|The quest starts downtown Fairbanks on the frozen Chena River|
Today was the beginning of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race. It is a 1000 mile race this year from Fairbanks to Whitehorse Yukon. The start alternates each year, next year the race will begin in Whitehorse and end in Fairbanks. I didn't actually go this year, I worked, but my husband and daughter spent a little time there this am. It was a chilly start, -20 this am, not too nice for the spectators, but good for the mushers and dogs, being too warm is hard on them. As my husband is not really into this blogging thing, he doesn't seem to see the need to bring the camera or snap pictures of everything to maybe blog later, so these pictures are from several years ago.
|These dogs sure can't wait to run!|
|One of the mushers, sorry I have no idea which year or which musher this is.|
|My son at a much younger age. Clearly a much warmer year, since he's only wearing a sweat shirt|