Iditapod: The first 100 miles

Anna Berrington at the Skwentna checkpoint (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

We check in from the trail, where mushers covered the first 100-plus miles from the Willow restart Sunday to the first checkpoints, Yentna and Skwentna, and on to Finger Lake. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes talked to mushers at Skwentna overnight, and we take a listener question on sled design. Also, today’s episode features an extended interview with Ester musher Paige Drobny, an Iditarod veteran and one of a record field of female mushers.

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Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts. Reach him at cgrove@alaskapublic.org.

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