June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Vern Halter

Vern Halter

Bib Number: 57
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.


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 12:03:00 12 2h 3m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:06:00 12 1h 3m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 15:50:00 16 1h 50m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:33:00 16 3/06 19:38:00 16 0h 5m 3h 43m 12.11 45
Skwentna 3/07 03:40:00 16 3/07 03:50:00 16 0h 10m 8h 2m 4.23 34
Finger Lake 3/07 13:22:00 16 3/07 13:24:00 16 0h 2m 9h 32m 4.72 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 16:48:00 16 3/07 22:00:00 16 5h 12m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/08 02:55:00 16 3/08 10:22:00 16 7h 27m 4h 55m 9.76 48
Nikolai 3/09 00:25:00 16 3/09 00:35:00 16 0h 10m 14h 3m 6.62 93
McGrath 3/09 11:15:00 16 3/09 11:19:00 16 0h 4m 10h 40m 4.50 48
Takotna 3/09 13:28:00 16 3/10 14:14:00 14 24h 46m 2h 9m 10.70 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 16:28:00 14 3/10 16:39:00 13 0h 11m 2h 14m 17.01 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 08:53:00 13 3/11 15:55:00 13 7h 2m 16h 14m 5.54 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 00:07:00 13 3/12 08:07:00 12 8h 0m 8h 12m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 11:23:00 12 3/12 11:26:00 12 0h 3m 3h 16m 7.65 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 14:09:00 12 3/12 19:34:00 12 5h 25m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 07:23:00 12 3/13 07:33:00 12 0h 10m 11h 49m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 19:20:00 12 3/14 02:00:00 11 6h 40m 11h 47m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 13:30:00 11 3/14 19:35:00 11 6h 5m 11h 30m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 01:00:00 11 3/15 06:21:00 11 5h 21m 5h 25m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 11:51:00 11 3/15 18:23:00 10 6h 32m 5h 30m 10.55 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 00:33:00 10 3/16 05:23:00 10 4h 50m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 12:15:00 10 3/16 20:15:00 9 8h 0m 6h 52m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:39:00 9 3/17 03:41:00 9 0h 2m 7h 24m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 07:20:15 9 3h 39m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 22