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Jack sat in his cabin staring at the fire for hours..... How would he get home for Easter? He was all the way in Alaska and his family was in Florida. He got up and walked around thinking about what he could do to get home. His sled! He would take his sled into town about 80 miles south and get a ride to the airport. Jack hitched up his sled dogs, packed all his belongings, and headed off towards town. Jack noticed that it was getting dark, he thought he should set up camp before it got dark. The tent went up quickly and the fire started right after. After a good meal Jack was off to bed. TheView Document
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Alaska, where mushers and teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles (1,868 km) in nine to fifteen days from Willow (near Anchorage) to Nome. The race begins on the first Saturday in March (the 2010 race began on March 6). The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams, evolving into the highly competitive race it is today. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2002 by Martin Buser with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes, and 2 seconds. Teams frequently race through bliView Document
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Nicole 1 Nicole Instructor name Early Means of Travel in the Arctic 4 April 2011 Arctic Sled Dogs When I chose to go back to school after having my daughter I accepted a huge challenge. Now, I have to balance being a mom as well as a student. At times having to do this can be difficult, but I feel like the hard times are what motivate me the most to be the person I am today. Although I seem to really struggle some days I feel the end result will be well worth the effort. I firmly believe that nothing in life that is worth accomplishing is easy. Just as I have chosen to accept a challView Document
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