The resolution was created after mushers across the state began reporting harassment like obstructed trails, traps set on trails, and lawsuits threatening kennel operations.
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.
A demoralized and disappointed Lance Mackey pulled his dog team into Dawson City Thursday morning and voluntarily scratched from the Yukon Quest.
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.