THANK YOU to KNOM!! We were trying to find a way to listen so I called them. As she put me on hold I heard KNOM! She got back on the line and said that they weren’t streaming, but she could put me on hold and I could listen.– SCORE! So I grabbed my recorder and here you have it. The Start of the 2013 Norton Sound 450 in Unalakleet. Go Team Kaiser!!
Make sure to visit KNOM and give them some love on their comments section from Team Kaiser!!
Bev Hoffman was kind enough to get a couple of interviews for Team Kaiser. We will be watching these two young men as they mush on the Iditarod Trail. Bev and I go way way back. I started the K300 website years ago after suggesting it to her. She was hesitant, but said go for it. In those days all communication was by fax. After that year there was only one fax in Headquarters. The third year was all transitioned to web. She’s a natural as a communicator and did an awesome job for us in these interviews.
Pete and Mike Jr. have been local favorites the last couple of years in the Iditarod and this year Richie Diehl joins to make it three for 2013! The two boys are out of Akiachak headed towards the Gweek which should put them into Bethel in about 6:00pm local time. Head on down to cheer them on!
The photos show it all– Pete was pretty thrilled with the Team. They basically did what he asked of them. He said that they basically encountered every kind of trail and weather you could have in a race, from cold to wind, to rain and sleet, but this Awesome Team just did it happily. The Finish was as good as it could get– Warm Weather and many mushers coming in at the same time. Seven teams finished in a stretch of two hours. THAT is competition and a race to be proud to be in the top 5.
What a great day for Mushing Spectators. I’ve been covering races since 95 and I don’t remember one this nice. Here are some photos from the first group of finishers. Click a photo to start a slideshow.
Linda HollyThanks for the info. You made me very happy. Dvr all set up23 hours ago
Kim Bott-FriendLove the start of series...Can't wait for tomorrow
Check with cable provider...mine gave me channel for few extra bucks.23 hours ago
Teresa DanforthFor those that saw mt post about watching it on tv--didn't happen. Could only see the intro. I'm really bummed. Really wanted to see it. I bought a subscription and followed the race very closely. I was rooting for jeff king. Visited his kennel in Denali in august and held several of his puppies.1 · 23 hours ago
Theresa Tait RobertsonWatching in Texas...Comcast. ..How do I show this to my students? It is great!1 · 23 hours ago
Bill McLainOne more year before I retire, then I'm planning on volunteering until I can make it to Nome!! Still in withdrawal. Got to attend the start in Anchorage and Re-start this year--I'm hooked!!!5 · 1 day ago
Donna CookI've only been following the sport a couple of years and "I AM HOOKED"! Want to say thank you to the all who make The Iditarod happen. There is so much more to it than meets the eye.6 · 1 day ago
Paula Nations MedlinYep, y'all are right, still going back after 10th trip!! You people wanting to go, please find a way to book that flight...once I did that, I was like...I'm going to AK, Oh my gosh, I'm attending the Iditarod summer camp... I was thrilled. That was all I needed to open up a whole new world to me and my students!!!!1 · 23 hours ago
John VibbertsCongratulations to the Fb administrator for having great taste in pictures that are not only beautiful, but also tell a story. I have like them all but the newest one of the lantern is very timely. Thanks.9 hours ago
Mikhail KerenskyPaula, several friends and I are already making plans. I'm like everyone else here who can say I'm hooked! Have been since I was a child. And John, I agree with you that the pictures are extraordinary. I've shared several so people down here in Ohio and the Lower 48 can see how amazing the Iditarod is.2 hours ago
Tamara Aliciathank goodness everyone made it home on one of the worse weather trails in recent history.5 · 1 day ago
John MurdenAwe and congratulations on all those who finished; admiration for those who competed but could not complete their runs. I'm looking forward to the race DVD to see the details I missed along the way. No way I could ever participate except in spirit! Dogs, mushers, their support teams were all inspirations to all of us race watchers around the world!8 · 1 day ago
Sharon ClarkEveryone is a winner to be racing in those terrible conditions. Congratulations everyone.5 · 1 day ago
Tina ChaseEvery team is a winner. What a great accomplishment.5 · 1 day ago
Monica SearsSad that it is over, my daughter & I had so much fun keeping up with everyone on the trail......can't wait till next year!!2 · 1 day ago
Joan ParkerJust to finish The Last Great Race is a WIN....3 · 1 day ago
Cindy HassebroekAwesome race from mushers and dogs whether they finished or not. Thankful they are safe.2 · 1 day ago
Kim UnderwoodThat all made it in safe,dogs & mushers!1 · 1 day ago
Stanley WeberThat this was a wild ride for everyone involved and that I was glad to see the last musher to cross the line before anyone else got hurt.1 day ago
Melissa Rigas-DesbonnesWhat an incredible image!!! It is absolutely gorgeous & is ABSOLUTELY the spirit of the Iditarod & the spirit of the native peoples in the great state of Alaska...1 · 2 months ago
Peggy CraveyLove reading the history off this event, some like car racing, some bloat racing, but to me this is a genuine sport, skill demonstrated with animals and the accomplishments when worked in a team..love reading about this race as as am a lover of of dogs that serve a purpose and the skill that is developed with each dog on the team knowing its independent function.1 · 2 months ago
Sue PersonettBeautiful but you need to make those Raven's tails a little bit more wedge shaped. They look like Crows.2 months ago
Kurt LindstromBetter to let people make their own meaning of the art.... "Explaining" it takes away from the individuals interpretation...... When I look at art, I need to be able to make my own PERSONAL connection/meaning.... Given that I have read the "meaning" of the image, I no longer feel my own connection.2 days ago
Kurt LindstromWhen my 5th grade students bring a piece of art that they have created and ask me, "Do you like it?" I respond, "Tell me what you see and thought/felt when you created it."1 · 2 days ago