Sunday, August 17, 2008
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 http://www.akdogtour.com/
Posted by Elise Thompson at 1:25 AM