Day 6 of the 35th Yukon Quest began its takeover of the Dawson checkpoint at 4:21am with the arrival of current second place musher Paige Drobny.
Early this afternoon, rookie musher Jennifer Campeau (bib #16) from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta scratched from the race in Eagle, Alaska. Her decision was made due to personal reasons.
Yesterday afternoon at 1:28pm PST veteran musher Jason Campeau (bib #6) from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta pressed the help button on his race-tracking device approximately 45 miles outside of Eagle, heading towards Dawson City.
Dawson City acquitted itself well as the first Canadian checkpoint on this year’s Yukon Quest, gracefully setting its local temperature to 40 below— where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet— to remove the pesky need for conversion for our international fans.
Veterinarian Mercedes Pinto said some of her fellow veterinarians think it’s crazy that she takes time off work every year to sleep in cars, work outside in 10 to 50 below, and sometimes give physical exams to 200 dogs without having time for a pee break.
But Pinto, who works for an...
Eagle was feeling the love as the frontrunners made their way to the checkpoint where they would serve their mandatory four-hour layover.
Allen Moore remains in the lead in and out of Eagle, continuing on toward Dawson City at 4:40pm AKST with a full team of 14.
This morning at 9:15am AKST rookie musher Christine Roalofs (bib #4) from Anchorage, Alaska scratched form the race at Circle, Alaska. She made this decision out of concern of her ability to care for her team due to personal injury
Circle checkpoint greeted the Quest’s top three in the wee hours of the morning, Allen Moore arriving just after 2am AKST, followed forty minutes later by Matt Hall, and Paige Drobny fifteen minutes after that. By the time the top three departed for Eagle, Laura Neese, Ed Hopkins, Hugh Neff,...
This evening at 5:45pm AKST veteran musher Ryne Olson (bib #8) of Two Rivers, Alaska scratched from the race at the Circle checkpoint. Her decision was made for the health and well-being of her team.
This afternoon at approximately 2pm AKST, the Yukon Quest received notification that bib #22, Ike Underwood, requested assistance by activating his race-tracking device. The organization coordinated with its Alaskan trailbreaking crew and a team was sent to Underwood’s location, roughly 23 miles...