From Our Editors
Superior National Forest undergoes a complete transformation during winter. Bright white snow blankets its open fields and decorates the branches of its towering evergreen trees, which grow right up to the forest's winding streams. The forest even sounds different this time of year. That's when the forests echo with the barks of huskies and the yells of "mush," as Kiwatchi Sled Dog Rides sends its teams out into the wilderness. The dogs turn into blurs of speed and strength as they pull their sleds, which hold experienced guides as well as the general public. Tour-goers get to peek behind the dog-sledding curtain on day trips or overnight journeys.
Chuck Gould heads up Kiwatchi's team, and he brings more than 40 years of expertise to the business. His experienced colleagues further ensure that groups are in good hands and paws. If there's any doubt, just take a look at some of their stats:
- Lance Mackey’s lead dog Hobo won four straight Iditarods in lead position.
- Egil Ellis’s lead dogs have won 11 North American Sprint Championships, averaging 20mph across three days of competition.