Mushers Not Expecting Yukon Quest Conditions on Iditarod Trail

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Running the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod back to back has been popular with mushers in recent years. But teams who compete in both have only a few weeks to recover before tackling a second 1,000 mile race. This year’s Yukon Quest was especially challenging, with brutal weather and horrific trail conditions. But mushers who are competing in both say they aren’t worried it will have any affect on the Iditarod.

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage: Hugh Neff guides his team across Willow Lake at the beginning of the Iditarod on March 6, 2011.

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