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Dog Sledding In Sunny California: Without having to venture up to Alaska

March 17, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of living out your own Call of the Wild fantasies? Does the very thought of racing through the uncharted snow with the wind in your face and at a speed of grace and extreme quickness give you a rush of excitement? Dog sledding can be a thrill for all, and the best part is, you do not need to head to Alaska to experience it.

Yes, when people think of California they tend to think of the beaches, palm trees, the ocean, and oh yeah, the sun. While yes this is a part of sunny Southern California, it is actually not the whole part. Ever think that you could live out your fantasies of participating in your very own Iditarod right here in California? California is actually home to some of the best snowboarding and skiing in the whole country, and on top of all that, you can even partake in dog sledding, all within just a half a days drive from Los Angeles.

Mammoth, California

About a four hour drive away from Hollywood, you will find yourself in the beautiful, picturesque mountains known as Mammoth, California. Home to amazing hikes, a cable car, and yes, dog sledding. Here you can live out your own dreams of running these majestic Siberian Huskies throughout beautiful snow covered paths. A great experience in any person’s life is to experience the beautiful Eastern Sierra by dog sled.

Mammoth Dog Teams

Mammoth Dog Teams provides traditional dog sleds and gives authentic treks through the snowy covered grounds. They use a mix of Siberian Huskies and Malamutes to pull each of the sleds. Mammoth Dog Teams offers various tours including a Dog Sled Dinner Ride where you are whisked away to watch the sunset over the Sierra then on towards the Mountainside Grill for a great dinner. They also offer overnight camping trips into the Sierra Backcountry by way of dog sled. The owner, Jim Ouimet, gives each person attending this unique trip their own camping gear, sled, and dog team. For current prices and to reserve a spot on any of these mentioned tours, feel free to call Mammoth Dog Teams at (760) 934-6270. Trips leave from the Mammoth Mountain Inn.

Prices

Dog sledding, although an amazing experience, can be a tad on the more expensive side. Prices can vary, and will of course depend on which tour you decide to take. An average fare for children can be around 25 dollars, while prices for adults can reach around 80 dollars. The current prices for a 50 minute tour with Mammoth Dog Team is 50 dollars for children, and 90 dollars for an adult. Children 3 and under ride free with an adult. A 25 minute tour with them costs 65 dollars for adults and 40 dollars for children. These tours are very hands-on and do offer you the chance to meet the dogs and are allowed time with them. It is not a generic ride at some theme park, you will be given a chance to really get to know your team.

Dog sledding will be an adventure you will not soon forget. The wind in your face, the hues of soft greens and whites as you race by endless tress, the excitement of the sound of the dogs barking are all amazingly great reasons why a dog sled trek through Mammoth is an ideal trip to make. For a sheer thrill of an adventure, dog sledding cannot be recommended enough.

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