Super Senior Bob Jones back on the Iditarod Trail

Chris Cowbrough

For Bob Jones of Kettle Falls, age is a relative term and maybe a reference for a relative. Suffice to say, the Kettle Falls businessman and lover of all things Alaska outback, will admit to being somewhere beyond 75.
Sure, that’s probably too old to be doing what he loves—following the world’s “Last Great Race” with a camera and on a snow machine. But after a year away from the Iditarod trail to heal up from a sundry number of nagging injuries and age-related infirmities, Jones is back with his trail partner, Josh Rindal of Spokane.
“We’re going to do it,” Jones’ said last Tuesday from Kettle Falls as he made last minute preparations to ship two snow machines to the trail head north of Anchorage. “I wasn’t sure if this was going to happen, but we’re excited.”