The 2015 membership directories have been printed.
We have made some changes this year to reduce the cost of the directories. Most of the Members Handbook material has been removed. This saves paper, printing cost, and some cost for mailing. All of the Handbook information is available on the club web site HERE.
We have also delayed mailing of the directories this year. Directories available at the banquet as usual, but we are also distributing them at Adventures and Travel and other club events. We will mail the rest in July. Contact the membership trustee if you would like to arrange to pick yours up and save us some postage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st to request a registration packet
The social committee needs some volunteers for upcoming events.
Labor Day at Nesika - 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 if you are available to help.
Adventures and Travel - We need programs for the fall Adventures and Travels (3rd Thurs) If you have a program you would like to present to the club. Please contact Barb Jones at 503-829-6424 or socialChair@trailsclub.org.
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 email@example.com or 503-330-7344
Thank you for all the help and support!
|2015 Tyee Work Parties|
|DateBoss||Work Party Chair||Cook|
|June 20-21||Paul Snively||Arleta Miller|
|July 18-19||Paul Snively and Callista||Kathy Pollock|
|August 15-16||Steven Brown||need 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 or bicycle trips, which are approved by the individual activity committees within the Trips Committee. Please contact Susan Saul at (360) 892-5643 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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