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7 Days | 6 Nights
Scenic travel by dog team into the remote & wild landscape of Alaska's White Mountains National Recreation Area.
Warning! Scenic! A Northern extension of the Rocky Mountains, the White Mountains are marked by rolling black spruce forest, rocky limestone cliffs, open river valleys, and mountain ridges adorned with mystical black granite tors. This seven day trip travels a scenic loop through thick boreal forest, alongside the fantastic rock arches of Limestone Gulch, across Beaver Creek (a National Wild & Scenic River), and over the mountains via a pass called Cache Mountain Divide. BLM provides beautiful log cabins dotted at regular internals along the route.
This trip is approximately 160 miles and is one the most technical of the trips we offer, due to the remote and rugged nature of the terrain traversed.
Pricing is all-inclusive. This means it includes travel to and from your hotel to Arctic Dog Adventure Co., meals, snacks, sleeping bags, pads, cold weather gear + accommodations.
Accommodations: Shared accommodations in remote BLM log cabins.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights. This trip is approximately 160 miles and includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Difficulty: Moderate to Hard.
Price: $6199 per person; 4 person maximum.
Dates: March 4-10, 2023
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white mountains national recreation area, alaska
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Cold weather parkas, snow pants, boots
✔ Sleeping bags, liners and pads
is this trip right for me?
Are you an adventurous soul? A dog lover? Do you love winter? Are you desirous of a closer connection to nature? Answer yes to any one of these? Then yes! This trip might be perfect for you!
No previous mushing experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable and equipped for your days on the trail.
That being said, dog mushing is a physical activity...from harnessing dogs to standing on the sled all day, you will need to be reasonably able-bodied in order to fully enjoy this experience. If you are hesitant about your ability to manage a dog team, please contact Lisbet & she will guide you through a series of questions designed to evaluate your abilities. You are probably better suited for this than you think.
You do not need previous experience with cold weather climates, but you will need to equip yourself with a proper set of winter base layers in order to ensure your comfort and safety. Even though it is spring in Alaska, weather and temperatures can still be harsh and unpredictable. We will provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !