The trail now leaves the Yukon River, goes up over American Summit and crosses the border into Canada. This section stretches 147 miles into the old Mining town of Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Last year, Allen tackled American Summit during a blizzard. Even in perfect weather this is a difficult part of the race where the teams push hard into the mandatory 36 hour layover in Dawson.
The old mining town of 40 Mile offers great hospitality and a place to get out of the weather should there be a need. It is 99 miles from Eagle. It is a dog drop so we should get information about the teams from there. However, in 2000, Aliy was there with several mushers when a report came in that a fellow musher was missing. They all laughed and woke him up to tell him that he was "lost". Not all information is accurate!
Allen's Spot Tracker is back up and working. Hopefully it stays that way!