|Mushing down the trail in K-Country. (Snowy Owl photo)|
Sometimes you can get around cabin fever by flying south. But that's not always possible in terms of time or money.
Trade in your canoe for a dog-sled.
Now, while many of us own watercraft, running dogs with a dogsled is an entirely different type of animal (pun intended). If you're not committed to working with, and looking after, a team of dogs 12 months of the year, your best bet is to hook up with a dogsled touring company.
I was lucky enough to do that when I lived in Calgary.
And herein lies the tale of how I made like Jack London in the wilds of K-Country...
|Hmmm...that mushing looks ...|
Mushing through the mountains (video by Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours)
(a slightly different version of this story was originally published in the March 2003 issue of Westjet Airlines magazine)