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Boston Globe 2008 Calendar

From the Boston Globe calendar January 2008  (Direct link)

Off The Beaten Slope

By Tristram Lozaw

Dog sledding

As a way of enjoying the winter countryside, it's tough to beat gliding over lakes and through the woods accompanied by only the sound of soft schussing of dog paws. The musher stands on narrow runners at the rear of a sled hitched to a team of Huskies, Malamutes, or other northern breeds, which can all move at a trot for six hours. Tandem sleds allow more guests to stand behind the musher, while others can snowshoe or cross-country ski alongside.

At Eden Mountain Dogsledding in Vermont's Green Mountains, Alaskan Huskies lead adventure tours through the wilderness bordering the Northeast Kingdom. As beautiful a ride as that can be, Eden's Jim Blair says that dog sledding is "all about the dogs."