ANY DAY with nothing written on it is OPEN for any type tour. Some days are open for JOINING tours, etc. ONLY. CLICK on the title on each day for more information.
Please find a few dates that will work for you and email us with your request to include the dates, type of tour desired, number of people and any ?? you have Linda@HuskyPowerDogsledding.com We'll respond with much more information and reservation forms... and most importantly, we'll HOLD your date! NOTE: Our "Kennel Tour/Presentation" is available all year-- RUNNING TOURS will start with Training Runs only in early September and all other tours Oct through the end of April. (Due to heat.)
Many folks miss seeing our tour prices... something about skimming the fine print? They can be found in italics and bold under each tour's description on our "Tours and Adventures" page.
ALL TOURS AND KENNEL VISITS are by reservation only, with the
exception of our monthly "presentation" detailed on our TOURS page.
Up to 300 pounds (excluding musher) and/or three people per sled--less if trail conditions require it. We can usually run two sleds at one time. Other guests can join sled riders for the kennel tour ($20/each) and/or ride after first riders return for the normal ride price. Group tours are organized this way-- everyone watches the dogs & riders.
WHEELED VEHICLES (CARTS-ATV-ETC):
We try to accomodate most weights on these-- but please know they are single-wide seats, so those with very wide girths may not fit in. Four people can reserve, but maximum of two adults per ride. Two more kids can sit on laps, but they need to be small enough. We run one dog-pulled wheeled vehicle at a time. Other guests can join the sled or wheeled riders for our educational and fun "Kennel Tour" at $20/each and/or ride after first riders return for the ride price.
To reserve any of our Husky Power Dogsledding programs please peruse the calendar, above, then email us at Linda@HuskyPowerDogsledding.com. A $50 deposit must be snail-mailed at time of booking, (we'll email a reservation form and more info to accompany it) BUT most guests simply send the entire amount for convenience. Your check will not be cashed until after your tour. Reservations are fully refundable and changeable with proper prior notice (see our "Cancellations" paragraph below for information on notice.)
Payment may be made by cash, personal check, travelers check. So sorry, no charge cards.
There will be no cancellation or change fees for bookings cancelled or changed more than 5 days before the scheduled reservation. "No shows" will be charged full price. Gift certificates are transferable but non-refundable. Of course we understand if inclement weather and forces outside our control force cancellations and there will be no charge in those circumstances.
Husky Power reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any tour due to dangerous weather or trail conditions--no charge of course. This is very rare-- but possible. We will contact you as soon as possible if any of these conditions exist. Please call a day or two before your tour to confirm conditions and your tour.
From I-68 take exit 14A onto Rt. 219 South. (Coming from the east or west-- exit 14A is BEST!) Travel 13 miles to McHenry (to the first stoplight.) At the light turn left onto Mosser Rd. Bear left at the fork in .25 miles onto Bumble Bee Road. Travel exactly two miles to 2008 Bumble Bee on your right. Red sign. From the South: travel up Rt 219 to McHenry and follow directions above from that point.
PLEASE NOTE: MAPQUEST / GOOGLE MAPS, etc are not advised. (They send you on winding & icy back roads, lots of turns, maybe a few less miles, but it will take a longer time.) PLEASE follow our directions. ALSO, GPS IS USUALLY WRONG! GPS users often end up in a field somewhere-- these are the mountains and not all GPS units are ground augmented here.
All ride participants must sign a general liability waiver, with parents signing for children. (This is common and required by our insurance provider.) Waivers are always emailed to advance-reservations and will be available at your tour, or can be printed from this page WAIVER 2011/2012 and brought with you.
Linda Herdering has created mixed media (manipulated photography and watercolor paints) portraits of her Huskies.... available for purchase at Husky Power and select area galleries. Her portraits were accepted to hang in two Arts Council funded galleries: The Gallery in Oakland, MD and the Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD (during juried shows.) All artwork is printed on textured watercolor paper which is acid-free. Various sizes, both framed and unframed, are available of many of her pups sporting enchanting expressions.
Linda can also create a stunning portrait in similar media of your pet. She is available (by appointment) to visit your home or office in the local area to photograph your dog or cat... and use the images to build a one-of-a-kind close up portrait of your beloved animal. To learn more, please see our "Artwork" page.
If you'd like to see our dogs in action pulling sleds, etc, plus learn more about us you may order our FABULOUS slideshow (to music) on your own personal DVD. It also includes three professionally filmed newsclips and more. To order the DVD (for TV players or computers) mailed to you, please send $5.00 (check or cash) to our address below. (Sorry, no VHS format.) We'll send one right away. We have a few clips on our "Pics/Videos" page, and to view more you can visit YouTube and search for "Husky Power Dogsledding" (Don't forget to return here to Husky Power!)
Many types of both local and national media have written articles about Husky Power-- exciting for all of us! Our Huskies (and Mike too) were even on the COVER of Maryland Life Magazine (Jan/Feb 2006 issue.) How about a full-page story about Mike in "Military Officer Magazine!"
Two television news crews aired news features on us too-- Channel 9 in Washington DC, and NBC of Cumberland, MD. Stories have been published in Southern Living Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Parenting Magazine, The Washingtonian Magazine, Mountain Discoveries Magazine, Recreation News, The Washington Post Newspaper, The Baltimore Sun Newspaper, The Frederick News-Post, The Dominion News, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, and The Miami Herald among others! Whew!
We believe in giving back to the wonderful community that supports us. One way we can do that is by helping teach our county's children and provide programs to those in need. A few of the groups we have either visited or hosted here at our kennels include: Accident/Bittinger Mennonite School, The Grantsville Salem School, the Life Strokes After School County Program and the Oakland and Kingwood Libraries Educational Hours. Elementary schools who have annually enjoyed our presentations include: Accident, Dennett Road, Yough Glades and Friendsville Elementaries, among others. The Believe in Tomorrow Foundation (help for terminally ill children and their families) and the Wounded Warriors Project also enjoy our programs for free. We've donated presentations and gift certificates annually for fundraisers to our local charity groups of HART (Animal Rescue,) the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, The MD Symphony, The House of Hope, Cindy's Fund, Unicef, The March of Dimes, hospital & school fundraisers, several animal rescue groups along with many more non-profit charities.
Please see our FAQ page and feel free to call or email.