Seavey continues his lead southbound back towards Deshka Landing, with the rest of the pack hot on his heels. He left McGrath at 5:32 this evening with thirteen dogs.
Also featured in this evenings update: full standings on where mushers are on the trail, speculation on trail conditions might affect this year’s race strategies, and a look at Nome-born Aaron Burmeister’s mushing career.
Image at top: Iditarod volunteers at McGrath during the 2016 race. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA/Alaska Public Media