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Yukon Quest 2019 – Day 2

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The Current Standings at 9:30PM CST ( 7:30PM PST):

At Pelly Crossing
1 Hans Gatt (2)
Beyond Carmacks
2 Allen Moore (26)
3 Dave Dalton (12)
4 Matt Hall (7)
5 Paige Drobny (23)
6 Michelle Phillips (8)
7 Brent Sass (3)
8 Denis Tremblay (1)
9 Torsten Kohnert (5)
10 Jessie Royer (18)
11 Nathaniel Hamlyn (11)
12 Olivia Webster (15)R
13 Cody Strathe (28)
14 Ryne Olson (21)
15 Isabelle Travadon (9)R
16 Curt Perano (29)
17 Jason Biasetti (27)R
18 Martin Apayauq Reitan (10)R
19 Deke Naaktgeboren (25)R
20 Brian Wilmshurst (16)
21 Hendrik Stachnau (20)R
22 Laura Allaway (24)R
23 Rob Cooke (30)
24 Jim Lanier (13)R
25 Misha Wiljes (17)
26 Andrew Pace (19)
27 Chase Tingle (22)R
28 Remy Leduc (4)R
29 Jimmy Lebling (6)R
At Carmacks
30 Lisbet Norris (14)R

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.

Note: This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

All posts on the Yukon Quest can be seen by clicking on the sled dog or selecting “Yukon Quest” from the Category box on the right sidebar.

February 3, 2019   No Comments

Yukon Quest Trail

Yukon Quest map odd years

Whitehorse 2089 feet [637 meters] Start
Braeburn 2326 feet [709 meters] 100 miles [161 km]
Carmacks 1722 feet [525 meters] 77 miles [124 km]
Pelly Crossing 1558 feet [475 meters] 73 miles [117 km]
King Solomon’s Dome 4002 feet [1220 meters]
Dawson 1050 feet [320 meters] 202 miles [325 km] 24 Hour Stop
American Summit 3920 feet [1195 meters]
Eagle 880 feet [268 meters] 147 miles [237 km] 6 Hour Stop
Circle 597 feet [182 meters] 159 miles [256 km]
Central 435 feet [133 meters] 74 miles [119 km]
Eagle Summit 3685 feet [1123 meters]
Mile 101 2250 feet [686 meters] 33 miles [53 km]
Rosebud Summit 3640 feet [1109 meters]
Two Rivers 750 feet [229 meters] 42 miles [68 km] 8 Hour Stop
Fairbanks 440 feet [134 meters] 45 miles[72 km] Finish

Because of a lack of snow between Braeburn and Carmacks, the teams are being trucked, not racing. It has been cold, but it hasn’t been snowing. The official notice of the changes due to lack of snow.

The trail between Central and Two Rivers checkpoints is really a nasty piece of work, going up and down two mountains at the end of the race.[Two Rivers is also called Chena Hot Springs on some maps.]

February 3, 2019   No Comments

Superb Owl Sunday

Superb Owl

Why? Why not…

February 3, 2019   2 Comments