Adventures and Prices!
Mush your own sled dog team of Alaskan Huskies through the Alaska,
We specialize in custom tours designed specifically to your level
of physical fitness and your request of trail and overnight accommodations.
You can communicate directly with us via U.S. mail, E-mail, pre-arranged
telephone conference, etc. after initial contact and then we specifically
put together all the details, dates and logistics for your
Our Alaska dog sled tours are not tourist oriented; they are the
real thing, challenging and physically demanding. When you go on
a dog sledding adventure / tour with us you will mush back in time
and travel as it was done 100 and more years ago. There will
be no snow-machine support, no one going ahead to set things up.
You will be an integral part of the whole operation from start to
finish. You will be responsible for your dogs, once you have
been introduced and shown the ropes. You will harness, un-harness,
feed and care for your team once you are out on the trail.
You will carry your gear and supplies in your sled. You will
be responsible for your own well being, but you will be watched
over by an experienced guide who will be there to help and educate
you along the way in everything from mushing to wilderness survival
Because we want each person to realize their dreams and a true
wilderness setting, we keep your tour one to one, or one to two
with your guide...unless you specifically ask for a larger group.
Many other kennels have tour dates set up with the possibility of
mushing with up to 5 or more other people plus your guides, which
can be fun and a party atmosphere however this reduces the quality
of your wilderness experience and can be much more hectic with the
additional dog teams that are required.
Your typical dog sledding tour should run about 7 to 10 days to
experience a full and wide variety of trail systems and topographical
diversifications that abound in this remote wilderness area of interior
Alaska and to allow for training with your team, but can be set
at whatever amount of time you prefer.
You will begin your training on an established trail system from
our homestead with a day or two of day trips to give you the “feel”
for what is to come later on when the trails become more challenging.
Day trips can vary from 12 to 25 miles. Average daily miles are
20 to 25 miles or 3.5 to 5 hours. Our homestead day trips
begin deep in the boreal forest and range onto the Yukon River with
a run to the Canadian Border to the East or a run on the Yukon River
for as far as you want to the West. Day trip trails can also
range into and through several large river drainages, mountain passes
and lake crossings including mountain ascents, descents, sheer ice,
jumbled ice and different snow conditions which helps to contribute
to your novice-training regime.
Our American Summit cabin features some of the most incredible views
Alaska has to offer with some established trails and “make-your-own”
trails. Some years the 40-Mile Caribou herd (of 40,000+) winter
right on top of American Summit along with you, your dogs and the
wolves. Usually we can turn the average beginning musher from
a novice running a well marked established trail to an advanced
“dog-musher” running “black diamond courses”
in pursuit of the perfect caribou photo in just a couple days of
day trips. At this point the real adventure begins.
It is an adventure of your choosing. You can run the Yukon
Quest trail and overnight at a remote checkpoint cabin or old miner
or trap line cabin. Run deep into the glaciated mountain ranges
of the “40-Mile” country and overnight in a tent camp/camps.
The most challenging and physically demanding tour we have to offer carries
you deep into the rugged interior of Alaska. You will
travel in country accessible only by dog team so remote that you
are guaranteed not to encounter another human for days on end.
The overnights range from rustic log cabins in the middle of no-where
to a deluxe private cabin with an incredible sauna for one night
if that is what you prefer. For the average person, of average
physical shape it would only take a couple of days of training and
Clients begin booking as early as June or
before so if you are tied down to specific dates check with us right
away to see if the tour is available when you are.
A Land Gone Lonesome Author Dan O'Neill
Yukon Alone by John Balzar
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Dog Driver by Miki and Juliei Collins
See our page on Trip Advisor
Check out dog mushing in the Yukon Charley
Dog Mushing in the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve
March 2013 Dog Sledding Video by Mike and Katie Rabalais
http://www.vimeo.com/185789New videos posted on line.
Two of our clients did a journal style review of our trip. Click
on Alaska trip when the page opens.
"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.
Feet Across the Yukon
Quest for Adventure
VIEW AN 8 MINUTE VIDEO: Sierra Club member Mickey
Murch made this video in Feb 2007 while on a Sierra Club Tour with
us. The clip is called Metabolic Transportation and is on vimeo.
To watch the video, once the page pulls up, click the starting
arrow on the window.
VIEW A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF A 2008 EXTREME TRIP!
View a video of some advanced mushing with direction from
guide, Matt Emslie: Sometimes mushing can get difficult
and exhilarating as this video of Louise directing her team and
working her sled around a narrow ledge of ice on an exploratory
trip into the headwaters of Eagle Creek. Once the page opens up,
click on the starting arrow on the window.
View 3 clips from the 2009 Herchal Island Expedition.
These clips are from areas that are within our normal routes and
might be something that you would like to experience. We customize
our trips and routing to what you want to experience and the difficulty
level that we feel is best suited to your abilities.
per day, per person, $475.00 per person if coming as a team or group.
You are not charged for your final day with us in Eagle. Fee includes
training in mushing and survival techniques, camping and survival
gear, all food, transportation and lodging from the time you arrive
at the Eagle airport until you leave. There are no hidden costs.
We have winter clothing and boots available and in most cases are
able to help outfit you in outer gear with advance notice at no
You are not guaranteed a private trip but
there will never be more than 2 clients out with any guide. If you
should want to talk to us about a private trip please contact us
at the e-mails below.
CONTACT: For more information and/or
questions e-mail us at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
Bush Alaska Expeditions, P O Box 161, Eagle, AK 99738. No
incoming phone calls due to the remote location but there is Internet
access via satellite. Phone calls can be arranged via computer and