SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012


Iron-dogging the Iditarod Trail:

Last leg of Trip: Diary, days 16-17

SNOWMOBILING -- After celebrating their 1,100-mile snowmobile trip on the Iditarod Trail behind the Iditarod Sled Dog Race at two post-event banquets with dog mushers in Nome, Bob Jones and Josh Rindal are getting back in the saddle for a two-day, 250-mile trip backtracking to...

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Iron-dogging the Iditarod Trail:

Nome Sweet Nome! Diary, day 15

SNOWMOBILING -- After 15 days of mostly below-zero temperatures and 1,100 miles of Iditarod Trail that did-in one of their snowmobiles, Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane finally arrived in Nome, Alaska, on Sunday afternoon -- in time to celebrate with...

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012

Cold overlooked along Iditarod Trail

Septuagenarian Bob Jones of Kettle Falls has chiseled into the frozen culture of arctic Alaska as he's snowmobiled 1,000 miles along the Iditarod Trail. His diary and photos have been a highlight of my blog for two weeks. Here's one of Jones's many observations from...

Iron-dogging the Iditarod Trail:

Diary, days 13-14

SNOWMOBILING -- "I'm too tired to even look at pictures," snowmobiler Bob Jones said in an email from the tiny village of Golovin on the Iditarod Trail. (Additional photos will come later and be posted here.) He'd just put in an 11-hour day that extended...

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

Iron-dogging the Iditarod Trail:

Diary, days 11-12

SNOWMOBILING -- Chilled but not chilled out, Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane contginued their snowmobile trek along the Iditarod Trail even though the Iditarod sled dog race is is over and the winners have packed up for home. "Zero degrees...


Iron-dogging the Iditarod Trail:

Diary, days 7-10

SNOWMOBILING -- As fate would have it, the real adventure began 70 miles from any assistance behind the racers in the Iditarod sled dog race. As the temperature plunged to minus 32 degrees -- nearly 60 degrees colder than the day they started out following...


Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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