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Badass Bike Ride Adventure
This spectacular bike ride is a favorite among Alaskans. Sorry locals, the secret's out! Claimed by some of my guests as “the most beautiful bike ride” they’ve been on. Panoramic mountain views, breathtaking natural beauty and OneWheel riding will be highlights of our adventure. If we are lucky, we may see wildlife; I'll be on the lookout. ---- We will begin our adventure on bikes at Bird Creek Campground, and head to Bird Point, a scenic lookout. We’ll make our way through nature on a paved bike path rated as easy with some elevation changes. The trip allows plenty of time for sightseeing/photos. On our return to base camp, two OneWheels are available for a fun alternative mode of transportation. Everyone gets to try it out. If time allows, we can celebrate our successful adventure at a nearby bar/restaurant. ---- Wildlife varies depending on the season, but it's not uncommon to see bald eagles, moose and dall sheep in the area. Whales come during the summer months. Wild animals can be elusive, but that's what makes it so special when you spot them. A wildlife conservation center is only 25 minutes away if you are missing some animals on your punch list. Looking for more of an intense bike ride or an alternative date/time? Private bookings are allowed and encouraged. :)
Highland Hugs
Visit and connect with the old world house cow of the North, the Scottish Highland cow. You can get close to this docile breed: pet, scratch, brush and even hug these magnificent beasts. They love it as much as you will. There are calves and they are very cute! If you are feeling adventuresome, book two hours, from 9 -11. I let the cows out at nine. We can go with them for some forest bathing as they browse in the woods. We might identify some edible plants and berries and bring them back with us. We will be out for about one hour. Then we will come back for some cuddles with the calves and yearlings. I may prepare a snack incorporating things we have found in the woods. This experience will require sure footedness, heavy clothes, mosquito protection, and hiking boots. Mostly trail less with some heavy brush. This experience would be the best way to share our lifestyle with you.
Denali Fat Truck Tours
We offer year 2.5 hour off road Fat Truck Tours near Denali National Park. If you don’t see a scheduled tour time for your date, message us, we respond quickly and often can meet your schedule. The tour is given in an amphibious 8 person Search & Rescue Fat Truck which protects you from the harsh Alaska weather, from -40 degrees below zero to 90 above. Your tour guides, an Alaska State Trooper (soon to retire), or his brother a prior Alaska Fish & Game and Alaska Railroad employee will tell you stories of survival and search & rescues as you explore old mining trails beyond Otto Lake and Dry Creek Drainages and climb to the upper lookout with vista views. The impressive vehicle will carry you effortlessly over varying terrains many other ATVs can’t go including; floating in a lake, mining trails, creek beds, and driving across a frozen lake in the Winter. Winter tours can include Aurora (Northern Lights) viewing, snow capped mountain vistas, all while staying warm. Summer tours include education on Alaska flora and fauna, and the abundant natural resources. Year round, the tour offers vista views and occasional wildlife viewing opportunities from the safety and comfort of the Fat Truck just outside Denali National Park. Your tour guides have long careers full of unique Alaska experiences in the Last Frontier.
Glacier Blue Kayak and Grandview Tour
Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up to the Spencer Glacier terminus. Hike onto the gravel glacier moraine and get up close to the glacier blue ice. Enjoy two Alaska Trains: The Coastal Classic & the Glacier Discovery Train, traveling thru the most scenic Grandview & Tunnels sections of the AK Railroad. Glacier Blue Kayak Tour Itinerary: (Coastal Classic Train with Glacier Discovery Return) 6:45 AM – Coastal Classic departs Anchorage (Breakfast & Coffee is available on the train, but please let the onboard supervisor know that you will be getting off at Spencer Glacier and need to eat early.) 8:05 AM – Coastal Classic departs Girdwood 9 AM – Arrive at Spencer Whistle Stop 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Kayak Tour on Spencer Lake and Glacier Trek 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch 2 – 5 PM – Scenic Train Ride to Grandview thru the Upper Placer River Gorge Canyon 5:15 PM – Arrive in Portage and board motorcoach back to Anchorage 6:45 PM – Arrive in Anchorage Other things to note: -A perfect paddle for beginners and expert paddlers. -There is no tidal influence at Spencer Lake and the mornings are the calmest and beautiful time at Spencer Glacier. -We use tandem (2-person), sit-in kayaks to explore icebergs on Spencer Lake -Our Max Guests to Guide Ratio is 6:1. -This trip can start from Anchorage or Girdwood, AK.
