TEMSCO (an acronym from the words: Timber, Exploration, Mining, Survey, Cargo Operations) was founded in 1958 in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Founder of TEMSCO and Alaska Aviation Pioneer, Ken Eichner proved that helicopters were an invaluable tool for the rugged and remote terrain of Alaska. He became the President of the company in 1965. Eichner built the company into one of the most successful helicopter companies in Alaska. Ken Eichner received his Commercial Certificate in 1960 followed by a Rotorcraft rating in 1962. Flying mining support, forestry, radio repeater construction, powerline construction, crew transport, and cargo flights Ken Eichner and the other pilots of TEMSCO Helicopters supported Southeast Alaska’s Communities with their fleet of aircraft. Eichner also initiated the development of the Ketchikan volunteer rescue group. This volunteer organization was instrumental in many difficult rescues.
TEMSCO Helicopters services tourism, hospital transport, firefighting, international, and other growing markets. Since Ken Eichner’s retirement in the early ’90s TEMSCO continues his vision of service and dedication to the community. Ken Eichner’s grandson is now Chief Pilot at TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc. helping to ensure the wisdom and practical knowledge is passed down to new generations of TEMSCO Pilots and Mechanics and ultimately making the safety and job efficiency a priority for TEMSCO’s Customers.
What we'll do
Join us on an excursion where you will learn about Alaska’s official state sport with a trip to Dog Sledding Summer Camp. Your adventure begins on the breathtaking drive along Gastineau Channel, through the historic AJ Gold Mine site and into the remote and scenic Sheep Creek Valley. As you arrive at the summer camp training site, you will be greeted by a professional dog musher and some of the state’s most famous athletes: the Alaskan huskies! You will receive an educational tour of the camp, visit a 19th-century replica of an Iditarod Outpost and enjoy fresh baked cookies.
Next, climb aboard a comfortable wheeled cart and relax as your energetic Alaskan husky team whisks you along the one-and-a-half-mile trail through the beautiful landscape. You’ll return to Dog Sledding Summer Camp for your chance to meet the dogs and snuggle the next generation of great Alaskan athletes: sled dog puppies! This family-friendly excursion is truly an authentic Alaskan experience.
Enjoy a ride through the scenic Sheep Creek Valley in a wheeled-cart pulled by a team of Alaska Huskies! Our dog camp is complete with 120 huskies, including sled dog puppies. It is located on the site of the historic AJ Mine, so you’ll see mining relics on your way to camp.
This tour does not include a helicopter flight.
What to expect / what's provided
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
*Tour duration including transportation: 2 hours 15 minutes with 40 minutes of mushing and dog team time and 20 minutes of camp exploration and puppy time
*Times will vary due to weather and camp conditions.
*Professional photos of you and your sled team available for purchase
*Glacier boots and transportation from port area or local Juneau hotel
*No smoking of any kind is allowed for the duration of the tour.*
*A liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.
*We are happy to provide transportation to the camp from Mt. Robert's Tramway. Detailed information about pickup location is included in your confirmation email.
*We recommend dressing in warm layers. Gloves, hats, sunglasses, and a good pair of walking shoes are recommended.
*Price includes Juneau city tax of 5%
Prior to the departure: 10% cancellation fee up until 24 hours prior to the excursion. If you cancel within 24 hours: No refund. Operator Cancellation due to weather: 100% refund.