June 20, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 77
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 50, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in thirty 1,000 mile races since 2000, 17 Yukon Quests and 13 Iditarod’s. He has twice won the Yukon Quest. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “Dogs are my life. We participate in the Iditarod to have fun. Our goal is to get to Nome and enjoy life as much as possible – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!” Hugh is married to Olivia.

Awards

Rookie of the Year

2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:47:00 12
BLM 3/12 13:41:00 12 3/12 21:41:00 11 8h 0m 144h 54m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 05:29:00 11 3/13 11:40:00 10 6h 11m 7h 48m 3.97 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 19:55:00 10 3/14 02:20:00 10 6h 25m 8h 15m 2.06 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 07:07:00 10 3/14 07:25:00 10 0h 18m 4h 47m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 01:49:00 10 3/15 07:44:00 9 5h 55m 18h 24m 2.45 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 14:37:00 9 3/15 19:29:00 8 4h 52m 6h 53m 4.36 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 04:05:00 8 3/16 09:30:00 8 5h 25m 8h 36m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 16:21:00 8 3/16 20:35:00 7 4h 14m 6h 51m 13.58 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 04:40:00 7 3/17 12:40:00 7 8h 0m 8h 5m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 22:38:00 7 3/17 23:04:00 7 0h 26m 9h 58m 2.31 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 22:27:00 3/11 22:39:00 12 0h 12m -145h -37m -0.26 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 05:51:00 3/11 06:03:00 12 0h 12m -17h -48m -3.37 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:52:00 12 -113h -11m -0.99 112
Galena 3/07 12:30:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:56:00 16 3/07 16:02:00 16 0h 6m 3h 26m 15.15 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:14:00 16 16 3h 12m 13.13 42
Unalakleet 3/08 05:53:00 16 3/08 05:53:00 16 0h 0m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 09:37:00 16 3/08 16:11:00 15 6h 34m 3h 44m 10.71 40
Koyuk 3/08 20:14:00 15 3/08 20:39:00 14 0h 25m 4h 3m 14.32 58
Elim 3/09 11:14:00 14 3/09 17:35:00 14 6h 21m 14h 35m 3.29 48
White Mountain 3/09 23:27:00 14 3/09 23:27:00 13 0h 0m 5h 52m 7.84 46
Safety 3/10 02:46:00 13 3/11 03:08:00 13 24h 22m 3h 19m 16.58 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 02:21:01 167h 13m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22