Braeburn, YK - Frigid weather set in across Canada’s Yukon this week. Mushers who left the start line of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Saturday were uneasy about a forecast that’s calling for subzero temperatures by the end of the week.
Midday temperatures hovered around 30 degrees below zero, as dog teams left Whitehorse. But Tagish musher Ed Hopkins didn’t seem to mind.
“I like a challenge, I am built for cold weather, I don’t know I just don’t get cold, so I’m not worried about it,” he said.