Skagway, Alaska, US
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Approximately 4 Hours
Take a scenic transfer from the ship by minivan, heading out through Skagway. Your guide will acquaint you with both its gold rush history and present-day community.
Journey to the northernmost point of Lynn Canal, past the head of the famous Chilkoot Trail.
A family-friendly dog musher's camp awaits you. Discover an authentically northern pastime while learning all about sled dogs and their mushers.
Stop at the kennels for a thrill ride with the dogs in action as you participate in an approximately 15-minute summertime ride aboard a custom-built wheeled sled (no snow). Your husky team rockets along a scenic wooded trail, past spruce and hemlock trees and glacier-fed waterfalls with views of the Taiya Inlet tidal flats.
Return to the dog camp for time to interact with the dogs and puppies. Learn about the equipment and the tremendous husky strength that goes into the life of dog sledding in the wild and rugged North.Pan for gold and try to find "pay dirt" from your very own gold pan. Enjoy roasting s'mores over an open fire, then set off on a short hike (optional) to a beautiful waterfall.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer. The dog sledding is not on snow; it is a wheeled sled.