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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

April 5 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We begin our hike at 9:30 am and hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, somewhere in the Portland metropolitan area, often in Forest Park. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
This week’s hike leaves from the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Please park in the lower parking lot to the right of the center. Be prepared to leave at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Chuck Barrows, 503-244-4967, barrows4967@msn.com

April 5 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Catherine Schiedler, catherineschied@gmail.com

April 8th (Sat) Family Friendly - Salmon River Trail Hike – Class A

We will hike through classic Old Growth forest along the Salmon River. The trail has a brief uphill section followed by a gently rolling trail. The current plan is to hike for 2-2.5 miles before turning back but we will asses distance based on group ability. As this is a family friendly hike we will be sure to take plenty of rest stops and give children time to explore. Come prepared with the 10 essentials as well as a lunch.
Depart: Saturday April 8th 9:30 AM - We will begin at the Salmon River Trailhead, located 5 miles down the Salmon River Rd. You will see a large parking area with a porta-potty.
Lots of details here: http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Salmon_River_Hike
Leader: Please RSVP with Raya photuris@gmail.com

April 9 (Sun) Nesika Road Clearing day

A one day trip to see how much road we can get cleared. Don't know if we will make it into Nesika, but we are goind to give it a shot.
Details on Meetup, click here.

Week-3

April 10-11 (Mon-Tue) Herman Creek Backpack – Class A

We will hike the 5.5 miles to Herman Camp from Cascade Locks. Set up camp at Herman Creek back pack camp at junction of Nick Eaton Ridge Trail and Gorton Creek Trail. If time permits we will day hike up Herman Creek on Monday. Tuesday AM we will do the 5.2 mile loop up Nick Eaton Ridge to Indian Point (or if we are energetic and snow permits: up to Dead Wood Camp) and come down the Gorton Creek trail. We will then hike out the 1.3 miles to the car at Herman Creek car camp. Bring tent, stove, sleeping bag, rain clothes, warm clothes for the night and your own food.
Meet: 2017 9:00 AM - We will meet at Cascade Locks under the Bridge by the Mural. We will put one car at Herman Creek and one car under the bridge at Cascade Locks by the Mural.
Leader: Linda Conrad.
Register for this hike on the Trails Club of Oregon Meetup site.

April 12 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A

We begin our hike at 9:30 am and hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, somewhere in the Portland metropolitan area, often in Forest Park. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
This week’s hike is in Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland OR 97219. There is construction on Terwilliger Blvd, you cannot approach the park from the south, you must come in from the north. Terwilliger is closed from south of the park entrance all the way to Lake Oswego.
We'll be on the lookout for trillium on the trails at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. We'll meet in front of the Nature Center. Get to the Nature Center early to use its restrooms so that we can step off at 9:30.
If there isn't too much rain between now and Wednesday morning, we'll be on dirt trails. Boots and hiking poles are strongly recommended, because there are a few downed trees and muddy patches along the trails. If the weather is bad we'll use the paved bike trail for at least part of our walk. I scoped part of the hike on Saturday and took some photos along the way. You can see some of what you can expect here.
Please arrive ready to depart at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Ken Kane, ken@woodbloom.com 503-522-9997.

April 11 (Tue) Meet and Greet at Max's Fanno Creek Pub

Let's get together for food and drink at Max's Fanno Creek Pub on Main Street in Tigard. There's lots of parking behind the pub and some on the street.
If you aren't a dues paying member of the Trails CLub of Oregon, this is a great chance to learn more about the club and our two amazing Lodges on Mt. Hood and in the Gorge.
If you are a TCO member and would like to get more involved in work parties this summer or serving on a committee, we need you! Our volunteer club thrives when people volunteer. Let's talk about what interests you.
Most of all, let's share our plans and ideas for great hikes and backpacks this summer!
See the Meetup here

April 12 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Lotte Schmitz, lotteschmitz@msn.com

