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Iditarod 40: Scratches and Rule 36

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, also known as the Iditarod, has claimed it’s first victim. In the third night of the race, the first musher to scratch did so in Nikolai, Just 311 miles from the starting line. Each year, 60+ mushers invest countless hours, incredible resources and close to forty thousand dollars for the opportunity to run in what …

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Iditarod 40: How to they keep track of 1000 dogs?

In this year’s Iditarod sled dog race there are 66 mushers and over one thousand dogs that will spread across 975 miles of trail in some of the most remote conditions in North America. One question that I am always asked is: How to they keep track of all these dogs? Starting as soon as the weather cools and the …

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Scary Movie Bracket: The Mummy vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: The Mummy vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre vs.        The Mummy In …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Takotna to Ophir

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Takotna to Ophir     23 Miles From Takotna the Iditarod Trail is the State Highway that runs to Ophir. Take the road to the right at the fork 1 1/2 miles out of Takotna. Normally there is no snow plowing on the Ophir fork of the highway; however, it is well traveled by dog teams …

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Iditarod 40: Aliy Zirkle wins Spirit of Alaska Award

It was a Super Tuesday indeed for Two Rivers (Alaska) musher, Aliy Zirkle who won the PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award for running first into the McGrath checkpoint in this year’s Iditarod. Zirkle is in first place 329 miles into the race in a 66 musher field that is vying for position to make it to Nome to claim a …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. McGrath to Takotna

Iditarod 40: The Trail. McGrath to Takotna     18 miles The trail leaves McGrath at the east end of Runway Seven, the same place where it enters. Crossing the Kuskokwim River to the mouth of the Takotna River and turning west, the trail continues over Porcupine Ridge to Takotna. The terrain is gentle rolling hills with moderate grades and …

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Scary Movie Bracket: American Psycho vs. Evil Dead

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: American Psycho vs. Evil Dead vs.        American Psycho Patrick Bateman, a …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Rohn to Nikolai

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Rohn to Nikolai     75 miles The trail leaves Rohn and crosses the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River and turns sharply left (inland) about 3/4 mile below the Rohn checkpoint. From here to Farewell Lake the trail crosses sharp hills with moderate and steep grades, both up and down. Some of the grades are …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Rainy Pass Lodge to Rohn

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Rainy Pass Lodge to Rohn    35 Miles Puntilla Lake (Rainy Pass Lodge) is 1835′ above sea level and from here the trail climbs through Rainy Pass reaching 3160′ above sea level. From the lodge the trail climbs a small hill and enters the valley. It runs on the north side of the ridge that separates …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Saw vs. King Kong

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Saw vs. King Kong vs.        Saw Two men wake up at …

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