Tag Archives: Kaltag Alaska

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Kaltag to Unalakleet

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Kaltag to Unalakleet   85 Miles From Kaltag, the trail exits from the northwest end of the runway. The next 15 miles run through spruce forest and open areas along the Kaltag River, climbing gently to the summit of the Portage. Continuing through similar terrain, it starts down the Unalakleet drainage to Old Woman Cabin at …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nulato to Kaltag

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nulato to Kaltag     47 Miles The final stretch on the Yukon River before turning inland for the Kaltag Portage headed towards the coast. Kaltag always offers a warm welcome. Checkpoint is at Kaltag Community Center. Kaltag — (KAL-tag) — (KAL) Lat 64.19 Long 158.45 — Population 205 — This town signals a brief respite …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Ruby to Galena

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Ruby to Galena      50 Miles From Ruby to Kaltag, the next 134 miles is on the Yukon River, passing through Galena and Nulato. In most years the local traffic keeps the river trail hard and fast. This section is well marked because wind and snow can cover the trail very quickly. Checkpoint is usually …

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