Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Following Iditarod

It's time to follow the annual Iditarod sled dog race that travels from Anchorage, AK to Nome, AK, over mountain ranges, down frozen rivers, out on the frozen sea, into Nome.   The mushers and dogs who run this race have been training long and hard.  Our personal favorites are Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore, SPKennel, Two Rivers, AK.

We have subscribed, again, to the GPS tracking of mushers at   Last year was VERY exciting as we could see Aliy in 1st position most of the way, vying with Dallas Seavey for first and second.
Aliy runs the number one team from their kennel in Iditarod and Allen runs the younger dogs, getting them race trained.   Allen just won the 1000 mile Yukon Quest in February with many of the dogs who will be on Aliy's team.  Rosters will be posted the morning of the race at their blog,   It is THE best place to learn about Iditarod and the sport of dog sledding done right.

Photo shows my son, Mike, and several of Aliy's uncles/friends waiting for Aliy to come through Finger Lake
checkpoint one year.

We personally want to wish  Aliy, Allen, the SPKennel great dogs and all of the mushers well in this year's
great race.

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