Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committee has been completed the selection recommendations for the following offices to start in 2015:
Vice President - Joe Reitz
Treasurer - Cynthia Lee
Trips - Ron Silvis
Publications - Randy Dietrich
Wednesday Evening hike Coordinator
TCO needs a Wednesday evening hike coordinator. If you are interested in facilitating these weekly treks in Forest Park in 2015 (or earlier), please contact Jeff Lawton at TrailsClubTrips@gmail.com
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. The contractor expects to place the barrier late June or early July of 2014.
This means there will be 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.
Labor Day Celebration at Nesika
Mark your calendars for Labor Day Aug 30 - Sept 1 Labor Day Celebration at Nesika.
Potluck on Saturday Aug 30th. Nancy Overpeck will cook on Sunday.
Contact Nancy Overpeck 360-573-6878 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to help in any way.
Hike & Dine Hike Leaders
We're planning weekend "Hike and Dines" for Tyee Lodge in July, August, September
and October. We need hike leaders to lead "A" and "B" hikes on these weekends.
Can you lead? E-mail Jeff Lawton at email@example.com
or Barb Jones at Barbjones50@hotmail.com if you can lead on any of these dates:
Adventures in Travel
The Social Committee needs new travel adventure programs and speakers starting in October. Please contact Barbara Jones, SocialChair@trailsclub.org or call 503-829-6424 if your would like to participate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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).
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 email@example.com regarding your outing proposal.
See the Outings Page for Outings policies and forms
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
There are still openings available both weeks!
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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