Pelly Crossing, YK - The first Yukon Quest musher to arrive in Dawson City is awarded four ounces of gold. This year, it’s valued at six thousands dollars. In order to keep the money, the team also has to finish the race.
Gold or not, mushers have to find a ways to get to Dawson with teams that can still be able to race on the Alaska-side of the trail.
Allen Moore was explaining his race strategy when his alarm went off in the Pelly Crossing Checkpoint. “Uh oh, it’s time to get up. Alright, I’m awake!” he joked.