Galen had organized this fun trip to Juneau just five months into our dating. We wanted to do something different with the little time we had and therefore opted to do dog sledding through TEMSCO helicopters. We were flown by a helicopter to Mendenhall Glacier and the view on the way to the glacier was spectacular with deep blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks. This was my first time landing on a glacier and I was totally excited. We were given time to bond with the Alaskan husky dogs and to have a look at the dogsled camp on the glacier.
The sled was pulled by a set of 14 to 16 husky dogs and one lead husky dog. They go at about 10 miles per hour but when you are on the sled it feels like you are zooming through the ice and you have to hold on to the sled. It is even more fun if you get to stand on the sled behind the person who is sitting. You learn to balance along with the sled during the turns.
We like adventure travel. Our recent travels have included Spain and Turks and Caicos. Vane's dream is to visit Antarctica. Galen has swam with whales, gone cage diving with great white sharks, and viewed prehistoric cave paintings in Spain and France.
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