For Rookie Musher, Iditarod Proves Painful but Good Experience

As Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race rookie Chrstine Roalofs from Anchorage mushed down Nome’s Front Street on Sunday, collecting the traditional red lantern and bringing the last great race to an end, the sad story of another rookie musher who didn’t make it was finally starting to emerge.In what might go down as the most understated press release in the history of Alaska public relations, the Iditarod Trail Committee on March 13 reported that “rookie Iditarod musher Cindy Abbott of Irvine, California scratched in Kaltag at 23:00. Abbott made the decision to scratch due to a muscle strain and the best interest of her team. She had 12 dogs in her team.”Read more here:


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