THIS CAPTIVATING BOOK of the ‘04 Iditarod gives new insight into the intensity and struggle of both human and canine participants of the Last Great Race on Earth. Jim begins his journal entries while training the Iditarod dogs in Upper Michigan.
Joined by his son, Christopher, for final training and trip to the start line in Anchorage, Christopher captures in his journal a unique view of the unfolding adventure. Continuing his amazing coverage during the race in a way not done before, hitchhiking by bush plane, Christopher follows his father to many of the remote checkpoints along the trail to the finish in Nome. Interspersed are photos and emails from friends and supporters.
It may be the next best thing to being there.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jim grew up and lives in the small rural community of Linwood, Michigan, graduated from college as an Electrical Engineer and spent most of his career as a construction and facility project manager. Upon retirement he continued the families Christmas tree farm. Then after a tour of Iditarod '00 he built a kennel of Alaskan Huskies for distance racing. In March of '04 he crossed the finish line of Iditarod in 13 days. Jim continues to train for a future Iditarod and manages the families SledDog Lodge located near Paradise, Michigan on the Lake Superior shore. Christopher grew up on the Warren Homestead Christmas Tree farm where his grandfather and father lived for over 50 years. He graduated from High School early to accompany his father in the adventure of the Iditarod. Chris, as a Media person, followed the race flying by bush plane into the Alaskan backcountry along the historic race trail, updating the family website while the race was running. Chris continues his studies at Michigan Technological University in Civil Engineering and is an avid snow boarder and mountain biker. He trains and races the sled dogs too, and is a future Iditarod candidate.