Willow, AK - The 42nd annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is underway. Dog teams left Willow Sunday. They’re making their way toward the Alaska Range, where the trail is reportedly extremely rough. Even the most experienced veterans have concerns about what they mid find on their way through the mountains.
Many mushers have their sights set on the checkpoint in Nikolai, including four-time champion, Jeff King. “If you wipe out your sled or a key dog or sprain your leg, it’s going to happen today or tomorrow," says King.