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Monday, September 20, 2010

2010 Mushing Adventure Trips : Wildlife

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.

The Wildlife Excerpt

When I think about the "Alaskan World", I think about all of the creatures - big and small - who share the wilderness with us. Often times, when I am mushing a team of Alaskan Huskys down a trail, I will get a funny feeling that we are being watched. Sometimes, I will catch a quick view of a red fox or a wolf, if I am lucky. And sometimes I will see the dogs all look in one direction simultaneously and I'll know that we have company. But, more often than not, the wildlife in Alaska is smart and savvy and they will see us far more often than we will see them.

The video that follows is the best wildlife footage from the trips. As you will notice, sometimes wildlife cooperates and sometimes, it doesn't. I apologize for the shakiness of the camera. More often than not, I was not prepared for wildlife viewing.

You have to keep a good sense of humor when dealing with wildlife and brisk winter conditions. Some of you might wonder how a duck could possibly survive this far north, but I promise you .... he was there!!


LindaVistaLLC said...

Quack - you are very funny.


Felicitas said...

Aliy! We are students of the secundary school Ernesto Sabato of Argentina. We noticed about The Last Great Race on our english book, name UPSTREAM pre-intermediate B1. Our teacher, Ines, give as an activity where we have to visit a website where you and others mushers appears.
In the activity we had to choose a musher that call our attention, so we decided to choose you. And checked your webside link.
We found it quite interesting and also your work with creatures big and small. We want to congratulate you because your effort working and saving the wildlife in Alaska. In additon to participation on The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
We have to leave,
all the best,
students of Argentina.

Anonymous said...

how are you?

Thanks for writing this blog, loved reading it