Monday, November 14
Social hour: 6:30, Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
8340 SW Seneca St.
(in the Tualatin Commons)
The annual member meeting of the trail Club will be held this year on Monday, November 14 at the
Winona Grange in Tualatin, There multiple nearby public parking lots in the Commons,
limited parking at the Grange and some street parking on Seneca.
Directions: Exit I-5 at Tualatin-Sherwood Road and drive west less than a mile.
Pass Martinazzi Road and turn right into the large public parking lot or turn right on SW Boones Ferry Rd. and go two blocks to Seneca.
The Grange is on the right in 1.5 blocks.
The following people have agreed to support the club by serving on the board of trustees:
Vice President: Joel Reitz
Secretary: Merrill Hugo
Publications Trustee: Randy Dietrich
Social Trustee: Katrina Butler (floor nomination)
Trips Trustee: TBD
The Social and Trips Trustee names did make it into the Blazer, and so will be nominations from the floor at the meeting. We think we have a volunteer for Trips, but we are awaiting final acceptance.
The Fridge at Tyee has accumulated a fair amount of stuff. Most of it is unmarked,
and so of unknown age, and likely will never be used. While it is tempting to leave the leftover
salad dressing for "someone else" to use it really becomes garbage that someone else has to remove.
This is particularly a problem in the winter season.
Please remove all perishables from the Tyee refrigerator when you leave.
A small quantity of non-perisables can be left, but anything left should be marked with the date. Please use some common sense and do not leave less than a quarter of a container of anything, and do not leave more of something (like salad dressing) when there is plenty there already.
Tyee Dish Towels
Tyee seems to be running low on dish towels. I am sure this is because kind souls have taken the dirty towels home to wash them and they have not quite made it back to Tyee. Please make an effort to get the towles back to the lodge before winter sets in. could be a great excuse to come to the October Hike & Dine or the October Work trip.
Do you love spending time at Tyee? How would you like to get paid for your
time at Tyee? Occasionally, the Mazama lodge over books and asks us to host some
of their members. They pay the standard member fees and a separate $100/night
stipend to the host. You must be a lodge key holder.
Contact Mya Dunn White to put your name on a list of Mazama hosts.
The TCO database needs your current email address. Please email your updates Jeff Lawton, Membership Trustee, at MembershipChair@trailsclub.org.
We will be printing the 2016 member directories soon. Please help us keep the directories up to date! If your address has changed since the 2015 directory, please let your club know. The same is true for your email address. We are trying to use email as much as possible to save paper and postage.
Not sure? Send your info anyway!
E-mail Jeff Lawton at: MembershipChair@trailsclub.org or send mail to:
Trails Club of Oregon
PO Box 69061
Portland, OR 97239-0061
The club recently changed the llocation of the club PO Box. This means the club address has changed.
The USPS promised to forward mail for one year, but this only seems to work part of the time. This has resulted in some things sent to the old PO box (like dues payments) being returned.
Please note the new address below, and double check mailings sent to the club
Trails Club of Oregon
PO Box 69061
Portland, OR 97239-0061
Tyee Oil Tank
The old underground oil tank at Tyee has been removed.
No huge pool of oil was found under the old tank, and no large holes were found in the tank, although there were small pinholes, an indication it was time for the tank to be taken out of service.
Evaluation of the amount of oil leaked continues. Some samples were taken through the floor in the basement to check for oil there. Analysis is in progress.
The new tanks have been installed inside the lodge in the fire wood storage area. They are connected, filled and ready for the winter.
Giant Kudos to Chaz Shaw, who stepped in early as the Tyee chair and has been spear-heading solutions to the problem. Also Many thanks to Richard Gaunt, charles Addams, and Bill Yandon,who have taken over when Chaz needed to be gone. This has been a very urgent and complex issue involving the Contractor, USFS, Oregon DEQ. These folks have done an excellet job of making this happen .
Tyee Lodge Lock Change
Tyee Lodge locks have been completely re-keyed. The old 200 series keys will no longer open the lodge. I will be handing out new key’s at the annual meeting. If you are ubnable to attend the meeting, or need access to Tyee before then contact me and I will arrange to get you a key.
If you would like me to mail you your key, please Send an me an e-mail with your mailing address. We have it in our records but I want to make sure I am sending it to a current address.
Acting Tyee Lodge Chair
Construction on Hwy 26 on Mt. Hood
Work on this project continues beyond the original end date of Oct. 31, 2015
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 was clear of downed trees in late November (2015) and was passable at that time. But we have had some major storms since then and there will be no more work done on the road until spring.
The road to Nesika is considered closed for the winter months. The road can be very slippery when it is wet and just plain dangerous if there is any ice present. We recommend that members do not travel the road into Nesika below the green gate duirng the wet and cold winter months unless conditions are unusually dry and warm.
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 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.
Trails Club of Oregon's Web site:
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