Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jackson Hole, WY. Dogsleding Trip

Day 3- Our last day in Jackson. We have had a lot of fun on this trip. We are all excited to being going to the Jackson Hole Iditarod. We were provided with great food this weekend breakfast and lunch today no exception. Packed up our things early this morning. At the Jackson Hole Iditarod we met with the wonderful staff. Those of us who needed too got booted up with heavier footwear. Meeting in a little room we were taken through an orientation about the dog sledding. We were able to interact with a couple of sweet husky dogs. Amanda our group leader/guide, broke us up into groups. She put the groups together so there were at least two dogsled teams together. Some of us were passengers in the sled. Others of us had the opportunity to drive the sleds. What fun. We loaded up and headed five miles out on their trail. It was amazing, the river we folowed was partially snow and ice. Partially rushing water. The dogs were fun to watch as they ran and ran; scooping up mouthful of snow for refreshment as we went along. After reaching our five mile spot, we stopped at a place that they had a table, firepit, and turned over stumps for seats. They provided us with a great snack of cheese squares, slices of bread, veggies, hot chocolate and yummy carrot cake. Having finished our snack we headed the five miles back to their offices. The Jackson Hole Iditarod has 175 dogs. Today we used 160 of them. From the Iditarod we headed home. Not long on the road were we that we just had to stop and take pictures of the mountain goats along the hill. We arrived home to Common ground around 3:30.

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