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... a very nice time at the kennel.
We decided it was time to head to Anchorage since the weather was not cooperating. We started the drive south… it was a very nice drive with great mountain views. We drove along several rivers and lakes. The low clouds kept us from seeing a lot of distant peaks. We did see a couple guys on the side of the road field dressing what appeared to be a large bull ...
... a curved bladed chopper), then the Oomingmak Musk Ox Co-op (very pricey woven goods, like scarves and hats), then over to 4th Street where the Iditarod sled dog race starts and plenty of touristy shops. In general, Anchorage is just like a medium city anywhere. It doesn't seem to have an overall character or architectural style to identify it.
After dinner and relaxing back at the hotel, we got back ...
... Barely two days later we were revving our engines and racing brand new snowmobiles up the frozen Susitna River. We were amongst the first to take the trail as the river had only recently frozen solid enough to allow safe travel. Even now with some of the warmest winter temperatures that Alaska has experienced, the dangers of soft ice and overflow –where river water floods over the ice forming a slushy layer hidden by fresh snowfall - were ever present. The first rule ...
... racing dogs are very long legged, lean and a lot smaller than we expected. As the weather is now cooling, they have started taking the dogs on training runs so they hooked a team up to an ATV. They also gave a demonstration of their "hamster wheel" which they use to exercise the dogs. There was a small wheel in the puppy pen which the puppies seemed to love using. They seemed to enjoy running in pairs - exactly as they would run in a sled team.
... differ each season: from the thinner summer parkys to the heavy & very warm winter parkys.Most of them I could not envisage ever wearing in the Auckland winter but with Alaskan winters diving to anything from minus 20 to minus 60 her parkas fit the bill very well. Sheila also makes light weight kuspuks that the Eskimo women wear over the top of their ordinary clothes in summer.
I had about 90 minutes to do what I wanted so went for a wander down ...
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