YUKON QUEST 2019
Begins February 2, 2019 in White Horse, Yukon Territory (Canada) and ends in Fairbanks, AK. 







BLACK TEAM
Who is on the Black Team - four legs?  BIB #26 (of 30)





DIRECT GPS OBSERVATION:
SP Kennel  "radio silence" for the first half of the YQ1000...which continues in the second half.  So it is find what you can from the Eagle Brigade.
Eagles stationed at the apex of American Summit awaiting the Black Team - also providing info on the teams up front...and this afternoon: "Trout Creek Hospitality" reports Black Team arrival!









 
RED TEAM WINS YQ200!!!
Who is on the Red Team?  BIB #57 (YQ300 numbers start with a "5" prefix)







C H E N A   R E P O R T S





YQ1000
To the GPS tracker once the race starts.  You should be able to figure it it out by now for yourself.  We believe there is a 36 hour mid-way rest and a few other required rests. 
Dawson City, the half-way point is the next stop.  Some mushers race their team hell-bent to arrive Dawson for the 36 hr. layover...and others don't play this game.  Altho' there is money at stake!


EAGLE and ROSEBUD loom...
This is a cruel end to a long difficult trail...how will it all turn out?





AMERICAN SUMMIT LOOMS
After Dawson City comes the second half of the race.  Leaving Dawson with 14 dogs was Brent Sass.  Allen Moore in 4th place has 13 dogs,  Hans Gatt in 3rd, 13 dogs, Michelle Phillips in 2nd with 12, and Paige Drobny in 5th with 12 dogs.  (2-7-19, 3:30pm)

HOW MANY DOGS IN THE TEAM?  We found it with Chena's help:  https://www.yukonquest.com/results/2341/by-checkpoint






And a happy ending!!!

YQ200 PROGRESS
...and it is all over and the Red Team wins!!!  WOOF!!!
Chena throws a party in the truck for her younger teammates - and tries to explain why Lydia got to sleep in a hotel.


RED TEAM POURS IT ON!!!



RED TEAM FINISHES LAYOVER...




GPS tracker of YQ200 - above the comparable size to YQ1000!!!  https://yukonquest.com/race-central/yq300-live-tracker

YQ200 EAGLE/CROW REPORTS

When relevant.  No "crowing" over performance, etc.  Chena plans to watch the SP Kennel website for news of the second half of the YQ1000.

RULES:
"6 hour layover...we think not in Carmacks ("where 3 min per bib number adjustment made...")  but this changed...indeed, it is about halfway to Braeburn (spell that "cinnamon buns") - the only one - as a stop and where adjustments are made.

ARITHMETIC
61-57=4x3=12 minutes Red Team must give back out of a 58 minutes lead with 80.9 miles to go.  A 46 minutes lead...you do the math!