Sled Dog Central is pleased to have received the following content from Rod Perry. Thank you for sharing your memories of the early years of the Yukon Quest.
After several months of planning around Fairbanks, we felt it was high time to get the Whitehorse end apprised of the idea. (Kinda like Joe Redington and his cofounders Huyck and Johnson being so up to their ears in Iditarod readying in the fall of 1972 they had no time to clue Nome in until Joe’s historic letter to Howard Farley telling him in December Nome was going...View Full Article
This sled dog gets some attention at the finish line in Ivujivik this past weekend, after racing 800 kilometres up the Hudson coast over the last three weeks. - Ivujivik, Quebec, Canada
You could call it a wild ride; this year’s Ivakkak dog sled race was plagued with high winds and white-out conditions, not to mention an illness that affected a number of sled dogs.
Scheduled to take off March 27 but postponed a day due to bad weather, 13 Ivakkak teams left Umiujaq March 28 to begin the 800-kilometre trek up the Hudson coast.
Mushers spent about half the race camping out, waiting for the weather to clear.
But 20 days later, mushers crossed the race’s finish line in Ivujivik with sun and spectators to greet them.
In the end, 10...View Full Article