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.
(Online registration is in the works)
Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 10th, 2015
For more information, contact Barbara Jones email@example.com
Winter Tyee Hosting
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!
2015 Dues Reminder
2015 Dues are payable by Jan 1, 2015.
If dues are not received by February 1, 2015 a late payment fee of $5.00 will be assessed.
A dues payment form is available here. If you have questions contact Joan miller 503-524-0562 or MembershipChair@trailsclub.org
We have set up a link to the club PayPal account to let you pay your dues On-Line. Go Here to pay dues Online
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.
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.
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
Weekend on the McKenzie River
June 26-28, 2015
join us for a weekend at Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the gorgeous McKenzie River
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
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
Blazer Contact Info.:
Send write-ups to: Blazer at trailsclub.org
12401 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
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.
Trails Club of Oregon's Web site:
Send pictures, new events or corrections to the Webmaster at trailsclub.org