Taken at a sled dog camp in Dyea (near Skagway), Alaska. When we passed through, Sarsha was about a year old, and was on a leash as the official tourist “greeter” for the camp.


Considering they’re basically mutts, it’s impressive just how intelligent and dignified sled dogs (a.k.a., “Alaskan Huskies”) are. I also discovered that try as I might, I could never get any of the sled dogs we met to make eye contact. Just as well, I suppose — it makes for good portrait poses! Originally posted to the old blog on June 17, 2008; on Flickr over here.