Veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe was grateful to take her 24-hour layover in Takotna. Both she and her dog team were ready for a rest: especially given the patches of rough trail they’ve encountered thus far.
Jonrowe spent some time in Takotna with our race reporter Laureli; she reflected on managing her dogs on the trail this year. She also talked about the people of Western Alaska and her reliance upon God:
At the time of writing (5pm Thursday), Jonrowe is in 25th position; she left the Ophir checkpoint at 7:35am with 10 dogs.