Tracks Across Alaska: A Dog Sled Journey

Alastair Scott, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $19.95 (247p) ISBN 978-0-87113-389-2
The author, a Scotsman, arrived in Manley Hot Springs, west of Fairbanks, just before Halloween in 1987, thirsty for adventure. He had long dreamed of driving a dog team across Alaska and knew the history and literature of Arctic travel. Now, with the use of a cabin and an offer of professional advice on mushing, he had to acquire a dog team, learn how to handle and care for the animals, then travel more than 800 miles--all in one season. After acclimatizing to the weather, eight dogs and Alaskans, he started out the following March and arrived in Nome 32 days later. His trail crossed and occasionally joined that of the Iditarod Race, the famous annual dogsledding event. Awed by the landscape and people he encountered, Scott does full justice to both in this engaging travel adventure. Photos. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
Hardcover - 247 pages - 978-0-7195-4773-7
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