Sound of Silence
Harald -- Nov 03, 2013 09:28 am
I did Sound of Silence in march 2013. We were lucky that the wheather was fine and the snow conditions were pretty good. According to me the highest scores for all parameters are appropriate, but you must be aware that you are out in the wilderness the whole week and therefore it is often hard work on the trail and afterwards at dog handling. Before you start mushing the first time, Kenneth gives you detailed theoretical and practical advice how to handle the sled and the dogs (let me tell you this is not self-evident at other dog sledding companies). The dogs are nice, friendly and very well trained. No barking and pulling while you harness them. The trails: Easy travelling on the lakes and rivers, but very challenging up in the mountains. The service is excellent both in Umnäs and out on tour. The meal is fantastic. A few words to the size of the group: I'd prefer smaller groups (2 to 4 guests maximum) and it should be paid attention to the homogeneity of the group in respect of the mushing experiences. I'll return to Cathrine and Kenneth twice in 2014 to experience the different weather conditions in january and march and to improve my mushing skills.