Name: Kenny Dubie
Residence: Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation: Finish motor grader operator for McKenna Brothers
Years involved with the Iditarod: 11-15
Iditarod Role: Trail Breaker
Current Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Date of Photo: April 12, 2022
Temperature: 68F Indoors
What, who or how and when did you first get involved with the Iditarod?
I first became involved with the Iditarod in 1993 when I came up here on vacation after I graduated high school, and my uncle was going to Finger Lake and I got the opportunity to go with him. We went to Finger Lake Lodge. We met Carl and Kirsten. Huge Iditarod supporters, and ever since then I had the bug to be on the trail. I moved up here in 1997, and from then I was involved with pre-trail work and I didn’t actually get to go for the first 1100 miles until 2007. From 2007 to 2017, I was a trail breaker. The last five years I was head trail breaker.
What is your Why? Why are you here TODAY and involved with the Iditarod?
I was involved with the Iditarod because my uncle and my cousin trail broke for many, many years, and they like to keep someone in the family so when they got older that they could keep the tradition going. It was very great experience, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Tell me about just one of your most memorable Iditarod experiences.
One of my most memorable Iditarod experiences was leaving Shaktoolik headed to Koyuk and looking over and seeing the sun rise over Norton Sound. It was very beautiful and something I’ll remember till the day I die.
What in life do you know for sure?
What I know for sure in life is you’re never going to make great memories like the Iditarod experiences that I had by sitting on the couch.