September 20, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Vern Halter

Vern Halter

Bib Number: 19
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.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:39:00 6
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:38:00 6 0h 59m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:34:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:04:00 16 3/03 15:04:00 16 0h 0m 4h 30m 11.56 52
Nulato 3/04 03:56:00 16 3/04 09:38:00 16 5h 42m 12h 52m 4.04 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 16:45:00 16 3/04 23:50:00 14 7h 5m 7h 7m 5.90 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 20:01:00 14 3/06 01:22:00 13 5h 21m 20h 11m 3.47 70
Grayling 1 3/06 08:22:00 13 3/07 10:00:00 13 25h 38m 7h 0m 8.57 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/07 14:45:00 13 3/07 16:50:00 12 2h 5m 4h 45m 3.79 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/07 20:33:00 12 3/08 04:34:00 12 8h 1m 3h 43m 4.84 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 16:41:00 12 3/08 17:17:00 11 0h 36m 12h 7m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 06:37:00 11 3/09 06:38:00 11 0h 1m 13h 20m 5.25 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 09:02:00 11 3/09 09:10:00 11 0h 8m 2h 24m 37.50 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 11:50:00 11 3/09 19:49:00 9 7h 59m 2h 40m 15.75 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 05:22:00 9 3/10 13:00:00 9 7h 38m 9h 33m 5.03 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 21:44:00 9 3/11 06:46:00 9 9h 2m 8h 44m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 20:35:00 9 3/12 04:03:00 9 7h 28m 13h 49m 3.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 09:28:00 9 3/12 18:33:00 9 9h 5m 5h 25m 10.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 00:59:00 9 3/13 06:31:00 9 5h 32m 6h 26m 3.42 ✔ ✔ 22