Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled a Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
by Hudson Stuck
THIS volume deals with a series of journeys taken with a dog team over the winter trails in the interior of Alaska. The title might have claimed fourteen or fifteen thousand miles instead of ten, for the book was projected and the title adopted some years ago, and the journeys have continued. But ten thousand is a good round titular number, and is none the worse for being...more
ebook, 476 pages
Published December 2nd 2010 by Pubone.Info
(first published April 1st 1988)
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Dec 05, 2010 Nola rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Nola by: Bcoghill Coghill
Several different and quite exciting trips by dogsled are described in this book. Hudson Stuck must have been very capable to do the traveling he did, and then taking the effort to write about it. All the trips were very strenuous and extremely dangerous in places. This is the earliest description I had read yet of Alaska. It is fascinating to see which places were populated at that time, and why. The author's description of the different native groups at that time is also very interesting. So i...more
This book gives a wonderful glimpse into a lifestyle that I never will have an opportunity to experience. I don't mind missing out on temperatures that are 40 or 50 below zero, but I loved reading about it. I enjoyed seeing the mountains of Alaska through the author's eyes, and traveling with him on frozen rivers with incredible names like Koyukuk and Kuskokwim. I got out a map of Alaska and traced his route, which was also fun. Highly recommended for adventurers who can't always leave home.