Tag Archives: Iditarod Trail

The End of the Game

As the world already knows, John Baker of Kotzebue has championed the 39th running of the Iditarod–he ran a brilliant race, and his dog team was one of the best to ever set foot on the Iditarod Trail. His mastery of the 2011 race will be writ down in the lore books as the fastest, […]

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My friend Ed Iten once made this comment to me while sitting on our coolers, camped between the banks of the Yukon River while our dogs slept on the straw and teams passed us by on their way to Nulato– He said very seriously “Jason, we’ve all been watching each other and reading the reports […]

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The 600 Pound Gorilla

We all know who the 600 pound gorilla in the 2011 Iditarod is, the savage beast who (metaphorically speaking) makes a habit of ripping off the limbs of his enemies and beating them over the heads with the dripping stumps. His name is Lance Mackey, and he is as much myth as man. His mushing […]

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