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Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

2016 Annual Meeting

Tyee Guest Hosting

Update your E-mail

Membership Hike Leaders

Club Address change

Tyee Oil tank

Tyee Lodge Lock Change

Hwy 26 Construction

Electronic Blazers

Nesika Road Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


Outings Planning Meeting

Outings Reminder

2016 Annual Meeting

Monday, November 14
Social hour: 6:30, Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Winona Grange
8340 SW Seneca St.
Tualatin, OR
(in the Tualatin Commons)

The annual member meeting of the Trails Club will be held this year on Monday, November 14 at the Winona Grange in Tualatin at 8340 SW Seneca St. (see red arrow on map below) There multiple nearby public parking lots in the Tualatin Commons and limited parking at the Grange. There is also some street parking on Seneca.

Directions: Exit I-5 at Tualatin-Sherwood Road and drive west less than a mile.
After you pass Martinazzi Road and turn right into the large public parking lot. It is a short walk from here to the Grange.
To drive directly to the Grange, exit I-5 at Tualatin-Sherwood Road and drive west. Turn right on SW Boones Ferry Rd. and go two blocks to Seneca.
The Grange is on the right in 1.5 blocks.

Winona Grange

Tyee Guest Hosting

Do you love spending time at Tyee? How would you like to get paid for your time at Tyee? Occasionally, the Mazama lodge over books and asks us to host some of their members. They pay the standard member fees and a separate $100/night stipend to the host. You must be a lodge key holder.
Contact Mya Dunn White to put your name on a list of Mazama hosts.

Membership Hike Leaders Needed

The Trails Club Meetup now has almost 1600 enthusiastic, active members! It's time to turn some of them into full-fledged TCO members to carry our club into the future.

One way to do this is to introduce them to our two beautiful lodges. We need hike leaders to help lead hikes to Nesika Lodge each month through the summer (April through October).

If you can lead a membership hike to Nesika lodge and back this summer, please contact Jeff Lawton at trailsclubtrips@gmail.com.
We will schedule these hikes on Saturdays to coincide with the Nesika work weekends.

Do we have your current address and email?

We will be printing the 2016 member directories soon. Please help us keep the directories up to date! If your address has changed since the 2015 directory, please let your club know. The same is true for your email address. We are trying to use email as much as possible to save paper and postage.

Not sure? Send your info anyway!

E-mail Jeff Lawton at: MembershipChair@trailsclub.org or send mail to:

Trails Club of Oregon
PO Box 69061
Portland, OR 97239-0061

Club Address Change

The club changed the location of the club PO Box last January. This means the club address has changed.
The USPS promised to forward mail for one year, but this only seems to work part of the time. This has resulted in some things sent to the old PO box (like dues payments) being returned.

Please note the new address below, and double check mailings sent to the club

Trails Club of Oregon
PO Box 69061
Portland, OR 97239-0061

Tyee Oil Tank

Update 9/15/16

The old underground oil tank at Tyee has been removed.

No huge pool of oil was found under the old tank, and no large holes were found in the tank, although there were small pinholes, an indication it was time for the tank to be taken out of service. Evaluation of the amount of oil leaked continues.

The new tanks will be inside the lodge on one side of the fire wood storage area. Current plan is to have them installed in September.

Giant Kudos to Chaz Shaw, who stepped in early as the Tyee chair and has been spear-heading solutions to the problem. Also Many thanks to Richard Gaunt, who has taken over when Chaz needed to be gone. This has been a very urgent and complex issue involving the Contractor, USFS, Oregon DEQ. Richard and Chaz have done an excellet job of making this happen .

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

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

The road was clear of downed trees in late November (2015) and was passable at that time. But we have had some major storms since then and there will be no more work done on the road until spring.

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 below the green gate 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.

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

Outings Planning meeting

7 PM Sept 18, 2016

Home of Susan Green and Gregg Baker
2909 NE 20th Avenue (20th & NE Stanton)
Portland, OR.

Trails Club members interested in participating in Club Outings in 2017 are invited to attend an Outings planning meeting at the home of Susan Green and Gregg Baker. Bring your ideas and suggestions for all types of outings:
A) traditional pack-in Alpine Outings
B) Car camp outings
C) Destination camp outings.

You should research Alpine areas you want to pack into and packers we can hire, car camping areas where a cook tent and camp can be set up to day hike from and areas like Big Creek Camp or NatureBridge where housing and meals are provided. Destination camps and packers get reserved early so it is important to get moving on your outing ideas.
People who are interested need to participate in the planning and organization of outings or they ain't gonna happen!


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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