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We did one in Juneau last Sept but not with Royal.  If its like ours, the team pulls a sled on wheels that hold about 8 people.  It was fun and they can pull.  We also got to hold several puppies from 4 weeks old to several months.  They do this to socialize them.  If yours is the same, there should be a dog there named Guda (like the cheese) he is a retired sled dog and just lays around now being spoiled.  If hes there, give him a scratch on the head for me.  As for clothes, since it August I'd say a light jacket.  No need for hiking boots but no flip flops either.  To be sure you can check the weather to see the history at Juneau for you week.  Thats what we did.

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Clarifying as the pp is referencing a different experience.  This is a trip to the glacier, probably by helicopter, Right?

We did a different glacier but similar trip earlier this year during our Juneau stop.  Jacket and pants are probably most likely.  Since it can be warm in the sun but cool if it clouds up a packable outer layer works best. You probably could do jeans but as the snow gets churned up by the sled it can get on the seats, so waterproof or resistant is probably better.  On our excursion our family took turns as passenger and driver so you may not have to be in the seat the whole time.  Since you are on snowpack boots or waterproof shoes can help but they most likely will provide you with boots that go over whatever foot wear you have on.  Attached is a pic of the musher we were with and what they had on since they are living at the camp it is the best reference.

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On 8/16/2019 at 6:42 AM, arebee said:

We did one in Juneau last Sept but not with Royal.  If its like ours, the team pulls a sled on wheels that hold about 8 people.  It was fun and they can pull.  We also got to hold several puppies from 4 weeks old to several months.  They do this to socialize them.  If yours is the same, there should be a dog there named Guda (like the cheese) he is a retired sled dog and just lays around now being spoiled.  If hes there, give him a scratch on the head for me.  As for clothes, since it August I'd say a light jacket.  No need for hiking boots but no flip flops either.  To be sure you can check the weather to see the history at Juneau for you week.  Thats what we did.

Thanks so much.  We're taking helicopter over to Mendenhal and then sledding on the glacier.  Glad to hear the weather's not going to be frigid!

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On 8/16/2019 at 10:06 AM, ScooterScott22 said:

Clarifying as the pp is referencing a different experience.  This is a trip to the glacier, probably by helicopter, Right?

We did a different glacier but similar trip earlier this year during our Juneau stop.  Jacket and pants are probably most likely.  Since it can be warm in the sun but cool if it clouds up a packable outer layer works best. You probably could do jeans but as the snow gets churned up by the sled it can get on the seats, so waterproof or resistant is probably better.  On our excursion our family took turns as passenger and driver so you may not have to be in the seat the whole time.  Since you are on snowpack boots or waterproof shoes can help but they most likely will provide you with boots that go over whatever foot wear you have on.  Attached is a pic of the musher we were with and what they had on since they are living at the camp it is the best reference.

8F149EF2-4A77-4F6E-B3BB-215C2CEC9615.jpeg

Great photo!  Thanks for the tip on the waterproof.  We were going for the boots and hubby has water resistant pants - might need to look into those for me too!

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