!  Meet them here, and be sure to cheer for them and their mushers and teams on Saturday!    *We’ll …

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, …