Fairbanks, AK - 18 mushers and their dog teams will leave the start line of the 2014 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on Saturday. They drew bib numbers at a banquet in Fairbanks Thursday night. Mushers and spectators alike expect an exciting race this year due to icy and wet trail conditions and unseasonably warm weather .
Yukon Quest Race Marshall Doug Grilliot has kept close tabs on trail conditions this week. He has one word to describe what trail to Whitehorse looks like. “You know, challenging," he laughs.