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Gold Rush Husky Dog Sledding
We run tours 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.
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure
Tour Details: * Depart from Fairbanks, Alaska. * The adventure starts in our warm, modern van to one or more locations that, depending on weather, will be best for viewing. * Learn from a local expert about Fairbanks and Alaska in a small group setting * Training on how to take photos of the Incredible Northern Lights with hands-on assistance * Enjoy looking up stargazing into the universe, glamour at the constellations, maybe catch a shooting star, and chase the Aurora Borealis * On evenings when the Northern Lights are exceptionally active, we may stay out later for your enjoyment * Aurora Portraits are included if desired for FREE. * Adventure includes hotel pick-up and drop-off Additional Tour Information What should you expect on your guided Aurora Adventure? * An email the day of the tour with a pickup time and information. * An education of the science behind the Aurora. * Understand what makes Fairbanks the perfect location for Northern Light viewing. * Perfect Aurora Pictures - your local expert guide will offer techniques and settings on your camera or smartphone Other things to note We will only go out when we know we are going to see some Aurora. With our key locations and experience we will view the Northern Lights or you can come out viewing with us again for free within the next 30 days.
Private Dog Sled Tour
Come visit our 40 acre homestead and learn about life with these amazing athletes. Learn about the loving and hardy dogs 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. Join us on an enchanting winter dog sled tour with some of the best Denali views in the area! 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.
Majestic Aurora painting with a professional art coach
The “Majestic Aurora painting” watercolor class will start with short inspirational narrated painting demonstration, where experienced (with over 20 years of teaching Art) instructor Vladimir will guide you through the process of Wet-into-Wet watercolor painting technique, then guests will get one-on-one instruction, while working on their own artworks in a friendly, fun and creative atmosphere with all materials and supplies provided. On the end of this class every guest will walk away with their own wonderful one-of-a-kind “MAJESTIC AURORA” truly original watercolor painting and unforgettable experience to share with your kids and love ones back home.
A Walk in the Woods with Reindeer
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.
Cross-country Ski Lessons and Tours
Join your host, Megan, in learning how to cross-country ski on trails that start right from the door of your cabin. You can be a total beginner or an experienced skier looking for improvement. Megan was selected to spend four years on the National Nordic Team of PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) where she traveled nationally and internationally from 2012-2016 teaching ski instructors. She co-authored PSIA’s Nordic Technical Manual. You will be taught by one of the premiere instructors in America. The cabin sits on a trail system with a perimeter distance of 15km and many interior loops. Each day’s route will be completely determined by the comfort and fitness of the participants as well as the weather and the grooming which is provided by the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club. You can either arrive with your own equipment or rent equipment locally from Homer Saw and Cycle. That cost is not included in the ski lesson cost. You will need to have your equipment in hand before the lesson begins. There is nothing as refreshing as an afternoon in the sunlight during an Alaskan winter and spring. Spending the day learning to ski in a non-threatening, comfortable environment with plenty of flat terrain to ski on is a fantastic way to spend the day and enjoy Homer! Other things to note You can be a complete beginner, no experience is needed for these lessons. You should let Megan know any health concerns or injuries that you are dealing with so that she can make you comfortable.
Three Hour Ice Fishing Experience
Are you ready to make your Alaskan Adventure feel REEL? Come with us and try your hand at catching a fish through the ice! Once you complete a quick check-in, the guide will give you a simple demonstration on the best techniques to successfully catch a fish during your adventure. We encourage Catch and Release, however your guide will cook the fish for you upon request. We fish for multiple different species throughout the Interior including Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Burbot, Pike and Whitefish. While in the cabin there will be hot drinks available (hot cocoa/tea).
Glacier Blue Kayak and Grandview Tour
Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up to the Spencer Glacier terminus. Hike onto the gravel 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) ANCHORAGE DEPARTURE: 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) GIRDWOOD DEPARTURE: 8:05 AM – Coastal Classic departs Girdwood (Guide will board the train here) 9 AM – Arrive at Spencer Whistle Stop 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Kayak Tour on Spencer Lake and short hike 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. -Trip can start from Anchorage or Girdwood. -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 guest to guide ratio is 6:1
Paddle the waters in the Alaska interior
Paddle for a while in Canoe, Kayak, or Paddleboard at tranquil Cushman Lake located at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area right outside of Fairbanks. This is a great area for Waterfowl viewing on their migratory path. We often have Moose, Foxes, Eagles, Osprey, Ravens, and a sizeable variety of additional Alaska Wildlife visitors. There is also a great fishing opportunity with the lake containing Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Northern Pike and The Interior Salmon run comes right up the adjacent Tanana River.
