December 9, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Land

Karen Land

Bib Number: 37
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.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:19:00 12
BLM 3/13 11:27:00 13 3/13 19:35:00 13 8h 8m 168h 8m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/14 03:24:00 13 3/14 10:04:00 12 6h 40m 7h 49m 3.97 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 16:48:00 12 3/15 01:13:00 12 8h 25m 6h 44m 2.52 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/15 06:09:00 12 3/15 10:15:00 12 4h 6m 4h 56m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/16 11:41:00 12 3/16 18:56:00 11 7h 15m 25h 26m 1.77 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/17 01:00:00 11 3/17 09:45:00 10 8h 45m 6h 4m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/17 17:31:00 10 3/18 06:15:00 10 12h 44m 7h 46m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/18 11:55:00 10 3/18 17:11:00 10 5h 16m 5h 40m 16.41 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/18 23:08:00 10 3/19 07:10:00 10 8h 2m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/19 13:42:00 10 3/19 13:51:00 10 0h 9m 6h 32m 3.52 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 15:07:00 3/12 23:51:00 13 8h 44m -167h -44m -0.23 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 16:44:00 13 3/11 23:07:00 13 6h 23m -32h -7m -1.87 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 12:27:00 -131h -40m -0.85 112
Galena 3/07 11:10:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:57:00 16 3/07 15:06:00 16 0h 9m 3h 47m 13.74 52
Kaltag 3/07 18:33:00 16 16 3h 27m 12.17 42
Unalakleet 3/08 09:53:00 16 3/08 10:01:00 16 0h 8m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 14:15:00 16 3/08 16:39:00 15 2h 24m 4h 14m 9.45 40
Koyuk 3/08 21:51:00 15 3/09 08:34:00 15 10h 43m 5h 12m 11.15 58
Elim 3/09 20:30:00 15 3/10 22:16:00 14 25h 46m 11h 56m 4.02 ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 04:45:00 14 3/11 10:30:00 13 5h 45m 6h 29m 7.10 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 13:09:00 13 3/11 13:12:00 13 0h 3m 2h 39m 20.75 ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 16:45:19 195h 33m 0.11 ✔ ✔ 22