Put on your mukluks and balaclava and get ready to mush. Hitch your dog team to your own homemade dogsled. The process of making a dogsled takes several days and often requires an assistant to help steam the runners and bend them. The runners are the most important part of the dogsled and are the platform the rest of the sled is built around. Once finished, enjoy the sound of the dog team's paws hitting the snowy ground as you glide over the frozen landscape.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.