YUKON QUEST START:  STARTS FEBRUARY 1, 2020...COUNTING DOWN...



Got your rally caps at the ready?  Starting soon!!!
Less than a week to go!  
 

 

Our YQ day-by-day reports of both YUKON QUEST 1000YUKON QUEST 300
From Fairbanks AK to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (1000 miles).  Dawson City half-way (36 hour rest).



Artist's graphic impressions of race course at top, real thing just above.  And adding our own art, content as a graphic...  
NOTE:  Rosebud and Eagle Summit
in play YQ300 - two peaks at the 100-mile mark as shown in official map. 








Last night I dreamed of Braeburn's cinnamon buns...




SOME HISTORY OF THIS LESSER KNOWN 1000 MILE RACE




BLACK TEAM WON IN 2018 YQ1000
 


YQ1000 2020



ROSEBUD, EAGLE SUMMIT, AMERICAN SUMMIT, KING SOLOMON'S DOME - Click for view of famous four high points on the YQ Trail
Odd-numbered years in opposite direction...Yukon Territory to Fairbanks - finish line not too many miles past entrance, always a test for 2 and 4-leggeds to keep diving into SP KENNEL. 



This year, Braeburn and its famous cinnamon buns come just before the end  of the race
The two-legged team member can probably keep awake better, just by imagining the smell...drool-inducing and delicious to humans!!!



SP KENNEL FIELDS 2 TEAMS IN THE 2020 YUKON QUESTBLACK TEAM in 1000 miler as well as the R&B TEAM in 300 miler...





This race takes winner perhaps  @8 - 10+ days...
YUKON QUEST 1000


BLACK TEAM  MUSHER - above



ALL RACERS

We won't know who with 4 legs will make the 14 - member squad until the day of the race...however, which dogs look like the most assured starters for the Black Team?





























As a  general ball-park figure for top ten, in, 300-mile race, figure 2-3 days...
YUKON QUEST 300


R&B TEAM  MUSHER- above



Who is on the R&B Team (12 doggies)?  Might any yearlings make this team?