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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Will Forsberg

Will Forsberg

Born in Lakehurst, New Jersey, Will Forsberg came to Alaska in 1974 and settled in Healy, Alaska where he became interested in sled dogs. In 1980, he got involved with Denali Dog Tours, a business operated by Dennis Kogl that took visitors out on dogteam trips and freighted supplies to mountain climbing groups on Denali. Because of a Park Service ban on motorized access, dog transportation is the primary way climbers using northern routes acquire their supplies. Eventually, Will took over management of the business. Will and his wife, Linda, live in Healy, but have a camp on the Kantishna River where they stay in the fall until after freeze-up, at which time they return to Healy and train dogs until spring when they begin freighting supplies for climbers.

Will Forsberg appears in the following new Jukebox projects: