The Lodge At Black Rapids

Mile 227.4, Richardson Highway, Black Rapids, Alaska, 99737, United States | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Black Rapids

Alaska coming to an end

A travel blog entry by kimdn

... puppies, but i'll jump in the middle of a dogfight without so much as a thought to it. The full force of a dog team scares me, but it's also liberating in a way. I also found out i like kariboe and moose steak, thanks to a good chef :D. About the environment: it is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Icicles can form on your eyelashes in the right conditions and your neck buff freezes around the shape of your face. (The ...

"Don't worry, i'll get Naked before breakfast."

A travel blog entry by kimdn

... continue without you. No knowing where they will end up, but the chances of them ever coming back to you (or even surviving in the wild) are slim. You have then lost your dog team, lost your sled and are possible stranded in the middle of nowhere in very harsh conditions. That's probably around 10 to 15 thousand dollars that has just slipped away from you. Luckily the person with me was a very good and experienced musher because i slipped off twice and even ...

Rascally puppies and magical lights

A travel blog entry by kimdn

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... the dog yard. I nearly had a mini heart attack there because the only thing i remembered was that not all the dogs like the puppies. I was terrified that one of them was going to be in a grumpy mood and have a go at them! As i flew towards them and shooed them away they all ran in the right direction. After shooing one more away from the bunnyhouse they all followed me (or rather Dude) up the driveway. Luckily i had Dude to help me, a dog that often went on ...

Dog poop, a tough Cookie, hooking up and booties

A travel blog entry by kimdn

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... tightly enough so they don't fall off during the run (but not too tightly so as to cut off circulation).

As people do, dogs have different talents and personalities. The dogs placed directly in front of the sled are the Wheeldogs: they are typically the muscle of the team since most of the weight comes down on them. The dogs placed all the way at the front of the gang line are the Leaders: these are usually the tenacious, persistent, smarter ...

Day 36

A travel blog entry by paso2alaska

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Up, have another shower because it is free. (I am not cheap but the pressure of pay showers are too much for me, I mean do you wash your hair, condition or shave your legs before time runs out.) We go to the musueam at the University of Alaska, we have been told by lots of people that this is the best and they were right. So much ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding