Yukon Quest Officials Consider Alternate Route

Open water on both the Yukon and Tahkini Rivers in Canada has Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Officials considering alternative routing for this year’s race, which starts in Whitehorse, Yukon and finishes 1000 miles later in Fairbanks.

With three weeks before dog teams leave the Canadian city, rumors are circulating about where the start line might be placed. The race organization is keeping quiet until a more comprehensive trail report becomes available next week. According to a press release Monday, trail crews are out working on both sides of the Canada-United States border.

There are currently 26 teams signed up for the 32nd annual race, which starts Feb. 7.