Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

From the conservation
chair - Nov 2014

CRG meeting
June 2014

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

Tyee Oil tank

Tyee Lodge Lock Change

Second Annual TCO
Used Gear Sale

TCO Web project

Hwy 26 Construction

Electronic Blazers

Nesika Road Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


Outings Reminder

Tyee Oil Tank

As many of you may have heard we have had some problems with the furnace oil tank at Tyee this fall. A great deal of oil has gone missing, and we have determined that at least part of it is due to a leak.
Action has been taken to get the oil out of the leaking tank and the furnace has a supply of oil for the winter. However, we may be scrimping a bit on heating so be prepared for changes this wihter.

Giant Kudos to Chaz Shaw, who stepped in early as the Tyee chair and has been spear-heading solutions to the problem. You can expect there to be more activity around this problem, even more this fall in spite of the snow of winter starting to set in.

Tyee Lodge Lock Change

Tyee Lodge locks have been completely re-keyed. The old 200 series keys will no longer open the lodge. I will be handing out new key’s at the annual meeting. If you are ubnable to attend the meeting, or need access to Tyee before then contact me and I will arrange to get you a key.

If you would like me to mail you your key, please Send an me an e-mail with your mailing address. We have it in our records but I want to make sure I am sending it to a current address.

Chaz Shaw
Acting Tyee Lodge Chair

Second Annual Trails Club of Oregon Used Gear Sale

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015
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? This is the event to sell or barter away your gear.

Gear includes:
All kinds of outdoor clothing and accessories, shoes and boots, climbing gear, backpacking and camping gear, books, skis, bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc., etc. Space is available along the walls of the dining room for tent setup/display. If you have a bike or watercraft for sale, bring a picture of it along with its specs. SUPs would be fine, as long as they’re clean.
This event is open to the public and other hiking groups.


  • Setup time is 10:00 AM the day of the sale.
  • There is a $5 seller’s fee, which offsets the cost of the room rental. If you’re interested in selling your gear, please contact Carlene St. Thomas at: satinthomas@gmail.com or call: 503-281-9476 to be placed on the seller list.
  • Tabor Space dining room is located in the basement of the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian 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 is upstairs in the church and sells coffee, pastries, and other light fare and will be open during the sale.

Hope to see you at the sale!

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 on this project continues beyond the original end date of Oct. 31, 2015
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

Keep in mind that the road is considered closed during the winter months. The road can be very slippery when it is wet and just plain dangerous if there is any ice present. We recommend that members do not travel the road into Nesika duirng the wet and cold winter months unless conditions are unusually dry and warm.

The road to Nesika is considered closed for the winter months. The road can be very slippery when it is wet and just plain dangerous if there is any ice present. We recommend that members do not travel the road into Nesika duirng the wet and cold winter months unless conditions are unusually dry and warm.

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.

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