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Mush, Central Oregon!

Now is the time to consider booking a ride behind a real dog sled team driven by a professional musher. Oregon Trail of Dreams offers this unique experience at Mt. Bachelor. Standard trips take about an hour and leave from the base of Mt. Bachelor and can accommodate up to four people or 450 pounds per sled. Children must be at least three-years-old to ride in a sled and children 3-12 must ride with an adult.

Kids can feed and water the dogs along the way and learn about the world's most challenging dog sled race while witnessing the bond and cooperation between humans and dogs in sledding. Normal pricing for these trips outside of holiday times is $90 for adults and $49 for kids less than 80 pounds. Slightly higher prices are charged during the holiday windows of February 15-19 and March 22-26.

Oregon Trail of Dreams is owned by Central Oregon's Jerry Scdoris and his daughter Rachael Scdoris, who completed her first 1,200 mile Iditarod, the world's foremost sled race, through the Alaska wilderness, in 2006.

For the truly adventurous, a sled marathon trip can be booked. This is a full 26-mile trip to Elk Lake and back on Thursdays and Fridays (only), and pricing for two adults is $575. All dog sled rides depart from the lower Sunrise Lodge Parking area and riders are asked to arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure times. For full pricing and other information, call 800-829-2442 to explore the experience of an athletic team of dogs gliding over the snow this winter.

Cascade Center of Photography Excursions

The Cascade Center of Photography has a full slate of upcoming excursions and on-site workshops that provide exciting adventures in Central Oregon and beyond. There are workshops and outings for all—from beginning to advanced photographers.

Friday, March 18: A beginning photography session is scheduled from 6 – 9 p.m. Composition, exposure, framing and all the basic fundamentals of good photography will be discussed. The workshop gives participants confidence to capture pictures under any environmental conditions.

For rates and dates, check ccophoto.com or call 541-241-2266.

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