My brother Brian, his wife Leanne, and their children gave us a dog sled adventure for Christmas with B-Line Racing Kennels!

We met Brian, Melissa, and Matt on the ice bridge today at noon and had a great ride!

The dogs are so excited and loud before they get to run!

I strapped my GoPro to my head to video it. It lasted about 40 minutes. The battery just doesn’t last long in the cold. Here is a clip of the start of my ride:

And here are some still shots from my ride:

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The dogs just love it! They even poop while they are running, haha! A couple of them ran on their front legs only while they were pooping with their back end!

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Matt said most of these dogs have ran the big races. Last year Brian ran both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod!

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It was plenty cold on the face and toes, but a bit warm for the dogs who prefer -20C or so, so once in awhile they were ‘dipping’ which means they were grabbing mouthfuls of loose snow on their tongues.

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It wasn’t a long run for them, and not that cold, so they didn’t wear booties.

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The Yukon River is a spectacular place. There were some nice big cracks and ridges opening up. Everyone’s thinking it will be an early break up this year.

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Jeff’s sled was ahead of mine, so we met him after they turned around.

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Jeff driving! Jeff driving the dog sled!

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If you ever get a chance to go on a dog sled ride, do it!

Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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