Musher Aliy Zirkle on this week's Outdoor Explorer

Feb 21, 2015

Zirkle sits down with Annie Feidt next Thursday on Outdoor Explorer. Catch it on KDLG AM 670 at 9 p.m.

Aliy Zirkle greets fans at the ceremonial start of the 2013 Iditarod in Anchorage.
Credit Josh Edge, APRN

Don't miss Outdoor Explorer this Thursday, at 9p.m. on AM 670.

Aliy Zirkle was the first woman to win the Yukon Quest and more recently — she’s come tantalizingly close to winning the Iditarod — placing 2nd three years in a row.

Zirkle didn’t grow up thinking she would become a famous musher. But she always loved the outdoors. And when she was studying biology at the University of Pennsylvania, she walked into a lab one day saw this sign on the door: “Why are you studying biology in downtown Philadelphia when you could be in Alaska?”

A few years later, she was mushing her first team of dogs in the Interior community of Bettles. Join host Annie Feidt for an interview with this remarkable musher.

HOST: Annie Feidt

GUESTS: 

  • Aliy Zirkle

BROADCAST: Thursday, February 26.  9:00 p.m. on KDLG AM 670

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