December 10, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 37
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.


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 11:19:00 12
BLM 3/04 12:25:00 12 1h 6m 0.00
Willow 3/05 15:10:00 16 3/05 15:10:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:56:00 16 3/05 18:56:00 16 0h 0m 3h 46m 11.95 45
Skwentna 3/06 01:11:00 16 3/06 01:16:00 16 0h 5m 6h 15m 5.44 34
Finger Lake 3/06 13:39:00 16 3/06 13:54:00 16 0h 15m 12h 23m 3.63 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 17:56:00 16 3/07 01:43:00 15 7h 47m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Rohn 3/07 06:14:00 15 3/07 07:01:00 15 0h 47m 4h 31m 10.63 48
Nikolai 3/07 23:33:00 15 3/08 06:50:00 15 7h 17m 16h 32m 5.63 93
McGrath 3/08 12:53:00 15 3/08 13:02:00 15 0h 9m 6h 3m 7.93 48
Takotna 3/08 15:40:00 15 3/09 17:27:00 15 25h 47m 2h 38m 8.73 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 19:50:00 15 3/09 20:30:00 14 0h 40m 2h 23m 15.94 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 14:23:00 14 3/10 23:42:00 14 9h 19m 17h 53m 3.36 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 11:20:00 14 3/11 21:25:00 14 10h 5m 11h 38m 9.63 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 05:44:00 14 3/12 15:24:00 14 9h 40m 8h 19m 6.25 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 22:00:00 14 3/13 04:46:00 14 6h 46m 6h 36m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 09:58:00 14 3/13 10:23:00 14 0h 25m 5h 12m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/14 04:26:00 14 3/14 14:40:00 14 10h 14m 18h 3m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 21:02:00 14 3/15 05:50:00 13 8h 48m 6h 22m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 13:05:00 13 3/15 20:50:00 12 7h 45m 7h 15m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 03:24:00 12 3/16 10:29:00 12 7h 5m 6h 34m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 19:50:00 12 3/17 05:30:00 12 9h 40m 9h 21m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 14:00:00 12 3/17 14:04:00 12 0h 4m 8h 30m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 21:20:02 12 7h 16m 3.03 ✔ ✔ 22