Expeditions

With the Iditarod about to begin, the Ryno athletes have been keeping busy exploring Interior Alaska. The snow is falling non-stop, making for some incredible scenery and memorable trail breaking. Tomorrow, we hit the trails for the Denali Highway and guess what- it's snowing! Luckily, we have just the mode of transportation for such conditions.

Colorado Creek Trail on the one sunny day.

Frosty Trees

 Climbing mountains and breaking trail.

Climbing mountains and breaking trail.

 We made it to the top of Trapline Mountain!

We made it to the top of Trapline Mountain!

This will be our third spring leading expeditions, and I feel so fortunate to be able to explore Alaska and visit incredible places with incredible people! Of course, rarely do trips go as planned (for instance on the last one, we were breaking trail all three days! We covered 5 miles in 2 1/2 hours!). From being blown off the Denali Highway to breaking trail to being stuck on a frozen lake deep in the Alaska Range, it's always an adventure. Here's a video from two years ago when Maliko and I were trying to put in trails for our incoming guests. I got the snowmachine stuck in overflow and decided a 24 dog team was the only way to get it out. If you haven't read the whole story, here is the link: http://rynokennel.com/blog/2016/4/24/the-time-we-drove-a-24-dog-team

 

These incredible trips are made possible by Derek (my number one support and logistics manager), Liz (caring for all the pups and dogs staying at home as well as helping pack and prepare), the Last Frontier Mushing Co-op, and the fun folks who want to experience a different type of vacation.