August 18, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Gus Guenther

Gus Guenther

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Clam Gulch, Alaska


Biography

Gus Guenther, 45, was born and raised in Prospect, Pennsylvania. Before coming to Alaska, he received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Pennsylvania and became a journeyman carpenter. He says he came to Alaska in 1991 because “I couldn’t drive any further and ended up in Clam Gulch to “try and disappear completely.” He began mushing in 1992. A member of Anchorage Local 1261, he has worked as a carpenter in Alaska since 2003. Gus says, “I’ve found running dogs to be one of the few things that can be purely beautiful.” He lists his hobbies as “chopping firewood and hauling water.”


2014 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 10:04:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:04:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:04:00 16 3/02 18:09:00 16 0h 5m 4h 0m 10.50 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:10:00 16 3/03 03:08:00 16 4h 58m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:37:00 16 3/03 10:36:00 15 2h 59m 4h 29m 8.92 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:09:00 15 3/03 20:59:00 15 5h 50m 4h 33m 6.59 30
Rohn 3/04 01:15:00 15 4h 16m 8.20 Scratched 35