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Posted: July 23, 2012 - 3:42am
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"Belay" enjoys a good scratching behind the ears after taking tourists on a sled dog tour atop Norris Glacier, Tuesday. Belay is one of nearly 200 dogs that live in the remote camp on the glacier during the summer, which is fondly referred to by Alaska Heli-Mush employees as "Dog World."  Emily Russo Miller / Juneau Empire
Emily Russo Miller / Juneau Empire
"Belay" enjoys a good scratching behind the ears after taking tourists on a sled dog tour atop Norris Glacier, Tuesday. Belay is one of nearly 200 dogs that live in the remote camp on the glacier during the summer, which is fondly referred to by Alaska Heli-Mush employees as "Dog World."

“Altoid” jumps up in excitement before leading tourists on a 2-mile dog sledding adventure atop Norris Glacier. Alaska Heli-Mush, which contracts with Era Helicopters LLC, has been offering the tours for more than a decade every summer from May to September. Nearly 200 dogs live in the remote camp on the glacier during the summer, which is fondly referred to by the Alaska Heli-Mush employees as “Dog World”.

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