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KENNEL VISIT                                        See how real sleddogs live, work and train!

Spend a fascinating, fun-filled visit-- over two hours-- with the Herderings and the Huskies.  Our demonstrative family of Siberian and Alaskan Huskies will intrigue and entertain you with their antics.  See where and how the powerful pulling team lives.  Learn about the sleds, harnesses and other equipment.  Hear fascinating dogsled history and lore.  Play with the pups and tease them with your good looks.  Have your photo taken with your favorite Sibe.  Watch a film of the dogs you just met pulling sleds through deep snow.  Enjoy an ongoing presentation about dogsledding -- as detailed as you desire.  Ask a hundred questions!  This tour has been very popular during the summer for all ages.  You

                                              may also be able to see a dogsled team run if one is scheduled that day.

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR.

Price: $50. minimum -- up to 5 people.  Each add'l person over five: $10/ea.  Not really suitable for kids under 5 years

because of the length of presentation.  Riding tours include this program.  Usually given 10-noon.  Reservations required.

 

 

"MUSH HOURS"                                       __________           No snow, no problem!

See and feel the dogs joyously pull!  Enjoy a two hour kennel visit as above, then see how our excited huskies are harnessed to the sled.   Climb aboard our comfortable touring sled or "dogsled-on-wheels," (named "The Touri") and watch the magic begin when the huskies hear “HIKE!”  Feel the spirit of many paws as you enjoy 30-40 minutes of the thrill of a lifetime.  Your adventure will take you on winding, hilly trails through wooded forests, along historic logging roads and/or through pristine wilderness pastures.  Mike or Linda will drive your sled or wheeled-sled while explaining mushing commands and skills.  It’s an experience to remember!  Especially beautiful in Spring greenery and Fall colors!  

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY  --  FRI, SAT, SUN, MON & WEDS.

WEATHER (HEAT) PERMITTING.

Price:  $125ea/ two to four people (four people max.)  Single rider: $225.   Sorry, not suitable for kids under 8-years (short rides are.)   Non-riding participants can join you for $15/ea.  Usually starts at 10am but Sept-Oct-May start times may need to be 9:00 or 8:00 am due to heat.  Reservations required.    Please see FAQ page for restrictions.

 

 

"THE MUSHER EXPERIENCE"             _                                         Learn to mush!

Enjoy more time on the trail with Mike and Linda and their four-legged athletes… mush farther and faster than ever before!  After about an hour or two visiting the kennel where you'll learn to harness and more...  spend 1.5 to 2 hours with the dog team out on the trails.  Learn to mush!  Try your hand at driving the sled or wheeled sled —you can do it!  Expert guidance and instruction provided.  Enjoy Maryland’s untouched wilderness and varied terrain behind a team of dedicated huskies.  Warm drinks and snacks provided.  An over four-hour experience.  This is the Real McCoy and the Whole Shebang! 

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY  --  FRI, SAT, SUN, MON & WEDS.

WEATHER (HEAT) PERMITTING.

Price:  $195ea/two to four people (four is max.);  Single rider: $275. Sorry, tour is not suitable for those under 15 years (although they can ride along) because of the maturity levels needed to be responsible for the team.  Guests MUST be physically fit.  Usually starts at 10am but Sept-Oct-May start times may need to be 9:00 or 8:00am due to heat.  Non-riding participants can join you for $15/ea   Please see FAQ page for specifics and restrictions.

 

 

"THE MUSHING SPORT"...    A MONTHLY PRESENTATION

                                                                      Experience, learn and enjoy doggie kisses!

FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO VISIT WITHOUT RESERVATIONS OR CANNOT GET RESERVATIONS OTHER TIMES.   Every month we offer a morning of presentations at our wooded home trails for those who prefer just a taste of dogsledding.  You'll enjoy an extensive talk about the sport of mushing including history, sleddog training, breed info, equipment, racing insight and much more....as detailed and entertaining as the audience permits.  Of course you'll get to meet and hug some fuzzy pups too.  The presentation and kennel tour is open to the public on a drop-in, no reservation basis --but we do start promptly and end on time--  so come for the full experience from 10:00am to Noon..  Dates/times are posted here when scheduled.  It's fun, educational and entertaining!   Presentation only-- does not include a ride.

Price:  $10/ person.   Cash or check only please.
ALL DATES BELOW ARE FROM 10 am to Noon AT HUSKY POWER'S HOME KENNELS:      

                    

 2008      JULY               AUG.              SEPT.                OCT.                NOV.            DEC.        

               Thur--17th      Tues--5th        Sat-- 6th           Wed--8th         Thur--6th        Thur--11th

                                                                                         

2009       JAN.                 FEB.                MCH.              APRIL              MAY             JUNE       

               Tues--13th      Thur--12th       Tues--24th       Thurs--2nd        Tues--12th    Thur-18th      

                  

 2009      JULY               AUG.              SEPT.                OCT.                NOV.            DEC.        

               Tues--14th      Thur--6th        SUN 6th          TBD                 TBD              TBD

 

"A TASTE OF MUSHING FOR GROUPS "__     __Short rides and doggie kisses!

If your group would like to visit our kennel and experience a ride too--  reserve "A Taste of Mushing for Groups."  We'll give your gang (family reunions, scout outings, friends with kids, etc) a 3-4 hour experience to include a custom kennel visit and short rides for everyone.  This works well when each person would like to taste (and more importantly, see) a dogsled or dogcart in action... without having to wait for others to return from the longer, more in-depth "Mush Hours" tours.  And unlike the program "The Mushing Sport" described above, the group will not only feel the thrill of a working-dog ride, but also enjoy a personal, informative and fun visit with the dogs in their home environment; get a little "hands on experience;" learn about the equipment, etc; perhaps see a film... and more.  If your group is very large, some can ride while others enjoy the kennel tour only and watch the dog teams pulling the riders.  (Group photographers!)  Believe me... it's just about as fun to watch the teams come and go as it is to take a ride seeing only those "dog butts."  It's all about seeing the dogs WORK!

