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Sometimes our Northern breed dogs take a break from dog sledding: here, Okemo, our Siberian Husky - Akita mix (aka siberkita) swims in Virginia
It's the famous swimming siberkita.
The sled dog team looks excited to hit the trails in central Maine.
Bark Backs are comments from some of our clients.

January 2020
Thank you, Catherine and Eric, for an amazing dog sledding presentation. The students were so excited and have been chattering about it ever since. We are going to write a letter to the mayor of NY in hopes that we can convince him to erect a better statue and commemoration for Togo. We’ll see if we get a response! Thank you again!!

Friends School of Baltimore

November 2019
On behalf of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Cub Scouts and Daisies in Vienna, VA, I want to thank you for the wonderful experience today. We were very impressed how educational and engaging (in addition to fun) the activity was.

April 2019
Thank you's from Redeemer Parish Day School.

March 2019
Thank you again so much for yesterday! The girls (and adults) had a great time!
Thanks again,

March 2019
Thanks so much for a great morning, the girls had a blast and I think learned a lot! 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks again –

February 2019
Thank you again for a great day! 

February 2019
Our girls LOVED the event.
Thank you


January 2019
Thank you so much for a great day, Catherine! We all had a wonderful time!

April 2018
The experience the girls had was wonderful. The girls could not stop talking about the day with you. I heard from several parents how great it was for their daughters. Thank you,

Troop 2847

Note. I have included several of the thank you notes from the girls.

April 2018
Hi Catherine and Eric,
Many thanks for coming to school this morning and doing such a wonderful presentation for the kids. Of course they loved it (as did Joan and I!) and spent the rest of the day yelling "hike! hike!" at each other and pretending to be sled dogs. Truly a unique opportunity that I'm sure the class will be talking about for quite a while.

With appreciation,

March 2018
Thank you for a great morning yesterday, Catherine! Everyone enjoyed the activity and I appreciate your help in making it all go so smoothly.

January 2018
It was awesome! The snow and cold were the perfect touch! Thanks for being so accommodating with the delay!
The boys were convinced that the tangle occurred because you told them they go for trails and there is a definite trail where they were heading! They also think the dogs think the run was way too short and they didn't want to come back yet! :)

It was wonderful as always!
Let us know when you start taking bookings for next year! :-)


January 2018
Thank you, Catherine!
It was a wonderful experience.

December 2017
We had a great time! Thanks again!
Char Heppner

May 2017
Roland Park Country School students send their regards.

March 2017
Thank you very much for your hard work for the dog sledding today!  Everyone had an awesome time learning about  dog sledding and doing dog sledding!

Bethany D. and Terumi McK.

January 2017
Thanks again for another wonderful visit!  The boys (and I!) loved every minute of it!
Jen R., Gilman School

January 2017
Thanks for the amazing adventure last weekend. We really enjoyed every second with you and your whole team! See ya in March!-Catherine

January 2017
Hi Catherine,
What a blast this AM!  We had a great time, we loved being with the dogs, and learning about mushing, and have already posted photos on FB! Please, please put us on the list for next year.  We’ll be the first to sign up.   
Many thanks, again,

December 2016
We cannot stop talking about the wonderful  opportunity you gave our kids this morning. You and your husband are amazing and true role models of how to do what you love.

Thank you. Thank you for giving our kids the opportunity to experience dog sledding. Thank you for proving whatever you dream to do is possible.

Sending wonderful wishes this holiday season


December 2016
Thank you so much for letting our girls participate in the your Sled Dog program today. We all had a great time!!
Troop 1448

December 2016
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience on Saturday.  The girls had an absolute Blast! One of our dad's made a cute little video of the experience that I thought you might like to see.

Thanks again!
Troop 1165 (The Unicorns)

March 2016
Catherine and Eric -
By all the smiles yesterday morning, you certainly could see the children enjoyed your visit.  Allowing the children to try on the harnesses, then dressing the dog with the doggie booties certainly was fun ... but the highlight of the visit was actually being outside with your sweet dogs ... fun for both children and teachers!

Thanks so much for an enjoyable morning.

Kathy and Mary Beth

March 2016
Thank you again for such a fun morning!  We all loved learning about the dogs and the whole culture of dog sledding!  We will certainly spread the word about your program!

March 2016
It was one of the troop highlights this year! The girls really loved it.

March 2016
Thank you for facilitating such a wonderful event for our troop. The girls loved meeting the dogs and learning about dog sledding.
We loved the event.
Many thanks,
Irma Oliver
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March 2016
Thanks so much Catherine. The kids loved it!
Silvia Patterson
The Park School of Baltimore

February 2016
Hi Catherine,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for this morning. My troop had a great time meeting your dogs and really enjoyed learning about dog-sledding.

