Aliy Zirkle has finished either the Iditarod or Yukon Quest every year since 1998. She won the Yukon Quest in 2000. At the Iditarod, she finished second three times in a row.
A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka responded to transport the man to a hospital.
Troopers are asking hikers to avoid the area until avalanche conditions improve.
Wednesday’s avalanche forecast says winds are expected to gradually push snow off of high points and slowly reduce the risk of natural avalanches.
Maija Katak Lukin is Inupiaq and grew up in Kotzebue and the Sisualik fish camp, where she’s spent her life subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering. She says her work balances the land stewardship of her ancestors with more modern federal protections.
Conservationists had sued unsuccessfully to block the 21-day trapping season.
The race will use abandoned mining towns and other unpopulated areas as checkpoints this year.
Hawfinch sightings in Haines Junction are a first for the Yukon Territory and a first for Canada.
Democratic lawmakers in Congress have filed a bill that would reverse the Trump administration’s decision to exempt the nation’s largest national forest from the 2001 rule that restricts road-building and other development.
Research shows that it wasn’t mainly beginning or intermediate backcountry users who triggered avalanches during the pandemic.