60 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Dalton Gang Members, Alaska Heli-Mush Tours (Juneau, AK), and Host Families: Lee Lowery (Fairbanks, AK) and Kitchen Family (Whitehorse, YT)
Current Residence: Healy, AK
Occupation(s): Dog Musher/ Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Dalton Gang Kennels
Name Origination: By using my last name and the fact that dogs run in a gang-line.
Kennel Bloodlines: Dalton
Breeds: Alaskan Huskies
# of Dogs in Kennel: 40
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
Most of the gang is back. Litter-mates Polar, Grizzly and Yogi will be second time around. Doc, Happy, Grumpy and Dopey will be their six race. Bobber and brother Spinner are back along with Caesar and Eris. Yukon and brother Yeti are back. Waylon is going and his brothers Willie and Hank Jr. are hoping to race this year.
How did you get started running dogs?
I became the owner of a litter of 13 Airdale/Alaskan Husky puppies and they started my recreational sled dog team.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Taking a young, inexperienced dog team and watching them grow stronger and more confident.
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Yukon Quest Finishers Club.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To improve over last year with a happy and healthy team.
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Waylon and Willie
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Theme names from family, friends and puppy sponsors.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2008 - Yukon Quest - 3rd; 2006 - Yukon Quest - 4th; 2005 - Yukon Quest - 4th; 2004 - Yukon Quest - 3rd and the Veterinarian's Choice Award for finishing with all 14 dogs
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2017||10||12d 3h 33m|
|2016||11||10d 17h 48m|
|2015||11||11d 13h 13m|
|2013||12||10d 20h 48m|
|2012||10||11d 4h 3m|
|2011||9||12d 10h 7m|
|2010||14||11d 0h 40m|
|2008||3||11d 9h 35m|
|2007||10||11d 14h 2m|
|2006||4||10d 20h 8m|
|2005||4||11d 2h 41m|
|2004||3||11d 12h 48m|
|2001||13||12d 16h 45m|
|1999||14||13d 4h 51m|
|1998||11||12d 6h 44m|
|1997||7||12d 23h 32m|
|1996||14||15d 6h 31m|
|1994||18||12d 20h 50m|
|1991||10||11d 21h 0m|
|1990||16||13d 16h 3m|
|1988||21||15d 23h 1m|