McAlpin lights red lantern for 2007 Quest

February 25th, 2007

Bob McAlpin took his time, never wavering from his goal of reaching the Yukon Quest finish line with as many healthy dogs as possible.

After more than two weeks on the 1,000-mile trail from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, McAlpin and his 13 dogs put a lid on the 2007 Quest at 9:56 a.m. Sunday, a feat witnessed by 100 Red Lantern-cheering spectators who braved 35-below temperatures to see the 56-year-old North Pole native arrive at the downtown finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

Vets, fellow mushers honor Schnuelle

February 25th, 2007

A modest Sebastian Schnuelle took two of the top honors for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Saturday night’s Finish Banquet at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel, then wasn’t especially eager to talk about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Olesen family’s lives intertwined with Quest

February 24th, 2007

The Yukon Quest is one giant family, and at its heart are the Olesens. Read the rest of this entry »

Quest mushers trickle in

February 24th, 2007

Benedikt Beisch of Nenana chose to savor an extra few hours of his Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race adventure on Friday while Richie Beattie just longed to reach the finish line of the 1,000-mile endurance test. Read the rest of this entry »

Third dog dies in Quest

February 22nd, 2007

A 6-year-old dog named Hope in Kelly Griffin’s team died early Thursday morning, Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race officials announced Thursday afternoon. The dog death is the third in this year’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Competitors drive teams to finish line in Fairbanks

February 22nd, 2007

Several “races within the race” were decided among the nine mushers who reached the Quest finish line by Wednesday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Buddies help create a Sassy tale of travels on the trail

February 22nd, 2007

Brent Sass decided last March he wanted his rookie run of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race documented in words and photos, and he had buddies who could do just that. Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers work together to cope with harsh Eagle Summit

February 22nd, 2007

The crux of the Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks is the steep climb up Eagle Summit, and Sebastian Schnuelle selflessly scaled it four times on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Gatt captures second place

February 21st, 2007

If this truly was Hans Gatt’s final Quest, he’s had one helluva run. Read the rest of this entry »

Intestinal perforation cited in dog’s death; musher not at fault

February 21st, 2007

The death of Brent Sass’ dog Melville was caused by a piece of fabric or harness the 5-year-old ate, which led to a fatal tearing of his intestine, Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race officials announced Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »