Neff first out of Rainy Pass, takes lead

After arriving to Rainy Pass, Hugh Neff wasted no time in getting back on the trail.

Hugh Neff at the ceremonial Iditarod start. Neff was the first racer out of Rainy Pass. (Photo by Pat Yack, APRN - Anchorage)
Hugh Neff at the ceremonial Iditarod start. Neff was the first racer out of Rainy Pass. (Photo by Pat Yack, APRN – Anchorage)

Neff arrived third into Rainy Pass, but was the first musher to leave. He stayed just long enough to get a brief veterinary exam and was on his way.

Nicholas Petit was the first racer into Rainy Pass with Dallas Seavey arriving second.