September 20, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Kirk Barnum

Kirk Barnum

Bib Number: 31
Hometown: Grangeville, ID


Biography

Kirk Barnum, 43, was born and raised in California. He began mushing in 1995, and in 1999, he moved to Montana to run dogs. Last year he moved to Grangeville for “good trails and good fishing.” He says that after racing some good mushers in Wyoming, I wanted to run the Iditarod.” “I like to raise my on dogs and continue to breed my own strains. Each year I have better dogs to plug into my core. I enjoy the Iditarod because of the great dog teams that run annually and the remote villages and the Alaskan outdoors we travel through on the race course.” Kirk studied forestry at Utah State and worked as a forester for twenty years. He now lists his occupation as “dog servant” and his hobbies as music, bears, fishing, wildlife and Dutch oven cooking.

Sponsors

Absorka Sled Dog Tours, MN
Tri State By-Products, Inc.NE
Globe Grocery & Mean Market, CA


2008 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 11:06:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:58:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:01:00 16 3/02 19:06:00 16 0h 5m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:21:00 16 3/03 04:26:00 16 0h 5m 9h 15m 3.68 34
Finger Lake 3/03 15:04:00 16 3/03 20:56:00 14 5h 52m 10h 38m 4.23 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 01:13:00 14 3/04 10:57:00 14 9h 44m 4h 17m 7.00 30
Rohn 3/04 15:50:00 14 3/04 18:37:00 13 2h 47m 4h 53m 9.83 48
Nikolai 3/05 13:46:00 13 3/06 00:55:00 9 11h 9m 19h 9m 3.92 75
McGrath 3/06 07:33:00 9 3/07 10:00:00 9 26h 27m 6h 38m 8.14 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 12:22:00 9 3/07 18:30:00 9 6h 8m 2h 22m 7.61 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 21:07:00 9 3/07 21:17:00 9 0h 10m 2h 37m 9.55 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 13:06:00 9 3/08 23:46:00 9 10h 40m 15h 49m 3.73 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 14:17:00 9 3/09 22:55:00 9 8h 38m 13h 31m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 05:45:00 9 3/10 20:30:00 9 14h 45m 6h 50m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 03:21:00 9 3/11 12:52:00 9 9h 31m 6h 51m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 17:58:00 9 3/12 02:55:00 9 8h 57m 5h 6m 8.24 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 16:56:00 9 3/13 05:08:00 9 12h 12m 14h 1m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 11:08:00 9 3/13 17:52:00 9 6h 44m 6h 0m 7.00 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 01:08:00 9 3/14 08:17:00 9 7h 9m 7h 16m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 15:10:00 9 3/14 20:54:00 9 5h 44m 6h 53m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 04:55:00 9 3/15 13:20:00 8 8h 25m 8h 1m 5.74 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 21:10:00 8 3/15 21:11:00 8 0h 1m 7h 50m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 01:19:44 8 4h 8m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 22