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"Driving a team of the Austin’s immaculately trained and extremely lovable huskies was one of the most memorable adventures I have ever experienced.""
- Jeri Schmidt, NY
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Alaska Dog Mushing: Drive Your Own Team Of Friendly Iditarod Dogs

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Imagine you’re driving a team of veteran sled dogs in the last great frontiers on earth, Alaska. You're dog mushing! This is an alaska adventure travel vacation of a lifetime with a possibility of seeing wildlife, awesome scenery, large herds of moose, seals, wolf and eagles. The incredible Northern lights, breathtaking mountains, frozen oceans and tundra are all a part of our Alaska dog mushing vacations. Sound good? Get ready to enjoy two different Alaska dog mushing adventures that are in a class by themselves.

 
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Alaska Dog Mushing with Jerry Austin, Iditarod Hall of Fame and Family

Alaska dog mushing is fun, easy to learn, and a life enhancing experience you’ll always treasure. For the best Alaska dog mushing, you’ll receive expert personal training and advice from Jerry Austin, Iditarod Hall of Fame inductee. You'll experience Alaska adventure travel firsthand as you mush your own experienced dog team, sleep comfortably in our heated tent camps and rustic lodges, stay warm with the arctic clothing we provide and enjoy delicious meals, small groups and you’ll love our friendly dogs.


Alaska adventure travel begins and ends in cozy lodging

Alaska Dog Mushing: Safety and Experience

Experience and safety is our middle name. Your Alaska dog mushing adventure is supported by licensed expert guides, reliable snowmobiles and radios. Protected lodging is never very far during your Alaska dog mushing experience. Our guests fly in from all over the world, from total beginners to experienced and seven to over seventy. We’ve got two incredible, Alaska adventure travel vacations that no other dog mushing outfitter can match.


 
"I came to Alaska to find out if it REALLY was the last frontier. Mushing with the Austin's proved it really is and it still exists. I had an unbelievable time!"
David Hanrahan, Melbourne, Australia



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Golsovia Lodge Alaska Dog Mushing trip

Upon arrival in St. Michael, we acquaint you with the dogs and equipment to prepare for your dog mushing odyssey. We make sure you are properly outfitted then you take a 5 mile introductory "cruise" to adjust to Alaska dog mushing. First and last night lodging is at our St. Micheal lodge or home overlooking the frozen Norton Sound. The next day, we will travel to Klikitarik, which is the site of an abandoned Eskimo village. This trip is approximately 25 miles trip, which includes four miles of ocean ice (over 4 feet thick at this time) to the mainland. We spend the night in Klikitarik in a comfortable heated tent camp. Here we care for the dogs and the next day hit the road for our Golsovia River Lodge. This is another 25 mile trip, which includes 7 miles of uphill travel.

At Golsovia, both the dogs and the mushers enjoy a break. We arrive before dark and take the next day off. After two days of dog mushing, the teams will rest, we'll enjoy the warmth of the lodge, and sample other types of Alaska adventure travel. Activities include hiking up the frozen Golsovia river, hauling drinking water from upriver, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and wildlife viewing. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, hawks, willow ptarmigan, fox arctic, falcons and snowshoe hares, otters, beavers, wolverine and moose.

2011 Departures:
Jan. 2 to Jan. 8
Jan. 9 to Jan. 15
Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
Jan. 22 to Jan. 28
Jan. 29 to Feb. 4
Feb. 5 to Feb. 11
Feb. 12 to Feb. 18
Feb. 19 to Feb. 25
Feb. 26 to Mar. 4
Mar. 5 to Mar. 11
Mar. 12 to Mar. 21
Mar. 19 to Mar. 27

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Price Per Person: $2,500.00
Iditarod Trip: $3,500.00

Travel Information: St. Michael is gateway city. See below for flight info.



2012 Departures:
Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
Jan. 21 to Jan. 27
Jan. 28 to Feb 3
Feb. 4 to Feb. 10
Feb. 11to Feb. 17
Feb. 18 to Feb. 24
Feb. 25 to Mar. 2
Mar. 13 to Mar. 9
Mar. 10 to Mar. 19
Mar. 17 to Mar. 25
Mar. 26 to Apr. 1

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Price Per Person: $2,500.00
Iditarod Trip: $3,500.00

Travel Information: St. Michael is gateway city. See below for flight info.


Finish line for dog mushing

Alaska Adventure Travel: Iditarod Alaska Dog Mushing Trip

Here’s a unique opportunity to see in person the emotions of some final Iditarod finishers as they cross the finish line after a grueling Alaska dog mushing race. You can talk with racers, pet their team and be a part of the Iditarod race atmosphere in Famous Nome, Alaska. In March we offer two Alaska adventure travel trips that coincide with the Iditarod Finishers Banquet. Both the departing and arriving Golsovia dog mushing groups (see above) will spend Saturday night and Sunday night in Nome attending the banquet and meeting the mushers. We will stay in the best hotel in Nome and have plenty of time to see Nome, its shops and its people.

If you’ve marveled at the Iditarod, the "Last great race on earth", then this is the opportunity to be a part of it and drive your own team of sled dogs with Iditarod Hall of Fame Inductee, Jerry Austin.


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2010 Departures: March 13-22, March 20-28

Price: $3,500.00

2011 Departures: March 12-21, March 19-27

Price: $3,500.00

Travel Information: St. Michael is gateway city. For transportation to and from Alaska dog sledding, see below for flight info.

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Reservations & Deposits:
  • Contact us via e-mail* or via our toll free # in St. Michael: 877-923-2419* *Out of the US, please call 1-907-923-2419 direct. We are often leading guests on Alaska adventure travel, so if you donít hear from us immediately, donít worry. Weíll contact you as soon as we can. Sometimes our grandchildren may answer the phone as we are a family business.

  • 50% deposit due at booking and the balance due 60 days prior to trip.

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