BLM Idita-Tweet Chat

Jodi Bailey and Dan Kaduce and their Idita-rider, Daniel Faltyn, coming into Campbell Airstrip... (photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media)

Jodi Bailey and Dan Kaduce and their Idita-rider, Daniel Faltyn, coming into Campbell Airstrip… (photo by Helen Hegener/Northern Light Media)

The BLM Alaska will be hosting a “Women of the Iditarod” Tweet Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. (AKST; 1 to 3 p.m. EST), focusing on women mushers, the history of women mushers, the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and women running the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

 

Karin Hendrickson assists a vet checking her dogs. (photo by Eric Vercammen/Northern Light Media)

Karin Hendrickson assists a vet checking her dogs. (photo by Eric Vercammen/Northern Light Media)

Several veteran and rookie Iditarod mushers will be answering questions about the race, and about mushing, including Aliy Zirkle, Jodi Bailey, Dan Kaduce, Liz Parrish, Alan Peck, Karin Hendrickson, Lisbet Skogen Norris, and Heidi Sutter. BLM’s Kevin Keeler, federal administrator for the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and Helen Hegener, author, historian, and publisher at Northern Light Media, will participate live from BLM Alaska for the event.

 

Two dogs at Rainy Pass, 2012 Iditarod [photo by Eric Vercammen/Northern Light Media]

Two dogs at Rainy Pass, 2012 Iditarod [photo by Eric Vercammen/Northern Light Media]

The chat will run on BLM Alaska’s website and social media accounts. To participate in the tweet chat, visit www.twitter.com/BLMAlaska and use hashtag #blmiditachat on Jan. 28. Questions for the mushers can also be submitted in advance, before Friday, Jan. 23, via email to blmalaska@blm.gov or as direct messages on Twitter to @BLMAlaska.

Don’t forget to come view the Ceremonial Start of the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race at the BLM Campbell Tract in Anchorage, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; the Campbell Tract is always a great place to catch the teams in action on the trail!

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About Helen Hegener

I write nonfiction books about Alaskan history, and my titles currently include The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, Alaskan Roadhouses, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail, The Matanuska Colony Barns, and others. You can contact me via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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