Bookings for the winter season 2018-2019
Please get with us if you
want a wonderful winter adventure
of the world.
Check out our facebook page Bush
Alaska Dog Sled Tour Facebook Page to see some of our
latest training videos and how our teams work.
The following are wonderful words from a recent client who is returning
this next season...
BEFORE LIFE MOVES TOO FAR ALONG...after my Alaska trip, I need
to pause here to say, "THANK YOU."
• to Wayne & Scarlett Hall for having the vision to provide
an opportunity like this to folks like me who want to "come
into the Country" and experience her on her own terms...and
for having the gumption to deliver it. May God bless all your efforts
• to Deb, my awesome guide, for being fun and funny and professional
and capable and, well, just awesome in too many ways to list here.
I'd adventure with you anywhere ??
• to the Dogs of Bush Alaska Expeditions, for being the amazing
athletes, wonderful companions and all-around Good Dawgs that you
are, in every way that dogs can be. Paws up for you!!! ??????
• to Nate & Ruby and their family, for their warm hospitality
in opening their home to me/us, for Nate breaking trail, and for
feeding me! ??
• to my hubby, Gary, for encouraging me to do this and never
once trying to talk me out of it <3
• and finally to my doggy girls, Mauser & Faith, for deepening
my love and appreciation for dogs and all that they can mean in
our lives, and we in theirs. I owe much of who I am to you. <3
"THERE IS A MOMENT LEAVING [THE HOMESTEAD]...when you burst
out of the snowy pine woods into sunshine. At that precise moment
your dogs hurtle over the edge of the bank towards the frozen Yukon
River below and you could be forgiven for questioning if you are
indeed one of the "strong and sane" from the Law of the
Yukon. But there's not enough time to be afraid, you just remember
Wayne's advice about brakes, somehow the sled proves as stable as
promised, and you don't flip on the turn down river. By the time
you "Whoaaa" behind your guide's team, the grin on your
face has become permanent - and it won't leave until long after
you fly out of Eagle at the end of your holiday." ~ from the
Trip Advisor report of a prior client.
TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKE. (John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn)
Our season is booking. Please get with us if you would like a lifetime
experience. We have guides that can work with you to give you the
utmost enjoyment for you level of ability. Do not hesitate to get
with us with any questions.
You can reach
us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is some of the most regal and majestic country that our guides
Follow one of our recent retirees on Instagram...blackbearsleddog.
She is a wonderful ambassador for sled dogs and how well they can
settle into forever homes when they retire. Our dogs work hard for
us and we want to see them have a wonderful retirement. We let them
tell us when they want to retire and we are always looking for loving
homes. Please get with us if you are interested!
Wonderful videos by clients in our 2017 Mushing Season...
Court Oglivie has once again graced us with his work titled...
Oleg Margrisso has joined in with beautiful work showing the beauty
of our wilderness and the love of our dogs...
Big River Crossing
Please check out our FaceBook
page for current videos and news of our kennel.
View one of the options for a tour
Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve a 2.2 million acre wilderness.
Our tours are customized to each individual client. We take into
consideration each clients physical level of ability and what they
are hoping to experience with Bush Alaska Expeditions then weave
it all together for the best possible trip. (See Physical Requirements
in the next column.) We take no more than 2 clients on any tour
unless the client ask for a larger group.
Please see our Trips
page for pricing.
Us & Blog page has some recent pictures of the ice
on the Yukon River after break up. Please check it out.
Our Son, Matt Hall is the 2017 Yukon Quest
Dog Sled Champion. He and his wonderful
team of huskies ran an exceptional race.
Please check out Smokin Ace Kennels at the
Passion for Nature ultimately led to a love of the sport
is a well written article written by Dermot Cole
of ADN about Matt and his team's victory. Wayne and I were able
to break away for 2 days and see him finish and achieve one of his
dreams. He had a lot of help along the way. A special Thank You
Photo by Dermot Cole of the Alaska Dispatch
Here is the story of 2016's extreme expedition
IN AMUNDSENS FOOTSTEPS has come to a
The international team have all gone in different directions and
the 22 wonderful dogs of our kennel have settled into some relaxation.
Their winter season is closing and the new spring awaits.
March 29...arrival into Eagle! The final day of
the expedition for the international gentlemen and the Bush Alaska
Expeditions Sled Dogs.
