Iditarod Sled Dog, Noggin & Three-Time Veteran Iditarod Musher, Karen Land

06/08/19 11:00 am until 06/08/19 12:30 pm
Categories: Library

MUSH with Noggin, the Sled Dog!

Hear stories from the Iditarod Trail! See the sled used to make the trek from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska! Fun, entertaining & open to all - children & adults!

Karen Land is a writer, public speaker, wilderness advocate & three-time participant in the thousand-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska. Land & her Alaskan husky sled dog, Noggin, tell stories from the trail about mushing & introduce a behind-the-scenes look at the Iditarod race across the Alaskan wilderness.

The Iditarod race was first held in 1973 as a tribute to the sled dogs that delivered medicine to Nome during a diphtheria outbreak in the 1920s. Teams typically finish the course in two weeks with the fastest musher tackling the route shy of nine days. Teams race through sub-zero temperatures & gale-force winds with sled gear weighing 200 pounds, not including several pounds of meat for the dogs. During the race, dogs can run up to 100 miles a day burning 10,000 calories.

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