August 14, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 27
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.

Sponsors

NEA Alaska
Redpaw Dog Food
North 60 (Petro-Marine)

Mountain Ridge, NH
Eldorado Hotel, YT
GBA-Corona, TX


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:55:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:50:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:47:00 16 3/04 18:52:00 16 0h 5m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:56:00 16 3/05 01:01:00 16 3h 5m 3h 4m 9.78 30
Finger Lake 3/05 05:44:00 16 16 4h 43m 8.48 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 09:05:00 16 3/05 14:58:00 16 5h 53m 30
Rohn 3/05 19:06:00 16 3/05 23:20:00 15 4h 14m 4h 8m 8.47 35
Nikolai 3/06 10:05:00 15 3/06 14:53:00 15 4h 48m 10h 45m 6.98 75
McGrath 3/06 22:40:00 15 3/06 22:48:00 14 0h 8m 7h 47m 6.17 48
Takotna 3/07 02:12:00 14 3/08 03:32:00 13 25h 20m 3h 24m 5.29 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 06:33:00 13 3/08 06:44:00 12 0h 11m 3h 1m 7.62 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 21:25:00 12 3/09 05:47:00 12 8h 22m 14h 41m 4.97 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 16:46:00 12 3/10 00:46:00 11 8h 0m 10h 59m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 07:25:00 11 3/10 09:02:00 11 1h 37m 6h 39m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 16:14:00 11 3/10 22:49:00 11 6h 35m 7h 12m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 04:55:00 11 3/11 08:55:00 10 4h 0m 5h 6m 9.22 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 00:24:00 10 3/12 09:30:00 10 9h 6m 15h 29m 5.49 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 15:46:00 10 3/12 16:14:00 10 0h 28m 6h 16m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 01:35:00 10 3/13 07:58:00 9 6h 23m 9h 21m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 15:29:00 9 3/13 17:09:00 9 1h 40m 7h 31m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 01:16:00 9 3/14 09:17:00 8 8h 1m 8h 7m 5.67 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 17:44:00 8 3/14 19:43:00 8 1h 59m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 23:41:52 8 3h 58m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 22