Private Dog Sled Tour
Come visit our 40 acre homestead and learn about life with 30 amazing athletes. Learn about the loving and hardy sled dog breeds, Alaskan and Siberian huskies, and why they excel as sled dogs. Get to know each of their fun personalities, as we tell you stories of where they each came from and the fun adventures we have had with them. After you meet the dogs it's off on a sled ride through the birch and aspen forest. Enjoy watching the dogs fluffy butts while hearing nothing but the soft sound of the sled gliding over the snow and the dogs gentle breathing. The dogs of Susuitna Sled Dog Adventures are more than working dogs, they are our family. We love sharing their passion with others and hope you leave our home filled with as much admiration and respect for these amazing animals as we are.
Extraordinary Wildlife Scenic Flight
We will meet at my airplane and I will go over a safety orientation on the aircraft. I will show you how everything functions. My intercom is excellent, allowing for clear communications. I’ll also describe our intended flight path and prepare you for highlights you can anticipate and be prepared for; like a bear den in April or a baby caribou calf in May. Photographs taken from the airplane of wildlife are possible. However, I will not fly in a manner that may disturb them. Weather plays a critical role in every flight. If the weather is poor, we may not fly. Fortunately that does not happen very often. Give me a call and lets go flying! Other things to note I am available to fly at any time during the day between 9am and 8pm. The $150.00 flight is for 15 minutes. Other options include a half hour flight for $300 and a full hour flight for $600.00
Gold Rush Husky Dog Sledding
We run tors at a local Non Profit Sled Dog Rescue and proceeds from tours go to Rescue efforts and volunteers. Your participation in our tour will help socialize a few rescue dogs and help them on their journey to their forever home. When you arrive for your dog sledding, we will meet a few dogs. These animals want love and they're not afraid to ask for it. Belly rubs and ear scratches, are all welcomed in this crew of love mongrels. After the initial greetings we'll make sure you are dressed appropriately, extra hats, gloves, jackets and snow pants are provided. Next we will have a safety talk about sledding. This is an interactive ride, sitting is an option, but we suggest standing for the full experience! Similar to riding a bike or going on a hike, we are not breaking speed records with these dogs, so great for even less active folks. The sledding will be approximately 20-30 minutes with time for photos. When the dogs are relaxed afterwards, we can take group and individual photos with your favorite pups or full team. Once we get back to the homestead you will be able to meet the rest of the dogs (kennel tour), and say hello to our friendly reindeer with a small walk and photos.
My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs
I will show you my personal Alaskan life at my off the beaten path homestead, just south of Talkeetna. Of course you will meet my Alaskan husky sled dogs. They are a rowdy bunch, but also super friendly and some (Sam and Hayden) even think that 50 - 60 lb is a perfect size to be a lap dog. You will meet each dog individual and learn about sled dogs in general. You will also learn about how the dogs are an integral part of my life and will sit at my kitchen table to see what it takes to live in Alaska year round without having any utility connections (no running water or electricity network hookup). I have setup many systems to still live a relative modern life in summer as well as in winter. You will learn about how me and the dogs collect our own water, haul our own firewood and building material, and how I grow, ferment, bake and gather 80% of my own food. Besides helping me with these tasks the dogs also provide me with winter transportation to explore the incredible back-country of Alaska in winter. It is a unique opportunity to see how and why we live here in the far north. Come visit me and my dogs. Note: * Guests have to be interested in working dogs and off-grid living. * I have no running water and sport an outhouse. No smoking, no animals of any kind. * This is not a large scale tourist destination, but my real life.
Kenai River Guided Salmon Fishing
On your guided fishing experience on the Kenai River you can expect to have a blast with one of our professional guides on our 21' Willie Boat Classic specifically designed for this river. We will be using all top of the line gear including Gloomis Rods and other name brand fishing equipment. Once on the boat we will go over safety and then go over how we are going to fish for the day. Including how to use all the fishing equipment. There is absolutely no experience required. If you've never fished a day in your life and just want to experience what it's like to catch an Alaskan Salmon then look no further. We will fish hard and do all we can to get you on the fish. Once you hook your fish we will coach you through how to land it, including netting it for you. Once the trip is over we will even fillet your fish for you to prep it for taking it to be processed. if you have any questions we haven't already answered please feel free to reach out to us. Processing and Shipping fish can be done in Soldotna through "Custom Seafood Processors"
Hike the Chugach State Park
Experience a 5 hour guided hiking tour within the Chugach State Park and Chugach Mountain Range. During the summer, we travel into the Chugach Mountains to favorite local spots with grand views. We provide transportation to and from your accommodations. Our guide will discuss the natural history to include glacier, mountain and valley formations, point out flora and fauna, and stop at the best viewpoints along the hike. Hike can be customized to follow routes depending on whether you want flatter wide open trail, or a more advanced hike. Halfway into our hike, we will have snacks that have been locally sourced, to include caribou/moose sticks and local chocolate, unless you have a food preference which I can usually accommodate. Other things to note: It is advisable to wear closed-toe shoes (sport shoes are preferred) and comfortable clothing since we will be hiking. Please bring a water bottle. Safety reasons: if there is inclement weather, we will monitor and reschedule/refund if necessary. Dates not available? Message us for setting up a custom private tour.
