Day Six: Denali National Park
WASILLA TO DENALI: This morning you will travel north to Willow to visit an accomplished musher who presents his story of Alaska and the Iditarod in a provocative fashion that captures the essence of the Iditarod. He weaves in the history of sled dogs from early native use, gold rush use, the famous Serum run to Nome during the 1925 diphtheria epidemic-the focus is on the husky. The uniqueness of the Iditarod from the standpoint of length, diversity of competition and the NO HELP rule are highlights. Training and care of Iditarod dogs is demonstrated.
The logistics of the race and food drops, checkpoints, veterinarian care, the Iditarod Air Force and trail conditions inspire questions. Race strategy and the changes to the Iditarod Race Vern has seen in his twenty five years of racing elicit more dialogue. Clothing and survival gear along with sleds and equipment are topics that are backed up with demonstrations. Stories from the trail are exciting and fun. Ride in comfort in Our New Dog Mobile. As there is no snow this time of your or a sled, the dogs pull you in a free wheeled buggy as this is how they train during the summer months. Better for the dogs! Safe and Fun! Our wilderness trail is over bridges and through the woods. You can see and feel the power and love the dogs have for what they do. Finally taking the summer pups for a walk is a fantastic experience. You will soon see why we fell in love with the Alaskan Husky. Pups tell the story of their care and they inspire us. You will walk away from the hike feeling great!
This afternoon, continue your adventure to Denali National Park. Crossing over Hurricane Gulch, have your cameras ready. The vistas are breathtaking. Upon arrival in Denali National Park, this evening is at your leisure for shopping, dining or sightseeing. Tonight you will overnight near Denali National Park.
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Denali National Park Area Lodging