As he strolled around the Carmacks checkpoint Sunday evening, Yukon Quest Race Marshal Doug Harris had the opportunity to appreciate some peace and calm, a to a great degree uncommon open door for his position.
Now and again, it appeared as though Harris’ telephone was stuck to his ear as groups spent an obligatory 36-hour delay in Dawson City. The majority of his stay at the main checkpoint on the Canada side was utilized as a part of dealing with different circumstances, some greater than others.
Notwithstanding the pound that occurs amid each race, Harris and Quest volunteers were particularly occupied in Dawson City. There was the Jason Campeau circumstance, which saw the musher from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, safeguarded by helicopter and transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital from 45 miles outside of Eagle on Thursday.
On Friday, there was a miscommunication about Severin Cathry squeezing his assistance catch on his race-GPS beacon. Cathry scratched from the race Sunday evening.
In spite of the fact that the race is a long way from being done, it’s improbable Quest authorities will be as occupied as they were in Dawson City. On Sunday, Harris said he and race authorities have appreciated some calm as the race proceeded into Pelly Crossing and Carmacks.
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“On this side of the outskirt, when the groups are somewhat more split out, we endeavor to get some more rest,” he said. “We approach more lodgings at a portion of the checkpoints here. Everyone is restless — the volunteers, the authorities, the vet group, the mushers and handlers.
“Everyone required with race is restless.”
Each Quest incorporates rushed minutes, yet Harris said he was particularly satisfied with how race authorities took care of the circumstances that emerged in Dawson City.