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  1. Iditarod Jargon The specialized or technical language (vocabulary) of a trade, profession, or similar group.

  2. Musher Person who mans the dog sled team

  3. Perseverance The act of persistence; activity maintained in spite of difficulties

  4. Fatigue A loss of strength that is caused by hard work or mental effort

  5. Athabascan A tribe of Northern Canadian and Alaskan natives

  6. Veteran A person who is experienced at their work

  7. Rookie A person who has just joined a group and has no experience.

  8. What does it take to be a musher? http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/snow-sports/5-iditarod-videos3.htm

  9. Siberian Husky Medium sized Northern breed of dog

  10. Malamute A large husky type dog

  11. Booties A type of sock that is made to protect the dog’s feet from small cuts and sores.

  12. Video on dog types: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/snow-sports/5-iditarod-videos1.htm

  13. Gee Used to direct dogs or other animals to the RIGHT

  14. Haw Use to direct animals to the LEFT

  15. Video on commands http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/snow-sports/5-iditarod-videos.htm

  16. Runners The long narrow parts on which a sled or an ice skate glides

  17. Pedaling Pushing the sled with one foot while the other remains on the runner.

  18. Rigging Lines of a racing sled like chains, rope, or wire

  19. Gang Line Main rope that runs forward from the sled

  20. Tether A rope or chain used to fasten a horse, donkey, or other animal- to keep it confined within limits

  21. A pin, bolt, or rod put through the eye of a rope or link of chain to prevent slipping, to secure, or attach Toggles

  22. Video in sleds: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/snow-sports/5-iditarod-videos2.htm Tough journey for the dogs? http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/snow-sports/5-iditarod-videos4.htm

  23. Aurora Bands of flashing/moving lights that can be seen in the night sky mainly in the region of the North Pole

  24. Video Clip of Northern Lights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfuqG_DQCaA