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Epic Dogsled trip 2016!!!
This trip will be outfitted by White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures
Alright, alright, alright. This trip was absolutely amazing. It consisted of many laughs and much excitement. Staff were very friendly, supportive and our tour guide, Theo rocked. The dogs were friendly and the view was incredible.
Who We Are
There are a lot of dog sledding providers out there so why should you choose us? Because Dog Sledding is what we do. We are not first and foremost a racing kennel or an arctic exploration kennel. We are a professional tour provider, which means we have dogs that are best for you, we have seasoned staff trained to lead quality mushing trips (not college kids taking a year off for fun) and we have the focus to ensure it all comes together for you in a safe and successful manner.
- Safe comfortable hands on trips
- Well trained, socialized, lovable Dogs
- Great food and quality equipment
- Trip Advisor’s #1 ranked activity in Ely, MN
Peter McClelland and Chris Hegenbarth run White Wilderness and Peter has been reading our newsletters for years and to help set us off on this new bucket list format he is giving everyone that books this trip a great deal! And I would like to thank him for his generosity.
This is the email he sent me last week: Your trip price will be $1955 per person. This is a 15% discount off the regular price plus the extra night and sledding. First and last night are included at the lodge. We will decide where we want to do that later. It will either be Stay Inn Ely or the Grand Ely Lodge. The guides will go over all your clothing and the trip details then.
Customized Northwoods Passage
- 6 days dog sledding
- 5 nights winter camping
- First and last night in a comfortable lodge
- Premier style (you drive your own team for the entire trip)
- Explore over 100 miles of the Boundary Waters wilderness by dog team
- Our longest trip, and most physically demanding one
Our arrival date is February 27th: settle in enjoy the festivities of the wolftrack classic dog-sled race.We will watch the start of the Wolftrack classic Dog-Sled race on the morning of the 28th then immediately head into the woods with our gear, guides and enthusiasm. Peter was kind enough to customize this trip for us. We will be going through areas that I have been through many…many times and many of my past clients and friends are familiar with. Of course when traveling in the wilderness you should always be flexible that is why all itinerary’s can change but this is the rough version.
We will see 3 waterfalls, Native pictographs and some of the most incredible vistas ever created.
The Boundary Waters is a remote region of wilderness lakes, rivers and forests that straddles the Minnesota-Canada border. Comprised of more than one million acres of pristine lakes, the densest concentration in America, and off limits to motorized vehicles, it is a frozen maze of trail possibilities that beckon in winter. Though skiers, snowshoers and ice fishing enthusiasts explore the periphery, dogsleds are the way to get truly deep in to this wilderness.
If you light up when you make the first tracks on a lake, or enjoy the fresh perspective that comes from being away from it all, you’ll appreciate exploring a cross-section of this renowned wild place, draped in winter’s hibernating coat of snow and ice. On this six day, five night adventure, you’ll learn everything from how to care for and bond with your canine crew and how to stay toasty in the winter to how to traverse a narrow path between a fir and a spruce tree and stay upright on your dogsled. Expect to see tracks of timber wolves, fox and perhaps an otter sliding across the snow. Sleep under the stars for a chance peek at the northern lights, or certainly a star-filled winter sky. We save this rugged trip for March, when the days are longer, the dogs are at peak condition and lake travel is typically easier. This traverse of the Boundary Waters will cover well over 100 miles on a route crossing the heart of the wilderness and home to our kennel. Mush pass windswept islands with rugged glacier carved granite cliffs. Test your mushing agility as we navigate tricky portage trails between lakes. If you thrive on hands-on opportunities, have some outdoor camping experience under your belt and are craving an adventure off the beaten path, consider joining us for an unforgettable dog-sledding trip.
Anyone that is at all interested please contact me.
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