The Iditarod: Alaska’s “Last Great Race”

The Iditarod wrapped up yesterday, with the last few mushers trickling into Nome.  Iditarod 2017 may go down as one of the greatest races of all time.  It was fast, with the top four mushers coming in under what was the standing speed record.  And the champion, Mitch Seavey, shattered that record (set by his son Dallas only a year ago) while also becoming the oldest person ever to win the Iditarod.

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Puppies! The sled dogs of Denali National Park, Alaska

Meeting Canine Ranger Prusik

This is one in a series of articles about our trip to Denali National Park.

 On our last day in Denali National Park, two noteworthy events occurred:

1) We had our first showers in ten days (and they were amazing)

2) We met the sled dogs of Denali.

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From Alaska, random thoughts about the road trip (It’s over!)

This is our baby (1997-2008). Dale has wanted to go to Denali National Park for as long as I can remember, and  he even suggested that we name our puppy after the mountain.  We thought about our Denali lots and lots during this trip!

I’m posting this a few days after leaving Denali National Park, where we tent-camped for ten days.  I have so much to share about Denali.  It’s one of the most special places on the planet.  People from all over the world visit and then keep coming back, again and again.

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