A different river experience: Mushing on the Yukon

While we were in the Yukon to see the northern lights we took the opportunity to check out the great paddling rivers the Yukon and Tahkini, but in March there was no chance of paddling! With average night time temperatures below -25C and daytime temperatures (in direct sun) only touching -5C there was still 600mm of ice covering both rivers. This however, made a perfect surface for dog mushing (sledding). 
 

Winter Series Race 1. Never Raced Before???

The start of the Winter series is fast approaching, to be precise the 28th April at Footscray Canoe club.

For those old hands, it would be lovely to see you all there. But some of you may be thinking "Great, but I've never raced before. What do I do?"

If this is you, please read on-

The winter series is a great way to start racing for a number of reasons.

1) You get to choose your distance based on your ability!