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Iditarod 40: Winnings

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As the 2012 Iditarod draws to a close with the winners crossing under the burled arch in Nome in just a couple hours, a lot of folks are interested in what the winner(s) will take home. The top 30 finishers in Iditarod 2012 will take home a combined $550,000. Here’s the list, by position, according to Iditarod officials: – 1st $50,400 ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Safety to Nome

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Safety to Nome   22 Miles From Safety Roadhouse to Nome the trail runs along the Nome-Solomon Road except where it passes around Cape Nome and the last seven miles into Nome. Here the trail parallels the road on the right side and presents no obstacles. Nome — (OME) Lat 64.30 Long 165.24 — Population 3,695 ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. White Mountain to Safety

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. White Mountain to Safety     55 Miles The trail from White Mountain continues up the Fish River for another 2-2.5 miles to a large island. It makes a sharp left turn and starts overland. This turn should be well marked, since a trail continues up the river to Council also. One-fourth mile after leaving the ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Golovin to White Mountain

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Golovin to White Mountain    18 Miles From Golovin the trail crosses the ice on Golovin Lagoon to the Mudyutok River and goes up this river to the Fish River and then to White Mountain. This section is short, easy travel unless a strong wind is blowing down the rivers, and then it can be difficult ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin   28 Miles The trail leaves Elim, following the ice along the coast for 10-11 miles to a cabin just north-northeast of the limestone cliffs, and here it turns right (inland) and crosses the Kwiktalik Mountains. This range is a low series of hills (1,000 to 1,500 ft.) with moderate grades. Vegetation ranges ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Koyuk to Elim

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Koyuk to Elim    48 Miles When leaving Koyuk for Elim, the trail follows the coast, almost doubling back on itself. It runs southeast to Bald Head and Castle Rock where it turns westerly, following the coast to Moses Point. Moses Point is a spit that, with the coastline, forms Kwiniuk Inlet. The trail parallels the ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Shaktoolik to Koyuk

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Shaktoolik to Koyuk   50 Miles The trail from Shaktoolik bears north, crossing the peninsula. It runs on land for eight to nine miles then starts across Norton Bay at the mouth of Reindeer Cove. The terrain to this point is mostly gentle swells of the ground with no true grades. There is no vegetation. Approximately ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: Mush! The Movie

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MUSH, a documentary written and directed by Alex Stein, is the first look behind the scenes at the “fine madness of the Iditarod.” While nearly everything in the world seems to be getting smaller, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race remains larger than life. And that’s probably why more people have summited Mt. Everest in the last two years than ... Read More »

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Unalakleet to Shaktoolik

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Unalakleet to Shaktoolik    40 Miles To Shaktoolik, the trail crosses several low ridges with mostly gentle and moderate grades. The vegetation is stunted spruce and willow thickets. Leaving Unalakleet, the trail turns northward and parallels the coast to Power, then turns inland, crossing behind Blueberry Point. It then drops back toward the coast at Egavik, ... Read More »