PAWS, the winter dog sledding program of Erik Simula’s Arrowhead Wilderness School, offers guided BWCA Wilderness tours and mushing skills courses through Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail (See http://www.bearskin.com for reservations) and Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand Marais, Minnesota (www.stoneharborws.com). Erik has been guiding wilderness dog sled tours, in Minnesota, Alaska, and Finland, since 1984 using Alaskan and Siberian Huskies.
A comment from a recent guest:
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Subject: Thank you again.
Hi Erik. I got your email through the Arrowhead Journey link on the bearskin lodge website.
I met you a week ago today. You took my 2 sons, Josh and Jake, and myself on a sledding excursion. When I called to reserve the trip, I had no idea that we were to be led by such an accomplished and amazing person. You gave us the experience of a lifetime. It was a pleasure to meet you and all the dogs. You have an incredibly calm demeanor and incredible control with the dogs. Your caring shines through.
Yesterday, I went on line and read all about the arrowhead trip, including your blog (the staff at Bearskin told us about it being on line). Erik, you are truly one of the most interesting people that I have met in my life.
Thank you for sharing part of your world with us. We won’t forget it. You are an inspiration!
Lois Bergerson Minneapolis, MN