The Yukon Quest Trail

YQ Buy NowThe Yukon Quest Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory, by Helen Hegener, will be published by Northern Light Media in December, 2014.

With over 180 full-color photographs by the author and by photographers Eric Vercammen and Scott Chesney, this book tells the story of the race, the mushers who run it, and the country they travel through. An added bonus is Trail Notes for Mushers, detailing the trail in both directions, compiled by two-time Yukon Quest Champion John Schandelmeier.

The Yukon Quest Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory, text and photos by Helen Hegener, additional photographs by Eric Vercammen and Scott Chesney; also included: Trail Notes for Mushers by two-time Yukon Quest Champion John Schandelmeier. Published December, 2014 by Northern Light Media. 151 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ format, bibliography, indexed. $29.00 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling) after December 12, 2014.


About Helen Hegener

My books currently in print include "A Mighty Nice Place," Alaskan Roadhouses, The First Iditarod, The Matanuska Colony Barns, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, and The Yukon Quest Trail. I am currently researching and writing a book on the history of the Alaska Railroad. All of my books and DVDs are available on this site, at Amazon, eBay, IndieBooks, CreateSpace, GoodReads, and through your local independent bookstores. I’ve volunteered for several sled dog races, including the All Alaska Sweepstakes, the Yukon Quest, the Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. I also organized and sponsored two Mushing History Conferences, in 2009 and 2010, which drew presenters and attendees from across Alaska and Canada. You can contact me on Facebook, at PO Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0515, and via email at
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