AVAILABLE SEPT. THROUGH MAY  -- FRI, SAT, SUN, MON & WEDS.  WEATHER (HEAT) PERMITTING.

Price:  One to 10 people for $300.  These group tours are  usually private-- but may include another few people occasionally.  Rides are not suitable for kids under 2 years of age (but they can visit with you) and toddlers must ride on an adult's lap.  Additional people (over the 10 included) who are not riding can join for $15/each.  Additional riders may be added for $30 each -- but maximum number must be discussed for our capabilities depend on the weights of all riders and weather conditions.  (Usually the maximum number of riders is about 24.)   Usually starts at 10am but- Sept-Oct-May start times may need to be 9:00 or 8:00am due to heat.  Please see FAQ page for specifics and restrictions.

 

 

GIRL SCOUTS --- EARN A DOGSLEDDING MERIT BADGE! 

BOY SCOUTS?    VISIT AND EARN A PARTICIPATION PATCH!

That's right!  We are certified Girl Scout Adventure Tourism Vendors!  And yes, there is a DOGSLEDDING BADGE for Junior Girl Scouts, and a DOGSLEDDING TRY-IT Patch for Brownies!    Cadette Scout leaders often add a "service project" to our intesive program and award and IP.  Scouts and Brownies can fulfill all the requirements for these badges here at Husky Power, except for watching a movie or reading a dogsledding book.  We can award merit badges while you're here.  The Susitna Girl Scout Council, Alaska, has designed the badges and written requirements.  Your experience will be the same as "A Taste of Mushing For Groups" detailed above, but with more emphasis on racing and history.  Boy Scouts often combine a visit here with a winter-overnight.

For more info on Girl Scout badge requirements, etc., please click here: BadgeRequirements

To see photos of both Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops that have visited, click here:  Scout Photos and Scout Photos -- page 2

AVAILABLE SEPT. THROUGH MAY  --  FRI, SAT, SUN, MON & WEDS.   WEATHER (HEAT) PERMITTING.

Price:  One to 10 scouts for $300 (minimum price, as in group tours above.)  Each additional scout: $30.  Badges and patches are $2 each; our large logo patch is $3.  Additional people (over the 10 included) who are not riding can join for $15/each.  Additional riders/scouts may be added for $30 each -- but maximum number must be discussed for our capabilities depend on the weights of all riders and weather conditions.  (Usually the maximum number of riders is about 24.)   Usually starts at 10am but Sept-Oct-May start times may need to be 9:00 or 8:00am due to heat.  Please see FAQ page for restrictions.

 

"TRAINING RUNS WITH THE TEAMS"  ___                 Indepth and Behind the Scenes!

Join us for a training run and learn the techniques for training a dogsled team.  Both physical and psychological training runs start in early September after the dogs "sat around all summer."  Just like human athletes, they lose muscularity and endurance.  They must start the season with speed workouts, distance workouts and weight workouts.... all with command and behavior training sessions.  Young dogs need different types of training runs too... and we need to continue training all season.  We, as most mushers, use an ATV because we can take many more dogs to train at once (good brakes and gas for the hills!)  You'll ride with us on the ATV and enjoy all instruction as outlined in the "Kennel Visit" and "Mush Hours" program above.  Ever wonder "HOW DO THEY DO THAT??!!"  Then this is the tour for you! 

We usually start at 8am -- Price is the same as the "Mush Hours" tour but the actual running time is usually longer, and we may run more than one team.  Educational element is "on the trail."  Two people maximum and single riders are welcome without a supplemental charge.  Weight considerations may require riding separately.

AVAILABLE MID-SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY --  EVERY DAY -- WEATHER (HEAT) PERMITTING.

Price:  $125ea/ one to two people.  Sorry, not suitable for kids under 8-years (short rides are.)   Non-riding participants can join you for $15/ea.  Usually starts at 8 or 9am.  Reservations required.    Please see FAQ page for restrictions.

 

 

GROUPS AT YOUR LOCATION                           Love us... All sizes and backgrounds!

We'll visit your school, special event, corporate meeting, whatever.  We’ll bring a Siberian or two and mushing equipment along with our entertaining and informative dogsledding presentation. Enjoy the show, meet the four-pawed powerhouse, and have all your questions answered in about an hour (or we can take as long as you like.).  Our last presentation was at a middle school in New Market, VA.  We've visited corporate retreats, government seminars and several fundraisers as well.  Videos and references available.

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR.
Price:  Presentation locally $100-200; Presentations requiring travel quoted upon request.  Presentation and rides: dependent on situation and location.     

 

 

CUSTOMIZED ADVENTURE        _                                        We can do anything!
Just about anything you have in mind can be accommodated.  A romantic dogsled run with your darling complete with sweets and flowers?  We can do it.  An in-depth learning experience by apprenticing in our dog yard?  Sure.  Multi-day packages (without lodging) offering an in-depth mushing experience are our specialty.  How fun!!  Please use your imagination and call or email.


Price dependent on request.

 

 

DVD AVAILABLE                 _________________________ "It's really good!

We are happy to mail a DVD to you showing our programs and dogs in action...  including a slideshow to fun music and a film clip that AARP made about us.   It's great to show scouts, etc before their visit... and makes a wonderful item to "wrap" along with one of our gift certificates for a tour!  It's THE thing to own for any reason... visiting us or not!  Simply send us $5 cash or check (includes postage) and we'll get one out right away for your viewing pleasure! 

 
 
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