Everyone who knows the North Country has heard of Alaska’s Iditarod, the famous dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. Few know that Canada’s annual winter race, the Yukon Quest, is longer and probably more difficult than the Iditarod. In 2007, I visited Frank Turner, holder of the record for the Yukon Quest, at Muktuk Adventures near Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory.
A wonderful afternoon was spent walking a team of dogs, learning
about the life of a professional musher, and marveling over the hardships of running a dog team through the Yukon winter. In a corner of the ranch, this old, perfectly-preserved trapper’s cabin caught my eye. I was testing an Ensign 16-20 with the Ensar 75 mm lens destined for a Christmas present, and could not resist this shot on XP-2.
“The Yukon Quest.” My WestWorld.com. http://www.mywestworld.com/living/monster-mush-the-yukon-quest/.
Muktuk Adventures. http://www.muktuk.com/winter.html.