Tag Archives: Hugh Neff

The Gypsy Musher Radio Show

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It was a cold October afternoon and my buddy Hugh Neff stopped by the Fort to hang out for a while and warm up before heading home to Tok, some 300 miles up the road. We were chatting over breakfast in the late afternoon and came up with a show idea where Hugh would host it. After bouncing around names …

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Lucky Wishbone, Kissing Irishmen and Sled Dogs

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Michele and I headed out early for Anchorage to pick up Hugh Neff’s Iditarod team at the airport. He finished 17th this year and we are proud of him and his dogs for running a great race. But that is a story for another day…. On our way down to the city we talked about stopping for breakfast. Denny’s was …

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Iditarod 40: The infamous Happy River Steps

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The 2012 Iditarod is only about 18 hours old and some of the front runners, Hugh Neff, Lance Mackey, Paul Gebhardt, Aily Zirkle, and Ryan Redington are making very good time with most of them heading into Rainy Pass. Right around this area is a part of the trail that is a much of legend as the race itself. It …

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Iditarod 40: A race of checkpoints

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Ask just about any musher in the Iditarod how they track the race and they will say from checkpoint to checkpoint. A couple weeks ago I met a 2010 Iditarod rookie and she pulled out a laminated card with a chart listing miles to and from each checkpoint. She said this is how she knew what she was up against. …

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Iditarod 2011: Hugh Neff–One cool cat

When you see all of the mushers line up for the ceremonial start on Fourth Avenue on Saturday to begin the Iditarod, you see just about everything. There are teams with big name corporate sponsors like banks and hardware stores. There are others that are driving up to Anchorage from far off lands in a dog trucks that looks like …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Gone to the Dogs

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Gone to the Dogs This past weekend was all about dogs. Literally and figuratively. I spent hours meeting with new friends and getting advice on every front. I ran dogs with my neighbor and met with the owners of probably the most famous Siberian Husky sled dog kennel in the world. They only live …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Shifter

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Shifter Yesterday I took one step closer to making all this a reality. I met with friend and Iditarod musher, Hugh Neff at Underdog Feeds in Meadow Lakes, to look at a couple of his dogs that he brought down for me to try out. One was a male that was not feeling too …

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