Winter Dog Sledding Trips
Mount Joy Wilderness Adventures offers 7 - 14 day dog mushing trips for 1 or 2 persons. Fly in to our homestead in the remote wilderness of the Central Yukon and drive your own dog team with Bruce as your guide travelling through spectacular mountainous country. We have more than 15 good working dogs, all eager to go.<%= summersrc & vbcrlf %>  

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 winter night.

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Itinerary for Seven Nights

Day 1
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.

Day 2
Leave on the trail and mush to Trout Lake.  Try your luck at ice fishing or go snowshoeing.  Stay in a cozy warm cabin.

Day 3
From Trout Lake to Dancing Bear Lake with your team.  A great view of the mountains and another comfortable log cabin to sleep in.

Day 4
Mush all the way back to our homestead.  Rest up, enjoy the sauna, walk or snowshoe some of our nearby trails.

Day 5
Back on the trail with your team to Halfway Cabin on the Stewart River.  Keep your eyes open for moose on the river.

Day 6
Back to our home.  A good home cooked meal, and another sauna if you wish.

Day 7
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

  • Snowshoes

  • Ice fishing gear

  • First aid kit

  • Satellite phone for emergency use only

 

 

 

 

Weather

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

  • Sunglasses

  • Toiletries

  • Pocket knife

  • Medications- prescription and non-prescription for the whole trip

  • 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 lend.

Come Join us for your Trip of a Lifetime!

Bookings

Book now for the 2007 season!

Visit the rates page for pricing details.

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MountJoy Wilderness Adventures
Box 218 Mayo, Yukon Y0B 1M0 Canada
403-997-7111 (Satellite phone)

info@mountjoywilderness.com

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