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Q: What years does the Iditarod use the northern trail?
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When do the racers use the northern trail when do they use the southern trail?

On odd years is the Northern trail and on even years is the Southern years


Why does the Iditarod Sled Dog Race alternate between a northern route and a southern route every other year?

During the early years of the Iditarod Race, the mushers only traveled the northern trail. After several years, the Iditarod Board of Directors realized that the smaller villages were being heavily impacted by the race coming through their village year after year. It was decided to use both sections of the trail. This decision had a three fold effect. The northern villages of Ruby, Galena and Nulato only had to deal with the large group of mushers, press and volunteers every other year. The second effect was that the race was able to pass through the actual ghost town of Iditarod. Lastly, the villages of Shageluk, Anvik and Grayling were able to participate in the race. iditarod.com/learn/iditarodtrail.html


Why does the Iditarod race alternate between Northern and southern route each year?

During the early years of the Iditarod Race, the mushers only traveled the northern trail. After several years, the Iditarod Board of Directors realized that the smaller villages were being heavily impacted by the race coming through their village year after year. It was decided to use both sections of the trail.This decision had a three fold effect. The northern villages of Ruby, Galena and Nulato only had to deal with the large group of mushers, press and volunteers every other year. The second effect was that the race was able to pass through the actual ghost town of Iditarod. Lastly, the villages of Shageluk, Anvik and Grayling were able to participate in the race.iditarod.com/learn/iditarodtrail.htmlRead more: Why_does_the_Iditarod_Sled_Dog_Race_alternate_between_a_northern_route_and_a_southern_route_every_other_year


What was the original use of the Iditarod trail?

know one cares just get a life and study something else!!!!!!! People do care,fyi,and the iditarod trail was origanlly used to carry mail yo towns by sled-dogs before they made roads,im not sure if its still used for that 2 anymore.


What breeds of dogs do they use for the Iditarod?

huskies


What was the Iditrod Trail used for on a day to day basis in the early 1900s and until as late as the 1930s?

In the early 1920's, settlers had come to Alaska following a gold strike. They traveled by boat to the coastal towns of Seward and Knik and from there, by land into the gold fields. The trail they used is today known as The Iditarod Trail, one of the National Historic Trails as so designated by the Congress of the United States. In the winter, their only means of travel was by dog team. The Iditarod Trail soon became the major "thoroughfare" through Alaska. Mail was carried across this trail, people used the trail to get from place to place and supplies were transported via the Iditarod Trail. Priests, ministers and judges traveled between villages via dog team. All too soon the gold mining began to slack off. People began to go back to where they had come from and suddenly there was less travel on the Iditarod Trail. The use of the airplane in the late 1920's signaled the beginning of the end for the dog team as a standard mode of transportation, and of course with the airplane carrying the mail, there was less need for land travel. The final blow to the use of the dog team came with the appearance of snowmobiles in Alaska. * http://www.iditarod.com/learn/history.html


Who was the first woman to do the Iditarod?

Mary Shields was one of two women to be the first to participate in the Iditarod Trail Race in 1974, and the first to finish the Iditarod. She placed 23rd then. Her first race experience came shortly after she came to Alaska. In October some friends of hers let her borrow 3 of their dogs and a sled for her to use in hauling water and firewood. From this experience she learned a love for dogs and mushing.


Why was the iditarod made?

First iditarod was made to deliver mails on the sled which is pulled by the dog.Now they use it for sled dog race


How is Balto related to the Iditarod?

Balto was a famous sled dog who was the lead dog in a team that carried vital medicine to Nome during a diphtheria epidemic in 1925. This event, called the 1925 Serum Run to Nome. The Iditarod Trail Committee promotes the Iditarod as a commemoration of the 1925 Anchorage to Nome diphtheria serum delivery. However, the race actually celebrates the memory of musher Leonhard Seppala. The Iditarod was patterned after the All-Alaskan Sweepstakes which were races held in the early 1900s. The Iditarod was not patterned after the serum delivery.The idea for the Iditarod started with Dorothy Page."(In 1967) run in two heats over a 25-mile course, the race was officially named the Iditarod Trail Seppala Memorial Race, in honor of mushing legend Leonhard Seppala." "Over the years, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race's origins have been closely linked with the 'great mercy race' to Nome. Most people believe the Iditarod was established to honor drivers and dogs who carried the diphtheria serum, a notion the media have perpetuated. In reality, 'Seppala was picked to represent all the mushers,' Page stressed. 'He died in 1967 and we thought it was appropriate to name the race in his honor. But it could just as easily have been named after Scotty Allan. The race was patterned after the Sweepstakes races, not the serum run.'"- Dorothy Page, co-founder of the Iditarod, discussing the origins of the race- Sherwonit, Bill. Iditarod, Seattle:Alaska Northwest Books, 1991(Bill Sherwonit reported on sled dog racing for over ten years for the Anchorage Times. He wrote articles for numerous publications including National Wildlife magazine and the Anchorage Daily News.)Joe Redington, Sr. later expanded the original 1967 event making it longer and more lucrative. There are few similarities between the route of the serum delivery and thepresent-day Iditarod dog sled race routes. In the serum delivery, a train carried the medication from Anchorage to Nenana. From there the dogs ran the remaining 674 miles in relays to Norton Sound and up the Bering Sea Coast to Nome. There were 20 serum mushers with dog teams and no dog ran over 92 miles.The Iditarod race follows a northern route in even-numbered years and a southern route in odd numbered years. The northern route goes from Anchorage to Ophir and then north to Ruby. The southern route goes from Anchorage to McGrath and then on to Unalakleet. Only the trails from Ruby to Nome and Unalakleet to Nome have similarities to the serum delivery route.The Iditarod now allows mushers to use GPS devices. In 1925, these devices didn't exist.


What is the Least number of dogs you can race in Iditarod?

The least amount of dogs you can use in the Iditarod race is about 12 and the most is up to 46 XD


Is trail a pronoun?

No, trail is a noun. The pronoun to use for trail is it. Example:This trail will take you to the summit but it is very steep.


What type of dogs do they use on a team for the Iditarod Race?

Siberian husky

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