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February 07, 2020

Competitors were briefed today at the Dawson City checkpoint on trail conditions for the second half of this year’s race. The briefing was provided by Ranger Sgt. John Mitchell, exercise coordinator of the four patrols of Canadian Rangers responsible for establishing and monitoring trail on the...

February 07, 2020

Plenty has been written in the past about the merits & wonders of the Spirit of the North. But plenty has been written about love, too, & faith & self & how we fit into the world around us, & we still don’t quite have a sense of those, do we? & today, while the first...

February 06, 2020

The top six are now across the line in Dawson, the first 500 miles of trail behind them, and a well-earned 36 hours of rest in their future as they prepare for the second half of the race.

February 05, 2020

Day 5 of the race saw the frontrunners make their way out of Eagle in the early hours of the day. It’s the final stretch of trail until the teams get a much deserved 36-hour mandatory break in Dawson City.

February 05, 2020

While the mushers wind their way through the storied miles of the Yukon & settle into some of the most gorgeous country imaginable, there is another group of people making what some might consider a comparably daunting & arduous trek: the handlers.

February 04, 2020

By days end Brent Sass overtook the lead, being the first to arrive into Eagle at 7:47pm AKST. He dropped two dogs at Slaven’s Roadhouse Dog Drop, arriving with 12 on the line. He and his fellow frontrunners spent time in both Slaven’s and Trout Creek Hospitality Stop.

February 04, 2020

Martin Early is a Kiwi, from a farming community south of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. Martin Early has had a fascination with the “north” that started with a book, Pierre Bear, the Greatest Hunter of the North, that was read to him as a child. Growing up in New...

February 04, 2020

This morning at 8:28am AKST veteran musher Denis Tremblay (bib #5) scratched from the race in Circle, Alaska. He made the decision for the best interest of his team. At 8:36am AKST veteran musher Jason Campeau (bib #3) also scratched from the race in Circle, Alaska citing the same reasons.

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February 03, 2020

All eyes were on the Circle City checkpoint as Day 3 of the Yukon Quest began. Michelle Phillips was first in at 03:45AKST, followed by Brent Sass and Cody Strathe at around the 04:30 mark, and Allen Moore roughly an hour later. Phillips and her team of 13 were first to depart shortly after 10am...

February 03, 2020

Imagine for a moment that you have just spent the better part of two days on the tips of your toes, your knuckles white & clenched about the roughened & splintering grip tape on your handlebar, cascading through spruce forests, launching into gulleys & careening around sharp turns....

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