Dog Mushing Activities
We introduce you to the equipment, sled dog psychology & behavior, and the dogs. Learn to harness, put them in the team, and then we immediately go on a 5 mile training run. Halfway around we trade places and you drive back to the doglot. We then hook up 2 smaller teams (4-6 depending on your size and ability. Off we go on a 10 mile run...Afterwards enjoy hot drinks, a certificate of accomplishment, photos I have taken of you, and lots of laughs !
Mushing north of Denali
(look closely to the background)
Kathryn on the trail to Tolovana Hot Springs
The unique athletic abilities,stamina and heart of the Alaskan husky never cease to amaze us. We love our special lifestyle, our wonderful dogs, and have enjoyed sharing it with our guests for over 20 years.These are working dogs, bred to pull and run. You'll meet several over 10 years old, and it will be difficult to guess their age.
We have been mushing since arriving in Alaska in 1975."The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog." -US Sen. George Vest, 1870, "Eulogy of the Dog"
Starting in late February. Rides and mushing school all season. .
The Historic Old Minto Mail Trail : One day 60 mile round trip from Nenana to Old Minto on the Tanana River (an hour south of Fairbanks). This is wild country inhabited by moose, lynx, wolves, and hibernating bears.Mushing school pre-requisite, or ride and drive. A second sled can be attached to the main sled..This trail is the original trail that the Iditarod Sled dog Race is based upon.(Serum Run of 1925.) Lunch included.$725 pp.
White Mountains : One hour north of Fairbanks, spectacular mountain vistas.Overnight with mushing school:$975 pp..
Tanana River : Easy access to wild country, close to the University. (See rides).Don't worry, this ice is at least 3 feet thick.
Old Murphy Dome trail: Home trails of champion Lance Mackay up in the hills above Fairbanks:1 1/2 hours $120pp
BOOKING FOR 2017
Arctic outer wear provided
Ski-joring, dogteam supported cross country ski trips
Excellent food - Scenic trails
Meet our crew of huskies: Miguel, Thor,Lyric, Aurora, Coho aka Parishilton, Killy,Lyric, Frog, Barfa, Moss, Lunai, Chinook, Ace, King, Cheddar, Simon, Joplin, Riley,Magic, and Cranberry. And a few more !
"When I come to the end of the trail, I feel that along with my many friends, Togo will be waiting and I'll know everything will be all right." - Leonard Seppala, celebrated dogdriver of the Serum Run era, 30 years after his favorite lead dog died. ("Cruelest Miles".) This is how we feel about those very special dogs that lead us and the team through it all. Without them, we might not go anywhere.!
and Long Distance Expeditions available, please contact
us for further information
Old Mail Trail: 3-5 days, leave from Nenana (one hour south of Fairbanks) visiting villages along the Tanana River, the largest tributary of the Yukon River. Travel the historic old mail trail and see the abandoned Athabascan village of old Minto and other places along this historic trail. $1495/$2695 per person, all inclusive.
Wrangell Mtns - 5 1/2 days. Early April. FANTASTIC country ! Mountains, caribou, lakes, wolf sign...Stay in warm cabins.Email for details. Photos on Facebook, Sled Dog Adventures.
Call for more ideas.. trail conditions and weather change, and I am always up for a new adventure.
Overnighters available March- April. Three exciting days.$950 per person. Includes:
Includes your own dogteam, excellent meals, finest arctic sleeping bag, wood-stove heated tent camp, arctic outer-wear and a guide.
"You have really found the secret to happiness up here in the north.with your dogs and sleds, the snow and freedom and endless views.This is the BEST mental health therapy !Thank you, again." - Lana Lafortune, Michigan
"At -30F and sunny, this was an incredibly fun experience.The conversation was great. Your teaching methods are valuable. Your love of nature, animals and Alaska are endearing. Thank you very much !" - Jody Schneider
"I have done a lot of extreme things. Race Car Driver. Hot Air Ballooing, Roller Derby -Motorcycling -Horses and more, but this was by far, the best experience ! " - Rhonda Johnson
|Kathryn's son Lucas with Flute and Rooster|