Before I get to the photos, I would like to thank everyone that donated to my GoFundMe account, whether online or otherwise, and helped me reach over my $1200 goal! In the winter of 1925, Nome was stricken with a diphtheria epidemic. The move to Fairbanks means this year’s mushers essentially ran over the same trail as the relay teams of the 1925 Serum Run. Due to blizzard conditions and the technology of the time, antitoxin could only travel by train from Anchorage to Nenana, and could not travel by [open-cockpit] plane out to Nome. Around 7am, Chris did try to catch a nap, and I laid down for about 20 minutes. Guests get a kick out of it though, Habibi and Kenobi running in lead together. There are 103.0 rainy days annually in Nenana, which is less rainy than most places in Alaska. Now, every dog sled race sets out a lantern until the very last musher that has not scratched crosses the finish. I thought this warranted a blog post. Amenities. They are huge. The place has no running water or electricity. Those are clouds, not water, Salmon running up Gold Creek, where the water gets darker it’s because the salmon are packed in side by side. Cindy and Jacob were both running teams made of Verne Halter’s dogs. I thought I would kick things off with a recap of my favorite photos from this summer. The trick to dressing warmly, most of you know: layers. I literally wear one all day now. I am willing to pay! What kind of person would I be if I didn’t include the people that literally taught me how to run dogs? Looking over Nenana waterfront and river ice downstream from Tanana River railway bridge, Alaska, November 2, 1922 (AL+CA 5768).jpg 768 × 580; 36 KB Moochers Bar - Nenana.jpg 2,992 × 2,000; 3.77 MB Native American young men boxing- Nenana, Alaska (2987119492).jpg 3,661 × 2,272; 1.26 MB The vet book is also important in maintaining that the 16 dogs that started the race are the same dogs that finish it. Discover the optimal month due to daylight, temperature, and rain. Congratulations to Mitch Seavey for setting a new Iditarod record at the age of 57 years old! Balto (1919 – March 14, 1933) was a Siberian Husky and sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an … About once a week, we each travel into town to grab a shower and do laundry. I have been in Nome the last couple of days. I have many excuses but no good reasons for it, just a combination of busy schedule and lack of internet (which will be a non-issue going forward thanks to the greatest dad ever upping us to an unlimited plan)! Nenana is located at mile 412 of the Alaska Railroad, on the south bank of the Tanana River, just east of the mouth of the Nenana River. Patrick Beall was the last to finish the T200 this morning at 5:03am, so I guess he was successful! We were also in charge of caring for the dropped dogs that were left behind when the mushers took off. I deeply, sincerely, wholeheartedly and other deeply-felt adverb-ily apologize. As our season continues and our runs lengthen, I imagine there will be more to write about and plenty of pictures to share. Find the travel option that best suits you. Raava was the only white pup in the litter, Seeing double. Home of the Ice Classic. I am still looking for someone to design a kennel logo as well. I’ve always thought I am not the type of person to get starstruck (mind you I have met and lived with two of my mushing heroes, one of which currently). Update. A lot of people seemed rather shocked at how I was living: honey bucket toilet, rudimentary shower, gravity-fed water. This course provides all the fundamental skills and inspiration you need to get your blog started, an interactive community forum, and content updated annually. Gary and Patrick were both running teams from Mitch Seavey’s kennel. Tim and Dean Osmar (Dean has won Iditarod and Tim is a Top 5 musher), Ray Redington Jr (I work with his younger brother Robert in Juneau), Wade Marrs, and Cim Smyth. My phone died pretty quick from the cold, so there aren’t many. You have GOT to be joking. With just 9 checkpoints, mushers on the Quest have to go further distances without restocking on: food, booties, straw, etc. Item Information. These are thinner and could be considered a spring jacket if not used for layering. Your cooker is important in preparing food for yourself and your dogs: no one likes eating cold food in -30 degrees. Just look at a 10-dollar bill). Traditionally, the race alternates each year between southern and northern routes, splitting at the village of Ophir: The purpose is to share the attention of the race between more small, remote Alaskan villages. I am long overdue for a blog post. Monica Zappa and Anna Berington were also racing. We have Anchorage to blame for that I think. You can type city name, airport name, airport code, state name and country name. Here, guests spend half an hour on a cart with five other people, being pulled around a half mile loop twice. It sure is a rustic lifestyle out here, but the scenery makes up for it. I should have thought more about this decision. Details on site. This was such a “proud momma moment” for me. The only woman to ever win the Yukon Quest was Aliy Zirkle in 2000, so I am secretly rooting for Ryne to kick butt like she did on the Copper Basin 300. 