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.