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Just Short of Magic

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Fairbanks, AK, USA
About Just Short of Magic
We offer dog sled rides ranging from a half-hour to one-and-a-half hours. Tour the beautifully forested Alaskan winter trails on a dog sled or drive the team. Our Dog Mushing School offers customized dog mushing lessons. Sled rides or lessons can be combined with educational kennel tours. Learn about amazing canine athletes, mushing equipment, and what it means to be a musher.
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Eleanor was a wonderful guide. Really friendly pups- great experience. Such a beautiful ride- very peaceful.
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We were a group of 6- 3 adults, 3 children. From the booking over the phone to the actual experience we were treated with such enthusiasm and kindness! We loved our trips! My musher was Eleanor who was so kind and knowledgeable. My mom had Darren who wAs also very enthusiastic
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Our group of 8 went out together and had a blast! The trails are beautiful! The dogs are amazing! Bucket list experience
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What a unique and beautiful experience! My family and I took the mushing class, and I can't recommend it enough! The ride itself was beautiful and serene in deep Alaskan forests. The mushers were kind and helpful and full of knowledge. The mushing was a one-of-a-kind experience
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Response from Just Short of m... M, Admin Assistant at Just Short of Magic
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thank you Leslie! We really enjoyed having your family join us for a mushing school! You all were so enthusiastic and eager to learn! And the dogs loved you all! They would have loved to have you stay even longer! Wether guests come for a simple ride or come for a mushing school, everybody has the chance to visit the dogs and spend as much time as they want in the yard with them. And of course, the mushers are always happy to answer any and all questions that the guests may have. But the mushing school gives you the opportunity to really have a hands-on experience and gain a deeper understanding of mushing - on a technical aspect as well as an emotional level! Thank you for your kind words. It always warms our hearts knowing that our guests had a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We would love to see yo and your family again! Kind regards, Heloise
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What an amazing and magical experience! We booked the Swing Dog Tour which was half an hour. Our guide was Jimmy, he was very kind, funny, and very knowledgeable. We had a terrific team of dogs, hard working, love to run and well taken care of. The dog sled ride through the
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Response from Just Short of m... M, Front Office Manager at Just Short of Magic
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you for the kind words! We think highly of all our mushers, as well. The dogs love what they do and truly enjoy getting so many pets from guests! We are luckily to have access to such beautiful trails through the wilderness of Alaska. It is our pleasure to share our passion and knowledge of sled dogs with people like you. You're welcome back anytime!
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