1929 NENANA ALASKA FIRST FLIGHT > NOME ! Sure…but maybe next time I’ll pick a checkpoint where they are most likely to stop during the daylight hours. Adding to your cart. Nenana has a continental climate with an extreme temperature range. They don’t actually have a power source. Juliah DeLoach Jeff King being a very effective snowhook holder for Monica Zappa as she readies her team. I do not know the white dog near the back though. We get a lot of hoar frost here because we are often in the clouds with below freezing (read: below zero) temps, Running into the sunset. I swear! Adding to your cart. These checkpoints are really important to mushers, in regards to both strategy and survival. I was partnered with the vet on site, watching for injured or sick dogs. But, I had had a long-time interest in moving to Alaska (though I was not always vocal about it, and at one point my focus shifted to New Zealand because of a boy: heyo! It is hard to be so far from home though, and I’m really excited to see everyone at the end of the month! Whatever your company is most known for should go right here, whether that’s bratwurst or baseball caps or vampire bat removal. Home; About Us; Services; Blog; Contact Us; FAQ; Portfolio; Gallery; Nenana to Nome. Mitch Seavey took third. Ikus, gainera. I will be going north! I have found a nice laundromat near the University of Alaska Fairbanks that offers both! Over my wool base layer leggings, I wear Mountain Hardware puff pants. Oh my god, I am forming emotional attachments to celebrity people and fictional characters I’ve never met, and in the case of Alexander Hamilton, a celebrity person who is also a character in a play but also died in 1804. For the last year, she had been receiving updates and photos, as if the family still had Kenobi (Bike was his original name, then changed to Pike just before I got him). The result: one picture of the start line and my phone dying conveniently at the moment I got separated from my friends (Don’t worry, I found them: pretty easy to do when the mushers are assigned parking spots along 4th avenue). Serum Run '25 is a dog team journey with snow machine support across 768 miles of Alaska's frozen rivers, tundra and sea ice from Nenana to Nome. Yukon–Koyukuk Census Arean kokatuta dago, Alaska estatuan. To qualify finish, you must have at least 5 dogs on your team, when you come into Nome. So, when around 75 mushers plus fans plus Insider crews and press come through, it can put some stress on them. Seppalla was one of the relay drivers in the 650-mile dash from Nenana to Nome with diphtheria serum which ended yesterday. The 24-hour rest can be taken anywhere along the trail, but most mushers aim for about halfway. I would be a very boring episode of Tiny Homes because everything I own, including 2 dogs, already fits in a Honda Civic. I prefer these when doing chores and hooking up or unhooking a team because they allow me dexterity. A stuffed one at that too. It is more an opportunity to introduce the mushers and have fun. The other result is I don’t have my own pictures, and so the post is taking longer than usual to put together. I love him more than anything in the world. Check In — / — / — Check Out — / — / — Guests 1 room, 2 adults, 0 children Guests 1 2. We have about four hours of sunlight right now, but the sun stays low toward the horizon throughout the day. And without access to a vet or ability to drop an injured dog. $0-$120 + Price per night. (Forgive me, if this comes across a little rehearsed. And to Robert Redington, who won Rookie of the Year with Habibi’s aunt, Cassette, in lead! All mushers are required to do a “gear check” at the checkpoints as well. Don’t do anything just because of a boy, especially if it involves changing your dreams). You can’t have him back. This also meant that, for the fourth year in a row, the race followed the “northern” route. I must talk a lot during movies because it’s killing me to watch them by myself and not have anyone to make comments to. It will all see many years of use! The quiet canine hero of the Nome … L'origine du nom est incertaine : plusieurs hypothèses s'affrontent. You can follow the mushers on the website I won’t tell you who to root for, but all the cool people are rooting for Allen Moore and Ryne Olson. SAVE! When I start racing, all my drop bags are going to need to have at least 5 pairs of clean underwear because I’m so compulsive about having clean underwear. This is a distance race and an Iditarod qualifier, but it is only a weekend in temperatures somewhere between