After Yukon Quest mushers arrive in Dawson City, they drive their teams head across the Yukon River to a public campground, where handlers build elaborate camps for the dogs.
Last night Mitch Seavey emerged as the winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It was his second win and the second time Aliy Zirkle came in second behind a Seavey.
Mushers have known since the start that this year’s race is likely to be fast, but many seemed surprised that the blistering pace would pick up so early.
Consistency is an emerging theme amongst dog teams moving along the Yukon Quest trail. A number of teams are sticking to the race plans they laid out from the beginning. Still, other mushers are having trouble keeping an even pace.