Who knew that a bunch of huskies pulling a sleigh would be so much fun?? We’ve been looking forward to doing this for a very long time that we even booked this activity before our hotels! When we saw that companies offered this in Whistler, I made sure to close us spots right away. It was a bit pricey but worth. every. freakin’. penny. Our dog sledding experience was so memorable, I could still picture every bit of what happened, every emotion I felt and can smell even the distinct combination of dogs, fresh snow and well, their poop. haha!
Dog sledding is very exhilarating. Definitely one that heightens your emotions. It starts with meeting the dogs – they’re full of adrenaline, their barks and howls can get a little intimidating. They’re a mix breed that’s why they look a bit different, Husky with a mix of either a doberman or a german shepherd, they may look smaller but with stronger features and that doesn’t help. Even for a dog lover like me, it’s hard to shake fear off at the start! But then they start to warm up to you and you to them and fear’s replaced with excitement. Finally it’s time to go and the driver signals the dogs to run. It’s amazing how heavy they can pull through the forest and even go up slopes! It was me, my dad, baby Verns and the driver and they pulled us with ease! They were following this small man-made path through the snowy forest and the feeling was just different. My dad who says so little but always at the right time, said that it was like being one with nature. Remembering it now gives me goosebumps because I don’t think you can feel this kind of adrenaline rush anywhere else! :) It went on for about 20 minutes with a small break in the middle for the dogs to rest then it was time to go back to their base camp. I wish I could bring the dogs home and use it as my mode of transportation here in Manila! lol
They pulled us so fast that I had no time to take out our Leica so I took these photos with my new SMART IPHONE X instead. Isn’t the quality amazing?? :) You can get your very own unit without hurting your savings! With just 3499 a month, you get internet, calls, texts and the Iphone! No need to cash out. For more details, visit www.smart.com.ph :)