Checkpoint: Anvik

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Location: 62.6522, -160.1990

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Population 82 -- The first checkpoint on the Yukon River, the longest river in Alaska, stretching 1,875 miles from its headwaters in the Yukon Territory of Canada to the Bering Sea. The church bell signals the arrival of the first musher to this picturesque village. Two stores can be found here. The checkpoint is in the lodge. limited accommodations are available. The Lakefront Anchorage serves a five course dinner to the first musher arriving at this checkpoint as well as a cash award.