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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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