Takotna, AK - As Iditarod teams spread out on the trail, lead dogs will start to prove themselves. It’s up to mushers to make sure their leaders remain healthy at the front of the team. But that’s no small feat.
The wind picked up along the Takotna River as Aaron Peck blew through the checkpoint. Peck is coming off a 24 hour rest in McGrath. He’s pleased with his lead dogs. "They’re both three years old, so they’re just entering their prime and loving the trip,” he says.