The Yukon Quest starts this Saturday. The 1000 mile international sled dog race runs between Whitehorse, YT and Fairbanks, AK.
In recent years, mushers have often run their dogs at night, trying to keep them from overworking in the heat of the day. That will not be a problem this year, at least at the start of the race, as temperatures are expected to run near -40F/C.
There are 26 teams competing in this year’s Yukon Quest.