AMAZING, honest and detailed description of what the race was like, and how difficult! Most mushers are not this open. Even cries! I’ve never heard such an incredible interview before.
His dogs live with him in the cabin (37:30)! “They’re all friends.” Wonderfully unconventional, the way it should be! Susan Butcher used to allow one or more dogs in the cabin, in rotation.
“I enjoy the struggle, alone at the homestead with the dogs. … It’s survival and dogs.” “You have to want to work pretty much all the time.”
“Focus forward. … Positive attitude is key. … If I get upset every time something breaks, I would be in trouble.”