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oh, yeah... we got sidetracked! Hope your four-leggeds enjoyed a great day!! <3

Aug 26th 6:47pm • 6 Comments

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WOW! You did it! We're back at #1 on Trip Advisor!!

Thank you!! We are truly humbled by all of your kind words. Each and every day during the summer months we get to meet wonderful people from all over the world, and then we get to share with you our one true passion in life: dogs.

Life - it's better with dogs. <3

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Aug 17th 3:58pm • 23 Comments

Calling all fans of Husky Homestead! Have you enjoyed your visit with us? Want to tell others about it?!? We would LOVE it if you did!

Head on over to Trip Advisor and give us a review! We are now the #2 in Denali (formerly #1 for over two years!), and you know Jeff likes to be 1st! ;)

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Wow! A really fun time and very informative. Holding puppies? What attraction can get better than that? Seriously, this visit to the training facility of a four-time Iditarod champion was a great way to get our day started. I highly recommend this visit!

Aug 17th 3:52pm • 5 Comments

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Aug 17th 2:12pm • No Comments

a little update from Jeff via sponsor Redpaw! :)

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Another great update from Redpaw musher, Jeff King. A picture to entice those winter loving fans out there. "Fall is definitely here Husky Homestead Tours. Denali is a blaze of fall colors and temps have cooled considerably. Team Redpaw has begun longer training runs up our local "Heart Break Hill", a 1/4 mile long 45 degree butt-busting climb for both man and beast. The last of 4 summer litters have opend their eyes and are soaking up cuddles and coos from a record breaking tourist season in Denali's Crown Jewel National Park. Twenty Four adults dogs will make up the seasons roster with most being race veterans of last years exciting team. I can honestly say we'll have as much or more talent in this years team as ever. Very exciting indeed! Stay tuned for more updates from Team Husky Homestead.

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Jeff King is often recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World.” He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006. Jeff took first place in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to earning twenty-four other first-place titles in races across Alaska and other parts of North America. Jeff was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. Jeff King has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. He has logged more than 150,000 miles on a dogsled over the past thirty-five years.

Jeff King has captured worldwide media attention for decades. Associated Press, BBC, CBC, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and Mushing Magazine have regularly featured Jeff in race coverage of the Iditarod and international news reports. From his scientific methods of feeding and training dogs, to his calculating trail strategies and innovative sled designs, Jeff has been the one to watch, year after year.

“For years, the inventive King has cut his own mushing path with notable success…he has trained his dogs by having them swim during the summer to build stamina, he’s tinkered endlessly with nutrition…” says the Anchorage Daily News. Lee Larsen, president of the Iditarod Trail Committee, calls King a “champion in many, many ways.”

Jeff moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his sled dogs. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

A natural-born storyteller, Jeff shares a lifetime of adventure stories in public speaking engagements and in his book Cold Hands Warm Heart. Since the release of his first collection of stories, fans have been begging for “More!” In the fall of 2011, Jeff produced a newly expanded edition with additional stories and photographs and a deeper look into a life well-lived.

"The best excursion in Denali and reasonably priced. We loved it." - Bill & Bonnie Merrill – Vero Beach, FL

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