Northern Blast Sled Dogs

Carol & Alan Pepsick

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Northern Blast Sled Dogs is a small kennel of Siberian Huskies located in Estacada, Oregon. Most of our dogs are training for mid distance races, while the rest run recreationally or are retired.

Our kennel is not a business. This is only a fun hobby for us as well as this website. We will post updates, events, pictures and stories of our times on the trail. Start by checking the blog below. You can add comments to my Blog entries, Photo Gallery, Video's, Calender, and Guest Book. Updates will be listed here. Sign up as a member (located on the sidebar) and receive automatic e-mails whenever the site is updated.




Recent Updates

11/7/15: Blog posting titled: More Of The Same (scroll down)
11/7/15: New video on the Video page: First Training Run, Fall 2015
10/19/15: Blog posting titled: 3 Dog Blog (scroll down)
9/20/15: Blog posting titled: Past Due (scroll down)



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Time Keeps On Slippin...

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (2)

I have not posted on my blog for a while, because there is not much to post.

We have not done any training since the last time I posted due to Alan's foot surgery. He got his stitches out about 10 days ago and has been able to wear a regular boot but he still has some swelling. We did get everything set up yesterday to go on our first run back this morning but temps soared into the mid 40's!! We have been suffering from inversion quite a bit this season, meaning...

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WEATHER: Like It Or Not

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It has been all about the weather the last couple of weeks. As I mentioned in my last blog, first the snow arrived!

This is how the conditions looked at the lower elevations, and gradually the snow thickened kicking us off the trail 3.5 miles up.

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Blog Time Again, Part 3

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Blog Time Again, Part 2

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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Blog Time Again, Part 1

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Well I got behind on my blog again and so much has happened. I actually started this back in September so I will pick up where I left off and post this in parts to get information out sooner. This is PART 1: THE END OF SUMMER

August just slipped away. I had 8 training days marked on my wall calendar and we were not able to use any of them. The temperatures never cooled off enough to start training. The one thing that we did attend in August wa...

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Bad Blog

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Such a long delay! Working on a new blog entry and will be posting soon.

Gearing Up

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, it's August, and we have spent the last few weeks getting ready for the running season!

So first, it may not have been necessary but I had to agree with his logic, Alan got himself his first motorcycle:

So what does this have to do with running dogs? Well, weather permitting, this is Alan's new ride to work, which will save wear and tear on the dog truck...

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Catch Up Time

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

More than two months since my last posting!!! So the main reason was because I was having some computer problems so accessing the website to make updates would have been a bad idea. The strange thing that came out of this was a decision to upgrade our 8 year-old flip phones (with antenna) to smart phones with a data plan so in the future, if needed, I will have a second source to access the internet with, although I still don't know if I would attempt to update the website from su...

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Website Changes and Videos

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a few recent changes to mention. After creating the Kennel Tour video last year, I have wanted to also create a video on meeting the dogs as there are really no introductions to them in the tour. Well, I have finally been able to do this although it took 2 videos to accomplish it: a 15 minute girl's video and a 9 minute boy's video. Since I don't have an editing program, I had to do these in one take, the same as the Tour video. This can be a little challenging when the subjects are...

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Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a while since my last blog posting as we are still in the wake of recent misfortunes and now we, the humans, have been battling some very nasty colds. My symptoms started two weeks ago and I still have mild and very annoying symptoms that just won't let up. It became bad enough that we have both had to take some time off work. I was embarrassed to take time off for a cold, not something I would normally do, but this has been one heck of a bug!

So we haven't done much o...

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