The Dawson City checkpoint was full of excitement today in anticipation of the first teams to arrive.
2-5-2019 11:45 AM
Well now that teams are getting to Dawson I am seeing a lot of fans interested in what actually happens in Dawson. Well the list is long, and each musher has their own plan. But in general there are some things you can be fairly certain all the teams are doing.
2-4-2019 11:45 PM
With some time on my hands before teams arrive in Dawson I wanted to tackle another concern that was brought up. I was asked to address the effect of running on low snow trails. It is completely understandable that fans of the sport would have concerns, so best to...
Well between training runs and packing drop bags I can’t help but sneak a peak at the Yukon Quest trackers to see who is where. And currently teams are either in, or headed to their mandatory 36-hour rest in Dawson. Got me thinking about back when I was handling for Dan and the team in Dawson...
2-4-2019 9:11 PM
Hello race fans. Your armchair musher is back after a day in the dog yard for your daily dose of (hopefully) useful insights.
Musher wisdom has it that the third day of a long distance race is when competitors face The Wall: self-doubt, second-guessing strategies, reassessing expectations, adapting to the rhythm of the team and fellow competitors, sometimes all of the above.
2-3-2019 10:30 PM
Walk with me down memory lane to the McCabe Creek Dog Drop.
With temperatures still locked firmly in the frigid, day two saw the mushers of the 2019 Yukon Quest truck their teams from Braeburn to rejoin the trail in Carmacks.
The quick pace continued, with Hans Gatt holding the lead most of the day, making it to Pelly Crossing at 5:21 p.m. He was...
2-3-2019 5:00 PM
Well the race is on the move again, after a long break, some truck time and *and this is important* the addition of new dogs, teams are headed back out. What do fresh dogs mean to a team, well new enthusiasm and more energy. Mushers have had to factor this into their overall race plans. Smart...