Saturday, January 18, 2014
Yukon Quest Food Drops
Musher after musher pulled into the busy parking lot and volunteers unloaded thousands of pounds of dog food, dog gear, musher supplies and race gear. These "A. MOORE" labeled and sorted bags will travel out to the Yukon Quest checkpoints ~ Two Rivers, Mile 101, Central, Circle, Eagle, Dawson, Pelly, Carmacks, Braeburn ~ in the coming weeks. Aliy turned in her supplies and paperwork for the Yukon Quest 300.
Allen went over his mandatory Food Drop paperwork and confirmed times and dates for his required race meetings and functions with the Yukon Quest Operations Manager.
Allen and Aliy were able to talk to the Race Marshal, Doug Grilliot as well as friend and Race Judge, Bob McAlpine. They said that the trail is currently taking shape and the checkpoints are being stocked. The race half-way checkpoint, Dawson City, will again be at the campground across from town despite a slow freeze-up for the Yukon River.
L-R: Aliy dropped off her Yukon Quest 300 bags; Ray's pick up truck is super-loaded with supplies.