July 15, 2018

Musher Details

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Michael Baker

Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Michael Baker, 31, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. At the age of 20, he moved to Boise, Idaho to be near family. While in Boise, he helped co-found a small donut shop/bakery and cooked in many restaurants. He originally came to Alaska in 2009 to be a handler but just stayed a short time before returning to Idaho. In 2014, he came back to Alaska “to handle and learn to mush.” For the last five years, he’s been a Base Operations Manager and dog musher for Alaska Icefield Expecitions . He lists his hobbies as fly fishing, exploration, baking, donuts and cribbage. He is the father of Siris Harlo Michael Baker, age 9.