The last part of the journey was very warm, +5º on Saturday,
with the snow sticky and melting, patches of open ground on the
side of the river. The mountains are beginning to lose snow. Spring
is coming.On Sunday we spent the night at Wayne’s Cabin and
set off for the final 7 miles Monday morning. We arrived at Eagle
(population 86) at approximately 1.00 pm, local time, ending our
journey at Fort Egbert, which is the old army barracks. The telegraph
that Amundsen used at the end of his journey at Eagle, to tell the
world that he had navigated the NW Passage, has not been used for
years, probably not since 1930’s. We were able to use a Satellite
We are delighted to report that we have all suffered only mild
frostbite on various fingers and toes and that the dogs are well.
Only one of them seems to have lost a bit of weight but will be
nurtured now and all of them have loads of new straw bedding and
warm kennels to go to. What amazing dogs these have been! What a
feat of endurance to have pulled a heavy sledge 700 miles in bitter
temperatures over extreme terrain and still be wagging their tails
At the beginning I thought we only had a 50/50 chance of achieving
the journey, not achieved since 1905. It has been interesting and
hard but we’ve had good dogs, a good team and the careful
planning paid off. We are looking forward to coming home.
March 28 is the culmanation of the dreams of Tim Oakley
and Wayne Hall...The international team of Tim Oakley,
Wayne Hall, Graham Burke and Earl Rolf enjoyed time with the community
and students of Eagle. The men were in great spirits tho a bit tired.
The dogs of Bush Alaska Expeditions
were just the opposite....energetic and happy. They loved their
time in the spot light.
Current as of March 27, 2016...In Amundsen's Footsteps
team the gentlemen and happy dogs have reached the starting point
and will arrive in Eagle tomorrow.
Happy gentlemen and very happy dogs! They rolled in here a couple
of hours ago. The stories they have to tell are amazing. What they
and Bush Alaska Expeditions dogs http://bushalaskaexpeditions.com
have been through is truely a life changing event.
Tim Oakley, Wayne Hall, Earl Rolf, Tim Graham Happy gentlemen on arrival
Lefty very happy in her straw bed
Nenana relaxing on top of her dog house
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
Starting in February 2016 the expedition will take approximately
40 days. This will be a team of three people and 22 sled dogs. The
expedition will be carried out in extreme temperatures in one of
the most remote areas left on the planet. The link to our website
In Amundsens Footsteps
We have created an educational program connecting six schools in
Canada, Alaska, Norway and the UK who will work together to bring
a focus to climate change, geography and the history of exploration.
The program will broaden student's syllabuses, create exchange
opportunities and enhance learning experiences in both isolated
and populated schools.
For more information
and/or questions e-mail us at email@example.com
Mallika Ranjan put together a great You Tube video of some of her
http://youtu.be/9knhaaK160E to see this video.
We had a wonderful 2015 season and hated to see it draw to a close.
The clients were wonderful, trail conditions could not have been
better and the dogs enjoyed all the time out on the trails.
"A Quest for Adventure" and "Twenty-four Feet
Across the Yukon," are two videos a gifted client, Court, has
put together. His videos covers so much of what happens while on tour
with us and a segment of the Eagle Checkpoint during the Yukon Quest
2014 Dog Sled Race and our son, Matt Hall's race.
"Twenty-four Feet Across the Yukon"
"A Quest for Adventure"
Check out the caribou migration crossing the Yukon near our homestead
on our About Us & Blog page.
Our son, Matt Hall has some very awestruck parents and quite a
fan following as he competed in theYukon Quest 1000 mile Dog Sled
Feb 2014...Matt Hall finished with a very
in 3rd place and was awarded the Rookie
the Year, The
Spirit of the North and the
Follow his progress on our Face Book Page...
Here are the links to his finish line interviews on YOU TUBE and
Matt has a website going as he starts preparing for racing.
If you get the chance check out Smoking Ace Kennels and/or see some of his racing career
here on our web site at Matt's Racing
Our Blog has been moved to the
Us & Blog
here for Touring and KENNEL UPDATE/BLOG
Photos and details of our expedition trips have been moved to Expeditions & Photos to see more about our expedition trips
and their photos.
Sled dogs enjoying back packing in the off season.
Ever hear the one about not standing up in a canoe?
Aug 14, 2012...The second wave of suicidal porcupines have broken
through the perimeter of the homestead and here is one of the wounded
June 17th...Happy Father's Day...Wayne is not too impressed with
the gift the dogs gave him...
Personally, I am not either...a bear up a tree in the dog yard
all night...Quiet PLEASE!
We have been enjoying travel on the river and came across an interesting
discovery. Is it a new species...?
Cleaning out some paperwork I came across an interesting picture.
Here is our very first Sierra Club Tour group waiting at the Eagle
Air Strip for the charter flight to pick them up for their return
to Fairbanks. Picture is compliments of Bob Thorton.
Just in case anyone thinks this is a serious picture...this was
a fun loving group who had a great time setting this photo up.