The public is invited hear an “Alaskan Dog Sled Adventure Story,” from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s new Nordic Center. Jim Ryder, a Wisconsin native, journeyed solo by dog team, 800 miles from Nenana to Nome, Alaska, in early 2011, replicating the original Serum Run which follows part of the Iditarod Trail. This is the route of the sled-dog relay that carried diphtheria antitoxin to Nome in 1925. During the program, Ryder will share stories and images and display much of his gear, as well as discuss his preparation for the adventure, including dog training. This program is appropriate for all ages. Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle. In case of severe weather, the program will be cancelled. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is located at the intersection of County Roads 19 and 10, one mile north of Interstate 94 in Lake Elmo. For details, see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks.
Admission Information: Free; parking is $5
LAKE ELMO PARK RESERVE
1515 KEATS AVE N
LAKE ELMO, MN 55042-9569