Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day 5 Thursday: MUSH!!!

Thursday was super adventure day – probably the most exciting and spectacular thing I have ever done. We took a helicopter up to a glacier to go dogsledding. There is not enought snow at this time of year to go "mushing" at lower altitudes, but I'm so grateful for that; the Mendenhall glacier was unbelievably beautiful.

One of the guides said it was his seventh season up there and I just thought, "You are out of your mind."

But that was before I drove the sled. There are just no words to describe it. It was the adventure of a lifetime. I could move there right now and start training for the Iditarod.

Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness.

My mom was sitting in the front sled with our musher, and I was on a sled towed behind. So I still had to brake and steer and everything, but she was in charge of the dogs. It was a lot like skateboarding. The ice was hard, so we went really fast.

Climb in! You can totally trust me.

I taught our musher the 1950s waterskiing extravaganza pose.


If you are ever in Juneau, you have to do this. It is worth any price.

Glacier Dogsledding


Fyreflixie said...

Is that dog's name "Peanut Butt", or is the "er" at the end just hidden? :]

Kiki Maraschino said...

One dog was named ART and someone had scrawled and "F" before his name! So who knows?

kabonfootprint said...

F - ART lol!

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