On our six day lodge-based mushing trips, we’ll take daily scenic runs along historic trapline, mail and gold mining trails. We’ll stop often for photo opportunities and to read animal tracks in the snow. We’ll have a campfire lunch and return to the lodge in the evening for a hot sauna and a hearty dinner. One night, you’ll have the option to camp away from the lodge in a log cabin or heated winter tent.
Highlights of the Lodge-based Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive by bush plane at 11:00 am to meet your mushing guide and team of huskies at the airport. After a lesson on how to handle and control your sled, you’ll follow the guide to our lodge. After a hot lunch, more lessons and another practice run.
Day 2: Hook up the teams for a run of 10 to 20 miles, taking time out for snow shoeing and identifying animal tracks.
Day 3: A longer, more challenging trail with more hills and curves, about 30 miles toward the glaciers of Denali.
Day 4: Mush to a trapper’s log cabin 25 miles out for an optional overnight. Wolf, wolverine, fox, marten, lynx, mink, otter, hare, moose and caribou may be seen along the way.
Day 5: Break camp and head back to the lodge, stopping for great photos. Bring your video camera!
Day 6: Mush your team the 6 miles back to the airport to meet your plane to Fairbanks.