Monday, March 27, 2017

San Francisco, Anchorage & Fairbanks March 2017 [Day 5] 

My mum definitely woke up bright and early, and I don't even remember telling her the meetup time for today's tour.

I, on the other had, was my usual self. We got ready and was down at the lobby of the hotel by 0917 ( yeah 2 mins late :( ) but the vehicle had not yet arrived, so we were good! I had booked a Dog Sledding tour with the Salmon Berry people (as recommended by the people at The Aurora Chasers) and our guide for the day was Sarah Engstrom. She is very bubbly and full of information that she shared with us. We first took a drive of approximately 45 mins to a rest stop, and then on to our lunch location at Sheep Creek Lodge where we had a great and extremely full lunch. I picked the Sourdough Crumble which is basically potatoes, eggs, bacon and ham! Heaven on a plate I tell you!

After lunch, we went on to Dallas Seavey's kennel for the dog sledding. The dogs in the dog yeard were so excited when our bus pulled up, and when we went into the dog yard, the dog would come up to you and lean on you to get affection. It was really nice and fun! Just don't injure any of the dogs because they are actual race dogs!

The dog sled ride was really fun as we took a ride through the snowscape. You also do smell dog poo here and there as the dogs do poop as they run. Just don't fall off the sled and into the poop ya. This is really an experience to be had and I do recommend booking with the Salmon Berry people!

Sarah checked out our weather gear in the morning just to make sure that we were good enough for the weather and when we reached the kennel, they were concerned with our boots (we ended up fine). It's very reassuring to know that they do look out for clurless tropical people like us!

Gotta do dog sledding in Alaska!

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