June 24, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Kirk Barnum

Kirk Barnum

Bib Number: 47
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

Mike Gorton Wells Fargo Advisors, CA
Vi & Mike Bramhall, MT
Sandy England, CA
Charlotte & Dan Frazier, CA

Snowhaven Ski & Tube Hill, ID
Tulie & Francine Barnum
The Wasken Family, ID
Kris Barnum


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 11:39:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:30:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:42:00 16 3/04 23:31:00 16 3h 49m 4h 12m 10.00 42
Skwentna 3/05 02:34:00 16 3/05 07:19:00 15 4h 45m 3h 3m 9.84 30
Finger Lake 3/05 12:44:00 15 3/05 18:59:00 15 6h 15m 5h 25m 7.38 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 23:00:00 15 3/06 07:57:00 15 8h 57m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Rohn 3/06 12:17:00 15 3/06 19:04:00 15 6h 47m 4h 20m 8.08 35
Nikolai 3/07 11:24:00 15 3/07 19:38:00 14 8h 14m 16h 20m 4.59 75
McGrath 3/08 02:19:00 14 3/09 03:59:00 14 25h 40m 6h 41m 7.18 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 06:13:00 14 3/09 06:17:00 13 0h 4m 2h 14m 8.06 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 09:00:00 13 3/09 15:49:00 11 6h 49m 2h 43m 8.47 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 06:25:00 11 3/10 16:27:00 11 10h 2m 14h 36m 5.00 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 05:29:00 11 3/11 15:37:00 11 10h 8m 12h 2m 5.82 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 22:13:00 11 3/12 09:21:00 11 11h 8m 6h 36m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 15:51:00 11 3/13 01:01:00 10 9h 10m 6h 30m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 05:50:00 10 4h 49m 9.76 ✔ ✔ Scratched 47