This was a 3 hour excursion. Our tour guide, Savanna, led us to a bus and we drove about 45 minutes out of Skagway up to the Dog Musher's camp outside Dyea. She gave us a running commentary about the area and history of the camp. We then transferred to a very rugged transport vehicle to go up the steep roads to the dirt paths the dogs run on. These are actual Iditarod dogs at their summer training facility and you get to ride in the sled for about 10 minutes, led by a seasoned musher. They talk the whole time about the dogs and you get to pet them. Then you go back down to the base and there is a presentation by an experienced Iditarod musher and you can hold some sled dog puppies (the best part of course). We thought this was very fun.
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