In the frozen north, men and women compete as equals.
Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.
I'm flailing about like a balloon, and he has to pull me upright. We drive out to where the dogs are chained up -- 14 absolutely magnificent furry and friendly animals, barking, caterwauling, yelping and howling in one mighty cacophony.
Let Loose the Sled Dogs of War in the Depths of Greenland's Winter: Going Barmy instead of Balmy on the Looney Front (Part 5)
You don't try and pet the Greenland sled dog with a cheery Mickey Mouse-like "Come here Pluto," a pat on the head and a treat in your hand, because the treat will be your hand.
There's a very special sport you can participate in that will help you enjoy a rough winter: Dog Sledding!
The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.
An ice cave up in the hills is only accessible by dog sled. This is more sedate - and without the nagging screech of the
Custer State Park is located just an hour's drive south of Mount Rushmore and is one of those places where reaching it is half the fun. There very few places on earth where you can actually get stuck in traffic because a herd of buffalo decided to cross the road.
Dogs don't usually ride sleds, but this one deserves a team of sled dogs of his own. Also, nice sweater and booties. It really
And that is how my first taste of dog sledding came with a side of powerful joy; free from the noise of the city, completely
Seeing the stunning landscape of fjords, mountains, alpine trees and the Norwegian sea was an extraordinary visual feast, but my real Arctic adventure began when I met my canine heroes.
Drilling in the arctic circle is what they are calling "hot." Personally, I think it's a rather icy venture,.
Over the last several winters, my sister has glided through the Alaskan wilds in subzero weather, running her beloved dog team down trails lit only by the moon.
The premise of dog mushing is simple: hook a few dogs together along a rope, attach the rope to a sled, stand on the runners of the sled and hold on. The reality of dog mushing is infinitely more complex.
Further up the coast we visited the town of Ålesund, full of its art nouveau architecture. Fishing boats full of the days
Vote for the hobby you find totally outrageous. Will they inspire you to go experience the outdoors or keep you safely indoors
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