My friend is up from Vancouver visiting for the week, which was nicely timed for her to see the start of her first sled dog race!
This race starts here in Dawson City and goes down the Yukon River, northwest to Eagle, Alaska, and then back again. It is a memorial race to commemorate Percy DeWolfe, who delivered the mail from Dawson to Eagle for decades.
Daniel our post master passes off a bag of mail, with the help of the RCMP, to the first sled, to take up to Eagle. As a fundraiser for the race, people can purchase an envelope, write a letter, and have it sent in this sack of mail on its way to be mailed.
For more information about the Percy race, the mushers, or to track the teams’ progression through the race, visit http://www.thepercy.com/ .