It was a two-summit, three-checkpoint day for the leaders, who stopped at the Central, Mile 101 and Two Rivers checkpoints, tackling Eagle and Rosebud summits along the way. While the top four sit out their mandatory eight-hour Two Rivers layover before bolting for the Fairbanks finish line,...
They’re simply known as “Earl and Sandy” and their hospitality is legendary among mushers in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
Every year, the couple welcomes mushers to stop at their rustic, hand-crafted cabin in Canada along the banks of the Fortymile River.
2-10-2019 9:57 AM
Well for the leaders it is the beginning of the end of the race, but there is still lots of race left to play out, so don’t stop watching yet!
Yesterday afternoon rookie musher Hendrik Stachnau (bib #20) from Germany was issued a time penalty of eight hours for failing to haul a dog in a secured and protected manner into Eagle, Alaska, as per Yukon Quest rule #41.
This time penalty will be served in Two Rivers.
With the miles ticking off one by one and a brief respite between summits, the lead pack continues to keep a close eye on one another’s run/rest schedules, searching for any weakness or opportunity to exploit for precious seconds.
2-9-2019 3:46 PM
2-9-2019 12:13 PM
A tale of two teams.
2-8-2019 11:40 PM
Eagle checkpoint spent the day showing some great hospitality to several teams of the 2019 race, while the Dawson City checkpoint closed for another year.
This afternoon at 4:00pm PST rookie musher Lisbet Norris (bib #14) from Fairbanks, Alaska scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon. Norris cited the decision was made for the best interest of her dog team.
Twenty-seven teams are still in the 2019 race.