Photography George W. Wyckoff, Jr. Return Home
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Hollywood rarely provides a realistic view of life, and Wyckoff was amused to find that the popularized image of breezy, comfortable dogsled travel was a long way from the truth. In reality, the riders on the sled had to do about as much work as the dogs pulling the sled:

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"Dog-team travel scarcely resembles the versions you see in movies, or the pictures you see in books. When the going is good, you ride the sled until your hands and feet get unbearably cold. Then you jump off, and trot alongside until you are warmed up, then jump back on.

"I would valiantly jump aboard the pile up luggage, only to find myself in a heap on the other side of the sled. Then I had to run and catch up, only to repeat the performance. Eventually I learned . . ."

Photo: George W. Wyckoff, Jr., for whom Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life was named.

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