Unique Eco Touring adventure in Juneau
This unique eco-touring experience will introduce you to particular locations that only the locals keep close to their treasure list. We will avoid the usual tourist attractions in order to truly hear nature’s voice. We will encounter beautiful animals in their natural habitat on trails and water activities due to the abundant fauna here in Juneau, so keep your cameras ready to capture the moment. Highlights you can experience: - Hiking deep into the refreshing rain forest - Enjoying unique beach vistas - Waterfalls, and packrafting traverses in the fjord Each outing is uniquely customizable to each group based on experience, physical fitness, and weather conditions. So no adventure is the same. I encourage you to read some of the reviews to get some ideas of what other guests have experienced; perhaps it would speak more to you than others and we can replicate that. You will leave this experience with lifetime memories and, most certainly, a renewed mind and spirit.
Pottery lesson in Alaska backyard studio
Bad weather forecast? Want a hands-on art activity that is warm and dry yet surrounded by nature? In this 2-hour activity, you will get a tour of my professional pottery studio to learn all the steps of making pottery and see where it happens. Then we will get our hands dirt and practice wheel-throwing your own bowl or cup. At the end of the session, you have the option to choose your best two pots that will be glazed, fired and mailed home to you (postage not included). This experience is great for small private family/friend groups.
Forage the Forest with Reindeer and Artistic Homestead Cabin
Experience our one-of-a-kind arctic homestead with our lovely REINDEER and our historic cabin with its fabled ceiling murals that have been dubbed, "The Sistine Chapel of Alaska"! We’ll wind through our private nature trails observing, smelling, feeling, tasting, and learning all about this unique ecosystem and its edible and medicinal treasures with our 'deer, Sophie and Phoebe! Then we'll finish up in our beautiful cabin consuming our favorite homesteading goodies. We’ll first meet the 'deer and learn all about this mysterious creature of the arctic. They'll guide us through our cultivated homestead and natural boreal forest, as we sift through the many edible and medicinal plants. Depending on the season, here's what you may encounter: Witness the highly medicinal chaga mushroom emerging from a slowly dying birch tree. Pick some labrador tea to enjoy at the conclusion of the tour. See why Devil’s Club is so visually intimidating, but is also edible and medicinal. Taste the sweet astringency of plump black currants or the delicate floral notes of the abundant wild rose. Hear the soft music of the trembling aspen and smell the tell-tale spring fragrance of the poplar buds. We’ll conclude our tour in the cabin where we'll nibble on an array of homesteading snacks and drink tea made from the plants we just experienced, and also learn about some of our preservation techniques.
Kayak & Unwind on Glacial Lake Tour in Historic Moose Pass
As we paddle our kayaks along the shores of glacially-fed Trail Lake, this small Alaskan town’s history will come to life with the stories of locals like Alaska Nellie, Gold Miner Joe, and Mad Sally (the cantankerous cat). If we time it just right, we'll get to provide the passengers of the historic Alaska Railway the opportunity to wave excitedly at us as they rumble on past, something they just seem to get an absolute thrill out of every time! To top things off, we'll also get a unique view of a section of the famed, Historic Iditarod Trail and you'll learn how a stubborn Moose seems to have been at fault for the name of our friendly little mountain town. Come join us for some frontier hospitality here in Moose Pass, Alaska!
Sled Dog Kennel Tour
Play with a pack of sled dogs as they savor their relaxing down time. Enjoy the unique experience of being surrounded by 25 fluffy faces, all ready to give you kisses. Spend time in the dog yard as all the dogs run free and play. Take a look at our winter gear, sleds, and learn what it takes to run sled dogs in Alaska. We will answer all of your questions about sled dogs and life in Alaska. This is a great activity for dog lovers who want to learn about sled dogs, and more importantly, get a dose of dog therapy.
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