Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Louis Nelson, Sr.

Louis Nelson, Sr.

Bib Number: 49
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.

Sponsors

Northern Air Cargo


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:45:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:49:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:34:00 15 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:57:00 15 3/04 19:02:00 15 0h 5m 3h 23m 13.30 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:55:00 15 3/05 02:23:00 15 4h 28m 2h 53m 11.79 34
Finger Lake 3/05 09:57:00 15 3/05 14:00:00 15 4h 3m 7h 34m 5.95 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 17:28:00 15 3/06 06:05:00 15 12h 37m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 10:40:00 15 3/06 17:03:00 14 6h 23m 4h 35m 10.47 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 04:35:00 14 3/07 10:24:00 13 5h 49m 11h 32m 6.94 80
McGrath 3/07 15:45:00 13 3/07 16:05:00 13 0h 20m 5h 21m 8.97 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 18:43:00 13 3/08 19:52:00 13 25h 9m 2h 38m 6.84 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 22:02:00 13 3/08 22:17:00 13 0h 15m 2h 10m 11.54 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 13:06:00 13 3/09 20:45:00 12 7h 39m 14h 49m 6.07 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 05:53:00 12 3/10 13:53:00 12 8h 0m 9h 8m 7.12 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 17:05:00 12 3/10 17:16:00 12 0h 11m 3h 12m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 20:00:00 12 3/10 21:59:00 12 1h 59m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 08:36:00 12 3/11 14:40:00 12 6h 4m 9h 37m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 22:55:00 12 3/12 06:21:00 11 7h 26m 8h 15m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/12 18:19:00 11 3/13 00:13:00 10 5h 54m 11h 58m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 06:53:00 10 3/13 11:41:00 10 4h 48m 6h 40m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/13 18:16:00 10 3/13 22:15:00 10 3h 59m 6h 35m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 04:56:00 10 3/14 06:40:00 10 1h 44m 6h 41m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 14:20:00 10 3/14 22:27:00 10 8h 7m 7h 40m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:01:00 10 3/15 06:04:00 10 0h 3m 7h 34m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:23:55 10 3h 19m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 22