Diaries

MacBride Museum’s Spell of the Yukon

MacBride Museum’s Spell of the Yukon

September 21, 2016

I had a chance last week to talk about what drew me to the Yukon as part of MacBride Museum’s Spell of the Yukon storytelling evening.

Yukon Quest 2016: Thanks! (Part 8/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Thanks! (Part 8/8)

March 8, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Braeburn – Whitehorse (Part 7/8) I would like first of all be very thankful to Emeric and Faustine. They have spent the most time on the task for pretty much the all winter. They didn’t like days off so I had to put with them every day of the week.

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Yukon Quest 2016: Braeburn – Whitehorse (Part 7/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Braeburn – Whitehorse (Part 7/8)

March 7, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Pelly – Braeburn (Part 6/8) So here we go for the last stretch. It is a bit emotional too. At this point my chances to finish my first Yukon Quest are very high. Not many mushers have given up at that stage. The first steps out on the trail are

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Yukon Quest 2016: Pelly – Braeburn (Part 6/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Pelly – Braeburn (Part 6/8)

March 6, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Dawson – Pelly (Part 5/8) The run towards McCabe creek is smooth. First it is warm and uphill. Than it cools down and we travel from lake to lake than towards the power line. Than It is flat. It is fast and I need only 3h45 minutes to reach McCabe.

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Yukon Quest 2016: Dawson – Pelly (Part 5/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Dawson – Pelly (Part 5/8)

March 5, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Eagle – Dawson (Part 4/8) I come early to the campground to finalize my departure. It is quite easy to get the team ready as I do have 4 helpers!! Really quick. I make sure I have all I need in the sled. As we hook up the team I

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Yukon Quest 2016: Eagle – Dawson (Part 4/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Eagle – Dawson (Part 4/8)

March 4, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Central – Eagle (Part 3/8) From here until American Summit it is full climb. The sled is loaded for 150 miles. I plan to do two camping. The going is slow. I have to help all the way. It is a long climb. On the top there is some wind.

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Yukon Quest 2016: Central – Eagle (Part 3/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Central – Eagle (Part 3/8)

March 3, 2016

Previous part: Yukon Quest 2016: Two Rivers – Central (Part 2/8) The trail that connects towards Birch creek is quite good. I expected it to be challenging. Once on Birch creek I will run two more hours before making camp. I expect to find some straw from other mushers and take advantage of it. But

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Yukon Quest 2016: Two Rivers – Central (Part 2/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Two Rivers – Central (Part 2/8)

March 2, 2016

Previous Part: Yukon Quest 2016: Fairbanks – Two Rivers (Part 1/8) My second run starts in the dark. It takes me two hours to reach the first checkpoint of Two Rivers. My intention is to not stop. I check in. I can just see Virginie and we clap hands as I check out! Thanks to

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Yukon Quest 2016: Fairbanks – Two Rivers (Part 1/8)

Yukon Quest 2016: Fairbanks – Two Rivers (Part 1/8)

March 1, 2016

The morning of the race we do wake up early, in order to have the breakfast in the stomach and be ready to roll towards the Start Line. As we did stay in town before the start, we are driving just a few minutes. Alex Olesen, who supervise the organization of the start, shows us

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Percy DeWolfe 2015

Percy DeWolfe 2015

April 5, 2015

Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race 2015, my dog race diary This is the end of March. The temperatures are up, the sun is shining, days are getting longer. The last race of the season for us is the Percy De Wolfe. This is a memorial race to remember Percy who was carrying mail from Dawson

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