Today most Fairbanks area mushers headed south to Whitehorse to start the fun & festivities of the Yukon Quest. Wednesday is the vet check in the morning and the Meet the Mushers event in the evening. Thursday is a day of meetings for the handlers and mushers. That evening is the start banquet where the mushers will draw their bib numbers. Friday is a down day and Saturday, February 5th, is the start of the Yukon Quest! Since the checkpoint I work is on the US side, the mushers wont be comming in until the 13 or 14th. I'm leaving here on the 12th. We'll have a crew party that night with a big shrimp boil and a few libations.
I can hardly wait! My fellow Mile 101 crewmember and communications guru is going to try to bring a laptop for me to borrow. Even if he doesn't, I will be able to jump on someone's occassionally for a personal update. If you are really interested you can follow on Facebook.
Yukon Quest: http://www.facebook.com/YukonQuest?ref=ts