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 1000 . YUKON QUEST 300
From Fairbanks AK to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (1000 miles). Dawson City half-way (36 hour rest).
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
- The start is February 1st this year, Fairbanks to Whitehorse, YT. Black Team has won this race three times!!!
- Chena ran in wheel with
Junior in 2018 victory!!! Commando and Dutch crossed the finish line
in Whitehorse in lead.
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 QUEST: BLACK 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
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?