62 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST MUSHER
Veteran - YQ 1000Nationality:
Dog Musher/Mushing Tour Guide
Dalton Gang KennelsKennel Name Origination:
By using my last name and the fact that dogs run in a gang-line.
Dalton# of Dogs in Kennel:
Musher Q & A
How many years have you been running dogs?
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.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
By sponsoring a puppy name and litter themes.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To improve over last year with a happy and healthy dog team.
Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running this year's race
- 2018 - Yukon Quest - 10th
- 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
- 1988 - Yukon Quest - Rookie Race - 21st and started and finished with 12 dogs.
Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
Coming into a check point where a volunteer had placed drop bags next to the sled and a warm meal inside, place to dry gear and lay my head, along with the Super Bowl score.
What mushing organizations are you a member of?
Yukon Quest and Iditarod Finishers' Clubs.
2016 Yukon Quest 1000
2004 Yukon Quest 1000
Dalton Gang Members, Alaska Heli-Mush Tours, Dog sponsors, Puppies' name sponsors, Lee Lowery, Kitchen Family and Handlers Kirsten Thureson and Wendy Hawkins.