December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Liz Parrish

Liz Parrish

Bib Number: 75
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
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Biography

<>Liz Parrish, 49, is an inkeeper who along with her partner Peggy, own and operate Crystalwood Lodge, a destination pet-friendly resort in the Southern Oregon Cascades. She also owns and operates Briar's Patch Sled Dogs, which currently has 28 canine members and Liz who is the musher and chief pooper scooper. From an enthusiastic and naive beginning with the "Motley Crew" team (an Aussie, Norweigian Elkhound, and Beagle Mix), Briar's Patch has developed into a small kennel of Alaskan Huskies, whose duel missions are to train for and race in distance sled dog events and provide opportunities for the public and individuals to learn more about sled dogs and sled dog sports. Liz's goal hs been to train her own distance racing team and to learn how to competently travel through the wilderness by dog team. Why Iditarod? Well, how do you know if you have those skills if you don't try? Liz started her mushing career through several trips with Wintergreen Lodge and subsequently through training her own dogs via Mushing Boot Camp and the many friends she and Peggy met there. She began acquiring Alaskans (starting with Briar) through her mentor Jamie Nelson and Briar's Patch was born, along with the dream of doing the Iditarod for her 50th birthday. Her recent races include Red Lantern and Best Rookie finish at 2005 Shasta 135, a 4th place finish at 2007 Shasta 135; a 4th place finish at the 2006 Eagle Cap 200 and a 2nd place finish at the 2007 Eagle Cap 200; and the Red Lantern finish of the 2006 Race to the Sky as well as 11th place at the 2007 Race to the Sky. She is having a blast training and learning with her young team and is looking forward to continuing to enjoy the ride.

Sponsors

Evertt Veterinary Hospital and Boarding House
Trekker Design
Great Basin Insurance

Array Biopharma
All the Individual Sponsors & Supporters
Jamie Nelson for her guidance, support, dogs and friendship


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:42:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:26:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:54:00 16 3/02 21:00:00 16 0h 6m 4h 28m 9.40 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:22:00 16 3/03 11:05:00 16 9h 43m 4h 22m 7.79 34
Finger Lake 3/03 17:27:00 16 3/03 18:35:00 16 1h 8m 6h 22m 7.07 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 23:40:00 16 3/04 11:47:00 16 12h 7m 5h 5m 5.90 30
Rohn 3/04 17:48:00 16 3/05 04:20:00 16 10h 32m 6h 1m 7.98 48
Nikolai 3/05 20:00:00 16 3/06 14:33:00 16 18h 33m 15h 40m 4.79 75
McGrath 3/06 21:16:00 16 3/07 01:47:00 16 4h 31m 6h 43m 8.04 54
Takotna 3/07 04:17:00 16 3/08 06:24:00 16 26h 7m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 09:12:00 16 3/08 10:28:00 16 1h 16m 2h 48m 8.93 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/09 01:40:00 16 3/09 15:15:00 16 12h 35m 15h 12m 3.88 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/10 01:55:00 16 3/10 15:31:00 14 13h 36m 10h 40m 10.50 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 21:50:00 14 3/11 09:02:00 14 11h 12m 6h 19m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 15:30:00 14 3/11 23:41:00 14 8h 11m 6h 28m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 05:20:00 14 3/12 16:15:00 14 10h 55m 5h 39m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 16:45:00 14 3/14 00:53:00 14 8h 8m 24h 30m 3.67 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 06:30:00 14 3/14 12:37:00 14 6h 7m 5h 37m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 20:07:00 14 3/15 08:50:00 14 12h 43m 7h 30m 6.40 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 14:34:00 14 3/16 07:09:00 14 16h 35m 5h 44m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 13:54:00 14 3/16 23:18:00 14 9h 24m 6h 45m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 07:52:00 14 3/17 07:54:00 14 0h 2m 8h 34m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 10:51:27 14 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22