Friday 1 January - Dog sledding!
Spent the first day of 2016 dog sledding around Bridger-Teton National Forest! We booked the trip through Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours, which is owned and operated by Frank Teasley, an eight-time Iditarod veteran who's won awards for the humane treatment of his dogs. The company never sells or kills any of their animals, and when the older dogs retire, they move indoors and wander around to greet the visitors. The local power company donates power line spools to the company, and Frank cuts out little doors and insulates the spools and lines them with hay so each dog gets his or her own little dog house. When we arrived first thing in the morning, the dogs were peering out of their homes or lounging around outside in the snow. I've never met friendlier and happier animals in my entire life; all these guys wanted to do was play in the snow and run.