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    Thumbs up Yukon 1000 Canoe Race!!!

    I just want to give out my Good Luck to Outdoors Directory Member cristancanoe who will be participting in the Yukon 1000 Canoe Race starting this Monday.
    http://yukon1000.com/
    They will be in the only all Alaskan team during this race!
    We will be looking forward to seeing them cross the finish line at the Yukon River Bridge on the Dalton Hwy in a few short days!
    GOOD LUCK cristancanoe and team!
    From all of us on Outdoors Directory!!!!!
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    Default Wow...1000 miles

    I had seen her post about racing through the flats but had no idea it started at Lake Labarge. That will be quite a race. I have never been through the flats but have canoed long distances on the Tanana, lower Yukon, Koyukuk and the Kuskokwim when I was young. I have heard about upriver winds in the flats being a real pain. Hopefully they don't get any of those.

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    Agreed! Wow 1000 miles.
    They have been training for this for quite sometime now! Each time I have made it into Seward in the last month, they have the canoe in tow and they were training.
    It's going to be a great race for this Alaskan team!
    We also are able to track them from the website above!
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    She's run some pretty crazy water back in my neck of the woods. She's a tenacious lil gal........aint no wind on the Yukon is going to slow down the Maineiac

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    She's run some pretty crazy water back in my neck of the woods. She's a tenacious lil gal........aint no wind on the Yukon is going to slow down the Maineiac
    I hear you on that. She's amazing. Her team is going to do GREAT!
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    cristancanoe and team is just out of Tok.
    They are on their way into Canada as we speak.
    I'll post her Spot Sat device once the race starts so that you can watch the race, if you would like. For those of you on my Facebook... this is the same device that I used on Mt. Marathon when I was training and you were able to see me from the mountain.

    The closer they get to Whitehorse, the more excited I get to see them in 12 short days at the finish line!!!
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    well, if they were real men (and women...) they'd race UP river!


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    Yay! They are on their way!
    http://yukon1000.com/resultsx.html?race=09y1k
    They are currently 6th place!
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    Team Northern Current is currently 6th place overall out of 17 teams!
    They are doing GREAT!
    Out of the canoes, they are currently 4th place!
    One dual kayak is head of them... and a voyager.

    Hang in there! We are rooting for you guys!
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    They are currently 5th place out of all canoes and they are out of Lake Laberge!
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    Currently, they are 9th overall and 5th among canoes!
    They are right passed Carmacks!
    They will be able to make up time tomorrow morning because the next team ahead is only by 3 miles.
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    They moved up!
    They are currently 8th overall. 4th among canoes!
    They have passed Yukon Crossing and they are getting ready to come upon McCabe Creek!
    Hang in there, cristancanoe and team! Keep paddling strong!
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    They are doing good. They dropped last night because at the end of the day they were passed by 2 canoes.
    Last night.
    10th overall. 6th among canoes.

    They made it up this morning by paddling hard and passing those 2 teams again.
    Currently...
    8th overall. 4th among canoes.

    They are strong and paddling hard. Because I am not in communication with them other than by SPOT and their Iridium text messaging, I wonder if they already have blistered hands and are dealing with some body stuff. Regardless... they are looking good. 6 more days and they should be done.

    It's Day 4! Today is Dawson! After this... it will be a strong, hard paddle to the U.S. Border!
    Go Northern Current!
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    and lots more river to cover..!!!
    I hope they can look back and say it was fun and not just pain..
    by the names of the teams in competition, they sound like a fun loving bunch for sure.
    lots of folks from the UK in the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskacanoe View Post
    and lots more river to cover..!!!
    I hope they can look back and say it was fun and not just pain..
    by the names of the teams in competition, they sound like a fun loving bunch for sure.
    lots of folks from the UK in the event.
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    Agreed. I had no idea how many Alaskans were in this event. Originally I thought that they were the only ones that were a full Alaskan team, but it looks as if others have joined and have done incredibly well on this race!

    They have already passed Dawson and should be either entering into the U.S. now or will soon be.
    There are a ton of penalties including a team that has 6 hours and 31 minutes of penalties. That's a huge deal at this point in the race.

    If you look at some of the profiles, it's pretty incredible to see the people who are doing this race and what they have had to go through.
    One team had to switch out canoes because something wasn't legal for the race about their canoe. They had to find one in Whitehorse.
    Another team has a member that was just diagnosed with prostate cancer, so they are raising money on behalf of research for it.
    Another team member has a competitor part of the Iditasport, which is a race that I'd be interested in competing in.
    It's nice to see so many people doing this kind of race.

    I agree. Team names are pretty funny. Aren't they?
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    So..... they are doing really good and staying strong.
    They are still 8th place overall and 4th among canoes.
    They are only 4 river bends from the next team ahead.
    Next team in front of them is 15 miles ahead of them.

    I hope they are really doing good. They have just stopped for a break unless they have made it into Alaska or have already gone through the time change and that would mean that they have 45 more minutes to paddle for the evening.

    It all starts again at 5am!

    Keep paddling and keep paddling hard! You guys are doing EXCELLENT!
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    Looks like by the end of tonight, some teams have passed them and they are 10th overall, 6th among canoes.
    Hopefully they can make this up by tomorrow morning and paddle hard first thing!
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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Welcome back into the U.S. !!!
    You guys are doing great!
    Only 1 mile to Eagle!!!!
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    They are doing AMAZING!
    They received a silly penalty, but they are 8th overall, 4th among canoes and the next team is only 6 miles ahead of them. They can paddle that in a strong hour and 1/2.
    They just passed Circle!
    Now they are on their way to Ft. Yukon!!!

    It looks like they will place higher, though.
    There are 2 other teams that have 6 and 7 hour penalties!
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    Okay... it looks like they are getting to the Dalton Bridge sooner than we have planned. They are battling for this last stretch with 4 other racers.

    They are currently 10th overall. 6th among canoes. They can still place 4th even though 4 teams have already finished.

    It looks as if I am going to have to cancel the last of my clients/students tomorrow afternoon and start heading up there go to and pick them up!

    They expected to finish in 10 days so they shaved off 2 days on the River! Amazing... absolutely amazing!

    They passed Ft. Yukon and are on their way towards Beaver. They might actually made Dalton Bridge before I do!

    This has been a GREAT race and it's been incredibly fun being their eyes while they have been paddling. I'll make another update tonight and one more tomorrow before heading out to Dalton Hwy Bridge to pick them up!

    Great Job, Northern Current! You guys are still doing fantastic!!!!
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