Impassable ice jams between the mouth of the Fortymile River and Dawson City necessitated a re-route to the Top of the World Highway for Yukon Quest mushers, resulting in an additional 2,500-foot climb.Marcel Vander Wier | Whitehorse Star
The defending champion left the Eagle checkpoint near dawn Tuesday, with the three closest chasers returning to the trail three to four hours later as the racers began a long stretch to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. Mike Campbell
The young musher from Eureka pulled out of Circle City first, heading towards the jumble ice of the Yukon River. Sass, Allen Moore of Two Rivers and Hugh Neff of Tok are leading the racers toward Whitehorse. Casey Grove | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Mushers topped Eagle Summit in the second day of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon, on a trail that retraces historic mail and supply routes along the Yukon River.