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The First Iditarod

The First Iditarod: Mushers’ Tales from the 1973 Race, by Helen Hegener

“We got a storm back about Rainy Pass and the trail was covered over; we had no trail, so Victor Kotongan, Bud Smyth and I spent about three days walking, somewhere near the headwaters of the Rohn River…” 176 more words

Northern Light Media

The delight of daylight

Ever-increasing daylight hours have brought leisure and ease to the forest. All the little things that have to be done can now be done in daylight. 997 more words


On the Iditarod Trail

Alaska’s most famous trail, a trail that owes its place in history to the dogs, will largely be given over to men and machines this year. 1,901 more words



… at Northside Middle School in Columbus, Indiana!

Karen Land

For the dogs


Frank Turner is a 69-year-old musher from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada with a new idea – a radical new idea – to make life better for the dogs in Alaska’s two famous long-distance races, the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the just-completed Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. 2,009 more words


Whose fault is it?


Updated: This story was updated on Feb. 14 to include a 2007 dog death in the team of then rookie Quest musher Brent Sass.  2,435 more words


Last Great Race

Once more the iconic crossing of the Alaska Range will be gone from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

The 1,000-mile event that trademarks itself as “The Last Great Race” on Friday announced it will in March – … 957 more words