Day 5 Thursday: MUSH!!!

Thursday was super adventure day – probably the most exciting and spectacular thing I have ever done. We took a helicopter up to a glacier to go dogsledding. There is not enought snow at this time of year to go “mushing” at lower altitudes, but I’m so grateful for that; the Mendenhall glacier was unbelievably beautiful.

One of the guides said it was his seventh season up there and I just thought, “You are out of your mind.”

But that was before I drove the sled. There are just no words to describe it. It was the adventure of a lifetime. I could move there right now and start training for the Iditarod.

Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness.

My mom was sitting in the front sled with our musher, and I was on a sled towed behind. So I still had to brake and steer and everything, but she was in charge of the dogs. It was a lot like skateboarding. The ice was hard, so we went really fast.

Climb in! You can totally trust me.

I taught our musher the 1950s waterskiing extravaganza pose.


If you are ever in Juneau, you have to do this. It is worth any price.

Glacier Dogsledding

About Kiki Maraschino

I like catfish. Sure, we all like catfish, but I think for me it is somehow deeper.
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3 Responses to Day 5 Thursday: MUSH!!!

  1. Fyreflixie says:

    Is that dog’s name “Peanut Butt”, or is the “er” at the end just hidden? :]

  2. Kiki Maraschino says:

    One dog was named ART and someone had scrawled and “F” before his name! So who knows?

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