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Monday, February 7, 2011

Pelly Crossing, Yukon Territory, Canada

The mushers are on their way to Pelly Crossing. This section of trail tends to be "easier and faster" than many sections although there are a few big hill. Now that I've jinxed the mushers!

Pelly Crossing is located where the Klondike Highway crosses over the Pelly River. It began as a construction camp in 1950 during the building of the highway.

The people of the Selkirk First Nation, a Northern Tutchone people, left their home of Fort Selkirk for the new village of Pelly Crossing. Fort Selkirk, one of the oldest settlements on the Yukon River, was left nearly abandoned. Archeologists have found evidence of use in the area from 8000 years ago. Fort Selkirk has now been restored and is a common tourist stop.

Pelly Crossing is one of my favorite check points on the Quest. The people are incredible there and just love having the Quest and its mushers in their village. Pelly will be the finish line for the Yukon Quest 300. These mushers have a check point at Pelly before heading out to Stepping Stone and then back to Pelly Crossing for the finish. It is a 64 mile round trip.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these wonderful updates! So glad that all the SP Kennel teams are doing so well.

Anonymous said...

Great Finish Aliy and your team!
Lynne Witte's 2nd Graders