December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Vern Halter

Vern Halter

Bib Number: 2
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

When Vern Halter, 55, left his home state of South Dakota in 1977 to seek new career opportunities. With a law degree tucked in his back pocket, he made the trek to the 49th state and a vast new world called Alaska. Now, 27 years later, these opportunities have not only led to a career as an attorney, but more importantly to a full time kennel owner racing the Iditarod. Along with his wife, Susan Whiton, they own and operate “Dream a Dream Dog Farm.” Susan has run the Iditarod twice and after graduating from Washington State Veterinary School, is well known in mushing circles as the “Country Vet.” “Dream a Dream Dog Farm” is home to 75 huskies and is located in Willow and Trapper Creek, Alaska. The year round mental and physical conditioning of the dogs for the world’s premier sled dog race occurs here.


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 10:02:00 12
BLM 3/12 15:18:00 14 3/12 23:19:00 14 8h 1m 149h 16m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 05:22:00 14 3/13 11:37:00 14 6h 15m 6h 3m 5.12 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 18:10:00 14 3/13 23:25:00 14 5h 15m 6h 33m 2.60 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 04:01:00 14 3/14 09:56:00 14 5h 55m 4h 36m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 21:30:00 14 3/15 03:49:00 14 6h 19m 11h 34m 3.89 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 09:13:00 14 3/15 14:45:00 14 5h 32m 5h 24m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 21:02:00 14 3/16 02:51:00 13 5h 49m 6h 17m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 08:26:00 13 3/16 12:40:00 12 4h 14m 5h 35m 16.66 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 18:05:00 12 3/17 02:05:00 12 8h 0m 5h 25m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 08:30:00 12 3/17 08:37:00 12 0h 7m 6h 25m 3.58 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 22:28:00 3/12 06:35:00 14 8h 7m -131h -9m -0.29 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 07:33:00 3/11 07:37:00 16 0h 4m -24h -2m -2.50 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 10:55:00 -117h -42m -0.95 112
Galena 3/07 10:00:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 13:23:00 16 3/07 16:17:00 16 2h 54m 3h 23m 15.37 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:00:00 16 3/07 19:05:00 16 0h 5m 2h 43m 15.46 42
Unalakleet 3/08 05:32:00 16 3/08 05:34:00 16 0h 2m 10h 27m 8.61 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 09:00:00 16 3/08 15:18:00 16 6h 18m 3h 26m 11.65 40
Koyuk 3/08 19:06:00 16 3/09 01:24:00 16 6h 18m 3h 48m 15.26 58
Elim 3/09 14:37:00 16 3/09 14:48:00 16 0h 11m 13h 13m 3.63 48
White Mountain 3/10 00:10:00 16 3/10 00:12:00 16 0h 2m 9h 22m 4.91 46
Safety 3/10 02:29:00 16 3/11 05:23:00 16 26h 54m 2h 17m 24.09 ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 11:25:24 150h 2m 0.15 ✔ ✔ 22