Krabloonik Dog Sledding dogs lounge in the yard in Snowmass on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) - Denver, CO
Krabloonik Dog Sledding faces a lawsuit in federal court over a ride that allegedly ended abruptly after a musher fell off a sled that subsequently crashed into a tree, injuring two passengers.
The parents of a minor who broke her leg in two places in the crash filed the suit March 7 in the U.S. District Court of Denver.
The lawsuit suggests both Krabloonik and the musher driving the sled at the time should be held responsible for the crash by paying the family’s medical bills — the mom also injured her arm and elbow — as well...View Full Article
After he lost the race trail, Jeff King stopped his dog team and draped his sleeping bag over his head to block the battering wind and blowing snow. He was somewhere between the villages of Ambler and Shungnak in Alaska’s Arctic northwest competing in the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race. Conditions ranged from howling to furious.
The last few hours took exhaustive effort to move straight into fierce headwind. So when King stopped seeing trail markers, he thought better than to guess about how to correct his course.
“If we’re not going towards the trail, it means we’re going away from the...View Full Article
Libby Riddles' book, Race Across Alaska. by K.J. Lincoln - Teller, Alaska
Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska was the first woman to win the Iditarod. She won it in 1985 on March 20th – 18 days after she began the 1,049 mile race. Libby wrote about her experiences on the trail in a book Race Across Alaska – First woman to win the Iditarod tells her story. The book was published in 1988 and was authored by Libby Riddles and Tim Jones.
Libby was 28 years old when she crossed the finish line in Nome under the famed burled arches. In her book she talks about the race from beginning to end. Her...View Full Article