Monday, January 11, 2010

Dogsled Excursion

And so... it was a freezing Winter, but to fully enjoy this season in Canada; we decided to go do something outdoors. Something new, something exciting; and one of my friends, Jessi decided to pull something together for a dogsled excursion. It's roughly 3hrs drive North and despite the chilly weather, it was a great experience! Each sled comprises of 2 folks and 6 dogs. The official term is referred to as "dog mushing", and is an older Inuit/Native way of commuting around the northern tundra. It was interesting to learn the different tones used to command the dogs as they respond to different pitches. In the middle of the run, I did feel guilty of having the dogs pull us; so my sled buddy and I occasionally jumped off and helped push the sled to relieve the dogs some stress.
Dog sledding aside, the scenery was exceptional as there were clean snow on treebarks, crisp unpolluted air, and limited humans in this frozen winter wonderland. More detailed pictures of the handsome huskies can be found on my Flickr site in a bit :)

5 comments:

AJEYA RAO said...

Must have been a nice experience. and the dogs are adorable.

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

bunnip said...

the dogs look so beautiful!! poor doggies.. have to drag ur fat bum around...

Edmund Lee said...

Yeah, it was a great experience to try out how humans commuted in the tundras :)

And just for clarification, it aint' fatness; it's 140lbs of sheer muscles! lol ^^

Thanks for visiting OliveTree, I was looking at your blog, has lots of cool guitar solos. As a matter of fact, I'm an amateurish guitar player myself too.

michalswarm said...

Dos is so cute. You must have great fun there. I also had the similar experience at my last holidays. But there was camel rather than a dog as I was at Egypt. :-)
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