Braeburn, AK - Yukon Quest Trailbreakers are unable to punch through glaciated ice along the Taylor Highway over American Summit. Race Marshall Doug Grilliot has decided to shorten the trail by 50 miles and eliminate the climb. “You know how snow gets scoured, where you can’t even put a boot to it? I’m envisioning that at 45 degree angles.”
Grilliot says if even the trailbreakers can't get through with snow machines, it's not worth trying it with dog teams.