First at Braeburn

The first checkpoint after the departure from Whitehorse is Braeburn Lodge, famous for their huge (and I mean HUGE) cinnamon buns. Hugh Neff, who was the 19th racer to leave Whitehorse was the first to arrive at Braeburn after being on the trail 9h24m. I just so happen to have a video of his departure, which I’ve posted here for your pleasure (I grudgingly had to post it to YouTube before I could upload it here). The sky is blue, Golden Horn mountain looms in the background, and the dogs are just beautiful. Enjoy!



  1. Glen-da!! said,

    February 15, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    That was sooooo cool. We city slickers are amazed by such things! I read about the races on cbc’s website at work! Thanks for sharing Carole!!!

  2. February 18, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    Just a note for those who may have gotten this wrong, this video is of Hugh Neff leaving Whitehorse, not Braeburn. He was the 19th musher to leave from Whitehorse and the 1st to arrive at Braeburn. You don’t see many people standing by as I walked up the trail past the crowds in order to get decent pics.

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