Majestic Journey

Majestic Journey

An Iditarod Dog Team Gives a Rookie Musher a 1,000 Mile Ride of His Life Across Remote Alaska

Bill Jack


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Take an exhilarating ride on the sled runners behind a dog team across 1,000 miles of the Iditarod sled dog race. Crossing Alaska's vast and remote wilderness, you will understand what the Iditarod is really like. As the sled dogs move you silently across Alaska's massive landscapes, you will be overwhelmed with the size and beauty of it all. In addition, you will find out what these amazing sled dogs are capable of. At the same time, you will be witnessing their incredible love for running. Besides being entertained, you just may be motivated to attempt a new adventure of your own.


Bill Jack:
Bill Jack as a boy grew up active and loving the outdoors in upstate New York near the Finger Lakes Region. After high school, he attended Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. Upon graduating with a teaching degree in 1967, he was offered a teaching position in remote Alaska, where he remained for the next 30 years. While in Nome from 1982 to 1994, he and his wife Penny, raised and raced sled dogs. In 1991, Penny suggested to Bill that this was the year he should run the Iditarod. Penny and he now live in Anchorage today and enjoy five children, their husbands and wives and especially eleven grandchildren.