December 16, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Land

Karen Land

Bib Number: 65
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN/Sand Coulee, MT
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Biography

Karen Land, 33, was born in Indiana. In 1995 she graduated from the University of Montana with a BFA degree. In 1999 she was working as a writer covering a rookie musher in Maine’s Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Race for a graduate program in non-fiction writing, when she “fell in love with the dogs and the competition.”
She met Terry Adkins there and has been working as a handler for him ever since. She says that after six months of “hanging out” with sled dogs and mushers, she knew what would come next for her “running dogs”.

Karen also enjoys backpacking, and in 1997 she spent six months hiking the Appalachian Trail with her best friend, her dog Kirby. “Kirby is why I am a musher,” says Karen. “I figured if I could have such a bond with one special dog, it would be great to explore the wilderness with 16.”

Karen, a freelance writer who contributes to the Outdoor Column in the Great Falls Tribune, is single. She lists her hobbies as long distance hiking and camping.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 12:20:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 15:36:00 12 3h 16m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 12:20:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 13:28:00 16 3/03 13:30:00 16 0h 2m 1h 8m 12.35 14
Yentna Station 3/03 23:00:00 16 9h 30m 5.47 52
Skwentna 3/04 04:34:00 16 15 34
Finger Lake 3/04 16:22:00 15 3/05 06:25:00 14 14h 3m 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 09:49:00 14 3/05 15:44:00 14 5h 55m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/05 20:19:00 14 3/06 08:20:00 13 12h 1m 4h 35m 10.47 48
Nikolai 3/06 23:59:00 13 3/07 09:05:00 12 9h 6m 15h 39m 5.94 93
McGrath 3/07 15:30:00 12 3/08 17:06:00 11 25h 36m 6h 25m 7.48 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 19:14:00 11 3/08 23:29:00 11 4h 15m 2h 8m 10.78 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 02:00:00 11 3/09 09:13:00 11 7h 13m 2h 31m 15.10 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/09 21:08:00 11 3/10 11:02:00 11 13h 54m 11h 55m 5.03 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 00:22:00 11 3/11 11:25:00 11 11h 3m 13h 20m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 17:37:00 11 3/12 07:25:00 11 13h 48m 6h 12m 8.39 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 12:45:00 11 3/12 18:37:00 11 5h 52m 5h 20m 9.75 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 22:46:00 11 3/13 06:43:00 11 7h 57m 4h 9m 10.12 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 19:55:00 11 3/14 07:14:00 11 11h 19m 13h 12m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 13:05:00 11 3/14 18:00:00 11 4h 55m 5h 51m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 23:49:00 11 3/15 07:21:00 11 7h 32m 5h 49m 9.97 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 13:00:00 11 3/16 09:56:00 11 20h 56m 5h 39m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 15:46:00 11 3/16 23:53:00 11 8h 7m 5h 50m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 06:23:00 11 3/17 07:03:00 11 0h 40m 6h 30m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 09:55:22 11 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22