December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Louis Nelson, Sr.

Louis Nelson, Sr.

Bib Number: 65
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Louis Nelson, Sr., 65, an Inupiat Eskimo, was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. He began mushing about 13 years ago and run the Kobuk 220 and 440 more than 10 times. Louis lives at camp year round, located 25 miles north of Kotzebue), primarily living a subsitence lifestyle. He operates Snowy River Kennels and has about 35 dogs. He shares dogs with his son, Darin, who owns and operates Kobuk Lake Kennel near Kotzebue. Together they train dogs to race mid distance races. Louis is married to Lulu. They have one child living at home, Alexa, 15.. He is retired.


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 12:20:00 12
BLM 3/04 13:27:00 12 1h 7m 0.00
Willow 3/05 16:06:00 16 3/05 16:06:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 19:51:00 16 3/05 19:51:00 16 0h 0m 3h 45m 12.00 45
Skwentna 3/05 23:30:00 16 3/06 05:25:00 16 5h 55m 3h 39m 9.32 34
Finger Lake 3/06 11:13:00 16 3/06 12:55:00 16 1h 42m 5h 48m 7.76 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 16:26:00 16 3/06 23:17:00 16 6h 51m 3h 31m 8.53 30
Rohn 3/07 03:35:00 16 3/07 08:32:00 15 4h 57m 4h 18m 11.16 48
Nikolai 3/07 20:46:00 15 3/08 04:15:00 13 7h 29m 12h 14m 7.60 93
McGrath 3/08 10:52:00 13 3/08 11:09:00 13 0h 17m 6h 37m 7.25 48
Takotna 3/08 14:19:00 13 3/09 14:57:00 13 24h 38m 3h 10m 7.26 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 17:19:00 13 3/09 17:31:00 13 0h 12m 2h 22m 16.06 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 03:16:00 13 3/10 10:49:00 13 7h 33m 9h 45m 6.15 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 23:32:00 13 3/11 07:35:00 12 8h 3m 12h 43m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 14:26:00 12 3/11 19:25:00 11 4h 59m 6h 51m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 02:06:00 11 3/12 07:00:00 11 4h 54m 6h 41m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 12:07:00 11 3/12 16:03:00 11 3h 56m 5h 7m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 05:14:00 11 3/13 10:32:00 11 5h 18m 13h 11m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 16:31:00 11 3/13 20:07:00 11 3h 36m 5h 59m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 03:10:00 11 3/14 09:13:00 11 6h 3m 7h 3m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 16:16:00 11 3/14 17:08:00 10 0h 52m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:55:00 10 3/15 08:55:00 10 8h 0m 7h 47m 5.91 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 15:50:00 10 3/15 15:50:00 10 0h 0m 6h 55m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 19:25:17 10 3h 35m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 22