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Glennallen
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: ONE
Category: Other
Host ID: 49597
Region: Alaska

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Last Updated: December 4, 2019

HELPERS :
We are looking for someone to help with our off grid sled dog kennel in the heart of the Copper River Valley for the 2019-2020 racing season (short term stay welcome). This would include basic dog and house related chores, such as scooping poop, making fires to cook dog food, and heating the shop and house, hauling buckets of snow or water to the house/shop, etc.
If we are away racing the dogs you most likely have to stay home and baby sit the other dogs, and keep the home fires burning. This also includes taking care of 1 cat.

As mentioned in the first sentence: OFF-GRID! This means everyday amenities that most people are used to are available but LIMITED (electricity, running water and internet use). The closest town, Glennallen, is 25 miles away with all basic services; post office, grocery, library, etc. The next closest town with more complete basic services is Palmer, 120 miles away. Anchorage is 165 miles away. Essentially this means you will be in a very quiet and rural lifestyle.

In exchange for your help and work we will provide you with your own, dry and private, 10x12 handler “shack”, along with three meals a day (We eat a lot of caribou, moose, salmon, and other Alaskan critters).

If you want to hike and explore, ride ATV or snow machine, go snow shoeing, etc. please do, we encourage it. There’s over 300 miles of trail out our backdoor. We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.




HANDLER :
We are looking for someone to help with our off grid sled dog kennel in the heart of the Copper River Valley for the 2019-2020 racing season. Ideally we are looking for someone that wants to stay the whole season, Nov-April.

The kennel is located off grid, and it seems there is always work to do. The ability to work a chainsaw and split wood is strongly desired, but not absolutely necessary. This is a PHYSICALLY DEMANDING POSITION, you will be hauling buckets of water, dog food, firewood, etc. I cannot stress this enough, we need somebody around here to split LOTS of wood, and is in decent physical shape with the desire to perhaps leave here in better shape. Trail work is another job around here that would take up a lot of your time. This requires riding the trail with ATV or snow machine and clearing brush with appropriate tools.
If we are away racing the dogs you most likely have to stay home and baby sit the other dogs, and keep the home fires burning. This also includes taking care of 1 cat.
A handler that can recognize when to be of assistance at an inconvenient time would be greatly appreciated.

In exchange for your help and work we will provide you with your own, dry and private, 10x12 handler “shack”, along with three meals a day.

If interested and physically capable, we will teach you to run dogs, and get you on the runners with your own team, one that is suitable to your skill and ability. Show me that you’re very capable, strongly interested, and committed to sticking it out a majority of the season and we will put you in a mid distance race, all expenses paid.

We’re striving to build a successful and competitive mid to long distance sled dog racing kennel, and would greatly appreciate someone that wants to be a positive part of the experience.

Obviously it can’t always be all work and no play around here, and we recognize the need for a break from time to time. If you want to hike and explore, ride ATV or snow machine, go snow shoeing, etc. please do, we encourage it. We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.



As mentioned above : OFF-GRID! This means everyday amenities that most people are used to are limited, like electricity, running water and internet use. Showers are available, as is electricity, and internet, but LIMITED! The closest town, Glennallen, is 25 miles away with all basic services; post office, grocery, library, etc. The next closest town with more complete basic services is Palmer, 120 miles away. Anchorage is 165 miles away. Essentially this means you will be in a very quiet and rural lifestyle. Us, the dogs, the squirrels, birds, hares, and a few neighbors will be your only company.

We eat a lot of caribou, moose, salmon, and other Alaskan critters. If learning how to harvest from the land here interests you, opportunity abounds in these parts. There’s over 300 miles of trails out my back door, and the sky is the limit when it comes to touring and adventure.
I encourage many questions before committing, so feel free to contact me.

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