Mush-a-holics: How to Follow Iditarod 2012 Without Falling Into Trap

Contested in remote, inaccessible places, long distance dog mushing is a hard sport to follow.Often, it’s hard to tell who’s actually leading a race due to the idiosyncrasies of start-time adjustments, mandatory layovers, trailside camping, and general musher sneakiness. And the unknown is part of the sport’s appeal.Nowadays, with mushers carrying GPS units and real-time media coverage, following the race is easier. Still, how do you tell who’s really doing well and what is going on between checkpoints?Here are a few clues that dog mushing junkies will use to decipher mushers’ strategies:Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/mush-holics-how-follow-iditarod-2012-without-falling-trap

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