FYI, two great AK traditions are underway: The Yukon Quest: a 1500 mile musher's race from Fairbanks, AK to Whitehorse, Yukon, Can. You can track the mushers' progress this year as almost all of them have agreed to a GPS tracking device on their sleds. The link is : https://yukonquest.com/site/live-tracking/
If that doesn't go through, go to yukonquest.com, and up at the top choose "Race Updates", then "Live Tracking". They aren't live shots or sled cams, but they do give the musher and location along the trail. You can zoom in on the map as often several mushers are in the same vicinity, whether at a checkpoint or taking a mandatory rest period. Jeff King is not doing the YQ this year, and I don't know if he will be in the Iditarod later. Lance Mackey and Neff (?) are both in this.
The Iditarod has stumbled onto hard times and has had to cut the purse drastically. Mackey donated a big chunk o change of his own money as they don't have a major sponsor.
Anyway, the Nenana Ice Classic is also on, at: https://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/
This is the annual guessing game of when the ice will break up on the Nenana & Tanana Rivers, thus heralding the onset of spring in AK. Out-of-staters can play, follow directions on the website. Someday I'd like to go for Tripod Days--it sounds like fun.
In other news, I'm signing up for classes to learn to differentiate frog songs. (Can't wait to see the replies on this one.)
Coming this month and next: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Winter Olympics, and of course, the Iditarod.