Tag Archives: Yukon Quest

Alaskan Adventurer Mary Shields

In 1974, the second year the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was run, Mary Shields became the first woman to finish the race, with the smallest team in the race (only eight dogs) and a part-Labrador lead dog named … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ … Continue reading

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2017 Sled Dog Race Calendar

• January 6 – Gin Gin 200 – Paxson, Alaska • January 7 – Tahquamenon Country – Newberry, Michigan • January 7 – Knik 200 (Joe Redington Sr. Memorial) – Knik, Alaska • January 7 – La Grande Odyssée Savoie … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

Update: A good commentary on the 2016 field of 25 mushers from two-time Yukon Quest Champion John Schandelmeier. The 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will start February 6, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska, when 25 mushers and their dog … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s … Continue reading

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2015 Alaska Book Week

Northern Light Media will be participating in Alaska Book Week again this year, with a book-signing at our favorite bookstore, Fireside Books in Palmer, on Saturday, October 3, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm! We’ll be focusing on our mushing books, … Continue reading

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The Great Alone

During the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race the independent filmmaker Greg Kohs followed four-time Iditarod and Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey along the trail. Combining that hard-won film footage with family photos, interviews and other media, Kohs produced a … Continue reading

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2015 Yukon Quest

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Iditarod Adventures

Iditarod Adventures: Tales from Mushers Along the Trail, by Lew Freedman, illustrations by Jon Van Zyle (Alaska Northwest Books, 2015). In this splendid collection of profiles and ‘tales of the trail,’ written by the mushers themselves, twenty-three top Iditarod and … Continue reading

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Yukon Quest Checkpoint 101

Driving up the western flank of the White Mountains one passes the colorful Yukon Quest checkpoint of 101, so named because it is, in fact, 101 miles from Fairbanks on the 161-mile long Steese Highway. Starting out as only a … Continue reading

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A Look at The Yukon Quest Trail

The newest book from Northern Light Media is a captivating journey traced each February by hardy mushers and their teams of lionhearted sled dogs, traveling, as the subtitle states, ‘1,000 miles across northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory.’ Over frozen … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The 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 … Continue reading

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Yukon Quest 2015

“People say I’m crazy- but I’m not the only one…” — John Lennon The 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will start February 7 in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and travel 991 miles (1,594 kilometers) to Fairbanks, Alaska. This … Continue reading

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2014 Yukon Quest: The Start, Pt. 2

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2014 Yukon Quest: The Start, Pt. 1

Due to thinner than normal ice, the 2014 start was not on the Chena River as it usually is, but a block away, on Second Avenue. The street was covered with snow which had been stashed from the winter’s parking … Continue reading

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YQ 2014 Road Trip: Willow to Healy

Living in south-central Alaska, it’s a 300 mile road trip to the start of the Yukon Quest in Fairbanks. I travelled to the race this year with my dear friends Bonnie Foster and Albert Marquez, and we had a stellar … Continue reading

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Following the 2013 Yukon Quest

The 2013 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is history, and mushing fans have already turned their attention to the Big One, the Iditarod, set to begin in Anchorage on March 2nd, with a Re-Start on Willow Lake the next … Continue reading

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Appetite and Attitude: Lance Mackey

  VIDEO CLIP BELOW In 2008 Northern Light Media produced the documentary Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey, about the world’s preeminent long distance sled dog racer, who made racing history when he won two 1,000 mile races back-to-back, the … Continue reading

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Yukon Quest Album

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest winter territory on the planet: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s an … Continue reading

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