Wednesday, February 10, 2010


You can tell it is mushing season in Alaska. Fur Rendez-vous ads are all over the radio and television, and local coverage of the Yukon Quest is updated as each musher and team pass a check point.

As I read this article on this morning, I learned a new word, "cheechako." According to the urban dictionary, it means, "A new-comer to Alaska, ignorant of the terrain, the weather, the animals, the culture, the necessary driving skills in the winter, etc. "

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