Juneau, Alaska, US
Sled Dog Discovery & Musher's Camp
14, All, 62
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Approximately 2¼ Hours
Visit a musher's camp to experience a true Alaskan adventure and support the state sport of dog mushing. You will have a blast on an authentic dog sled ride, meeting and learning from knowledgeable mushers and dog handlers, and playing with the husky puppies.
Your journey begins with a scenic drive deep into the Tongass National Rain Forest on Douglas Island. At the camp, you will be greeted by a musher and a team of Alaskan huskies who seem like they're about to burst with excitement because they know that, once you board the custom-designed wheeled summertime training sled, they get to run. Feel the thrill of being pulled by these strong huskies, and soak in the inspiring beauty as you race down a one-mile trail surrounded by giant spruce and hemlock trees.
After your ride, meet up with a knowledgeable dog handler and a retired sled dog. Together they will demonstrate the impeccable care sled dogs receive from their mushers and veterinarians.
Walk across the suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek and step into Alaska's wilderness.
Enjoy an interactive presentation about the adventurous races and the equipment required for dog sledding. And last, but certainly not least, meet the adorable husky puppies. The attention you give them is important because it helps to socialize them, and this is essential to their future athletic success.
Please note: The sled ride takes place on dry ground, not on snow. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Participants must be able to walk short distances and lift their knees 8 inches to accommodate steps into and out of vehicles.