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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2010 Mushing Adventure Trips : Moose

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 spent almost a month exploring the western coast of Alaska with three groups of guests.

This video footage hopefully provides a glimpse of our adventures.

Moose Excerpt

Wildlife is a natural part of life in Alaska. One of the most common animals that we run across while dog mushing is moose. Moose are the largest species in the deer family and can get weigh up to 1,800 pounds and stand over 7 foot at the shoulder. Most of the time, this giant animal, will avoid canine encounters at all costs. Wolves are their nature predators, and a "pack" of Alaskan Huskys must smell, at least, similar to it's wild canine cousin.

During our trips, we saw moose while we were camped at Pilgrim Hot Springs and while we were mushing. The camera was not always accessible, but we managed to video several quality "Moose minutes".

1 comment:

jplife said...

looks like a god time.
Have a great season and safe.