John Dalton had always wanted to do a long distance trek. Not just a week-long backpack, but a walk that covered a truly significant distance - like the length of a state. As a youth he devoured books on the marathon hikes of Colin Fletcher who hiked the length of California from Mexico to Oregon and then the entire Grand Canyon below the rim. (more...)

A trip in February and March 2005 allowed me to focus my attention on sled dogs, their drivers and the races they run. I was able to witness the finish of the Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, the start of the Iditarod in Anchorage and the finish of the Junior North American Sled Dog Championship Races back in Fairbanks... (more...)

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