Iditarod 2019, Day 3: ‘Warm’ Weather, Good Trail Into Skwentna (updated)

The early stretches of the Iditarod Trail lead mushers away from the suburbia of Southcentral and into the vast wilderness of the Alaska Range. Reports on Monday suggested the weather was on the warmer side, nearing or exceeding the freezing point in some places. The first musher to arrive in Skwentna said trail conditions had been favorable, but continued warmth could deteriorate snow cover and lead to a slower trail going forward.

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