Yukon Mushing Adventure
at Muktuk Kennels

If you have visited my Alaska/Canada photos you may remember this sign. It led my niece and I last summer to experience an incredible afternoon learning all about dog sled racing and getting to know some of the almost 100 dogs who live and work at Muktuk Kennels. It also led me to decide to go back when there was snow on the ground to spend a week learning how to drive a dog sled and become very much a part of everyday life at a sled dog kennel as well as experience some of the activities surrounding the international race The Yukon Quest.

I wasted little time in getting aquainted with the wonderful dogs.
Main house where meals were eaten and where we visited with our hosts and fellow mushers.
So after a delicious home cooked meal and lively conversation Bonnie (my roommate) and I trecked down this 1/4 mile trail to our "cozy" cabin . . . no electricity, no running water, no bathroom.
I quickly became quite good at building the fire to keep us warm at night It never seemed to last
until morning though.
We quickly became quite good at building the fire to keep us warm at night. It never seemed to last until morning though. Bonnie fell in love with Nero so of course he shared our cabin at night. She ended up taking him home to Anchorage with her.
To complete the picture, this was our outhouse down a trail from the cabin and to the right is the view we enjoyed while taking care of business.