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Iditarod snowmobile Diary: Day 18

Josh Rindal of Spokane and Bob Jones pose with their snowmobiles  at the world's biggest gold pan in Nome. Rindal and Bob Jones of Kettle Falls were snowmobiling 1,400-miles along the route of Alaska's famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March 2014. (Robert Jones)
Josh Rindal of Spokane and Bob Jones pose with their snowmobiles at the world's biggest gold pan in Nome. Rindal and Bob Jones of Kettle Falls were snowmobiling 1,400-miles along the route of Alaska's famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March 2014. (Robert Jones)

SNOWMOBILING -- Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane are repeating their effort to follow Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race by snowmobile in February and March 2014.  

Click "continue reading" to see Jones's diary from Day 18 of their 22-day 1,400-mile adventure in 2014.

Day 18:  (March 17, 2014) Monday

Nome Aurora Inn, high winds and heavy snowfall

We awoke to a day that we were glad didn’t occur yesterday:  High winds and heavy snowfall! 

But here we were, safe and sound in the Aurora, with nothing pressing to do for the entire day.  Our toughest chore of the day will be to walk the seven blocks of Front Street to the Polar Cub for breakfast!  Let ‘er Blast!

This is the sum total of today’s diary!

The trip isn’t finished yet:  We still have a 250-mile ride back to Unalakleet beginning in the morning.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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