This past Saturday, March 11th we had the opportunity to join The Alaska Zoo at their IditaZoo event! Kids and adults alike got to "race" through the Zoo's checkpoints, meet with real mushers, and visit with some adorable sled dogs. We hosted a table with maps, coloring pages, and information all about the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Many visitors were surprised to learn about the trail's origin as a mail route during the gold rush, while others had visited Mile 0 at Seward and hiked on sections of the Southern Trek! Our table was right next to the Zoo's Checkpoint #3: Kaltag, where visitors learned about how to take care of sled dogs, and drew pictures of what they learned.
Check out the rest of the photos from the day at the John Gomes gallery - there are lots of great animals!