Dog Sleds and Cold Beds

Wagers, Scott
September 2004
Airman;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p48
The article presents information related to the experiences from the author's life. When the editor of the periodical "Airman," was looking for a volunteer to shoot a feature story in Alaska, the author's hand shot up quicker than an ejection seat busting an F-16 canopy. Fortunately, their journey started in Montana, which served as a dry run for the colder temperatures they would experience later in the month-long assignment. Upon arriving at the Anchorage airport, the author picked up a local newspaper to acquaint myself with Alaskan culture. On the front page, a sled-dog team sprinted at full stride with text that detailed the rigors of navigating the new 1,150-mile trail for the upcoming Iditarod sled-dog race.


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