Breaking Trail To Canada Isn’t For Everyone

Yukon Quest Trail breakers have been hard at work for well over a month, battling blowing snow and fierce cold to get the Alaska-side trail in place. It’s not a job for the faint of heart, and finding the right people to do it, may be the biggest challenge.As the Yukon Quest Trail Coordinator in Alaska, Mike Reitz is tasked with breaking nearly 600 miles of trail by snowmachine between Fairbanks and the Canadian border. He’s had the job for four years.“It might be my 16th trip up the Yukon, so I’m pretty familiar with the trails and the river up this way,” he says. Read more here:


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