zero and freezing. We performed some surgery and fixed (almost) good as knew. The Nenana is a long northern flowing river. They are again unanimously rejected by experienced bush pilots, the Navy, and Governor Bone himself (which results in more scathing newspaper articles). I am now up in Fairbanks! Stephanie is from Nome Alaska and is the co-orgaizner for the trip. The Carhartt bibs are canvas and not very waterproof, so in wetter weather, I wear the snow pants instead. Nenana to Nome. Who knows, maybe Habibi will be leading me into Nome within a couple years here. The “gas station” part of your drop bag will be dog food (kibble, meat and fat) as well as any vitamin supplements (not steroids, they test for that) and antacids. I have also heard a lot of “Well, NH has dog mushing.” Very true! Within two weeks I had a job offer at Alaska Excursions. We have reviews of the best places to see in Nenana. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. Add to cart . Apparently, we like the cold. Alaska Excursions gave me the opportunity to finally take the leap! I came back from Iditarod last year and immediately jumped on the computer looking for jobs in Alaska. Well, imagine the confusion when we were all standing by the “in” trail and watched Nic’s headlight bob towad the “out” trail because they had failed to mark the trails from the mushers’ perspective. The opportunity to do so is usually accompanied with a lot of emotion, so I have yet to say anything, but I think a post will do it justice. “Very similar to what Anchorage has for Talkeetna,” he said. My little pack and I will be living with her and her partner, handling, running tours and possibly entering a few races as well! Anna Berington’s team, including some of the dogs I worked with this summer! The Tustumena 200 does have a website, if you to check the standings. Create a free website or blog at Add to Watchlist Unwatch. On the way out the door, the call me over. Most of these villages have populations around 200-300. Lisbet has ventured out of the family business, which is a feed store in the Willow area, and moved to Fairbanks to run her own dogs and tours. I bought it from a guy on Facebook Marketplace. Jessie Holmes lives near a river with his 40 sled dogs in Nenana, Alaska. Most of the time, I am wearing just knit gloves. Histoire. Like Starbucks coffee is special and won’t keep me up at 1am like Folgers. The Daily News-Miner obtained the letter via public records request. Sad he is gone, he wasn't from Alaska Orginally, but he was as Alaskan as anyone! The earliest that ice has broken open at Nenana prior to this year was April 20 in both 1940 and 1998, according to the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska (IARC). Nenana Alaska is located at mile 305 of the Parks Highway. The woman was devastated to hear the family had been lying to her for over a year and her dog had been relinquished to a shelter and adopted out to someone she didn’t know. There were a couple big names running the race: Mitch, Nic and Noah are all Iditarod mushers (Mitch has won 2). How Many Days Do You Need? It might seem like a lot of gear, but it all feels normal to me now. Wade Marrs, who had just come off the Kuskokwim 300 last weekend (considered the most brutal mid-distance race) and for whom my friend Dylan is handling, took 7th! The Homer checkpoint was just a mile down the road from my cabin, so I signed up to volunteer. Sometimes storms roll in, and you have to hunker down for a day or two. Nenana to Nome . Checkpoints are kind of like that little town, with a few quirks. The fleece liner is key because it’s what holds in the heat best. I need to find real humans. Nenana to Nome (well, Fairbanks to Nome, close enough) On March 18, 2017 By KiloMike Leave a comment. The setting of our story is in the winter. After Nic and Noah both came in the wrong way, resulting in a confused mess of leading the dogs in a very wide circle, someone went out and made an indicator. This year, that award went to Joee Redington and his wife for running the Manley checkpoint. They created the checkpoints along the trail, most of which were stationed at the small villages that the trail naturally passed through. She had reached out to the Humane Society, hoping to connect with his new owner. Dog gear means booties, jackets, tshirts, belly wraps, blankets, leggings, massage items, etc. Product / Service #1. Nome, Alaska; North Pole, Alaska; Palmer, Alaska; Port Alcan, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; You are here: Home / Nenana, Alaska. Reserve now, pay at stay. Going on the serum run is a life-ling dream for her. In the winter, the sky turns to pastels at sunset. Nenana, Alaska. Leonhard like the dogs and wanted to develop a team for racing in Nome. However, instead of asking for handouts, I am instead asking for sponsorships. It lies at approximately 64° 34' N Latitude, 149° 05' W