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  • Training the Rookies

    Hi Guys and Girls! It’s Gypsy, and I’m back as a canine reporter!  So many exciting things are happening for us sled dogs and our mushers; I want to tell you about one of them. For two days in December, all the rookie mushers had a mandatory meeting.  Mandatory means they HAVE TO attend the ...

    
    
    
    

Latest Zuma’s Pawprints Posts

The End of the Race

Dear Friends, The 2020 Iditarod has come to an end!  What an exciting race we’ve been able to watch!  The Elim 11 was a moniker (a special name) given to the final mushers who had been delayed in the Elim checkpoint.  Once they started out this morning, the teams zipped along with no hold ups …

It’s A Wrap

Hello friends, The Elim 11 all arrived in Nome on Sunday morning beginning around 7:30 Alaska time. The final tail wag under the Burled Arch belonged to the team of Kaci Murringer who captured the Red Lantern Award – the award for the last finisher of the Iditarod. 57 teams started the 2020 Iditarod and …

Onward to Safety!

Dear Friends, The mushers who were delayed in Elim are resting and finishing up their 8 hour mandatory stop in White Mountain.  I bet their dogs were really happy to take that 46 mile run…finally!  They should have lots of energy after all that resting.  Sometime Friday night, in the dark, the eleven remaining teams …

Who Are The Elim 11?

Hello friends, This has been one crazy Iditarod! 3 mushers were rescued by helicopter due to deep overflow on the trail. Read about that here. All canines and humans are safe and healthy.  The final 11 teams still racing turned back to Elim on Friday after they encountered poor trail conditions. They decided to wait …

A Rescue and Turning Around

Dear Friends, What a day it was on the Iditarod Trail!  Storms and overflow on rivers and bodies of water really have slowed down our mushers.  Three mushers got in trouble with high winds and deep overflow of water near the Safety checkpoint and had to call for help:  Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer, and Matthew …

Overflow

Dear Friends, My friends and I have been watching the GPS tracker and Race Standings the past couple of days.  Why aren’t all the mushers moving?  It’s not required to stay another 24 hours!!  Today we have some proof of what’s going on.  They were being safe. Yesterday was the official first day of spring, …

Read About Faces of the Iditarod

Dear Friends, Many of you chose a musher to follow on the 2020 Iditarod.  23 teams have made it to Nome, but there are 15 teams who are still working their way along the coast, which can be a brutal run, depending on snow conditions and weather.   There are some interesting stories located in …

Rookie of the Year

Hello friends, With my friends Piper and Phoenix in the lead, the team of Mille Porslid captured Rookie of the Year. What’s a rookie? That is a musher who has never run the Iditarod. While Mille has never been in The Last Great Race, she has plenty of dogsledding experience. When interviewed after crossing under …

Where Are the Teams?

Dear Friends, We have had 16 mushers reach Nome!  Jeff Deeter, Kelly Maixner, Aliy Zirkle, and Tom Frode Johansen are currently racing toward the burled arch from White Mountain and Safety.   As I write, five more mushers have or soon will reach White Mountain, so that’s an eight hour wait before they leave for …

Close Competitors!

Dear Friends, We have a new Iditarod champion this morning!  Thomas Waerner of Norway finished in Nome after 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes, and 47 seconds!  Congratulations to K2 and Bark, his leaders, who led him all the way! It should be an exciting day in Nome.  There is a long line of close …