780 AM | 96.1 FM 

“YOURS FOR WESTERN ALASKA”

(907) 443-5221

2020 Serum Run Expedition: Day 5, En-route to Tanana

The Manley Hot Springs Roadhouse, originally established in the early 1900s. Stephanie Johnson and other expedition members stayed there Tuesday. Photo in public domain, via Flickr.

The group of 13 decided to spend almost two days in Manley Hot Springs, about a hundred miles into their trip. At this point in the trip, one of the original snowmachiners had to leave the expedition due to health reasons.

According to Robert Forto, the expedition organizer, trail conditions have featured lots of deep snow thus far, and as they depart Manley with a new snowmachiner, they will also stray further away from road access. He notes that this may be the final opportunity the group has to sleep in a bed before they reach the finish in Nome. *Michelle Forto confirmed that by 11am, the group was moving again, despite the In-Reach not showing Robert moving at all.

To hear more from Forto, Nome musher Stephanie Johnson, and other expedition members, listen to KNOM’s latest update on the Serum Run Expedition.

Image at top: The Manley Hot Springs Roadhouse, originally established in the early 1900s. Stephanie Johnson and other expedition members stayed there Tuesday. Photo in public domain, via Flickr.

Share this story

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email

Recent Posts

Big Game Guide Charged With Hunting Brown Bear in a Suspended Area

Krist Zwerneman, owner and operator of Council Alaska Safaris, is facing multiple charges for allegedly guiding brown bear hunts in suspended areas. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ Bethel office. The hunts occurred in GUA 22-04 and 22-05 near Nome. According to the

Read More »

Alaska Airlines Announces Upgrades Coming to Nome Airport

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a $60 million investment plan aimed at upgrading terminals and other facilities across the state. The initiative is part of the airline’s “Great Land Investment Plan” first launched in 2016. Upgrades to the airline’s 13 owned stations, including the Nome Airport, are included in the next

Read More »

More

Newsletter:

Work for Us:

Jobs

Contact

Nome:

(907) 443-5221 

Anchorage:

(907) 868-1200 

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that KNOM Radio Mission is located on the customary lands of Indigenous peoples. 

Based in the Bering Strait region, KNOM broadcasts throughout the homelands of the Iñupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Yup’ik peoples.