Wisconsin 2022: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing (Feb 19)

Bayfield, WI, USA

GE
56 reviews
Feb 19 - 22, 2022
Group size: 9 - 9
Wisconsin 2022: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing (Feb 19)
Bayfield, WI, USA

56 reviews

Feb 19 - 22, 2022
Group size: 9 - 9

About this trip

 

Experience the thrill of driving your own sled team of Husky dogs in northern Wisconsin! Dip through snowy valleys, and wind through woodland trails in the wake of wagging tails, flapping tongues, and pure joy. 


Ladies, take a trek up to Northern Wisconsin for an extended weekend of outdoor winter adventures on the snowy coast of the mighty Lake Superior.  You will feel like an artic explorer as we discover the Northwoods by dogsled and snowshoes.  


"This is the real deal! " -- That what our partners have to say about their dogsledding tours. 

Their woman-owned and operated kennel is comprised of 42 Seppala Siberian Huskies which are direct descendants of Togo and Balto who helped deliver the life saving serum to the children of Nome during the outbreak of Diptheria in 1925. 


From start to finish, participants will be involved in all stages of mushing. Every trip begins with participants meeting each dog and learning about them.   Then, your guides will teach you how to harness dogs and hook up the teams. Once everyone, and every dog is ready, we head out on some of the most beautiful forested trails in Northern Wisconsin.


Not just a walk in the woods.

Led by a local naturalist and guide, participants will take on two totally different worlds by snowshoe. An introductory forest hike at sunset will immerse you into a wintery. On a separate adventure, participants will walk three miles on frozen lake ice to secluded ice caves. Ice caves are formed by ground water that becomes frozen when it comes into contact with cold air. As the water is pulled through the sediment it forms crystals of varying shapes and colors. Please note, Lake Superior Ice is dynamic. If the conditions become unsafe for walking on the ice to the ice caves, an alternate hike will be planned. 


Who should sign up?

The trip is open to women ages 18 and older. Anyone in good health, and who is moderately active can enjoy the activities listed on the itinerary.   Dog sledding can be done by nearly anyone.  Snowshoeing is 3-4 hours, over level terrain, and 2-3 hours over rolling terrain at a moderate workout level. Temperatures ranging from the low 30's to below zero. Windy conditions could create extreme cold depending on wind direction. Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold. 

Trip Highlights

 This winter wonderland adventure includes:

  • 1 morning 3.5-4 hour Dog Sledding Session 
  • 1 afternoon 2.5 hour Dog Sledding Session
  • 1 sunset snowshoe hike
  • 1 Lake Superior ice caves showshoe hike
  • 3 nights lodging in 1-2 bedroom cottages (single rooms)
  • All meals from dinner on night 1 to breakfast on day 4
  • All the planning is done for you! 

Group Size

Minimum: 5 participants / Maximum: 5 participants

Accommodations

Our lodgings is  1-2 Bedroom Cottages at Woodside Cottages in Bayfield. The cottage are heated and fully furnished. 


All bedrooms are single occupancy. Those who want a whole cabin to themselves should choose one of the Single Cottages. Single supplement fee applies.


Double Cottages:

Each cottage has 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed in each bed room, and 1 bathroom.  

Guests: 2 per cottage

Availability: 2 cottages (4 beds)

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Single Cottages

1 Bedroom with queen size double bed., kitchenette, and living room.

Guests: 1 per cottage

Availability: 2 cottages (2 beds)

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+$75 single supplement.

Select this option as an add on during registration.


Other single cottages may be available upon request. 

Meals

Breakfast: Each cabin will be supplied with breakfast supplies (eggs, bacon, yogurt, fresh fruit, dried fruit, instant oatmeal, coffee, creamer, and snacks).


Lunches: 1 lunch is in the field. 1 lunch is from a local restaurant.


Dinners: 3 dinners are included from local restaurants. Participants will pre-order from a menu. 

Private Trips

If you have a pack you love to travel with, inquire about a private trip for families, and friends. This trip is suitable for children 13 and older. 

Contact

Tara Short

Green Edventures Tours

1-888-622-4911

tara@greenedventures.com 

What’s included

  • Professional Guides
  • Lodging
    3 nights
  • Meals
    3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All fees and permits
  • Snowshoes
  • Tour Leader
    Green Edventures host throughout the program.
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
    Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
    10-15% of the tour price.
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation
    Participants shuttle in their vehicles

Available Packages

Team 1: Siberian Huskies
Sold Out

 

This team has a maxim group size of 5 participants. 

 For this team, there will be 6 sleds. The lead guide is the front sled and can carry a passenger. The other guide is the very last sled and can also carry a passenger. The other 4 sleds are driven by guests alone. Passengers ride with guides only. Guides take bigger teams to pull this weight. In this group, everyone takes turns riding and driving. In a group of 5 participants can expect to ride at least 15-20 mins each trip. 

