Today Yukon Quest Race Marshal Doug Grilliot announced that the 2014 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will be re-routed between Eagle, Alaska and Dawson City, Yukon.
The mushers will not be travelling over American Summit. This decision was made based on reports from trailbreakers that the trail over American Summit is impassable in several locations. The trail will instead proceed directly down the Yukon River from Eagle to Dawson.
The estimated reduction of distance is 50 miles. The Yukon Quest organization will release any further details as they become available.