June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 52
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.


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 11:52:00 12 1h 52m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:50:00 12 0h 58m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 15:40:00 16 1h 40m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:28:00 16 3/06 19:31:00 16 0h 3m 3h 48m 11.84 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:33:00 16 3/06 22:38:00 16 0h 5m 3h 2m 11.21 34
Finger Lake 3/07 08:50:00 16 3/07 08:51:00 16 0h 1m 10h 12m 4.41 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:38:00 16 3/07 17:53:00 16 0h 15m 8h 47m 3.42 30
Rohn 3/07 23:10:00 16 3/08 05:51:00 15 6h 41m 5h 17m 9.09 48
Nikolai 3/08 21:09:00 15 3/08 21:15:00 14 0h 6m 15h 18m 6.08 93
McGrath 3/09 04:01:00 14 3/10 04:58:00 13 24h 57m 6h 46m 7.09 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 06:59:00 13 3/10 07:00:00 13 0h 1m 2h 1m 11.40 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 09:20:00 13 3/10 13:46:00 12 4h 26m 2h 20m 16.29 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 05:33:00 12 3/11 10:56:00 12 5h 23m 15h 47m 5.70 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 21:33:00 12 3/12 05:33:00 12 8h 0m 10h 37m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 08:55:00 12 3/12 08:58:00 11 0h 3m 3h 22m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 11:49:00 11 3/12 18:17:00 11 6h 28m 2h 51m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 02:07:00 11 3/13 06:37:00 10 4h 30m 7h 50m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 14:18:00 10 3/13 19:57:00 10 5h 39m 7h 41m 9.11 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 07:35:00 10 3/14 12:36:00 10 5h 1m 11h 38m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 18:34:00 10 3/14 23:15:00 9 4h 41m 5h 58m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 06:10:00 9 3/15 10:38:00 7 4h 28m 6h 55m 8.39 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 19:54:00 7 3/16 03:48:00 7 7h 54m 9h 16m 5.18 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 13:34:00 7 3/16 21:34:00 6 8h 0m 9h 46m 4.71 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 07:45:00 6 3/17 08:49:00 6 1h 4m 10h 11m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 12:59:39 6 4h 10m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 22