Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

From the conservation
chair - Nov 2014

CRG meeting
June 2014

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

2015 Banquet

2015 dues Reminder

Pay dues On-line

Hwy 26 Construction

Adventures in Travel

Tyee Cooks


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

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

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

New! you can now pay your dues On-line

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

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.

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 at tyeelodge1@gmail.com 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 trailsclubtrips@gmail.com. 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.

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.

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.

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, 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 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.

Trails Club of Oregon's Web site:
Send pictures, new events or corrections to the Webmaster at trailsclub.org