Fall has been wonderfully pleasant so far. The rain that often accompanies September was instead replaced with day after day of glorious sunshine and we thoroughly enjoyed running dogs and taking people out on tours in this weather. That being said, winter tours are just around the corner! The temperatures have started dropping here in Seward and the nearby Chugach Mountains are already covered in a nice layer of snow. Going out to the dog yard, we now have to bundle up with hats and mittens. The dogs seem to know that winter is coming and their eager faces only make waiting for the first snowfall that much more exciting.
This winter we will be offering several different tours. Back again is our personal favorite: our trip to Exit Glacier. If you’ve never been to Exit Glacier or if you’ve only seen it in the summer time, then this is a trip that will definitely take your breath away. Learn to drive your own dog team on a nice wide, easy to maneuver trail, as we must out to Exit Glacier. Learn the basics of dog-sledding as you drive your own four dog team approximately 16 miles and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife. Bringing your cameras is a must on this trip — not only are we afforded stunning views of Exit Glacier, but we also often see moose and eagles on this trip. This trip typically lasts 3.5 hours and includes a trail lunch.
Not adventurous enough for you? Come join us on one of our overnight trips! Enjoy learning how to drive your own dog team as we travel through pristine Alaskan Wilderness until we get to camp. Learn how we take care of our dogs out on the trail and enjoy a beautiful night under the Alaskan Stars and Northern Lights. Then get ready to get back on the runners as we head out for another day of mushing.