Author: Terrie Hanke (507 posts)


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Tuesday – Mandatory Gear

Meredith Mapes is changing to a new sled in McGrath on her rookie Iditarod run in 2018.  There’s certainly a pile of gear on the ground.  Is it all going to fit into her new sled?  An important question here would be, “What’s mandatory?” Mandatory gear is listed in Rule 16. Here’s a copy paste of the …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Tuesday – DeeDee

I’ve been scrolling through all of my 2018 photos.  The purpose is to select my 3 best and share with my photo club for the Best of 2018. There’s more than one reason this photo has made the cut.  1) DeeDee Jonrowe, the inspiring energizer bunny of mushers, has retired as of 2018; 2) Snow during …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Tuesday – From 16 to 14

The 2019 rules allow the mushers to start Iditarod with no more than 14 dogs and no fewer than 12.  With the race just a little more than a month away, now is a great time to review the rules and become familiar with the changes.  Use this link to access the current 2019 rules. …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Tuesday – Sunshine on my Shoulders

 


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Dashing Through the Snow

 


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Oh, the Weather…

 


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Tuesday – Christmas Morning

 


Eye on the Trail: When Does Iditarod Start?

When does Iditarod start? That’s a question I hear often. My answer is always, “The last Saturday of February.”  If you’re an avid race fan, you’d quickly correct me saying, “Hey everyone knows Iditarod begins on the first Saturday of March!”  Hear my out on this. On the last Saturday of February, exactly one week prior to …


Eye On the Trail: Iditarod XLVII

With the Volunteer and Musher Sign-up Picnic, the first chapter of Iditarod XLVII has been recorded. The day began with heavy cloud cover that threatened rain at any minute but optimistic as Iditarod fans, volunteers and mushers are, spirits were not dampened.  The positive vibes prevailed and by noon the sky turned from mostly cloudy to …


Eye on the Trail: 21st Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Brian Hickox from Massachusetts has begun his duties as the 21stIditarod Teacher on the Trail™. Brian has been at summer teachers camp and has been a key presenter, sharing lessons and activities he uses with students in his classroom.  Brian is an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher.  Brian is an energetic, compassionate, humorous, passionate and engaging …