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Lending a Helping Paw: Sled Dog Team Pulls Car Stuck in Snow

Photo by way of Neil Eklund.

Musher Neil Eklund and his son, Lauro, together with their nine sled canine have been coming back from giving a dogsled excursion on Alaska’s Chena River once they noticed a silver SUV caught in the snow.

After shedding their excursion workforce, the Iditarod alum (Eklund ran the famed sled canine race in 1981 and 1983) and his son together with their sled canine workforce returned to the stranded vacationers to lend a hand (and a few paws).

“We had some people on a tour down past Pike’s, and on the way back, there were some tourists in a rental car,” he defined to the Fairbanks Daily News Miner. “There was about 4 feet of snow there, so after we dropped off the people riding with us, we came back, hooked up to the car and helped them pull it out.”

Although Eklund had by no means pulled a automotive out of the snow earlier than, he knew his canine had the power and ability had to entire the duty.

“We all tugged and pushed,” he mentioned. “The dogs had a lot of fun with it. When you have them all synced in unison, they can really pull.”

Neil and Lauro Eklund perform Skookum Expeditions, providing Alaskan desert excursions by way of dogsled to adventurous vacationers in Alaska. Lauro is hoping to apply in his father’s mushing footsteps, these days coaching to run the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.

Eklund famous that the vacationers they rescued from the snow have been fortunate all they did was once get caught. In contemporary years, automobiles have fallen during the ice. Sightseeing in the realm will also be somewhat unhealthy with out a information. But, he famous, “at least it’s a good story for them to tell when they go back home.”

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