Congratulations to our Black Team of Allen, Scout, Willie, Scruggs, Waylon, Schmoe, Mac, Mismo, Izzy, Clyde, Chipper, Kodiak, Dutch, Commando and Felix.
Throwback to the Black Team at the start line last Saturday
It's been amazing to watch the six Quest rookies (Felix included) come of age in this super competitive 1000 mile race. We've made a lot of the fact Allen has a young team but it has been equally thrilling to see the 'older hands' continue their great race records with enthusiasm and professionalism.
We are heading down to the finish line at Shipyard Park in Whitehorse soon to welcome our best friends home. We have thawed some salmon and beef snacks and have a kibble meal ready and some cool, plain water; along with plenty of kisses, ear scratches and butt rubs on stand-by.
As I write this we don't know the final outcome yet but, regardless, congratulations to Hugh, Brent and Matt for making this an exciting and fascinating race to follow to the end. You all have extraordinary dog teams and to have been close-up to see them first-hand has been a pleasure. We've also enjoyed the company and banter of all the other handler teams along the way.
I'll be back as soon as we have seen to the team with some pics and a report from the finish line. Keep watch on the Yukon Quest Facebook Page for pics and stories until then!
Local Whitehorse radio station CKRW will be broadcasting live from the finish - listen here.
In the meantime, enjoy these pics of the handlers. We're looking forward to a full night sleep also!