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 Canadian side.
Mitchell said the trail is in excellent shape this year, with above average snow coverage, few instances of overflow, very little jumble ice, and no major detours or reroutes. Mushers were cautioned to be aware of potential wildlife encounters, as Ranger patrols have reported significant moose activity in several areas on the way from Dawson to Pelly.