June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Perry Solmonson

Perry Solmonson

Bib Number: 67
Hometown: Plain, WA
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Biography

Perry Solmonson, 47, was born in Colorado. When he was five, his father was transferred to Alaska with the Air Force and he lived here until 1976. He finished his last two years of high school in California. Perry began mushing in 1995 and says he was interested in the Iditarod since it started. He was the Red Lantern winner in the 2005 Iditarod, his first. Perry says, “It’s an adventure of a lifetime. I enjoy being a part of the celebration of volunteerism that drives this great event. To share a goal with my dogs and work together to achieve a bonding relationship that seems to equal no others.” For the last 25 years, Perry has been the owner of Prince William Sound Kayak Center in Whittier. He’s a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the Washington Mid-Distance Mushers. He says his special interests are sea kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and sled building. Perry and his wife, Lois, have two children, Mira, 7 and Anders, 5.

Sponsors

Joan Snouffer
Plain Hardware/Home & Garden
Phillips Cruises & Tours
Stan & Gladys Solmonson
Stan Solmonson, Jr.
Prince William Sound Kayak Center
Better Letters/Don Ricker
Sound Eco Adventures/Gerry Sanger
Lazy Otter Charters/Mike & Kelly Bender
Honey Charters
Stephanie Burnham
Anchor Inn
Joe & Annie Shen
Mary Welborn & John O’Brien
Michael & Dorreen Johnston

Dan & Kay Morris
Barb MacPherson
Rusty & Karen Rise
Jim & Sue Walker
Residents of Whittier
Whittier Chamber of Commerce
Klondike Express Crew/Barrie Swanberg
Marilyn Huffman
Lkewis & Marvis Douma
Charlotte Douma
Robin & Charlie Boulding
Bavarian Village Veterinarian
Kricket’s Korner/Kricket Stephenson
Key Center Saloon/Tracy Manning
Just Plain Grocery

Awards

Red Lantern — Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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 12:25:00 12
BLM 3/14 20:46:00 15 3/15 10:05:00 13 13h 19m 200h 21m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/15 17:29:00 13 13 7h 24m 4.19 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/16 13:50:00 13 3/16 14:20:00 13 0h 30m ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/16 22:26:00 13 3/17 08:33:00 13 10h 7m 8h 6m 4.20 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/17 22:55:00 13 3/18 17:02:00 13 18h 7m 14h 22m 3.13 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/18 22:45:00 13 3/19 09:30:00 11 10h 45m 5h 43m 5.25 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/19 16:43:00 11 3/20 10:35:00 11 17h 52m 7h 13m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/20 16:38:00 11 3/21 05:55:00 11 13h 17m 6h 3m 15.37 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/21 12:03:00 11 3/21 20:05:00 11 8h 2m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/22 03:22:00 11 3/22 09:49:00 11 6h 27m 7h 17m 3.16 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/13 20:30:00 3/14 10:15:00 15 13h 45m -206h -19m -0.18 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/12 14:52:00 15 3/12 19:08:00 15 4h 16m -44h -23m -1.35 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:34:00 -150h -34m -0.74 112
Galena 3/07 12:10:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 16:01:00 16 3/07 19:46:00 16 3h 45m 3h 51m 13.51 52
Kaltag 3/07 23:06:00 16 15 3h 20m 12.60 42
Unalakleet 3/08 13:41:00 15 3/08 18:28:00 15 4h 47m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 22:25:00 15 3/09 10:05:00 15 11h 40m 3h 57m 10.13 40
Koyuk 3/09 14:36:00 15 3/09 21:10:00 15 6h 34m 4h 31m 12.84 58
Elim 3/10 15:29:00 15 3/11 17:16:00 15 25h 47m 18h 19m 2.62 ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 23:01:00 15 3/12 08:52:00 15 9h 51m 5h 45m 8.00 ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 11:17:00 15 3/12 11:23:00 15 0h 6m 2h 25m 22.76 ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 12:50:36 241h 27m 0.09 ✔ ✔ 22