My name is Jason Barron–I’m a nine time veteran of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and life long dog musher & outdoorsman–now turned author! My career has taken me and my fellow mushing partner (and wife) Harmony Barron all over the country racing in endurance events from the tip of Maine to the heart ofย  interior Alaska, including back-to-back championships in Minnesota’s John Beargrease Marathon 400 & Montana’s Race to the Sky 350.

I grew up in the bush of Alaska’s south-central region, and this is where I learned to hunt, trap, mush dogs, and generally get by in a harshly beautiful world where survival was never taken for granted. My writing career deals with these themes of epic landscape, harrowing tales of survival, and outdoor living.

I now live deep in the Rocky Mountains of north-western Montana with my amazingly talented & beautiful wife, three wonderful children, and pack of loyal huskies

Please check out my new novel ‘Ballad of the Northland’ on Amazon.com.

Thank you for visiting my fledgling blog, and feel free to comment and ask questions!


16 Responses to “About”

  1. Jason,
    I look forward to many an evening sitting down to read your blogs. I too have started a blog page, Lakota’s Corner. It will be educationally centered with some humor thrown in. Unlike you, I am having a bit of a writer’s block. I did put a little blurb on my site about you and your wonderful book, I hope you don’t mind.
    Thank you again for the wonderful book.

    • Dawn,

      Thank you for reading my blog–I, too, look forward to reading yours!
      It was my pleasure to write the book; in a few days, I’ll begin leaking tidbits about my follow up project ‘Ula’s Miedved’.

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


  2. i like your new format and blog. very creative.

  3. Hi Barrons! I like the new format — especially the snow effect! Looking forward to the variety of posts you are including — always something new and often surprising. Happy new year to you and your wonderful family!


  4. Love your beautiful new blog, and the snowflakes are a nice touch!

  5. You’re quite the celebrity! I used to watch dog races back in the days when I still had time outside of school and work. I just added your book to my wish list… hopefully I’ll be able to get it sooner than later.


    • Heh heh! In the great scheme of things, us professional dog mushers are pretty small fry compared to other athletes! You know, when I checked out your blog and your latest posts, I was struck by how much they reminded me of when my wife Harmony & I were just getting started–it’s all about putting your head down, putting one foot in front of the other, no matter how tired you get, and becoming an unstoppable force. I’m really glad that you took the time to stop by and “visit” ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Deb 'Danny' Glenn Reply June 9, 2011 at 11:50

    Hi, Jason and family.

    I was enjoying Orbis, Unum and Savage this morning and thought of you so I thought I’d check in. They are the best dogs, you know. I love them with my whole heart. I say silent thanksgivings to you whenever I’m with them.

    Hope to see you in the circuit some time…forever hopin’ and dreaming of the day I can finish a race in good steed.


    Deb ‘Danny’ Glenn

  7. Hey Jason
    I’m the owner of the property and doodad slough on the Yentna. It’s changed a lot since your father owned it. I put a lot of hard work in and it’s beautiful. anyway I ran into your blog and thought you might want to talk sometime.

    • Hi Don…I’ve been away from this blog for a long, long time, but better late than never, right? Very nice to meet you; hearing about Doodad Slough is a real blast from the past for me. How much time do you spend out there?

  8. Rolf Arne Ovesen Reply March 18, 2014 at 08:24

    HI jason Just looking at some old fotos, and found a funny one , taken outside my handlercabin in the forest. Right behind Runyan 88 kennel in AK. Foto shows you and my girlfriend Linda, standing beside your old green truck. Funny memories from 1991.. We had a good time together then, and i hope every thing is fine with you and your family. Best Regards from Rolf Arne Ovesen, Norway

  9. Jill Van Alstyne Reply August 8, 2017 at 00:02

    Every night I look forward to reading your book. It is so exciting, honest, and well written! I hope you will be a guest speaker in my English classes. My students would enjoy your writing and meeting you.

    Jill Van Alstyne

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