Ok, there wasn't really a squirrel, but if you've seen Up I'm sure you get the joke. In fact, there's not too many land animals that inhabit this part of Greenland. I saw very few animals throughout my entire trip.
I went on a 2-day dog sledding expedition that was truly one of the more unique experiences in my life. When I tell people I went dog sledding, I think they imagine I got a ride for like 30mins or an hour perhaps, and that was it. This was, quite different. We covered over 50 miles between the two days, and, the dogs don't run as fast as huskys in other parts of the world. With the help of the Moves app on my phone, I measured the speed at 7-8mph. That meant that we spent several hours each day, in Greenlandic arctic winter, outside dog sledding.
My boots were rated to -25F, and I was wearing 2 pairs of thick, wool socks, along with covering the rest of myself from head to toe in multiple layers. Even so, my feet still got a bit cold being outside practically all day long. It's safe to say, this is more of an excursion for the somewhat seasoned traveler.
Greenlandic sled dogs.