Wednesday, February 13, 2008

the horse

yes indeed, back in Whitehorse, where everyone's relieved that the temperatures are back up at a relaxing -6. i'm heading to Dawson shortly, the drive should be gorgeous if it stays clear.

by the sounds of it, the Yukon Quest had a harsh starting weekend--exceedingly low temperatures, nasty winds--so by Monday night, six mushers had left the race. a hard decision to make, but usually a wise one, especially since the Yukon River has frozen in a wild series of formations this year, making the current part of the trail extra-challenging. i'm really looking forward to getting to the Quest checkpoint in Dawson, to catch up on conditions & see the teams coming in.

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