91st Annual Banquet
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Social 3:00 p.m., Dinner 4:00 p.m.
Carvlin Hall, St Philip Neri Catholic Church
2408 SE 16th Ave/Division, Portland
Guest Speaker: David Cobb, Photographer
Topic: Hiking in Iceland
Reservation Deadline: Mar 27, 2014
Reservation form here.
Love to Cook? We need you!
Tyee Lodge Work Parties need cooks. Share your talents with others while enjoying
being part of the group during the summer and fall work parties. We appreciate
our cooks! Dates available are June 21-22, July 12-13, Aug. 9-10, Sept. 13-14.
(Oct 11-12 is already taken).
To sign up or for more details, contact Callista Snively, Tyee Lodge Trustee at email@example.com or 503-330-7344.
Our club now has three ways to advertise trips. We can post trips on our web site, in the Blazer, and on the Meetup site. Meetups are optional, and the event host posts the event on Meetup themselves. If you want to post Meetups, please contact me, Jeff Lawton, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you need help posting a trip, I am happy to assist.
Our Meetup is now six months old and has 375 members, as of this writing. Many of these Meetup members had never heard of the Trails Club before. Hosting or attending a Meetup is a great way to get to know them and introduce good prospects to the club.
Father's day Family Camp
Join Trails Club members and their guests at the annual TCO’s Astoria KOA
Family Camp Outing for Father’s Day weekend. You Need to make campsite registrations bt Feb 1, they fill up fast!
See Details Here
We are making a 2014 calendar for Tyee Lodge. Please email your favorite pictures regarding Tyee Lodge and Mt Hood area to Callista Snively at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, January 19th.
It's Dues Time!
It is that time of the year to pay your annual Trails Club dues. The dues form is available on-line here. Print it, fill it out, and mail it in.
Tyee Hosts needed
It’s snowing it’s snowing and it is that time of year again. Time to fill Tyee
Lodge’s winter calendar with our wonderful hosts and their exciting events! Take
a look at your calendars and let me now when you are available to host a day
or two, heck how about a full week! Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, tell stories around
the fire, or relax by watching the snowflakes drift to the ground knowing that
you are making a difference for every Trails Club Member.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!
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
Please include your name and a request to switch to electronic (start by clicking the link).
First Annual Trails Club of Oregon Used Gear Sale
January 18, 2014
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tabor Space Dining Room
5441 SE Belmont St., Portland 97215
Do you have gear you no longer need or received a "white elephant" or two as a gift during the holidays? This will be the place to sell or barter away your gear.
All kinds of outdoor clothing and accessories, shoes and boots, climbing gear, backpacking and camping gear, books, skis, bikes, kayaks, and canoes. Space is limited in the dining room, so please do not set up tents for display. If you have a bike or boat for sell, bring a picture of it along with its specs.
This event is open to the public and other hiking groups.
Setup time is 10 AM the day of the sale.
There is a $5 seller’s fee, which goes towards the room rental. If you’re interested in selling your gear, please contact Carlene St. Thomas at: email@example.com to be placed on the seller list.
Tabor Space dining room is located in the basement of the church and is accessible from the sidewalk on the west side of church. Please use the parking lot just west of Tabor Space across the street. Be courteous when parking on the neighborhood streets and do not block resident’s driveways.
The Tabor Space café and sells coffee, pastries, and other light fare and will be open during the sale.
Winter Parking at Tyee (Aug 2013)
there is is an ODOT plan to eventually close the parking area shared by TCO and Boy Scouts along Timberline Road. Difficulty snow plowing the road with cars parked in that space is cited as the reason.
The Mazamas are planning to create a large number of parking spaces along lower West Leg Road to avoid having to cross US 26 from the current winter parking area. They have invited TCO to join them in creating and paying for the new parking spaces. We have been in discussion with Mazamas and their engineering firm for many months on this issue.
Access to Tyee from the proposed parking area will require a longer trail than we currently have so we are also looking into methods of carrying food and other materials to Tyee in the winter.
When a schedule for this change is finalized, the TCO Board will notify the membership.
No change for this winter (2013-14)
Richard Gaunt, President
Nesika Road Status
The road to Nesika is currently Open.
The repair at Multnomah creek is complete. The road should remain open for the forseeable future.
Reminder: Access is from Larch Mt. Road only due to impassable damage to lower Palmer mill road.
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, bicycle or kayak trips, which are approved by the individual activity committees within the Trips Committee. Please contact Susan Saul at (360) 892-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your outing proposal.
See the Outings Page for Outings policies and forms
June 27-29, 2014
Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the gorgeous McKenzie River is the setting for
this 9th annual outing. Join us for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting
See details Here
West Oval Lake Backpack or Horseback
July 18-21, 2014 (Fri-Mon)
Join us on this scouting backpack trip. Location is same as 2014 Alpine Wilderness Outing. We will be camping at West Oval Lake in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. See details Here
Strawberry Mountain Outing
August 29 - September 4, 2014
We will be staying at Lake Creek Camp is family friendly.camp with many recreational activities. See details Here
2014 Alpine Outing
Aug 2-9 and Aug 9-16, 2014
The 2014 Alpine Outing will be at West Oval Lake of Washington’s Sawtooth Mountains. See details Here
Blazer Contact Info.:
Send write-ups to: Blazer at trailsclub.org
10544 SW Windsor Ct
Tigard, OR 97223
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.
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