Dispatches from the Trail with DeeDee Jonrowe

Dispatches from the Trail with DeeDee Jonrowe (KTUU)

Veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe, who has 16 Top-10 finishes under her signature pink parka, joins Channel 2's Iditarod coverage team for the 2020 race.

Find all her Dispatches from the Trail here, as she follows the race up the Iditarod Trail.

Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee talks about Thomas Waerner's win

We catch up with our special correspondent and veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe as she talks about the new Iditarod champion and his team.




Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee in Nome as race comes to an end

Tomas Waerner is your champion but their's more racing still to be done.DeeDee Jonrowe knows just how big a deal it can be to finish second at the Iditarod and she took a deeper look at the budding race for that spot..




Dispatches from the Trail: White Mountain checkpoint

As the teams near White Mountain in this final stretch of the last great race the excitement is building, in this DeeDee dispatch, she breaks down just what it's like the run to the famed checkpoint.




Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee explains trail around Unalakleet

Our special correspondent and veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe explains how mushers heading up the coast to Nome are facing some tricky snow conditions.




Dispatches from the Trail: Shaktoolik Shelter

DeeDee shares her thoughts on the effort by the community of Shaktoolik to prepare a cabin for mushers two miles outside of the community.




Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee's thoughts on Waerner's team

At the Unalakleet checkpoint, Channel 2 special correspondent DeeDee Jonrowe got a good look at Thomas Waerner's team.




Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee talks challenges along the Yukon River

Between snow, terrain, and mandatory rests that still have to take place among the leaders, plenty of challenges lie ahead on the trail between the Yukon and the coast.




Dispatches from the Trail: Effects of coronavirus on the trail

The coronavirus impacts are being felt along the trail with adjustments to checkpoints and cancellation of public events surrounding the race.




Dispatches from the Trail: What not to forget the night before Iditarod race

Channel 2's Iditarod contributor DeeDee Jonrowe gives insight into what mushers are making sure they have in their sleds -- beyond the race-required gear -- before they leave the start line.




Dispatches from the Trail: Do mushers bank up on rest?

DeeDee Jonrowe tells us that for mushers in The Last Great Race, rest before the race is key. But how to spend the day between the ceremonial and official start of the race is up to each musher.




Dispatches from the Trail: Do mushers have a strategy for day one?

Channel 2's Iditarod contributor DeeDee Jonrowe gives insight into day one strategies.






Dispatches from the Trail: What can derail a team at the beginning of the race?

KTUU special correspondent Deedee Jonrowe tells us about what can derail a team.






Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee's top picks for the 2020 Iditarod

Special correspondent Deedee Jonrowe tells us her top picks for the 2020 race.






Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee on the challenges of the first 200 miles

But every step counts. and as Channel 2 Iditarod correspondent and legendary musher Deedee Jonrowe explains, these first 200 miles are some of the most important.




Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee on what makes the gorge and buffalo tunnels so difficult

Here is Deedee telling us about what makes the gorge and buffalo tunnels so difficult for the mushers and their dog teams.




Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee's role - and goal - as KTUU special correspondent

The legendary Deedee Jonrowe knows what it's like to pull into McGrath with a fresh dog team looking to make hay in the Iditarod. In fact, she knows the whole trail, so let’s check in with the famed musher on her roll this year in another "Dee dee's dispatch."




Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee at the Finger Lake checkpoint

Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe gives us an update from the Finger Lake checkpoint.




Dispatches from the Trail: Deedee - On why she loves the northern route

She's looking ahead at what's after Mcgrath on the northern route.






Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee's thoughts on the temps

Special correspondent DeeDee Jonrowe discusses the temperatures on the trail around McGrath on March 11, 2020.




Dispatches from the Trail: DeeDee's analysis of factors at play in Iditarod 48

Our special correspondent DeeDee Jonrowe discusses some of the circumstances affecting mushers and dogs alike in this year's running of the Iditarod.




Dispatches from the Trail: Top 4 mushers through Unalakleet

She's been on the trail herself, she's got an understanding of teams and dogs that supersedes the average reporter. Veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe is back with us to give her opinion as this race nears the final stages.




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