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February 13, 2018

Things could get interesting. It’s a longshot, but Matt Hall is going make efforts to put the heat on current leader Allen Moore, and just back of them it’s starting to look like all bets are off. Here’s how it went down.

February 11, 2018

With temperatures hovering around the -30°C mark, winter looks to be loosening its gelid grip on the 2018 Yukon Quest little by little. And after the Antarctic conditions these mushers and their teams have been subjected to on the trail thus far, anything warmer than -40 feels downright balmy as...

February 11, 2018

This afternoon, rookie musher Severin Cathry (bib #20) from Andermatt, Switzerland scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon.

Cathry said he made the decision due to his team not possessing the stamina and endurance needed to continue, which he attributed to the poor training...

February 11, 2018

This afternoon, rookie musher Severin Cathry (bib #20) from Andermatt, Switzerland scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon.

Cathry said he made the decision due to his team not possessing the stamina and endurance needed to continue, which he attributed to the poor training...

February 10, 2018

Our day began with a well-in-front Allen Moore having just reached Scroggie Creek by midnight, and second and third place Paige Drobny and Matt Hall stopped to camp 60 miles behind him.

Moore was moving again by 6am PST, while Drobny was into Scroggie at 9:30am PST, and Hall shortly after...

February 10, 2018

An original trailbreaker

Jack Hendricks didn’t mince words about what it’s like to fall through ice on the Yukon River while trying to “break trail” for the mushers and sled dogs competing in the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race.

“It makes your...

February 10, 2018

On Monday, February 5th, veteran musher Luc Tweddell (bib #26) received a one-hour penalty in Slaven’s Roadhouse Dog Drop for not leaving the required amount of food for dogs he dropped.  

According to Trail Procedure Rule #42 the required amount of food is two pounds per day per dog....

February 10, 2018

Early yesterday morning, Hugh Neff reported to the Yukon Quest Head Veterinarian a dog on his team had expired at Clinton Creek.

Head Veterinarian Cristina (Nina) Hansen, DVM, PhD reports that preliminary necropsy results for Hugh Neff’s deceased five-year-old male dog, Boppy, showed that...

February 10, 2018

This morning at 9am PST veteran musher Torsten Kohnert (bib #2) from Sweden scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon. He made the decision for the health and well-being of his team, stating he felt the dogs needed to recover due to the cold weather.  

February 09, 2018

Day 7 of the 2018 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race began with a mini-mush hour, as a Clinton Creek convoy made their way into Dawson City.

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