Category Archives: Serum Run

Serum Run Boot Camp: Yentna Station

Serum Run Boot Camp: Yentna Station

We arrived at Yentna Station at about 4:00 pm and started on our chores right away. I started up the cooker and began to melt snow. It took about 25 minutes to bring the water to a boil and prep the food–a mixture of raw meat, fat, and kibble. I then let it soak for about 30 minutes. I sat ... Read More »

Serum Run Boot Camp 2012: Hot to Trot. Part 1


If one phase can sum up the 2012 Serum Run Boot Camp it would have to be: Too Hot to Trot It was unseasonably warm this past weekend and it played havoc on our plans for the serum run boot camp. Well not really. We all had a great time. The organizers will be the first to tell you that ... Read More »

Serum Run Boot Camp: Dogs


  We are about to embark on the Serum Run Boot Camp this weekend. Starting Friday evening we will stay at the Eaglequest Lodge in Willow, Alaska and meet as a group. Over the next four days we will work as a team to prepare for the 2013 Serum Run Expedition from Nenana to Nome, Alaska which is held next ... Read More »

Sniglets Blog

Sniglet* Blog Gizzledipplers (gih’ zul dip lurz) – n. Those annoying waving hands seen on the back of Winnebagos (placed there by people too lazy to be friendly on their own). * A Sniglet is a word that should be in the dictionary but isn’t. Sniglets are the brainchild of comedian Rich Hall, who with a little help from his ... Read More »

Serum Run 2011: Sled dogs arrive home

As the mushers and snow machiner’s crossed into Nome, some three weeks after the beginning of an epic journey that started in Alaska on a cold, wind-swept afternoon in Nenana, the home base support staff of this expedition sprang into action. At about 6:30 PM my friend Paul–who flew to Nome to see his wife finish the expedition and give ... Read More »

Serum Run: Onward to the coast!

As of the last report the mushers and snowmachiner’s are at Old Woman cabin and will run into Unalakleet today. Unalakleet the biggest town between Anchorage and Nome and is the first checkpoint on the notorious coast. Unalakleet has been made famous recently on the Discovery Channel show, Flying Wild Alaska about the Tweto family and its bush pilots. Unalakleet ... Read More »