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The Alaska Native Heritage Center brings your dog mushing experience to Anchorage. Nowhere within the city are you able to feel the hurry and power 18 Alaskan Huskies, pound-for-pound the most powerful creatures on the planet, pulling you within an off-road vehicle on the wooded trail. Team Baker Tours hosts these rides. John Baker, an experienced dog musher, required to begin with within the 2011 Iditarod race and broke the record for fastest finish by four hrs.
He and the team have setup camp all summer time lengthy in the Heritage Center. Meet mushers and veteran racers within the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, both 1000 mile lengthy races with the frigid backwoods of Northwestern America. Hear firsthand the fascinating tales, a brief history and evolution of dog mushing and also the intriguing encounters of those mushers. Include questions, since these racers are wanting to share their understanding and therefore are enthusiastic about their dogs along with the sport of mushing.
On-site really are a litter of Husky young puppies to pet and hold, a cheque point tent and 18 friendly dogs, all experienced racers. John&rsquos dog sled and parka will also be displayed for people to see.
Dog team rides are $10. Access to everything about mushing without ever departing the town.
Team Baker Tours or Qipmigaq (kip-mi-gak) is definitely an Inupiaq word meaning going with dogs.