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February 07, 2017

The usually desolate stretch of frozen territory between Pelly Crossing and Dawson City teemed with life today as dogs and mushers traveled through it striving to reach the rest and comforts afforded them at the Quest’s halfway point.

February 07, 2017

The Yukon Quest thrills its mushers & dogs for any number of reasons, some of them tangible & others entirely subjective & ineffable. It is, without any doubt, a Quest in the truest sense of the word, Homeric in scope, arduous in nature, & ultimately among the most rewarding...

February 07, 2017

This afternoon at 3:50pm, veteran musher Laura Neese (bib #11) scratched from the race in Pelly Crossing with 13 dogs. She did not feel...

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

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