$1650
Deposit: $250
Team 2: Alaskan Huskies
Sold Out

 This team has a maximum group size of 4 participants. 

For this team, there will be 6 sleds. The lead guide is the front sled. The other guide is the very last sled. The other 4 sleds are driven by guests alone for the full duration of the trip. The group is smaller and designed for participants who want to maximize their sled driving time. 

$1750
Deposit: $250

Available options

Private Cottage Single Supplement only 2 left
$75

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

Arrive at Woodside Cottages between 2 & 4pm to avoid traveling at night in the winter. If weather permits we will sit outside by a campfire and talk about the plans for the following day and socialize. Dinner will be pizza and salad. Participants will dine in individual cabins. 


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Reviews

The WI Northwoods Adventure was great. This was my first Green Edventures trip. We had fabulous weather and plenty of activities. I didn't expect the wealth of knowledge and the wonderful leaders. I learned so much about nature and the land and the water and we were so busy - from the geology tour of waterfalls with Mike (who can brag about holding a 4+ billion year old meteorite? Me!), biking with Joe, bog hiking with Mary, mad canoeing with Rod to beat the rain back to the dock, and walking over the eskers in the woods with John, not to forget Licia, Emily, Rachel and Lori on the home front. And speaking of the home front, the meals repeared by Wild Whisk, Lola and (another) Lori, were fantastic. I know I'm forgetting someone, but everyone we met was terrific. It was a great, great week with a lively and fun bunch of women. I hated for it to be over and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Fun times!
By Lauri P for Wisconsin 2021 Women's Northwoods Adventure on 06 Oct, 2021
Gosh Lauri this is equivalent to a standing ovation! Thank you so much for your detailed review of the trip! Our team is so happy you had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to our next Edventure with you.
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DG
This is my second Green Edventures women's tour. I had a small tumble from an E-bike, but it did not stop me from hiking in beautiful State parks, canoeing on fabulous lakes and rivers, touring a cranberry farm, seeing a noted weaver's studio, listening to guides and lecturers share their vast knowledge of the great outdoors, and much more. Great food catered to one's needs, great times, great people. Group leader Lori Anderson kept us organized and moving in a timely manner, so we didn't miss a thing. Rachel and Licia from the Discovery Center were just the best. The only "problem" is choosing which women's tour to go on next!
By Deborah G for Wisconsin 2021 Women's Northwoods Adventure on 02 Oct, 2021
Had a great time rafting the Salmon river. Wonderful group of ladies, great food, awesome guides. Camping was fun. Tents and mattresses very comfortable! Will definitely travel with green edventures in the future!
By KATHLEEN C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to seeing you in Baja in March!
GE
Amazing trip in a lot of ways! The Aggripah staff were wonderful cooks and guides. The scenery was out of this world. The experience of being in the wilderness will never be forgotten. My mettle was tested when it got very cold and windy, heavy dry bags to pack, and sleeping on the hard ground before I realized how the Thermarest was suppose to work. Meeting different types of women all over the U.S. with different thought patterns and lives than mine was eye opening. It was a demanding trip yet doable and educational. I believe the trip has strengthen my character. I would highly recommend the trip but the trip is not for the faint hearted!
By Ida B for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 02 Sep, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write your review, Ida. It was nice to meet you and glad you will have lifelong memories of your trip to Idaho on your first Green Edventures trip. The water condition in August were perfect and provided the right amount of float time with some exciting rapids, which you even took a solo run in a kayak! I know you had some experience already, but kudos to you!!! I would like to say to anyone reading this that our trips are meant to help you step outside your comfort zone. You will always be in an environment where you can ask for and receive help (e.g. equipment use and instruction). Wilderness experiences can be unpredictable, that is the nature of wilderness. We work very hard to minimize risk and increase their comfort by making sure everyone is prepared by providing an extremely detailed packing list. This way, participants have the right clothing and they don't bring too much stuff. We camp 4 nights and it is a team effort to unload all of the gear from the boats to the beach. The more efficient you are at packing the lighter your load. Regardless of what you bring, there is help available if you ask. Idaho in August can be cold and hot, and windy. Plan for it all.
GE
I absolutely loved this Salmon River rafting trip with Tara Short and Green Edventures. Tara is very experienced in providing the perfect vacation adventure and always teams up with excellent partners such as Aggipah River Rafters. I loved the entire experience and enjoyed the challenges getting there and along the River but always felt safe. Great, great food, highly skilled and super friendly staff and other partners made the trip so memorable! Thanks once again Tara!
By Ellyn C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 01 Sep, 2021
thank you so much Ellyn! Is this trip number 6?? Thank you so much for your support and for being you!
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020