This morning was the start of the 36th running of the 1000 mile Yukon Quest race, starting from Whitehorse, Yukon and finishing in Fairbanks, Alaska.
A brief history,
If you're interested in checking out this grueling race along with real time tracking of the mushers and their teams, here's the link: https://www.yukonquest.com/
Conditions this morning were a little nippy, -37c and -42c with the wind chill, heavy ice fog, made for a cold wait standing around for the 11am start! Managed to get out wander around Shipyards Park waiting for the race to kick off. Lots off folks out to see the start all bundled up to fend off the cold. Got a few shots of the first team out of the chute then moved on to the Yukon River to take some other shots along the shore.
Didn't stay out very long, darn camera battery drained real quick (40 minutes), good thing I remember to bring a spare that I kept tucked inside my down vest.
Anyway here's a few shots of the race start and the first few mushers out.
Have no idea what I’m doing here so bear with me while I figure this “blog” stuff out.
First off I’d like to thank all of our Wing Walkers for their generous support in helping to get this new forum off the ground. A special thanks goes to our long time site administrator Sandman for giving up his free time to move everything from our old house over to our new home. Well done Sandy👍
I think we’re all really looking forward to getting settled in and getting back to the business of hanging out with our buds, flying missions in Great Battles, driving tanks and making more skins😁
Until next time