HUMAN

Name: DAVE DYE
Age: 60
Residence: WASILLA, ALASKA
Occupation: RETIRED
Years involved with Iditarod: THIS IS YEAR 4
Iditarod Role: I’VE DONE A LITTLE BIT OF IAF SUPPORT, BUT HERE AT THE CHECKPOINT I’M TRAIL CREW.
Current Location: TAKOTNA, ALASKA
Date of Photo: MARCH 8, 2019
Temperature: 32F / OUTDOORS

What is your Why?.. Why are you here today and involved in Iditarod?:

TRUTHFULLY, MY WIFE BROUGHT ME HERE. IT WAS PART OF WHAT BROUGHT US TO ALASKA. AND SHE WANTED TO BE AS INVOLVED AS SHE COULD BE IN THE RACE. AND I AGREED TO COME ALONG AND FOUND THE LOVE FOR IT MYSELF.

Tell me about your most rewarding experience on Iditarod?:

WELL, IT’S A PLACE THAT’S VERY RICH IN EXPERIENCES. I THINK A LOT OF US REMEMBER “FIRSTS”. SO FOR ME, I GO BACK FOUR YEARS AGO; MY FIRST CHECKPOINT AT RAINY PASS SEEING THOSE TEAMS COME IN AND IT WAS PRETTY MAGICAL. I’M A BIG DOG LOVER, AND SO … AND THE SETTING IS PRETTY SPECIAL.

What do you know for sure?:

NONE OF US ARE GUARANTEED TOMORROW, AND SO YOU LIVE FOR THE MOMENT; TAKE IT ALL IN. AND IDITAROD IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT.

« Back to all Faces of Iditarod

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment