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Taking Winter to the Extremes: Full Day Dog Sledding and Ice Climbing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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This trip is designed for people with little to no experience. Join MSU alum Tasha Stielstra as she takes you on a Dog Sledding and Ice Climbing expedition in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. This unique winter adventure offers you the opportunity to hook-up and drive your own dog team on a 20-mile guided dog sledding trip with the sled dogs of Nature’s Kennel through the pristine trails of Northern Michigan. Nature’s Kennel, Michigan’s premier dog sledding destination, is owned by Michigan State alums Ed and Tasha Stielstra. Enjoy another day of Michigan’s wintery splendor on an ice climbing expedition to some spectacular ice formations in Munising, MI. Instruction will be given for hooking up your dog team and professionals will give you all you need for ice climbing. Accommodations will be at the quaint Chamberlin’s Old Forest Inn in Curtis, MI. This tour is limited to 10 people so sign up quickly.

***Note: You do have to have good physical strength to do these activities, be able to stand for 3-4 hours, have upper body strength for ice climbing, and have good balance.

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