Things are starting to get exciting around these parts! Club members are actively training up on Mt. Hood. We're seeing our first snows (keep it comin!) and we're preparing for our holiday meetings, potlucks, parties, and race days. Visit our Calendar page to stay in the know.
Our annual club campout and trail clean up is coming next weekend - October 17, 18, and 19!
See our Trail Maintenance page for all the details. This event is open to anyone who would like to join us, run some dogs, get in some fall camping and enjoy some Tri-Tip and potluck! We ask that you RSVP so we will know how much meat to provide. See you there!
We braved hot temps and smoke from the nearby 36 Pit fire in Estacada, but our gung-ho volunteers and clinic attendees came out for the day and made the best of it. We had a great training, a fabulous lunch (as usual) and got to see a bunch of awesome dogs learning to pull! See our gallery of photos here.
Next up: Our October club campout, trail cleaning, dog running, and BBQing extravaganza! October 17, 18, and 19 at Frog Lake on Mt. Hood. All are welcome! See our Calendar for additional details. More will be added as we firm up the details.
The CSDC Fall Pull Clinic is right around the corner! Saturday, September 20th we will introduce a new group of potential mushers, urban mushers, skijorers, and dog enthusiasts to the wonderful world of pulling sports.
This Clinic is full but we may have room for wait-listers last minute. Contact us to find out.
The club will hold its September meeting directly following the Clinic.
Our next club meeting is on Saturday, August 16th at member Debbie's home. 4:00pm meeting time followed by our regular potluck and socializing. This is an important meeting - we'll be securing volunteer positions for our September Pull Clinic and starting to talk Season!
All our welcome, you don't have to be a member to come, eat, and ask questions! Contact us for directions.
Bring a side or dessert to share, BYOB.
Also, our community Pull Clinic is to be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in Estacada, OR. We are now accepting reservations. Space is limited!
Visit our Pull Clinic pages for information and registration.
It's been pretty quiet around the club this late spring and start of summer. Several of our club members have been welcoming new puppies or gearing up for new puppies. There's been some camping, hiking, and other fun stuff. But it's time to reenergize and get everyone together to start planning for the season. There's lots of exciting stuff in store!
Our next club meeting will be Saturday, July 19th at 3:00pm at club member Kim Tinker's home in Sandy. This is the meeting you'll want to attend! Gourmet burgers and fabulous sides await us. All are welcome, but please RSVP by letting us know so Kim can be prepared with enough grub. Bring a side or dessert and something to drink and come prepared to discuss all things DOG!
RSVP here (we'll send you address/directions).
Also - it's Membership Renewal time for the 2014/2015 season. Visit our renewal pages to lock in your annual membership. This club is 100% maintained by our members and volunteers. Your annual dues help us continue to fund Community Pull Clinics, Education and Outreach, and Public Races. We need your support so please renew today! If you wish to become a new member, we welcome you!
The annual "Doggie Dash" is a huge dog-centric event by the Oregon Humane Society to benefit their non profit shelter operations and programs. The Doggie Dash is a fun run/walk in downtown Portland.
Cascade Sled Dog Club is participating as a team in this event on Saturday, May 10th.
We are looking for others to join the team and/or donate to our team to benefit the shelter. Just go to the Doggie Dash team page (we're listed under "Cascade Sled Dog Club") and sign up to participate or donate!
Registration to participate is $30 and includes some goodies. If you can't make it in person to the event, you can make a tax-deductible donation in any amount.
Register or donate here.
The March CSDC Meeting is coming up!
Saturday, March 15th 3:00pm
at club member Kim Tinker's home in Sandy, OR
Meeting followed by potluck - bring something to share, BYOB.
For address and directions, contact us.
All are welcome.
Also in our monthly club newsletter, we featured an adventure story by club member Dinah Patten highlighting her recent trips working as a handler for the Scdoris family of Bend, OR and their Trail of Dreams sled dog tour business, as well as her 6-week handling job helping Dave Turner prepare for and race in the International Pedigree Stage Stop race in Wyoming. Check out her story and pictures from her adventures here.
Hey, do you like our new cover image above? Pretty cool, huh? The good folks over at Design by Goats made it for us, and we've made it into a new bumper sticker!
You can get yours by visiting our new Store page. Are you already a club member? We have a special store just for you with product discounts. Just enter the secret password to access the members only store page (which was sent to you via email).
Become a new member to get access to our member pricing!
New products will be added shortly, including some exciting new CSDC-logo'd winter gear. Check back!
Due to poor trail conditions and a discouraging forecast the Diamond Lake Race scheduled for Feb. 22-23 has been cancelled.