Yukon Quest leaders watching the clock tick in Dawson City

A dozen Yukon Quest teams are resting in Dawson City, the race’s half-way point. The latest to pull in was Dan Kaduce of Chatanika. He arrived at 4:16 p.m. Yukon time this afternoon. Teams must rest for 36 hours before taking on the Quest’s second half. Dawson is the only place in the race where handlers are allowed to help take care of the dogs. Mushers get a break too, and can take advantage of Dawson’s hospitality. Race leaders Lance Mackey and Ken Anderson will leave Dawson early tomorrow morning and head to the next checkpoint of Pelly Crossing.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Dawson City and Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks