Remember last year when Jeff and I went for a sled dog ride with B-line Racing? (pictures) Well that was Brian & Melissa Wilmshurst, and Brian is racing in the Yukon Quest again this year.

He just made it into Dawson just before the supper hour today in 10th place. His dogs looked really good, barking and yipping and excited!

Here’s a few pictures of his team!

Each team starts the race with 14 dogs, and are able to drop dogs as they go, but can’t replace any. Brian is still strong with 12 dogs at the half way mark.


Interviews with media.

And off he went to put the dogs to bed for the night… or maybe a 36 hour nap! We’ll be counting Brian down during our volunteer shift in 36 hours when he departs for the second half of the race!Since Brian lives outside of Dawson, I bet he’s looking forward to his own bed tonight too – rather than curling up with his dogs on the straw like he probably did the last few nights!


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

2 Replies to “Yukon Quest 2017 – Brian Wilmshurst into Dawson City

  1. Hi Lisa, hope u remember me or us. We were on our way from Ft Saskatchewan AB to Dawson when our motorhome and our friends 5th wheel were in an accident on May 27 just outside Nelson.
    Well I have another motorhome and my budd has another 5th wheel. We are planning another voyage not this summer but next. This time for two months. Give ourselves more time. Just wanted you to know and I will be back picking your brain


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