Off they go for one final run to the finish line in the 2018 Yukon Quest. They left in first position, five hours ahead of Matt Hall.
Allen left with all 14 of his team mates: Commando, Dutch, Spark, Kodiak, Clyde, Champ, Rodney, Five, Driver, Nomex, Junior, Chena, Felix and Violet and they are making good pace down the trail.
Their start was stuttered due to having to wait for traffic on the Klondike to clear, but once on the other side, with a tangle or two sorted, the embarked on their last run.
The trail from Braeburn to Whitehorse is new for everyone – they are all rookies on this trail. The teams can’t run the normal route due to little snow resulting in no cushioning and a very, very rough trail. Instead, they head about 15 miles back on the trail they came in on to Coglan Lake then turn south. There is about 12 miles of brush trail then the teams travel for 30 miles on Lake Lebarge before the finish.
Aliy took this picture of Lake Lebarge when she flew over on Saturday – you can see the Yukon exiting the lake to the right.
Keep an eye on the tracker and YQ Facebook Page for more.
Run like the wind little doggies!
Very poor internet here (I’m out in the carpark again) so once we get back into Whitehorse I will give you more info.