Iditarod Dictionary

What Those Mushing Words Mean

Vocabulary Word List  – Mushing Terms: ATV:  All terrain vehicle.  (You might also hear the word 4 wheeler) Alaskan Husky:  A northern breed of dogs that have the natural traits to stay healthy in Alaska’s climate Big Su:  Refers to the Big Susitna River Boonies:  A non-rural or urban area, generally an area where no …

Virtual Trail Journey – Checkpoint Pronunciation and Quick Facts

How do you say Shaktoolik?  I’m not sure if I’m saying Unalakleet correctly and how cold does it get in Unalkleet?  What about Koyuk?   I get these types of questions on a regular basis.  Seemed like it might be useful to create a guide with pronunciations and pertinent information for teachers and students.  So …