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All visitors and Trails Club members are encouraged to enjoy the great Northwest outdoors by selecting a hike, bike ride or other event from this calendar. Gentle Reminders provides explanation of hike difficulty and hike guideline. Detail description of common meeting is available at Meeting Places.


Events

Week-1

Week-2

Dec 5 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, usually in Forest Park, then lunch at a nearby cafe. If you would like to know the distance or difficulty of the hike, call the leader.
Depart: 9:30 AM from Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on NW Raleigh St.
Leader: Brooke Gutman 503-209-7179

Dec 9 (Sun) Hamburger Hike - Class A

This fun, little hike follows the Gorge 400 Trail from Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks for lunch (bring your own or purchase something) at the Char Burger. Return to cars by the same trail. Hope for sun. But prepare for something else. Vehicles will need to display a NW Forest Pass. Hike 5.2 miles with 700 feet of cumulative elevation gain. Drive 53 miles round trip.
Depart: 10:00 AM from Lewis & Clark State Park (I-84, exit 18)
Leader: Kelly Marlin 503-665-6778 or mazamamama@frontier.net

Dec 9 (Sun) Pacific Crest Trail Snowshoe – Class A

Beginning level snowshoe. Leave Barlow Pass Snow Park and follow the PCT for 1 ½ hours or so, eat lunch, then return. Distance traveled and elevation gain will be determined by snow conditions and group comfort. Fit showshoes to boots before the trip so you know the bindings work. Check our COLD WEATHER GUIDELINE FOR TRIPS on The Official Oregon Trails Club Website Cars will need a Sno-park permit. We will cancel if there is not enough snow. Call leader with questions.
Depart: 9:00AM Gateway Park And Ride.
Leader: Carolyn Jenkins 503-422-6456

Week-3

Dec 10 (Mon) Outing Planning meeting

Come help us plan outings for the 2013 season. Details Here

Dec 12 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, usually in Forest Park, then lunch at a nearby cafe. If you would like to know the distance or difficulty of the hike, call the leader.
Depart: 9:30 AM from Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on NW Raleigh St.
Leader: Richard Gaunt 971-404-1153

Dec 14 (Fri) Lower Salmon River Hike – Class A

An easy, slow poky, beautiful trail along the river. Hike 5 miles round trip with 100 feet elevation gain. Drive about 85 miles round trip. Drivers need a trailhead parking permit.
Depart: 9 AM from Gateway Park and Ride
Leader: Celine Stroinski. Call 503-239-6950 or email celine5760@aol.com before the trip please.

Dec 15 (Sat) Mt Hood Snowshoe - Class B

Dust off those snowshoes and join me on our first trip of the season. Maybe a four to five hour snowshoe, distance depending on conditions. Location to be determined later as conditions allow. Call or e-mail me after the 12th for more details. No cotton clothes allowed. Cars will need a Sno-park permit.
Leader: Brian Carlson owatta53@hotmail.com or 503-960-9451

Week-4

Dec 17 (Mon) Christmas Ships Walk—Class A

On this night, the Christmas ships cruise down the Willamette from River Place Marina to Lake Oswego. We’ll walk north along the river to meet them. Total hiking will be about 2.5 miles. We’ll start at Willamette Park--enter off SR 43 (Macadam Ave.) at SW Nebraska Ave, a mile north of the Sellwood Bridge. Once in the park, turn left and park in the lot on your right at the far north end of the park (if this lot is full, there are other lots farther south in the park). If you’re interested in pre-hike food or drink, meet at Fulton Pub starting at 5.30 pm (not an official part of the event). Pub is at 0618 SW Nebraska St. which, enters Willamette Park,. The pub is just west of SW Macadam Ave. You can park on the street near the pub and then walk down to meet the hikers. I may cancel if it is pouring rain. If the weather is doubtful, call my cell to see if the hike is on.
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm departure from the far north parking lot in Willamette Park (parking is free at 5 pm)
Leader: Audrey Perino, 503-246-6462, cell 503-522-9911

Dec 19 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, usually in Forest Park, then lunch at a nearby cafe. If you would like to know the distance or difficulty of the hike, call the leader.
Depart: 9:30 AM from Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on NW Raleigh St.
Leader: Ken Kane 503-246-6462

Dec 22 (Sat) Sandy River Delta Hike, Dog Friendly - Class A

Take a break from the pre-holiday rush. Hike approximately 5-6 miles along the Sandy River to meet the Colombia River, then along the Colombia to the bird blind. Well behaved dogs allowed on this hike. If the group so chooses, finish in a coffee shop in Troutdale or Edgefield McMenamins.
Depart: 9:00 AM from Gateway Park and Ride
Leader: Paul Cutter 360-260-1673 paulcutter1958@gmail.com

Dec 22 -24 (Sat-Mon) Tyee Lodge Pre-Christmas Cancled

The Campbell / Larson family will be opening the lodge for a few days before Christmas to enjoy the snow and to take a holiday break. Some meals will be served. Interested in joining us?
Reservations: Contact Virginia Larson 503-750-9316.
By 9 PM, Wednesday, December 19 please.

Week-5

Dec 26 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, usually in Forest Park, then lunch at a nearby cafe. If you would like to know the distance or difficulty of the hike, call the leader.
Depart: 9:30 AM from Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on NW Raleigh St.
Leader: Gerda Eck 503-654-1353 gerdaeck@comcast.net

Dec 27 (Thurs) Kid Friendly Clackamas Area Hike – Class A

For kids of all ages! Treats along the way! Hot apple cider afterward! Hike a real forest trail here in town! It’s just a short drive to Mt Talbert Nature Park for our hike! Bring all the kids, or just yourself, and a sense of adventure! Also bring sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. The hiking distance and time will be determined by the comfort of the group.
Depart: 10:00 AM from Gateway Park and Ride
Leader: Carolyn Jenkins 503-422-6456

Dec 28 (Fri) Teacup Lake Cross Country Ski - Class A/B

We’ll ski approximately 5.5 miles on the outer loop at the Teacup Lake Nordic Club’s ski area. Mostly level (some short up and down sections) route with great views of Mount Hood’s east side. The plan will be to do the outer loop, stop for lunch, and then possibly do another short loop. Leader will tend to lead a slower, casual pace. Donations to the Nordic Club are $10.00 (suggested for use of area). Contact leader for meeting time and place before Thursday December 27 at 8:00PM.
Leader: Bill Yandon, home phone 503-538-3643, cell 503-887-2932, or e-mail wkyandon@earthlink.net

Dec 29-Jan 1 (Sat-Tues) New Year’s at Tyee

Join us for a New Year’s celebration at Tyee Lodge. The family friendly weekend includes Movie Nights (Sat-Sun) and Game Night on New Year’s Eve (Mon). We will be snowshoeing to enjoy the fireworks at midnight! Paul and Callista Snively will be your hosts with Mya White as your cook. For dinners, we are having Salads with Homemade Lasagna (Sat), Baked Ham (Sun) and a Turkey Feast on New Year’s Eve. Breakfast will be included. Hot Homemade Soup and Sandwiches for $5 or bring your own lunches. Bring snacks for New Year’s Eve to share. Plan on having fun in the snow, sledding, XC, snowshoeing or relaxing in the lodge by the warm fire.
For registration and more information contact Callista Snively at newyearlodgeevent@gmail.com by Saturday, Dec 15. Limited to 44 people.
Early registration is recommended.


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