NORTH WOODS PASSAGE

  • 5 days dog sledding
  • 4 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

NORTH WOODS PASSAGE

The Adventure Trip of a Lifetime

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.

A Camping Trip For Those Craving Adventure

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 five day, four 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.

Gathering firewood for the evening by dogteam.

Gathering firewood for the evening by dogteam.

We save this rugged trip for later in the season 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 past 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 dogsledding trip.

 

Double Occupancy Single Supplement Nights / Days 2016-2017 Dates Reservation
$2,100 /person  Group Rates: for 4 or more on solo sled trips or for 6 or more on shared sled trips, take 15% off per person. $140 / Person 6 / 5 Feb 26-March 4

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Trip Itinerary
  1. Group welcome dinner and trip orientation.
  2. Morning rendezvous at the trailhead after breakfast. Load personal gear in sleds, review the day’s route and depart on the expedition. Expect to camp early as we teach skills for comfortable winter camping , chop wood for dinner and care for dogs.
  3. Travel day and camping. As we cross the Boundary Waters.
  4. Travel day and camping. As we cross the Boundary Waters.
  5. Travel day and camping. As we cross the Boundary Waters.
  6. Travel day and final push to the kennel on Day 6, followed by a celebratory dinner back at the lodge.
  7. Breakfast and depart.
Maximum group size: 6 guests with 2-3 guides. Minimum age 16.