December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

Cindy Gallea, 67, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She was first introduced to mushing in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. Initially she says she enjoyed recreational mushing and then began to enjoy racing. Her passion for mushing grew as she ran longer and longer races. “I love running dogs in a variety of situations and sharing the sport with others. But nothing is quite like the experience of running Iditarod and traveling with my team across Alaska. So, in spite of deciding, at least twice before, to retire from Iditarod, I’m back for one more run. I look forward to running my team which is a mix of some of my old buddies and some promising younger dogs. I hope we are blessed with good snow and can all work together to decrease our carbon footprint.” She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a Master’s degree in nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 27 years. Cindy is the mother of two adult sons: Iditarod veteran, Jim, who still participates as a race official during the Iditarod, and Brian. She lists her hobbies as bicycling, canoeing, politics, family and friends.


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 11:54:00 12
BLM 3/13 06:57:00 11 3/13 15:05:00 11 8h 8m 163h 3m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 22:30:00 11 3/14 06:10:00 11 7h 40m 7h 25m 4.18 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 12:14:00 11 3/14 18:14:00 11 6h 0m 6h 4m 2.80 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 22:40:00 11 3/14 23:00:00 11 0h 20m 4h 26m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 17:00:00 11 3/16 01:05:00 10 8h 5m 18h 0m 2.50 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 07:01:00 10 3/16 13:35:00 10 6h 34m 5h 56m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 21:14:00 10 3/17 06:27:00 10 9h 13m 7h 39m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 12:50:00 10 3/17 17:24:00 10 4h 34m 6h 23m 14.57 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 23:31:00 10 3/18 07:51:00 10 8h 20m 6h 7m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 14:51:00 10 3/18 14:53:00 10 0h 2m 7h 0m 3.29 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 13:02:00 3/12 20:17:00 11 7h 15m -146h -51m -0.26 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 18:59:00 3/11 19:14:00 12 0h 15m -26h -18m -2.28 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:01:00 12 -127h -13m -0.88 112
Galena 3/07 11:42:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:12:00 16 3/07 18:56:00 16 3h 44m 3h 30m 14.86 52
Kaltag 3/07 22:04:00 16 3/07 22:09:00 16 0h 5m 3h 8m 13.40 42
Unalakleet 3/08 09:56:00 16 3/08 10:03:00 16 0h 7m 11h 47m 7.64 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 13:46:00 16 3/08 21:20:00 14 7h 34m 3h 43m 10.76 40
Koyuk 3/09 01:45:00 14 3/09 10:58:00 14 9h 13m 4h 25m 13.13 58
Elim 3/09 20:53:00 14 3/10 05:42:00 12 8h 49m 9h 55m 4.84 48
White Mountain 3/10 11:47:00 12 3/10 11:49:00 12 0h 2m 6h 5m 7.56 46
Safety 3/10 14:24:00 12 3/11 15:50:00 12 25h 26m 2h 35m 21.29 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 17:58:10 170h 8m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22