About Us

The Guides

Owners John and Mary Thiel are seasoned outdoor adventurers who are eager to share their lifestyle and experiences. They have over 20 years experience working with sled dogs, and have been providing premier dogsledding tours since 1997.

Jen Dale joined Wolfsong in 2009 as a guide. She grew up mushing and now she’s also joined us as a Captain at Dreamcatcher Sailing.

Chris Dale (Jen’s brother-in-law) joined the team in 2011 and is a great addition with his calm nature and can-do-anything abilities! They have all mushed thousands of miles and trained hundreds of new mushers. This experience has proven that small group sizes, well trained, happy dogs and good trails are the components of a great mushing program.

The Setting

Nestled in the hills overlooking Lake Superior in Bayfield County, Wisconsin is Wolfsong, Adventures in Mushing. “The best dogsledding trails in the Lower 48″ extend right from the kennel out into the remote hilly terrain of the Bayfield Peninsula, home of the Apostle Islands Dogsled Race. With an average of 150” of snow, we have good conditions from Christmas through late March every year.

The Mushing

Why does Wolfsong have the best trips in the business? Why does over half of our business come from return guests each year? Small group sizes for the most hands-on experience, great trails, and well-trained, happy dogs. For some, helping harness the dogs and riding in the sled is enough. Others want to learn everything they can about mushing and driving their own team. Everyone has a different reason for coming, and our trips satisfy them all.