Just to add another thing to the “to do” list over the last couple of weeks, the Yukon Quest Drop Bags were due on Saturday, January 21st.


Volunteers sorting drop bags for Yukon Quest 1000 and 300 mushers

The whole team worked really hard between Copper Basin and Saturday to get the bags finalised with dog kibble, meat and fat snacks, human meals and snacks plus spare dog jackets and harnesses, booties for Africa*, kits to replenish vet supplies, and other important bits and pieces for dogs, humans and sleds.

We then took both sets of bags into town for the enthusiastic volunteers to swoop in and lift them off the trailer, sort into the different checkpoints and check off against our master list in no time flat. Thanks team. There was a concurrent event happening in Whitehorse for the mushers closer to that end of the trail.

The bags will then be transported throughout the trail by the logistics team and be at the checkpoints waiting for the mushers as they pull in.

*Edit – it has become clear that “booties for Africa” is not a common saying here. Perhaps I should explain… “booties for Africa” simply means a LOT of booties (enough for all of Africa because Africa is so big). Apologies to anyone who was offended or confused. Those kiwi-isms catch me out now and again – Moira

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  • Thanks to the volunteers from a fan of SPK! Your support is much
    appreciated. Go Allen and the team of fine dogs from SP Kennel!

  • FEB 4th not very far away!!! WOOF!!!

    Thanks ever so much for this item of news – busy, busy, busy!!!

    NOTE: RED TEAM musher must remember cleats for dealing with Yukon Quest 300 mountain climbing this year!!!

    WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!

    Best of luck to all 2 and 4 legged team members and support staff for major efforts upcoming!!!

    Sincerely,

    Margaret

  • Booties for Africa…. OK, I'm trying to figure that one out…. Just when I thought that I knew a lot about this sport, you throw me a curve ball. Well, anyway – Alaska, Yukon, Africa (???)wherever this race takes you, I'll be cheering! Go SP Kennel!!

    (PS. My daughter Annalies loved the postcards you sent her a few weeks ago. Many thanks!)

  • Always an amazing feat for all folks involved to pull off!! How do you pack everything you may need….for multiple days for multiple places and who knows for what weather conditions!! You folks must have this down to a science…..I'm so impressed!! Thanks to all the volunteers that pitch in to make this happen!!

    Go SPK and Booties for Africa!!!!

  • Another hurdle behind you, and a step closer to the Quest! Great volunteers!!! Regards to Africa…..

  • I personally love when Kiwi-isms and non-American English makes it's way onto the DogLog. Extra "u"s in words like colour, etc. make me smile. I have an audio track that goes on my head when I read the posts that I think are written my Moira. But back to the subject at hand – glad to hear the drop bags were delivered and always so amazed at the army of volunteers that help make the races happen.

  • It has become clear that "booties for Africa" is not a common saying here. Perhaps I should explain… "booties for Africa" simply means a LOT of booties (enough for all of Africa because Africa is so big). Apologies to anyone who was offended or confused. Those kiwi-isms catch me out now and again – Moira

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