Iditapod: Race day 3, and tricky mushing out of Rainy Pass

Nenana musher Jessie Holmes and his dog team hit the trail out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

Things get pretty technical for Iditarod mushers heading out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint and into the Dalzell Gorge before Rohn and Nikolai. Plus, we hear from animal-rights activist and documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt, and we get four-time Iditarod Jeff King’s take on criticism of dog mushing.

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.

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