Category Archives: Iditarod

Back on the Runners

Great to be back on the runners again. On March 22, 2015 I crossed the finishline in Nome and stepped off my sled. Today was my first day back on a sled (thanks to the 10 inches of snow which fell yesterday). It was wonderful! And appropriately, Flood (the then 2-year-old-leader) who lead me under the Burled Arch, lead the team today.

After 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 51 seconds my team of amazing canine athletes bring us across the finish line!
After 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 51 seconds my team of amazing canine athletes bring us across the finish line!
Flood resting in Nome after finishing the Iditarod.
Flood resting in Nome after finishing the Iditarod.

Happy Dogs!

Thanks Terrie Hanke for the great photo of me running a team with the 2016 Iditarod Summer Camp Teachers. Banana and Piper leading a bunch of happy dogs.
Cindy driving Teachers 2 2016 TH

It’s Official

It’s official: I am signed up to run the 2017 Iditarod under Vern Halter’s kennel. AND I won the $4000 entry fee back!!! That is pays for 4000 booties!!!! Awesome day with the volunteers, teachers, and other mushers. Vern and me 2017

Dog Wash at the Kennel

A few days ago we gave all 41 dogs a bath – part of spring cleaning. Now they smell so good and their fur shines in the sun. There is nothing like hugging a clean sled dog. dog bath 6-16

Running the 2017 Iditarod!

I can’t keep it quiet any longer, I will be signing up to run the 2017 Iditarod under Vern Halter and Susan Whiton’s Dream a Dream Dog Farm. Many thanks go to those who have supported me running next year: Lee, Kari and Kevin, Kevin, MaryJo and Jeff, Jon, Rob, Bob, and of course my amazing husband, Larry! If you would like to join the team, follow the Support Cindy button on the Home Page. 

Back in Willow, Alaska

Larry and I are back at Vern Halter’s Dream a Dream Dog Farm in Willow. We were welcomed with -7 degrees F. Yesterday was the first time I have run dogs since I crossed the Iditarod finish line in Nome on March 22, 2015. It was a beautiful day AND Larry went with me on the runs (2 teams). Life doesn’t get much better!Dec 24th run with Larry