Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

FWOC Conference
August 2013

Bikes in Forest Park

What's in a name

Wind Power

Tillamook Forest Plan

General Announcements

TCO Banquet

Tyee Cooks


Father's day Family Camp

Electronic Blazers

Tyee Winter Parking

Nesika Road Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


Outings Reminder

McKenzie River Weekend
June 27-29, 2014

West Oval Lake

Strawberry Mt Outing
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2014

Alpine Outing 2014
Aug 2014

91st Annual Banquet

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Social 3:00 p.m., Dinner 4:00 p.m.
Cost $25
Carvlin Hall, St Philip Neri Catholic Church
2408 SE 16th Ave/Division, Portland
Guest Speaker: David Cobb, Photographer
Topic: Hiking in Iceland
Reservation Deadline: Mar 27, 2014
Reservation form here.

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. 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 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 trips@trailsclub.org or 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.

Father's day Family Camp

Join Trails Club members and their guests at the annual TCO’s Astoria KOA Family Camp Outing for Father’s Day weekend. You Need to make campsite registrations bt Feb 1, they fill up fast!
See Details Here

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).

Winter Parking at Tyee (Aug 2013)

there is is an ODOT plan to eventually close the parking area shared by TCO and Boy Scouts along Timberline Road. Difficulty snow plowing the road with cars parked in that space is cited as the reason.

The Mazamas are planning to create a large number of parking spaces along lower West Leg Road to avoid having to cross US 26 from the current winter parking area. They have invited TCO to join them in creating and paying for the new parking spaces. We have been in discussion with Mazamas and their engineering firm for many months on this issue.

Access to Tyee from the proposed parking area will require a longer trail than we currently have so we are also looking into methods of carrying food and other materials to Tyee in the winter.

When a schedule for this change is finalized, the TCO Board will notify the membership.

No change for this winter (2013-14)

Richard Gaunt, President

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


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

Weekend on the McKenzie River

June 27-29, 2014

Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the gorgeous McKenzie River is the setting for this 9th annual outing. Join us for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting
See details Here

West Oval Lake Backpack or Horseback

July 18-21, 2014 (Fri-Mon)

Join us on this scouting backpack trip. Location is same as 2014 Alpine Wilderness Outing. We will be camping at West Oval Lake in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. See details Here

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 Mountains. See details Here

Blazer Contact Info.:

Blazer Newsletter:
Send write-ups to: Blazer at trailsclub.org
Phillip Jackson
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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