Yukon Quest Leaders Leave Circle

The early leaders in this year’s Quest headed out of the Circle City checkpoint over 200 miles into the race, onto the frozen Yukon River this morning.  Veterans Hugh Neff, Brent Sass, Abbie West, Allen Moore and Sonny Lindner, and rookie Jake Berkowitz hit the trail within about two hours of one another between 8 and 10:15 this morning.  From Circle, the trail runs 160 miles up the Yukon to the next checkpoint at Eagle, but there are several cabins and the Slaven’s Dog drop to rest at in between.

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