Mushers unloaded their sleds and their dogs in Willow on Sunday to get ready for the 38th Iditarod.
Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof took an early lead Monday morning trailed by a pack of other mushers.
APRN is producing special reports throughout the race. Listen to the first.
Photo by Ellen Locker, KSKA – Anchorage
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You can follow the race:
- on your favorite public radio station
- at APRN.org
- on Twitter @APRN or @Iditarod.