A GREAT TRIP FOR
FIRST TIME MUSHERS
Classic Yurt Trip
Enjoy a unique adventure and time with your family and friends in the winter wilderness. Spend three full days in the Superior National Forest, running tandem on a dogsled allows you to take turns driving and riding. Sharing a sled enables you to build your mushing skills while also allowing time to relax, snap some pictures, and take in the beauty of the North Woods via dogsled. (Odd number of people? We can accomidate that no problem!) This trip really gives you a feel of the winter in the Northwoods, and the quiet beauty that so few get to see. Everyone in your group will handle the dogs and drive the sleds for an experience you’ll never forget.
When you arrive at the kennel you will be greeted and ushered inside by our friendly welcome crew, composed of many huskies and your guide. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure your clothing will keep you warm for the weather while on trail. (Quality rental gear is available as needed.) We also advise on any last minute packing details or general concerns.
Once suited up, you’ll follow your guide to the Dog Yard to meet your canine companions. Your group will gather around a sled to participate in a “Dogsledding 101” talk with your musher. Then its time to hit the trail for a full day of dogsledding (including a delicious trail lunch). At the end of the day arrive at the yurt that will become home for the next two nights. You will help to unharness and tuck the dogs in for the night, and then the evening is yours. Yurt activities often include helping with camp chores, taking a walk, watching the sunset, or curling up in the cozy warm yurt with a good book and some hot chocolate before dinner.
Your guide prepares an excellent home cooked meal for you. Yurt time with the guide is a phenomenal time to learn more about the dogs, dogsledding, White Wilderness, the forest we call home and a plethora of other topics.
The next day you wake up, have a home cooked breakfast and hit the trail, retiring to the yurt for your last night. Day three is only different in that once again your sleds will be packed with your gear, and after a last full day of mushing, you’ll return to the kennel, say ‘see ya’ to the dogs and guides, and make your reemergence into civilization for a well deserved shower.
Trip Price: $1495/person
12 and under 20%off
Minimum age: 8 years old
*15% off for groups of 6 or more
Plan to arrive at the kennel at 9 am. Meet your guide(s) who will make sure you have the proper clothing for your trip. Then it is off to meet your canine traveling companions. We’ll teach you the essentials of driving a sled, harnessing dogs and then be off on a day trip. Arriving at the yurt around 3 in the afternoon.
Travel farther out into the wilderness with he Yurt as your base. Now you know the basics you will be expanding your ability to drive the sled and work with your dogs.
Depart yurt after breakfast. Dogsled for a full day en route home to the kennel.