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hansonsk20 01-08-2009 08:46 PM

We noticed that Princess has a dog sledding excursion in Juneau and in Skagway. The one in Skagway is a bit cheaper. Does anyone know the difference? They are both advertised to be approx 2 hrs in length.

Thanks!

Dave 01-09-2009 09:14 AM

We did the Juneau tour. They are both pretty much the same so I'd go for price. They use wheeled carts that hold six passengers and the musher. You'll be amazed at the power when the sled takes off (almost literally).

The Juneau camp is a training site for Iditerod teams, and I suspect the Skagway site is the same. They train the dogs in the panhandle during the spring and summer because it is cooler than it is farther north (really). The dogs are most comfortable when it is below zero! These are Alaskan Huskies which is a distinct mix of breeds bred to various traits. The tours help pay the team costs and also help train the dogs to get used to strangers (during the Iditerod volunteers help the dog teams at break areas).

Cruise Fanatic 01-09-2009 09:31 AM

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You'll be amazed at the power when the sled takes off (almost literally).

I had a Siberian Husky for 11 years. They are very strong dogs. When he was just about 6 months old he was pulling his dog house around the yard.


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