Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Iditarod story


Several years ago, I handled for a musher in the Iditarod, Stan Zoray. For me, being in Anchorage surrounded by dogs and mushers was a little like going to the red carpet for the Academy Awards. So many famous mushers! Everywhere I turned, OMG - there's Dee Dee Jonrowe! There's Charlie Boulding! I even managed to get a picture of me standing beside my favourite author and musher, Dave Olsen. (except at the exact moment the photographer snapped the picture, Dave's dogs needed his attention, and he bent down to them. So I proudly show my photo of me and Dave Olsen's butt)




Fellow blogger Kim Kircher was lucky enough to be at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska. Check out her awesome post about the sites and stories




To follow the teams, or to read more, go check out the Iditarod Official Website. Or for indepth coverage including the actual start today in Wasilla at 2pm check out Eye on the Trail.

11 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

Look at those excited puppies!! Woo :)

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Jemi Fraser said...

The Iditarod must be incredible! So much excitement - and enough chaos thrown in to make your heart pound! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got to experience the event in the past!

Medeia Sharif said...

It sounds exciting. :)

Sophia the Writer said...

So cool! you already know my Anchorage tourist T-shirt story about the iditarod :)

(Did you have a root beer float at Betty's, "Home of the Iditarod"? I'm not even sure it's still around, this was years ago)

Beth said...

Sounds exciting. It's an amazing competition!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! That sounds so cool. And I guess that's another reason you can really write about dogsledding. You know so much abut it.

Susan Fields said...

How exciting! I'm sorry your picture with Dave Olsen didn't turn out so great, though. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

I can't even imagine being at the Iditarod. But the copy of Dogsled Dreams that I ordered just arrived yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading it :)

kimkircher.com said...

Thanks for posting this Terry. It truly was an amazing opportunity. These are world class athletes--both human and dog--and get to meet them up close and personal at the start of the race was incredible indeed!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Wow, sounds so amazing.