Mount Joy Wilderness Adventures
offers 7 - 14 day dog mushing trips for 1 or 2 persons.
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Mount Joy Wilderness Adventures
has a memorable back country
experience for you: travelling by dog team on 130 km of old style trapping
trails; staying in a different camp each night; snowshoeing; ice fishing;
enjoying a great view of the Northern Lights in the silence of a
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Itinerary for Seven Nights
Fly into our homestead in a charter plane
on skis. A short dog mush to get you acquainted with our dogs and the
equipment. We will show you how to harness and care for your dogs on the
trail. We will check over your gear and provide you with what you need in
terms of clothing and gear.
Leave on the trail and mush to
Trout Lake. Try your luck at ice fishing or go snowshoeing. Stay in a cozy
From Trout Lake to Dancing Bear
Lake with your team. A great view of the mountains and another comfortable
log cabin to sleep in.
Mush all the way back to our
homestead. Rest up, enjoy the sauna, walk or snowshoe some of our nearby
Back on the trail with your team
to Halfway Cabin on the Stewart River. Keep your eyes open for moose on the
Back to our home. A good home
cooked meal, and another sauna if you wish.
Fly back to Whitehorse.
We also highly
recommend longer stays of ten days to two weeks. We have many more
miles of trail to explore and amazing country to see.
What We Provide
All accommodation and meals. All of our cabins are
simple and comfortable and heated with a woodstove. Your meals are cooked
on a woodstove and candles are used for lighting.
All equipment for dog mushing
Extra warm gear –winter parkas, moccasins, mitts, hand
knit socks, overmitts
Winter over-sleeping bags
Duffel bag for your gear
Ice fishing gear
First aid kit
Satellite phone for emergency use only
This is a great time of year in the Yukon because
although you can still get cold nights (45 below C at the coldest), with all
the light and heat from the sun the days can warm up to 0 C.
What You Need to Bring
Dog mushing can be great exercise so you need to be in
average to good shape. Our dogs are strong and eager but you will be
required at times to hop off the toboggan on hills and run behind. The
dogs like a little help when the load is heavy. For this reason you need
clothes that layer. You can take off a layer if you are hot and put one on
if you are cold. Clothing should be quick drying – polar fleece is great,
wool works fine too.
Three season sleeping bag
Winter boots or feltpacks
2-3 pairs of long johns that can be layered
1 pair outer windproof or snow proof pant
3 fleece or wool sweaters or jackets
2 long-sleeved shirts
4-6 pairs of heavy warm wool or thermo socks
A warm hat
2 pairs mitts – fleece or wool
Camera with enough film for the whole trip.
Flashlight or headlight
Medications- prescription and non-prescription for the
Ice fishing license if you plan to fish. Ask in
Whitehorse at a sporting goods store.
Let us know if you need help finding these items. We
can tell you where to buy them and we also have extra warm winter gear to