February 19, 2020
Talk about going from one extreme climate to another! Harriet Preece was a volunteer at the Pelly Crossing checkpoint and hails from Queensland, NSW, Australia. Harriet didn’t ‘try’ Canada out, like many people do...she just  jumped right in and here she is; in February; where it’s summer in her…
February 16, 2020
It could be because all of your preparation was done in the company of dogs alone. Or that the only sounds informing those untold hours were the whirring of gales through heavy-hung spruce boughs, the wind in its own crescendos & lulls. The rhythmic breathing of the dogs, their footfall when…
February 15, 2020
With the arrival of the last three mushers and the Finish & Awards Banquet, Day 15 brought the 37th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race to a close. Pat Noddin’s arrival at 2:34am PST began the day’s action. Ninth place Noddin said of his rookie run that the…
February 14, 2020
One musher across the line today, with two in striking distance, and the final musher on her way as the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race winds to a close. Cheered in by friends, family, and fellow competitors Ryne Olson and Brent Sass, Richie Beattie clinched eighth place at…
February 14, 2020
The first time we had anything to do with the Yukon Quest, we were contacted out of the blue by Alex Oleson, who wanted to know if there was any way we might be interested in volunteering at the Circle checkpoint. It was 2013, we were just starting our kennel & had been enthusiastically…
February 14, 2020
Back home in the UK where James is from, many of his friends think he’s crazy for what he does each February for the last four years! Extreme cold, risk of frostbite, sleeplessness, days and nights running together; all these things that happen when you’re a handler for the Yukon Quest. James…
February 13, 2020
Two teams across the line today, with four more on the way, as the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race nears completion. Veteran musher Ryne Olson and her team of 10 crossed the line at 2:59am PST, finishing her fourth Yukon Quest in sixth place. Olson said her highlights of the…
February 13, 2020
Paul Baal is from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, and prides himself as being a ‘professional volunteer’. This is his third year as a volunteer  for the Yukon Quest. Paul was talked into coming north by a friend, who hounded him to visit the Yukon for 30 years. When he finally made the trip,…
February 12, 2020
Emily Iacobucci is one of the amazing members of the Yukon Quest team of veterinarians, having just joined here in Dawson City. Emily resides in Kodiak, Alaska, where she is a practicing veterinarian at the only vet clinic there. She studied in Washington State but had already spent a goodly amount…
February 12, 2020
Day 12 saw three more mushers cross the finish line, with two more enroute, and the remainder steadily swallowing up trail miles with the end in sight. Third place belongs to Cody Strathe, his team of nine arriving at 7:35am PST. Capturing third marks Strathe’s fourth and highest Quest finish. The…