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Mushers embark on new route across Alaska as Iditarod begins

...snow on the East Coast. It has made for poor conditions south of the Alaska Range, especially in the area of the Dalzell Gorge, considered the roughest patch for mushers and dogs. This is where many mushers were injured in crashes last year...
Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow

...Dallas Seavey received last year. The new route will remove the hazards of the Alaska Range, including the infamous Dalzell Gorge, where many mushers crashed last year trying to control dog teams moving at breakneck speeds over barren, gravelly...
Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

...the mountains. Not much snow fell south of the range, and officials said the conditions in the normally treacherous Dalzell Gorge were made even more dangerous by a lack of snow. That's the location where many mushers crashed their sleds in 2014...
Clam Gulch musher reflects on 'treacherous' Iditarod

...trail conditions were the worst he's ever seen. Just 180 miles into the 1,000-mile trek after passing through Dalzell Gorge, his sled tipped and rolled over his leg, six miles past the Rohn checkpoint. He suffered a broken left fibula and...
Iditarod officials must review decision that avoided safer route out of Fairbanks

...non-existent by limited snowfall and late-season rains that turned much of the route to ice and barren ground through the Dalzell Gorge and the Farewell Burn. But it wasn't enough. Not even close. Injuries to mushers, dragged by flipped sleds...
Dallas Seavey wins the Iditarod

...Alaska standards. A number of mushers were injured at the beginning of the race as their sleds ran on gravel near the Dalzell Gorge. One musher, Scott Janssen of Anchorage, had to be rescued by a National Guard helicopter crew after breaking an...
Sterling's Seavey reaches Yukon first Marshall mouth-to-snout resuscitation after the dog collapsed while the team was going down a decline in the Dalzell Gorge. "I had my mouth over his nose, breathing into his nose as I was compressing and rubbing his chest, trying to work...
First musher to Nome is anyone?s guess

...well-being. There also should be no shortage of smashed-up sleds as mushers bump there way down the notorious Dalzell Gorge, skid across dirt and gravel in the Farewell Burn, and pass through numerous other sections that are more treacherous...
Endurance cyclist meets his match on the Iditarod Trail

...Range wasn't bad, particularly because the trail was hard and the scenery was spectacular. Even negotiating the Dalzell Gorge, a perilous downhill section filled with hairpin turns, huge boulders and 20-foot dropoffs, was doable. Norwil...


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