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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields

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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields
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I invite you to visit my home, when you come to Fairbanks. I can introduce to my big , friendly huskies, (incase you need a dog- fix while you're away from your own dog) and explain what it's like out on the winter trail camping at 30 ° below zero...more
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2699 Waldheim Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709-6061
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Friday evening I gave Mary a call to see if she could accommodate my wife and I the next day (Saturday), she was very communicative and tailored our tour and experience to exactly what we were looking for. We ended up spending most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisGina174
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The tour was wonderful! Mary is such a sweet woman. We loved hearing her stories and getting to meet her dogs-they were so beautiful!

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mmsocha18
Reviewed 23 October 2018

What an exciting time! My husband and I had the opportunity to spend time with Mary Shields, the first woman to finish the Iditarod Dog Race and her beautiful dogs. Mary shares her love of dog mushing and her experience on the Iditarod. She is...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy7874
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Tails of the Trails is fabulous and a great learning experience. Not only did we learn about Mary's tails of the trails iditarod experiences, but we were able to see in person how to use sod on a roof for insulation, medicinal and herbal plants...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cat S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Mary was a great host! The one on one with the dogs and talking to her about her life was very relaxing.

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joegerman2018
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I could of listening to Mary for days.She was an insperation and I am still in awe of her.She should write her biography, if she isn't already, that is certainly a book I'd love to read.And (even though I'm in her bad books for being...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cjenkinson1
Reviewed 25 September 2018

When our Road Scholar trip included a visit with Mary Shields, I thought to myself "Well, that will be interesting." I had no idea how truly fascinating it would be. Mary and her dogs mesmerized us for several hours at our recent visit at her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 20 September 2018

If you do only one thing near Fairbanks to get a sense of Alaskan pioneer life this is it. Most will think the dogs are the stars, but Mary will regale you with tales of her life while showing off her garden and the log...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelpossum
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Wonderful experience meeting Mary and her dogs. Would highly recommend to everyone. One of the best experiences we have had during our trip to Alaska.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Mary was very sweet, interesting, and welcoming. She had the most beautiful huskies that we got to meet and pet. Her story was amazing and I feel lucky to have met such a formidable woman.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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1 March 2017|
Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can probably contact Mary through her website to ask about schedule for the summer of 2017.
14 July 2015|
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Response from maryshields | Property representative |
I lie about 12 miles northwest of Fairbanks. If you have a rental car, allow yourself 30 minutes to drive out, so you can enjoy the ride and see the variety of owner-built homes, and the lovely boreal forest along the way... More
18 June 2015|
Response from AlanandSara2015 | Reviewed this property |
Just give Mary a call. She will surely greet you openly and honestly. She will certainly take every chance she can get to share.