Our next stop was Skagway where we had a dogsled ride and a visit to Musher’s Camp (http://skagwayshoretours.com/tour/sled-dog-adventure/). We were taken on a historical tour of the city and a stunning coastal drive. Once we arrive in Dyea we hopped into a custom-designed, wheeled summertime sled, where the young huskies greeted us. These huskies pulled us along zigzagging mile long trail through the worlds’ second largest rainforest. It was interesting to learn that these trips provide the huskies with the exercise to build their muscles for the big sport dog sled race (Iditarod) which is the most popular sport race in Alaska that is held in March each year. It was amazing to see how excitable the dogs were to see people and anxious to begin their trail run. Some of the lead dogs were very smart while some of the other dogs weren’t very smart but were used primarily as muscle to pull the sleds along. At the end of the tour we learned more about the sport of mushing and of course a visit with the very loveable and adorable puppies. It was amazing on how well tempered all of these dogs were (both young and old). After our tour we went into town and enjoyed shopping and tried the local “fried Alaska bread” (fried dough with cinnamon sugar) delicious!
Tomorrow we head to Hubbard Glacier for some very scenic cruising of the glacier and icebergs.
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Greg & Sharon