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Alaska Series

Husky Sledding

One of those last minute, should we shouldn't we moments, was the decision to go sledding with Huskies.

The only way to get to the huskies on the mountain was via helicopter, which flew over the Seward bay area and Punchbowl glacier, landing 3200 feet above sea level.

During our time up on the mountain with the huskies, we learned that some of the dogs that were pulling us were actually legends in the husky world. Some of them took part in a race called the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, which is a 1,150 mile race spanning the state of Alaska. It's also known as the famous “Last Great Race on Earth”, where dogs, sleds and their mushers leave Anchorage and race to Nome. Each musher has a team of 12-16 dogs that endure a hardcore journey over a period of 8-15 days.