April 13 (Thur) Dairy Creek Rd Bike Ride - Class A/B

This will be the first ride of the season enjoying spring along Washington County farm roads. The route is almost flat, about 24 miles long. If there is interest we will stop at the Helvetia Tavern for lunch after the ride.
Meet: 10 AM at the North Plains Public Library, 31334 SW Commercial St, North Plains, 97133. Parking is on both sides of the street or in back. We can use their restrooms.
Please RSVP by 9 pm on Wed. and check with leader if weather is bad.
Leader: Gisela Piercy, 503-648-5885 or giselapiercy@gmail.com

April 15-16 (Sat-Sun) Nesika Open - Host Only

Nesika will be open Easter Weekend. If you would like we can do a Potluck Easter Dinner on Saturday evening. Food will otherwise be bring your own food. If you need to come in the gate call and we can coordinate the gate opening.
To register: See TCO Meetup site or Contact Linda Conrad at 360-837-3787 or lcgrconrad@aol.com.

Week-4

April 18 (Tues) - Tax free ride: Sellwood Riverside Park - Mt. Tabor - Class B

Don't let Mt. Tabor tax you. Leader may lead from behind up the hill. Bring a snack to eat at the top while you wait for everyone to arrive. This is a social ride 10-12 on city streets, requiring alert safe riding behavior.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17535799. Ride may include a diversion through Brooklyn Yard (not included above). Final route will be available a few days before ride). Total elevation 1000 ft., distance between 20-25 mi.
Depart: 10 AM - Sellwood Riverside Park parking lot. Arrive by 9:45 for meet and greet. Don't be late.
Leader: JoAnn email: joannk4fun@yahoo.com

April 19 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We begin our hike at 9:30 am and hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, somewhere in the Portland metropolitan area, often in Forest Park. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
This week we are starting at Friendly House and hiking up Balch Creek to the Audubon Society. Please meet at NW 26th and NW Thurman, ready to depart at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Marlys Edwards, 503-956-1630, marlysoe@hotmail.com

April 19 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Catherine Schiedler, catherineschied@gmail.com

April 23 (Sun) - Burnt Bridge Creek - Frenchman's Bar Bike - Class A/B

The short A level ride is an out and back on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. It is 16 miles long with scenic views. The B level ride follows this with 17 more miles and stops at Vancouver Lake and Frenchman's Bar on the Columbia - bring lunch to eat at Vancouver Lake. T he total route has 850 feet of ascent.
E-mail leader to register for the ride, saying whether you plan to ride the shorter or longer route. The ride may be cancelled and rescheduled in bad weather - contact leader if you are uncertain whether the ride is being cancelled.
Depart: 10 AM at Bernie and Lakeshore Dr. TH of Burnt Bridge Creek Trail - there is parking on Bernie.
Register with Leader: Terry Lawson 503-8199250, lawson.terry@gmail.com

Week-5

April 26 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B

We begin our hike at 9:30 am and hike 4 to 6 miles, for 2 to 4 hours, somewhere in the Portland metropolitan area, often in Forest Park. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: Sue Holmes, sueholmes28@yahoo.com

April 26 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Gini Batemen, ginibateman@comcast.net

April 28-30 (Fri-Sun) Tyee Open - Host Only

Tyee will be open from 7 PM Friday 4/28 to 2 PM Sunday 4/30. Come and enjoy the spring snow,this is the last weekend before the new overnight prices are enacted on May 1st. This is a host only event, so bring your own food.
Regsiter with Host: Paul Cutter contact at 360-260-1673 or paulcutter1958@gmail.com.
Will take names through to friday 4/28.


Let's Talk About


Trails Trodden

Deschutes River Hike - March 3,4,5

Eleven trails club members enjoyed a 3 day 23 mile hike on the lower Deschutes river canyon trail. The weather was acceptable with minimum rain during the days. Saturday nite was spent at the historic Harris Ranch. The hay barn was turned into a kitchen and group campground. Enough firewood was found to provide a meeting and greeting spot for the evening and Sunday morning breakfast. The last eleven miles hiked on Sunday was under bluebird skies.
Thank you all for making the hike. It was a great way to start off the backpack season.
Linda Conrad


Trails Ahead


Blazer Contact Info.:

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

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