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!