Longitude (Sec. The view from the top of Fish Creek Rd back from camp. On top of the sweater, I put on my hooded, down vest. A lot of the New England mushing is sprint, meaning shorter distances and much faster speeds. These are due to the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) about a month before the race. The village of Nome set out a red lantern and kept it lit until the last team in the relay brought the diphtheria toxin serum into the city. Nenana Nenana is a home rule city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the Unorganized Borough in the Interior of the U.S. state of Alaska.Nenana developed as a Lower Tanana community at the confluence where the tributary Nenana River enters the Tanana. Joe Redington, Sr. started the Iditarod to make dog mushing relative again and honor the courage of the dog mushers and their dogs that mushed the diphtheria medicine to Nome in 1925. Well, let me tell you what I have now learned about Kenobi’s past: A couple months ago, I walked into the Gastineau Humane Society here in Juneau to meet a dog named Loki. In fact, it was a Redington race this year with the three Redington boys: Ray Jr, Ryan and Robert all placing in the top 25 as well! My goal is to get a high-resolution logo that can easily be printed on clothing without getting blurry – I have been warned recently of the consequences otherwise). Lowest prices for. Not to mention the large mushing community and the amazing views! I might look like a 5-year-old playing dress-up in daddy’s clothes, but at least I am a warm 5-year-old. Kenobi admiring his 14x great-grandfather. This trip is part of a larger masters degree project. We have Anchorage to blame for that I think. Two weeks. Couldn't believe that a guy that did all that would work in a place like that. My dogs and I have moved up to Fairbanks this winter! Add to cart . After a lengthy phone conversation, where we talked some about the position and a lot about our dogs, Kenobi will be reunited with his brother and sister and father this winter! The villages get really into it. Nenana was where the antitoxin was unloaded from the Alaska Railroad and run to Nome by dogsled. In Nome you can find tru­ly unique, hand-made items dur­ing local arts and crafts fairs. Nenana, Alaska (Nenana) është një qytet në qarkun Yukon-Koyukuk të shtetit federal Alaska, SHBA.Në Nenana, Alaska jetojnë 378 banorë (2010), dhe dendësia e popullisë është banor/km 2 (66.6 banorë/sq mi). Notice my “bunk bed” kennels? 1,049 miles is at least 8 days of running, most likely around 10-12 for anyone not a top 5 finisher. By leaving a donation, you will officially become a sponsor of my kennel, Runaway Kennels. However, I think that would all go down the toilet for Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Mickey boots are black and make you look like Mickey Mouse. Over my base layer, I wear either more wool or a fleece. She is a german shepherd-siberian husky mix. It was a really fun experience, and I learned a lot! I have mentioned this before, but I’ll repeat it so you don’t have to go scroll back through old posts. Around SPK, they say Allen only scratches from a race if it’s to go to the ER! This post is a little later than I had planned. A recent trip to Nome, Alaska - the end of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Nenana, Alaska Hotel Deals. Best Way to See Alaska? A blurry shot of Monica Zappa reconnecting tug lines while Tim Osmar leaves with his team behind her. The people at the front desk, Gil and Kendra, remember me from adopting Kenobi a year ago. Search. I should come with a warning label: Will forget things as soon as you tell me, unless it’s written down. But now I’m back at it. Home of the Ice Classic. Shoutout to my mom and Doug who didn’t mind spending one of their vacation days helping me with this! By alternating routes, the villages benefit more from the impact of the race, rather than get stressed by it. (Hey, all my clothes smell like dog anyway, who’s gonna notice? Get Started. He earned that 4th place finish after literally sprinting down Front St in Nome to the finish line next to his sled, competing against Pete Kaiser who would take 5th place just 2 seconds behind Wade. This is when it started to really die down. Nenana, Alaska. This year, the very first checkpoint of the race was in Nenana, so the teams ran over most of the same trail as those mushers. She said she had given the dog to a person she thought she could trust nearly two years prior. All those days skiing with my neck and chest getting cold from the wind blowing down my jacket. (Um, hello he is obviously the most handsome Founding Father. This historic community / Athabascan Native Village is 56 miles from Fairbanks and 75 miles north of Denali National Park. Hotels in Alaska; Nenana Hotels; Find a place to stay. Sometimes mushers pull into the checkpoint and become surrounded by school kids.