Rookie Iditarod Musher Bryce Mumford scratches at the Unalakleet Checkpoint


Rookie Iditarod musher, Bryce Mumford (bib #6), of Preston, Idaho, left the Kaltag checkpoint en route to Unalakleet at 6:56 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12.  Iditarod snowmachiners were dispatched on the trail to make welfare checks after sufficient progress on the trail was not made.  

After discussions with the Iditarod snowmachiners, Mumford decided he could make it to Unalakleet, where he then scratched at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in the best interest of his team.

Mumford had 12 dogs in harness when he arrived in Unalakleet, all in good health.