Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
Kotzebue’s John Baker and Aniak’s Richie Diehl make a good showing for Western Alaska in Iditarod 43 — finishing 21st and 23rd, respectively.
“I’m too old for this crap,” Chuck Schaeffer says. On the Yukon, Schaeffer and Richie Diehl talk about the sometimes-rough trail to Ruby, Galena, and beyond.
From Aniak, Bethel, Nome, and Kotzebue, some of western Alaska’s mushers share their thoughts on their teams and the 1000 miles of trail that lay ahead.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
Twenty-five mushers will take off from Bethel over a fast, icy trail to Aniak and back Friday night in the 36th annual running of the Kuskokwim 300.
A recap of Sunday night’s Iditarod finisher’s banquet, with a photo gallery and banquet-address audio from Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, and Mitch Seavey.
“The dogs are real happy,” Iditarod musher Richie Diehl says. “They’re all doing fantastic… I’m happy with ‘em all.” The Kuskokwim musher – Diehl hails from Aniak, Alaska…
“I’m loving it right now,” Richie Diehl says of the Iditarod trail through Takotna. After days of terrible trail – wrought by this winter’s unseasonable warmth…
“I don’t know how we got through there unscathed,” Bethel’s Pete Kaiser says of the incredibly rough Iditarod trail leading into Nikolai. “I’ve never experienced anything…