Rainforest/coast tours-gold, berries, history
3+ hour tour! I will take you on a customisable excursion based on what you would like to see here in beautiful Juneau and the rainforests that surround us. I am a geologist and amateur botanist with historical knowledge of the area including experience exploring the surrounding historical gold mines in the area. During the right season, we can choose to forage for berries or chantrelle mushrooms, and I can point out great fishing spots. A sample itinerary could include any of the following: A hike down a beautiful rainforest trail past 100 year old town ruins and historical mining machinery, and back out along the beach. A steep hike up Perseverance trail into the mountains, for more mining history with ruins and beautiful streams, with possible mountain goats and other animals. A tour of St Therese historic cathedral and the beautiful island it sits on in the middle of a beautiful rainforest with blueberry and moss cover, marmots running around along the coastal rocks. A hike to see jasper veins in majestic basalt rock cliffs against the ocean. A hike to touch the glacier ice on west glacier trail, across boulders and past rock cairns. Blueberry picking up a glacial river. Group sizes of over 6 should arrange transport to trailhead.
Pottery lesson in Alaska studio
Bad weather forecast? Want a hands-on activity that is warm and dry yet surrounded by nature? Rabbit Creek Studio has large glass windows surrounding the pottery wheel-throwing area and is set in a relatively forested home lot on the South Anchorage Hillside. If you are lucky you may see moose or other wildlife on the property. In this 2-hour activity, you will get a tour of my professional pottery studio to learn all of the basic steps of making pottery and see where it happens. Then we will get our hands dirty and practice wheel-throwing a clay bowl or cup. Beginners are lucky if they are able to make something that is usable on their first try. But, you will have at at least 1.5 hour of practice. At the end of the session, you have the option to choose your best one or two pots, that I will trim, glaze (you pick the color), kiln fire and mail home to you (postage not included). The full session is 2-hours. If you are short on time, plan for at least one-hour to get a good feel for the pottery wheel throwing experience. This experience is great for individuals or small private family/friend groups. There are (3) three potters wheels available. But if you have a larger group ask about a clay hand-building and wheel throwing combination experience. Please send a message to inquire about groups or alternate times/dates.
Matanuska Glacier Excursion - Hike near Anchorage, Alaska
Take a Hike - On the Matanuska Glacier! This is the COOLEST experience around! We provide transportation, including pickup and drop off at your AirBnB. We leave Anchorage by about 8am, stop along the way for a restroom break, where you'll also be able to pick up snacks or sandwiches for lunch when we're done with our hike, or grab a cup of coffee for the road. We'll arrive at the Matanuska Glacier by about 10:30 am, and our hike on the glacier starts at 11. You'll walk on the magnificent Matanuska Glacier for between two and three hours, about 2.5 to 3 miles. You'll learn all about glaciology and the local geology that created the glacier and keeps it healthy as other glaciers in the area are receding. All the gear you'll need to keep you safe will be provided. We'll finish up at the glacier around 2pm, and make several stops along the return drive to take in even more of the magnificent scenery of the Matanuska River Valley! We'll have you back in Anchorage between 4 & 5pm.
Semi private half day to Alaska Wildlife Center and Girdwood
Semi Private (up to 3) tour. Take a drive along the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Portage Valley where we will explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, stop at multiple photo worthy locations on the way, look for wildlife (not at the center), hunt for glacial ice in Portage Lake, and more local favorite spots with a stop in Girdwood for late lunch (at your expense). See a frozen waterfall (requires moderate physical activity), take in the beauty of Alyeska, and look for all the glaciers surrounding the Turnagain Arm. Optional tram ride to the top (additional cost paid to the resort and adds about 45 minutes to the tour and only available to private groups) of the ski lift. Solo travelers welcome. Private transport in my 2021 Subaru Outback XT holds up to 3 adults comfortably, 4 uncomfortably. Sometimes my 2 small pups ride along and co-host the tour. You’ll get plenty of photos, videos, and content for the gram plus I will be your personal photographer and entertainment for the road, complete with bad jokes and humor, stories, and shenanigans you are willing to have. Total time around 5-6 hours depending on your preferred itinerary (adding extra stops) and road conditions. Please book solo traveler as 1 person if you are one single person $149. Book private group of 1 (up to 4 people as described above) $299. Contact for questions or special requests.
Seward Photo Walking Tour
Our experience will be a 2 hour walking tour of beautiful Seward, Alaska. We will begin downtown in Kawabe Park with a brief introduction and photography discussion. Our 1.5 mile guided walk will continue along the coast and finish at the Seward Harbor, stopping along the way to take photos and learn about the history of the area. Your guide, Kari, was born and raised in Alaska and is a local resident of Seward. She has printed photography in several Alaska publications, and has worked as a naturalist/guide in the community. At the end of the tour all guests will receive a postcard with a list of photography editing apps to create stunning photos from the tour. Recommendations on scenic locations for photography and other local activities will be provided. There are public restrooms at the beginning and end of this tour, and a free local shuttle that can return you to downtown Seward. There is also plenty of free parking around Kawabe Park. Guests need comfortable walking shoes, a warm jacket and a camera or iPhone for taking 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.