Not For the Faint Of Heart

in Alaska, Trip Locations

Although it isn’t as popular as some of Alaska’s other famous tourist destinations, its notoriety is nothing less then worldwide acclaim. The Iditarod is a dog sled race that takes place in the Alaskan winter each year. Teams of 12-16 dogs and their owner race over 1,500 miles from Anchorage to Nome in a race that can take over two weeks to complete. On top of that, teams are exposed to a range of Alaskan elements in a contest that isn’t for the faint of heart. Teams train extensively each year for the race with preparations that include both physical and mental readiness. While it isn’t as popular for tourists as an Alaskan cruise, the Iditarod sled race in Alaska does garner some popular appeal among extreme outdoorsmen and animal lovers. It is an amazing event to witness humans and animals coming together to battle each other as they brave the Alaskan wilderness.

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