Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

From the conservation
chair - Nov 2014

CRG meeting
June 2014

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

TCO 100th celebration

Alpine 2016 planning

TCO Web project

Hwy 26 Construction

Electronic Blazers

Nesika Road Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


Outings Reminder

Trails club 100th celebration

Our 100th year celebration is underway
Save the date – Sunday October 4, 2015
Noon to 3 PM

Plan to Meet-up with your Trails club friends and be present for this monumental event, sure to be a news room photo opportunity. Enjoy a piece of cake, take a short hike or stay later for a presentation on Oregon lookouts & Trails Club history. Be an ambassador, if you are so inclined. Introduce yourself to interested bystanders, share your club history with them and pass on one of those cool TCO business cards Joan Miller designed. If you are not so inclined, take the time to learn more about your club history and that of the surrounding area during this event sponsored by:
Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum
88900 Government Camp Loop
Government Camp, Oregon

For museum information phone: 503-272-3301

Museum entrance is FREE, yet the presentation is limited to 60 persons with a cost of $10

TCO exhibits will be featured in the upper level show case (there is an elevator) and on the main level. The temporary one upstairs is a display of Summer Outing memorabilia created by Nadine Morris. Downstairs, next to our new permeant display case, check out 50 years of TCO Outings (1940-1992) mapped out by Lisa & Allie Osburn and then dare to open the drawer of our new curio cabinet. There you will find a notebook with prints from Bill Sullivan’s power point presentation, history of the club and its volunteers, written by Leonard Murphy & Sylvia Milne, along with a historical membership data base compiled by Vicki Wood.

Tyee Lodge will be open for the weekend. See Here for more information

We are most grateful for Lloyd Musser, museum curator, who is sending out press releases in late August, which didn’t quite sync with our Trail Blazer’s mid-August deadline. Lloyd’s messages will help facilitate September coverage with local news and the Clackamas County Tourism webpage, an alternative meet-up tool.
Download a poster/flyer here.

A letter has been sent, under the name of our TCO President George Milne, to President Obama asking him to commemorate our centennial as an outdoor club. We hope he will respond in time.

Wilderness Outing 2016 Planning Meeting

October 11, 2015

Where shall we go next year? It’s not too early to start planning for 2016. Packers need to be reserved in November, so we have to decide on an outing destination, dates and leaders. Callista Snively has announced her well-earned retirement so we need volunteers to step up to be the outing coordinator, the first and second week leaders, and the kitchen gods and goddesses. We need your ideas, time and energy if you want a wilderness outing to happen in 2016.

A planning meeting is scheduled for:
Sunday, October 11, at 3 PM
at the home of Susan Green and Gregg Baker
2909 NE 20th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212.

TCO Web Project

We are looking for some club members that can help us update our web site. We are looking for people with experience building a web site using WordPress. If you have some skills and are willing to volunteer some time please contact me at webmaster@trailsclub.org and I will get more details to you.
Randy Dietrich
Publications Chair

Construction on Hwy 26 on Mt. Hood

Work has begun on the U.S. 26 Mt. Hood Safety Project. Work on the rock slopes require placing a temporary concrete barrier along a 1.5-mile section of U.S.26. This means there is just one single lane open in each direction around-the-clock until Oct. 31, 2015 along this 1.5-mile stretch.
Details available at www.US26MtHoodSafety.org.

Electronic Blazers

Switching from paper to getting the Blazer by e-mail is not only green, it helps save our club money. To make the switch, please send an e-mail to membership@trailsclub.org .
Please include your name and a request to switch to electronic (start by clicking the link).

Nesika Road Status

The road to Nesika is currently Open and free of trees as of 4/8/15.

Reminder: Access is from Larch Mt. Road only due to impassable damage to lower Palmer mill road.

See a full report here.

Parking Saftey Reminder

We advise hikers, Skiiers, abnd Snowshoers to carefully secure their cars while parking at our Park and Ride locations and at trailheads before hikes. Leave your car empty looking and uninviting.
Submitted by: Trips Committee Chair


The Board has reaffirmed the Trails Club policy that all outings must be approved by the Trips Committee before they are published on the website or in the Blazer. Outings are defined as any multi-day trip except for backpack or bicycle trips, which are approved by the individual activity committees within the Trips Committee. Please contact Susan Saul at (360) 892-5643 or sunr1s3cr33k@gmail.com regarding your outing proposal.

See the Outings Page for Outings policies and forms

Blazer Contact Info.:

Blazer Newsletter:
Send write-ups to: Blazer at trailsclub.org
Philip Crosby
12401 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
503 636-1853

Please use the following format:
Month Day (Day of week) Event Title - Class A,B,C
Description Text - Please include distance, elevation change, and round trip driving distance.
Do not capitalize full words, lines or sentences for emphasis
Day trip descriptions should be under 100 words.
Depart: Meeting place, with address if possible, and departure time
Leader: Name Phone and/or email.

Trails Club of Oregon's Web site:
Send pictures, new events or corrections to the Webmaster at trailsclub.org