Saturday, January 18, 2014

Yukon Quest Food Drops

It is two weeks out from the race start and the Yukon Quest Food Drops were turned in today. Allen, Ray and Aliy delivered a bulging truck load of supplies to Summit Logistics in Fairbanks.

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.


Mrs. Ray said...

Pretty sure you'll remember lines and harnesses this trip. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Good luck to all 2 and 4-legged SP Kennel athletes for YQ 1000 and 300!!!


Nessmuk said...

That's a lot of supplies.....multiplied by "x" number of a Teams and much goes into the prep by mushers and volunteers both!! My Armchair Mushing Checklist is easy compared to you folks....iPad....check, Homepage with sled dog racing short cuts....check....Alaskan time zone cheat sheet...check....calculator....check! Us fans really appreciate all your preparations for a smooth running race!

Anonymous said...

I was hoping you'd be able to race, Aliy. Good deal!

Thank you all for the race recap on the Copper Basin 300. I enjoyed reading about your take of each of your dogs' experiences on the trail. I felt like I got to know your dogs a lot better.

SPK did so well in this so proud to call myself a fan.

Hope your final preparations for the YQ goes smoothly. Looking forward to watching the bouncing dogs on the tracker...

marilyn cozzens said...

What a load of drop bags for the Yukon Quest. I hope you each win your respective races. Go S P Kennel.

Lourdes, VT said...

Best of luck to all! Will be following you on line and in spirit!!!