Iditarod dog sledding on the summer

Think the Iditarod can only be enjoyed in the winter?  We made a stop by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters to check out the museum and gift shop and were pleasantly surpised.

We had no idea that those sledding dogs need to stay on shape during the non-snow months as well.  As it turns out there was a team of dogs who are more than excited to take a family out for a spin.  But one word of advice.  HANG ON!

The sled easily accomodated 4 of us and the musher.  Once he gave signal, the dogs we were off – and at no feeble pace!!  That wheeled sled went from 0 zero to who knows what in seconds and the first turn nearly threw us out.  We had no idea how fast a few well trained dogs can be.  It was a small circuit but well worth the adventure of a lifetime.

We highly recommend you visit the Iditarod headquaters while in the Wasilla area.  It’s only about 20 minutes from our cabin.

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Written by Dave on June 16th, 2007 - Places

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