Yukon Quest: The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World

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Its -15 Celsius (about 8 Fahrenheit) and the sled dogs are happy. This crisp weather is just how they like it to run the Yukon Quest, a grueling 1,000-mile race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Dog Sledding in the Yukon: Pure Magic

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The sled dogs are pitching a fit barking, howling, leaping, frothing. They’re ready to go. I’m not so sure I am.

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Corn Chowder

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We enjoyed this thick, rich corn chowder at Sky High Wilderness Ranch just before taking off for a chilly sled dog adventure.

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Bannock, Fry Bread from the Yukon

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Bannock, also known as fry bread or Indian bread, is found throughout North American Native cuisine. In Canada, fry bread is often made by the Inuit and First Nations peoples.

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Westmark Hotel, Whitehorse, Yukon

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The Westmark Hotel is a great choice for families and adventurers looking for friendly, convenient, and affordable lodging in the Yukon.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Packing for Cold Weather

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Cold — it’s not something I knew much about. Born in California and residing in mild Western Oregon, I was a cold weather virgin.

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Good Eating in the Yukon

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Picture the Yukon. You likely won’t picture delicious and often sophisticated food, but you should.

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The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking

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This cookbook makes you want to throw over your civilized life, strap on boots and head north to the Yukon.

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