September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Vern Halter

Vern Halter

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

When Vern Halter, 55, left his home state of South Dakota in 1977 to seek new career opportunities. With a law degree tucked in his back pocket, he made the trek to the 49th state and a vast new world called Alaska. Now, 27 years later, these opportunities have not only led to a career as an attorney, but more importantly to a full time kennel owner racing the Iditarod. Along with his wife, Susan Whiton, they own and operate “Dream a Dream Dog Farm.” Susan has run the Iditarod twice and after graduating from Washington State Veterinary School, is well known in mushing circles as the “Country Vet.” “Dream a Dream Dog Farm” is home to 75 huskies and is located in Willow and Trapper Creek, Alaska. The year round mental and physical conditioning of the dogs for the world’s premier sled dog race occurs here.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:10:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:54:00 12 2h 44m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:10:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:18:00 16 3/03 12:19:00 16 0h 1m 1h 8m 12.35 14
Yentna Station 3/03 19:30:00 16 7h 11m 7.24 52
Skwentna 3/03 22:21:00 16 34
Finger Lake 3/04 08:33:00 16 3/04 09:00:00 16 0h 27m 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:26:00 16 3/04 18:22:00 16 5h 56m 3h 26m 8.74 30
Rohn 3/04 21:59:00 16 3/05 04:30:00 16 6h 31m 3h 37m 13.27 48
Nikolai 3/05 13:07:00 16 3/05 19:04:00 16 5h 57m 8h 37m 10.79 93
McGrath 3/05 23:49:00 16 3/05 23:51:00 16 0h 2m 4h 45m 10.11 48
Takotna 3/06 01:57:00 16 3/07 03:07:00 15 25h 10m 2h 6m 10.95 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 05:14:00 15 3/07 05:17:00 15 0h 3m 2h 7m 17.95 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/07 17:51:00 15 3/08 03:35:00 13 9h 44m 12h 34m 4.77 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 09:20:00 13 3/08 17:20:00 12 8h 0m 5h 45m 19.48 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 22:58:00 12 3/09 04:20:00 12 5h 22m 5h 38m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 09:21:00 12 3/09 15:51:00 12 6h 30m 5h 1m 10.37 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 19:57:00 12 3/09 20:14:00 12 0h 17m 4h 6m 10.24 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 12:05:00 12 3/10 16:54:00 11 4h 49m 15h 51m 5.68 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 22:05:00 11 3/11 03:09:00 10 5h 4m 5h 11m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 09:01:00 10 3/11 12:40:00 10 3h 39m 5h 52m 9.89 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/11 17:53:00 10 3/11 19:55:00 9 2h 2m 5h 13m 9.20 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 01:10:00 9 3/12 09:10:00 9 8h 0m 5h 15m 8.76 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 14:50:00 9 3/12 14:51:00 9 0h 1m 5h 40m 9.71 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 17:47:48 9 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22