December 2015
Catherine and Eric -
Thank you so much for a fun adventure this morning. We hope that we will have this experience again with you both sometime.
All the best to you both and the dogs,
Committee Chair Pack 973

March 2014
Dear Catherine and Eric,
Thank you for the wonderful dog sledding adventure you provide us in Maine. We truly enjoyed spending time with you and the dogs as well as eating some delicious meals. Madeline and I have some very fond memories we will be able to share for a lifetime. Our travel adventures only added to the fun. Thank you for a truly unique experience.
Fondly, Kristin and Madeline

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(443) 562-5736


Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland.

On this page you will find resources on dog sledding, dryland dog sledding, dog sledding equipment, and to links to some of our favorite websites.

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures Facebook Page

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC Facebook page is frequently updated with information about dog sledding, dryland dog sledding, our dogs, and occasionally our life.

Maine Winter Cabin Adventure

Interested in trying your hand driving a dog sled, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing? Maryland Sled Dog Adventures will offer a special four day women's only Maine Winter Cabin Adventure in February 2015 at our cabin in the north Maine woods

Sled Dog Central

Sled Dog Central is one of the most active and useful sites for mushing. SDC includes a forum to ask questions and exchange ideas, as well as links to equipment and other resources.

Mushing Boot Camp

Iditarod musher Jamie Nelson and mid-distance racer and breeder Ann Stead host an intense three day training program on training your sled dogs. This camp is one of the best investments a musher could make.

Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club

Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club (PSDC) is a club for and about sled dog racing and training of sled dogs. Our team has participated in previous PSDC Fair Hill Challenges and Tow Hill training events.

Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club

The Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club is a sled dog club for beginners, recreational mushers and pure breed teams and emphasizes recreational dog sledding opportunities. We regularly race in the Katahdin Ironworks (KI) and Beyond 30 mile sled dog race.


When you mention dog sledding, sled dogs, snow dogs or anything similar, the first thing that people think of is Iditarod. The 1,150 mile Iditarod is the most famous dog sledding race in North America.

Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest is a slightly shorter (1,000 mile) race, but is often run under more challenging conditions than the better known Iditarod.

Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races

The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races in Fort Kent, Maine are one of the most important races on East Coast and includes 30 mile, 100 mile, and 250 mile races. Eric ran the 30 mile race in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

MaineMade Dog Sleds

Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC loves their MaineMade Can-Am Racer mid distance dog sled. It has good balance and drives like a touring car.

Fritz Dyck training carts

Training carts or rigs for dryland dog sledding are specialized. We use Fritz Dyck three and four wheeled carts for training and in our educational programs. The carts are well designed and well made.

White Pine Outfitters

We use the High Sierra Walk-a-belt for walking the dogs, canicross and skijoring. The High Sierra belt is not a true skijoring belt (it does not have leg loops), but it works well as a multiuse belt. We suggest getting one with a panic snap. We also suggest replacing the included carabineer with a real (climbing rated) carabineer.

Jamie Nelson introduced us to the x-back harness at Mushing Boot Camp. We have found that these harnesses have a great balance and fit for our dogs.

Nooksack Racing Supply

Nooksack sells a variety of dog sledding and skijoring equipment including belts, lines and harnesses.

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue is a nonprofit volunteer organization, formed to help Siberian Huskies and Siberian Husky Mixes that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or surrendered by their owners. Both T-Bone and Sobo came from TOTTSHR.

Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue

Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue (HTHNBR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Northern Breeds. Check out the dogs they have available for adoption.

Kiana Siberians

Kiana Siberians, based out of New Hampshire, is a breeder dedicated to the multi-purpose Siberian Husky. Acadia, Vale, and Beaver are all from Kiana Siberians.

Fort Illio Kennels

Fort Illio Kennel is a racing Siberian Husky kennel in northern Maine operated by good friends of ours, Kasey McCarty and Carol Durant. Kasey regularly competes in mid-distance and long distance sled dog races. Lumos came from Fort Illio Kennels.

Camp Hidden Valley

Looking for a place to camp with your troop? Several scout troops have created a weekend of adventure by combining dog sledding and camping at Camp Hidden Valley. Camp Hidden Valley includes both tent camping and cabin camping options.

Team Balto

Balto Team Dog is an informal Facebook group for dog mushers, dog drivers and sled dog in Maryland and Pennsylvania. It is a closed group, but if you are interested, please apply. This site is to share information about local outtings for scootering/bikjoring, sledding, races, etc.


The Zoom is a web based free video conferencing system for up to 100 participants, with a 40-minute time limit.
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC is a micro mushing educational program provider in Baltimore, Maryland.
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