The Alaska trail from Willow to Nome was so bad before trail crews worked it over, race officials considered moving the race start to Fairbanks. But a gang of volunteers have made the trail passable -- though dangerous.Craig Medred
They won't be breaking any speed records, but a handful of Iditarod mushers keep coming back to Siberian huskies, the loyal, hardworking, sturdy breed that for decades has defined dog mushing in the North.Suzanna Caldwell
The three fastest bikers in in the Iditarod Trail Invitational left the Rohn checkpoint and headed north toward Nikolai and the finish line in McGrath. But difficult conditions await them near the old Farewell Burn.Craig Medred
After a healthy dropped dog was found dead in the checkpoint of Unalakleet last year, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race organizers have made significant changes to how dropped dog care will be handled in the future.Suzanna Caldwell
The home that mushers Susan Butcher and David Monson shared in Fairbanks was built with the layout of a cabin in mind. The kitchen, living room, and dining room all form one large space, where all of the activity happens.