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.



Can't...stop...taking...pictures...of...dogs...







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







Glacier Dogsledding http://www.akdogtour.com/

3 comments:

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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