While there isn’t a whole lot going on with most teams on their 24 hour break, there is obviously something unusual happening between Ophir and Iditarod. The three teams out there, Lindner, Mackey and King, have been starting and stopping frequently, especially the first two, which is not normal for front runners. I suspect weather or trail conditions are the reason but we will soon find out as Mackey nears the check point. If they have had tough going, it becomes a factor in the race. They have had a much longer run than anticipated, and it may move them back in the standings if the following teams experience better going.
Myron Angstman, lawyer, pilot, and dog musher, lives in Bethel, Alaska. Read more about dogs, law suits and rural Alaska gossip by checkinghttp://www.myronangstman.com/