Steves and her team are out of the race to Nome
According to Cindy Klettke, who writes Jan Steves blog during the Iditarod, Steves scratched at Eagle Island, race mile 567, half way up the Yukon River.
“Other mushers encountered some extreme conditions along this stretch - wind, cold, and standing water on the trail,” Klettke said. “Jan stopped out of concern for her dogs. They have reached a limit that Jan feels is enough. That is good enough for me, too.
“I am so proud of Jan and her team and very glad that she has put the well being of her dogs first.”