We’re off to Alaska, to be support crew for the Yukon Quest sled-dog race. Mushers, Curt and Fleur Perano are kiwis who live half the year in Roxburgh, NZ and half the year in Willow, Alaska, allowing them to live their dream of running Husky and Malamute sled dogs.
The race is 1000 miles (1600km) and takes around 10 days! Start is Feb 1st 2014. This start date puts the mushers and dogs out in the Alaskan wilderness at the height of winter, (sometimes -40 degrees). BRRrrr!!
We’ve had an interesting time researching the conditions, and the clothing and equipment we’ll need. It’ll be even more interesting getting up to speed once in Alaska, with getting to know the dogs, learning from Curt and Fleur, and of course exploring winter-time Alaska.
Join us on our blog as we share our stories and pics.
Steve, Jackie, and Pam.