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Iditarod

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Matthew Hosford

The Last Frontier Alaskans seem to embrace their long winters more than anywhere else I’ve seen in the north. Their affinity for crazy adventure races is a testament to their celebration of northern living. The state hosts a number of major... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race began back in 1977 as a way to honour the legendary Percy DeWolfe, who courageously carried mail by dog team, horse and boat between Dawson City, YT and Eagle, AK, from 1910 and 1949.” So reads the late John... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Quest

“In the 2015 Yukon Quest, we were going up over Eagle Summit… it can be a real challenge, an extremely steep summit, and we'd heard terrible things about it. My dogs were amazing, barking, screaming with happiness, getting a high off of having to... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Anna Claxton and the rest of the Percy DeWolfe Race Committee were hugely relieved to be able to announce that the “really hard working, amazing, dedicated trail crew” had managed to push a trail through a total of about five miles of jumble ice, ... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17

Mushing season has begun. While waiting for the Yukon Quest or the Iditarod, here are some suggestions for armchair mushers. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: courtesy of Michelle Phillips

Marathon runners spend a lot of time and dedication working towards being the best runner they can be. Countless hours are spent in the gym, running on a track, doing specific exercises designed to enhance their performance. With sled dogs who... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: archbould.com

When I showcased my subpar dog handling skills in a race for the first time, it was the 2006 Yukon Quest. But I was no stranger to the Quest, because I had covered it five times before that as a reporter for the Yukon News. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

After almost a decade of being a Yukon Quest handler, partner, sponsor, and anything else required, Tamra Reynolds is embarking on her very own Yukon Quest. Her journey to the Quest start-line started in 2003. Read more

Yukon People

It all started with a group of friends at a bar; in the North, it often starts that way. The Iditarod was considered the longest and toughest race in the world. And it probably was at the time Read more

Yukon Winter

Percy deWolfe, known as the Iron Man Mail Carrier, faced many unpredictable moments during his 38 years (1910-1949) on the trail between Dawson and Eagle. Read more

Dawson City

According to John Firth's new book One Mush, Jamaicans hate dogs. So what was Caribbean musher Newton Marshall doing on the Yukon Quest in 2009? One Mush, self-published jointly by Firth and the Jamaica Dogsled Team, tells that story. Read more

Literature

What is it that keeps a heart going? Well, aside from the obvious flesh-and-blood answers, it's spirit ... spirit that lives on when loved ones have passed on. And that is why a former Yukon Quest musher, Michelle Phillips ... Read more

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