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February 07, 2017

This morning at 7am, veteran musher Jason Campeau (bib #6) from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta scratched from the race in Pelly...

February 06, 2017

Familiar faces and good food was a recurring theme for Day 3 of the Yukon Quest, from the flapjacks and omelettes on offer in Carmacks and...

February 06, 2017

The feeling of leaving Pelly Crossing is one of bare vulnerability as you constantly double-check the contents of your sled, cross off everything on your mental packing list, take a deep breath of...

February 06, 2017

Bib #2, Yuka Honda, has been assigned a time penalty by Race Marshal Fabian Schmitz for sled repairs requiring outside assistance.

February 05, 2017

The Quest’s super Sunday was already in full swing shortly after 1AM as Brent Sass, Allen Moore, birthday girl Paige Drobny, Katherine Keith and Matt Hall all poured into the...

February 05, 2017

At this point in the race, a musher begins to settle into the feeling of the trail. The hype & excitement of the start begin to fade, replaced instead with the relentless rhythmic sound of the dogs’ feet upon the ground, that muted jingle of the necklines against the collars, the swishing of...

February 04, 2017

The 34th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race got off to a crisp and sunny start today as crowds gathered under bluebird skies to take in the excitement

February 04, 2017

As the announcer counts down (3…2…1…GO!) the mushers are full of excitement but also full of a huge relief. Everything they’ve worked so hard for is finally here, and nothing else matters but the dog team in front of them. The crowd lining the chute is cheering loudly and happily, amazed at what...

February 03, 2017

People often wonder what goes through a musher’s head right before a race. For both of us, the closer we get to the starting countdown, the more impatient we get to be on trail. The mushers have all had months of preparation leading up to this point. Their drop bags all wait for them along the...

February 03, 2017

It’s been a few years since we occupied the hallowed cushions of the armchair musher, but our seven week-old little girl Ada has sidelined us for this year’s Quest, so here we sit, all three of us enthralled at the race before us. The other two of us are Kristin Knight Pace & Andrew Pace,...

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