This will be Royer’s rookie run in the Yukon Quest, although she’s been running dogs for 25 years. She has claimed a spot in the top 20 in Iditarod the past three years in a row – with her best run in 2015, taking 4th place.
After a reversal by race officials, mushers Ed Stielstra and Laura Ness are now back on the roster for the 2017 Yukon Quest, despite having missed a vet check.
A diverse roster of competitors from around the world will be kicking off the 34th annual Yukon Quest — from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Fairbanks — on February 4th.
audio by Laureli Kinneen; text by David Dodman Ed Stielstra’s staying positive about Iditarod 2011. Although he’s not looking forward to the hills on the trail…