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Donlin Gold Safety Expo helps kick off Iron Dog

February 9, 2016
Donlin Gold Safety Expo helps kick off Iron Dog

    If there’s one thing that all of the sponsors of Iron Dog reiterate, said the race’s executive director Kevin Kastner, it’s safety. From the moment the racers leave… Read the rest

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The call of the mountains: Snowmachining is a salve for the soul

February 5, 2016
The call of the mountains: Snowmachining is a salve for the soul

The mountains are calling and I must go” is a popular quote on social media originally coined by John Muir, but for some of us it is more. The call… Read the rest

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Get ready to ride: February outings

February 3, 2016

February snowmachine events Feb. 4 Fairbanks Snow Travelers Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Noel Wien Library Feb. 6 AMMC IceX Juniors/Adults Feb. 6 Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine Racers Club Willow Winter Carnival… Read the rest

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Avalanche probes a time-tested tool in rescue

January 27, 2016
Avalanche probes a time-tested tool in rescue

BY GRAHAM PREDEGER With the early season behind us and already a few near-miss avalanche incidents in the Alaska backcountry (see article on Page 20) I received a question on… Read the rest

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Close call: Sled-recovery outing turns into frantic avalanche rescue

January 17, 2016
Close call: Sled-recovery outing turns into frantic avalanche rescue

BY JOY SULLIVAN AND BEN ANDERSON It was an overcast day, but flat light is rarely a good enough deterrent for diehard snowmachiners. Paul Croft and his three buddies set… Read the rest

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