The Yukon Quest starts on February 5th in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. The finish line is 1,000 miles and 10 plus days away in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.
The SP Kennel sled dogs (and mushers) got to see the last 80 miles of this race trail during several practice runs this week. The idea is to get the dogs familiar with these last miles. That way, they know where they are going and what happens when they get there.
Aliy greeted the two dog teams at the "finish line". They had a tasty meal and straw beds to roll in. The dogs were then de booted and unharnessed. After this, they were walked 30 feet up the river bank to the Big Red Dog Truck which was parked in the River Park parking lot.
A smooth Yukon Quest "Practice Run"!
Labels: Training, Yukon Quest