Sled dog mushing
instruction (in graduated steps) by Iditarod mushers for two
Driving your own dog team (or
riding in the sled basket if so desired) in a variety of
Visit kennel of top Iditarod
Attending the start
of the Iditarod Race in Anchorage
ski-plane to a remote homestead to view passing dog teams
Visit/overnight at official checkpoint
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Tour Price and 2014 Dates:
Feb 25 - March 3
this trip fills early!
Cost per person: $3875
6 Person maximum
transportation, lodging, meals, supplementary arctic
winter gear and instruction are included.
Gear check and visit to Race Headquarters; travel by road
from Anchorage through the Kenai Mountains to overnight in
log cabins in the tiny end of the road gold rush village of
Hope on Cook Inlet; evening mushing "intro"
Morning departure through
Kenai Mountains to Soldotna. Afternoon at the kennel of our
Iditarod musher, learning the mechanics of harnessing the
dogs and the basic skills of piloting canine super athletes.
In a graduated fashion, you'll end the day with the
satisfaction of having driven your own team. Overnight at
lodge on Longmere Lake.
Coho muskeg mush: A
day of immersion with full teams in the beautiful flats on
the edge of Cook Inlet, in alternatingly wooded and open
terrain. Iditarod veterans, local mushers and snowmachines
will assist this this exhilarating experience --driving a
dog team and a snowmobile --what a day! Overnight
back at lodge.
Now it's time to head into the hills of the Kenai National
Wildlife Refuge, on the wonderful trails of the local racing
association. By now you're feeling like a veteran,
contemplating racing yourself . . . Return to Hope and the
cabin on Bear Creek.
Travel to Anchorage;
attend the start (indescribable) of the Iditarod; early
afternoon departure from Lake Hood by bush ski-plane for
flight to a remote homestead 70 air miles northwest; dinner
and overnight at homestead
of the neighborhood by snowshoe or snowmachine; witness
preparations at the official checkpoint; dinner and
bonfire rendezvous on the Skwentna River as the first dog
teams come through the first checkpoint (northern lights . . ?); second overnight
Additional wander amongst the arriving mushers and race
chaos; Pick-up by ski-plane for the return flight to Anchorage, and visit to bustling Race