Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did.
By Lee Unsworth, United Kingdom
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
I would say the trip up to the trappers cabin to stay overnight as this was a pretty challenging run with the dogs but truly awesome once we got up into the mountains. Some of our group did decide to take a few of the downhill stretches trying out various "freestyle" methods of dogsledding...on knees, stomachs and backs...
Also, falling in love with at least couple of my dog team. (Gomer / Riley / Amigo / Leica / Yoda / Boomer) If I could have brought them home I would.
And the food - what we were given to eat was fantastic EVERY day. Our guides looked after us both outside and in!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Expect a bit of hard work if you want to do the higher trails..but you will reap the rewards! If you are new to dogsledding as was I, try to anticipate the hills and jump off and help them a little before they grind to a halt and you will keep them moving rather than leaving it until they have pulled as far as they can...They do appreciate it!
Don't "over-pack". You need thermals etc, but don't think you need to be changing clothes every day. We took far too much and didn't use half of it. The fact is, it is pretty "sweaty" work and you just have to go with the flow. Its not a fashion parade. :) Also dont take thick clothes...layer.
Don't be afraid...when you see a grizzled giant 7 foot tall mountain man looming toward you through the trees...that's just Ian, he owns the place. :) He's a true gent.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
I would say running dogs through the mountains is very environmentally friendly.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter!
Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
***** I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
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