Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

From the conservation
chair - Nov 2014

CRG meeting
June 2014

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

FWOC Convention

Volunteers Neded

Tyee Cooks

Metro Trails Fair

International Trails

2015 Banquet

Hwy 26 Construction


Electronic Blazers

Nesika Road Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


McKenzie River Outing
June 26-28, 2015

2015 Alpine Outing
Aug 8-15, 15-22

Outings Reminder

2015 FWOC Convention

the 83rd Annual FWOC Convention, Friday 8/28/2015 to Sunday 8/30/2015 at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett Oregon. The Trails club is a co-host of the convention this year. The theme is "Innovative Conservation".

Trails Club members are encouraged to register and attend the conference. Details cna be found at the FWOC web site http://www.federationofwesternoutdoorclubs.org/
Or you can get a registration packet from out own Historian Sylvia Milne by emailing historian@trailsclub.org by June 1st to request a registration packet

Volunteers Needed

The social committee needs some volunteers for upcoming events.

Fourth of July at Nesika - Nancy Overpeck will be your cook. Need volunteers to help open Neiska for the weekend, run tractor and generator, open gate Sat morning.
Please contact the social committee chair at socialChair@trailsclub.org before May 15 if you are available to help.

Hike and Dine - Have one more opening for a cook and host, either Sept 12 or Oct 10 for Hike and Dine at Tyee. First time to cook at the lodge? Don’t worry, you will have lots of help.
Contact Barb at 503-829-6424 or socialChair@trailsclub.org.

Tyee Cooks

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.
To sign up or for more details Contact: Callista Snively, Tyee Lodge Trustee tyeelodge1@gmail.com or 503-330-7344
Thank you for all the help and support!

2015 Tyee Work Parties
DateWork Party Chair Cook
June 20-21 Paul Snively need cook
July 18-19 Paul Snively and Callista Kathy Pollock
August 15-16 Steven Brownneed cook
Sept 19-20 Paul Snively and Callista need cook
October 17-18 Paul Snively and Callista need cook

5th Annual Metro Trails Fair

May 17 (Sun) - Noon to 5pm
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A1 and B - Free

Trails Club of Oregon will be there, along with more than 30 local trail booths and information tables. Meet with trail planners, citizen trail advocates and delegations from more than a dozen foreign countries. Trails systems are being built all over the world. Meet delegates from Nepal, South Africa, Spain, Japan and other countries. See trail building equipment demonstrations
See their website: www.americantrails.org/2015


Learn where to hike or cycle in our region. The Intertwine Alliance site https://theintertwine.org/adventures/ has more than 20 hikes. Learn how the regional off-street trails system is growing from nearly 400 miles to a goal of 1,000 miles! Family friendly activities: rock wall climb, pump ride for cyclists, labyrinth, trail walk, etc.

The International Trails Symposium

Volunteer Opportunities - May 15 to May 21

The Intertwine Alliance, Metro, is managing volunteers for the entire symposium. And we'll sure need a lot of 'em! Invite your friends to also volunteer. It is fun and interesting. Many volunteers playing many different roles will be needed over a five-day period. Interested in checking out the symposium without paying the registration fee? Gain free admission to one symposium session for every four hours volunteered.

Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities, volunteer benefits and to sign up to volunteer. This international event is a really big and exciting deal; come be part of it with us this spring.
Volunteers receive a free "Trail Boss" wicking tee shirt.

92nd Annual Banquet

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 4 PM
Ernesto’s Restaurant (Beaverton)
8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, OR
Speaker: William Sullivan
Author of 18 books and Trails Club of Oregon Member

Mail-in Registration form in Here.

To register On-line via Pay Pal Click Here

Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 17th, 2015
For more information, contact Barbara Jones socialchair@trailsclub.org

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.


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 trailsclubtrips@gmail.com. If you need help posting a trip, I am happy to assist.

Hosting or attending a Meetup is a great way to get to know them and introduce good prospects to the club.

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

Weekend on the McKenzie River

June 26-28, 2015

join us for a weekend at Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the gorgeous McKenzie River

See full details here

2015 Alpine Outing

Washington's Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
Week 1 Aug 8-15; Week 2 Aug 15-22; 2015

The 2015 Alpine Outing will be at Boiling Lake of Washington’s Sawtooth Mountains. This was the site of the 2008 Alpine Wilderness Outing.
TCO member registration opens March 1, 2015

See full details here


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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