It was quiet. The only thing I could hear was the sound of the snow as we glided along the still meadow and the jingle of the dogs collars as they ran in place. The sun was low and the frost hung onto the trees as my mind wandered.
10 degrees with 10 dogs
My first dog sled ride happened years after I moved to the city. I didn’t realize how much I yearned for the deafening sound of silence. Stepping off the runners, I sunk into the deep powdery snow. I just sat there. Silence was broken when the dogs urged me to get back on, tugging on the lines, wanting to go - I thought… "Wow, I am lucky!"
I won’t forget my first dog sled ride. Each winter, I try to remember what that was like and now I encourage people to stand on the runners, put your phone down and just enjoy the ride!
Plan your trip around the first weekend of March to highlight winter dog sledding! From the bib draw at Musher's Banquet dinner, to the Ceremonial Start along 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage to the Official Starting Line event in Willow and the remote fly out race checkpoint - we will follow these incredible canine athletes in their journey on the Last Great Race. #FindYourAlaska this winter with a local Alaskan guide in a small group tour, 12 people maximum!
Join us on the Iditarod Aurora with Race Checkpoint Fly Out