HOPEWELL, Penn. (WTAJ/CNN) - The Junior Iditarod doesn't happen until February, but a Pennsylvania teen says she's already ready for the challenge.
Taylor Steele says she working with her dog team to get ready for the grueling sled race through Alaska.
Steele is so dedicated she traveled to the state to learn from the Iditarod race winner in 2004.
During the race, she'll have to take care of her dogs and cook food, all by herself.
It's a challenge, but Steele says seeing her dogs running motivates her to keep going.
The Junior Iditarod is February 23 and 24 in Alaska.