Eli Hedgecock, a handler for Squid Acres Kennel, puts dog booties on Oz, a dog from Cody Strathe’s team, at Carmacks Checkpoint on Sunday. Bec…

Paige Drobny, a 43-year-old Quest veteran, mushes through jumble ice on the Yukon River shortly leaving after Carmacks Checkpoint on Sunday mo…

Cody Strathe mushes through jumble ice on the Yukon River shortly after leaving Carmacks Checkpoint on Sunday. Strathe is married to fellow Yu…

Paige Drobny, right, talks with a friend Sunday before departing Carmacks Checkpoint. Drobny is competing against her husband, Cody Strathe, i…

Dogs from the team of Nathaniel Hamlyn, a 24-year-old Quest veteran from Whitehorse, Yukon, cuddle for warmth at Carmacks Checkpoint. Because …

Yukon Quest rookie Jim Lanier, left, talks with 2018 Quest Champion Allen Moore at Carmacks Checkpoint on Sunday. Moore advised Lanier that th…

Cody Strathe, left, smiles while talking with his wife Paige Drobny on Sunday morning before the two part at Carmacks Checkpoint. Strathe and …