onthe trail, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Alaska, March
(Local Legacies Project Collection. Photo by Jeff Schultz)
|Called "the last great race
on earth," Alaska's Iditarod pits dog teams and their
mushers against the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Each team must
cover more than one thousand miles, from Anchorage in the south
to Nome in the north. For two weeks they face subzero temperatures,
long hours of darkness, blinding winds, and treacherous climbs.
The challenges reflect Alaska's heritage of survival in the
midst of wild, untamed nature.
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