Tuesday, March 25, 2008


One of the things we did during the day was to visit Paws for Adventure for dog mushing. We were invited to visit the kennel which had dozens of dogs, and then two at a time, we went for a sled ride. 
The dogs seemed eager to pull the sled across the fields and through the forest. The ride was very quiet, with the sounds of panting dogs, the sled runners on the snow, and the musher occasionally calling out to the dogs.  
The team can carry a total weight of 500 pounds.

When we got back each dog got a snack of frozen salmon which they wolfed down in record time. The company was booked up for the afternoon and the next day because they were taking a couple out overnight to be married. The owner of the company was going to marry them, with a couple of the mushers as witnesses. The company offers overnight trips and mushing lessons. When I go back I plan to take a lesson, and I'd love to go on an overnight trip (they use heated tents.)    

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