Along one of the most remote stretches of the state’s road system is a wilderness lodge that’s become thoroughly popular with elite dog-mushers. The spot offers some of the best winter training for long-distance mushers anywhere in Alaska. The fact that there’s also hot food and cold beer, mushers say, just happens to be a bonus.
Changes are coming to the Iditarod’s board of directors. According to a press release, the board of the Iditarod Trail Committee approved expanding its numbers from nine to 12 earlier this month. And several directors may step down.
For 46 years, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race has traced a thousand-mile path from Anchorage or Willow up to Nome. But the original route actually started in Seward, and only existed for a few year’s time — the product of gold rushes, boom towns and a creeping interest by the federal government.
In Alaska, we’re totally obsessed with the Iditarod and dog mushing. But what if you don’t live here? And what if where you live, there isn’t even snow? Enter a new virtual sport for Iditarod superfans: Fantasy Mushing. https://kcaw-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/09FANTASY-1.mp3 In…