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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 Mushing Adventure Trips: Day One

SP Kennel coordinates "Natural Extremes" Mushing Trips every year after Iditarod. These are fun dog team adventures for the mushers, dogs and the guests. This past March and April, we used Nome as a starting point for our trips. We had never explored the interior Seward Penisula by dog team, so it sounded like a great idea.

Overall, we spent almost a month on the western coast and had three groups of guests explore with us. Luckily, the SP Kennel video camera was put back together after Iditarod (thank you Macgellan), so we were able to capture some of these unique adventures on film.

Day One Excerpt

Five people, four dog teams and one snowmachine left Nome heading north. Our goal was to mush to Pilgrim Hot Springs and a hot tub soak. The dog teams traveled together for over 5 hours on Day One and covered nearly 40 miles. The mountainous scenery was daunting as the miles clicked by.

Day One was just the beginning......



4 comments:

Mike S. From Illinois said...

Looks like a lot of fun, great view of Nome. Thanks for all the hard work you guys do in documenting your travels and number one care for the dogs.

LindaVistaLLC said...

Anyone who grabs the opportunity to travel with you on the trips, camping, even mushing up the hills, most certainly garners an experience of a lifetime.

Linda

Frank said...

quick question regarding salmon snacks -- I read and heard that raw salmon is bad for dogs and they can get salmon poisoning. I know you feed your dogs frozen salmon treats and was wondering how they avoid getting sick

Thanks
Frank

Aliy said...

Frank
Salmon can be infected with a parasite that has an microorganism that is fatal to dogs. This occurs primarily in the Western US - not Alaska. We are lucky that this parasite does not occur in Alaska because it is very dangerous.
As well, most of the parasites that infect Alaskan salmon are killed after we store the fish at 20 below zero for several weeks.
Aliy