The Black Team is on the trail!
As always, the start line logistics were very well organised. It's no easy thing to get 21 dog teams to the start line! Wendy was riding the tag sled with Allen's "Quest Guest" Ruth Bathea and they travelled 1.5 miles of the trail before being "cut loose" from Allen to continue down the road. Ruth came all the way from Virginia for the race and is a kennel supporter and fan of Sanka! Thanks Ruth, we hope you enjoyed your ride.
Allen and Ruth; Thanks Moose Creek Lodge
In case you haven't found it yet - here is the link (click the red link) to the trackers to watch the little bouncing dogs down the trail.
Quest fundraiser booties; start chute
New this year on the Yukon Quest website is an "Armchair Mushers" column by Kristin Knight Pace and Andrew Pace. Both are Yukon Quest veterans but are sitting this one out so instead, they will bring you great insight into what is going through the mushers' minds and what lies ahead in the trail.
Also, you can send a message to Allen via the Quest website's "Messages for Mushers". We'll make sure Allen gets to read them all.
I have some hastily edited video from the start line I will post as soon as I can upload... watch this space.