Weather Extremes Keep Mushers Guessing In Alaska’s Kobuk 440

Even though it might be spring across much of Alaska, the supremely winter sport of dog mushing is still going strong on the Northwest coast.On Thursday, 18 mushers will take off from Kotzebue in a mass start toward Noorvik and then Kiana, the first checkpoints on the 440-mile race that winds its way through villages around Kotzebue Sound and the Kobuk River drainage. The race is the last major mid-distance mushing event in Alaska.Read more here:


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