Some mushers snack on chocolate, beef jerky and frozen pizza on the trail.
Not William Pinkham.
From the steaming hot water in his dog cooker, the veteran musher pulled out a vacuum-packed bag of mushy avocado and slurped it back.
He’d just finished some blueberries and bananas and had bacon and french toast for breakfast – everything pre-cooked, frozen and reheated in the cooker.
“I save the best for last,” he said with a grin, munching on a steak a few minutes later.
Mushers get some strange cravings along the trail.
Kyla Boivin’s addicted to cheese.
“I put it on everything,” she said.
Inside the Eagle checkpoint, she’d forgotten to get it out of her sled.
“It’s too far to walk back,” she said with a smile.
Boivin will eat any cheese, except “the raunchy ones that come from Europe.”
Brent Sass is also into dairy products.
But he prefers his frozen.
Out on the Yukon River before Circle, Sass stopped to eat a tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
Peanut butter cup is his favourite.
Even when the temperature dips, Sass enjoys his cool ice cream breaks.
He’s also enjoying homemade fudge, smoked fish strips and mystery meals made by a friend before the race.