Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
An Epic Yukon Quest Moment

This picture captures one of the most epic Yukon Quest moments I witnessed along the trail, reminiscent of scenes along the historic Chilkoot Trail: John Schandelmeier, Rick Mackey, Frank Turner and Mark May are at the base of the last and steepest pitch on their ascent to Eagle Summit, elevation 3,865 ft., during the 1997 race. There is good reason why mushers fear Eagle Summit, even in good weather, as several races have been won or lost in this section. Mackey went on to win the race that year.

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