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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.


Index:

Date Day Event Description
Week 1
2-4 Fri-Sun Annual Backpack Seminar at Tyee Lodge
4 Sun Barlow Pass to Frog Lake
Week 2
5 Tue TCO Board meeting MMC
7 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
10-11 Sat-sun  
11 Sun Trails Club Annual meeting
Week 3
14 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
15 Thur Blazer Deadline
17-18 Sat-Sun Tyee Open - Host training
Week 4
21 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
24-25 Sat-Sun  
Week 5
28 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B

Events

Week-1

Nov 2-4 (Fri-Sun) Annual Backpack Seminar at Tyee Lodge

GPS Class and Sunday Membership hike from Barlow Pass to Frog Lake: 5.5 miles. We will start the seminar with a GPS class taught by Trisha Schultz on Friday at 10:00 AM till noon. Please bring a GPS. Friday afternoon there will be a slide show the of Montana section from Lima To Lemhi Pass. Pictures provided by Tom Ward. The GPS class will be repeated on Saturday morning from 10:00 to noon. The classes should take around 30 to 60 minutes of indoor mapping and 30-60 minutes of practical outdoor work. Bring a compass and navigation using a compass bearing will also be covered. A Mapping class will include how to read a map, how to read UTMs, and use of GPS. We will practice finding different coordinates relevant to our location. We will also be instructed on use of the GPS Sunday on our membership hike. Speakers for this year's seminar on Saturday include:
Lisa Holmes author of "I Heart Oregon's Seven Wonders", and "I heart Oregon and Washington". She will have a new book coming out in the spring on nutrition and backpack gourmet food. Lisa will also do a pack breakdown.
Whitney LaRuffa has just finished the Oregon Natural Desert Trail. He will do a presentation with great pictures from his trip. He will also do a pack breakdown and teach how to pack a backpack for comfort.
Sylvia Ashley will be presenting a slide show on the John Muir Trail which her and a group of Trails Club members just completed including a climb of MT. Whitney.
Six Moon Designs will again do a presentation on light weight packs, tents and accessories. We will not be doing too much on nutrition as we will have a food drying class in the spring at Tyee and hopefully invite Lisa Holmes to present her new book
See the sunday hike description below.
Come and help us plan our hikes for the 2019 hiking season. Goal is one to two backpacks a month to include Class A through Class C hikes.
Cost for Saturday and Sunday is $50.00. If you come Friday bring your own food and the cost will be lodging for Friday night. GPS class is free.
To register go to Trails Club of Oregon Meetup site.

Nov 4 (Sun)Barlow Pass to Frog Lake

We will hike from Barlow Pass to Frog Lake. It is around 5.5 miles. This hike quailifies people who attend the backpack seminar at Tyee for TCO membership. Bring a day pack, lunch and water along with warm clothes and rain gear.
Depart 8:30 AM from Tyee and travel by car to Barlow Pass. Leader: Linda Conrad
Note:: Leader will be at Tyee for the weekend, no meeting place in town.

Week-2

Nov 7 (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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Nov 11 (Sun) Trails Club Annual meeting

Trails Club of Oregon Annual Member Meeting will be held on Sunday November 11th 2018 from 3-5 PM at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland OR.
We will start by enjoying a treat or two together with social time. Water, coffee, tea and juice will be provided. We will then focus on reviewing the budget, voting in new board members and addressing important club business.
Please come and ensure that your voice as a member is heard.
Bring a treat you would enjoy sharing with others. Show up a half hour early if you would like to help set up or please stay to clean up if you can.
Please call or email Susan Ashenfelter, socialchair@trailsclub.org with questions or suggestions.
This is a change from our previous Monday evening time to allow members that do not like to drive after dark the oportunity to attend the clubs only business meeting.

Week-3

Nov 14 (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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Nov 17-18 (Sat-Sun) Tyee Open - Host training

Tyee will be open and folks will be on hand to train folks in the proper operation of Tyee so they can be Tyee hosts. Any TCO member can train to be a lodge host (you must be a member for a year before you can request a personal lodge key). Lodge will be open by 3 PM Saturday and will be open until Sunday at noon. Stop by for training any time during the weekend.
Host: Nathen Barton TyeeWinter@trailsclub.org

Week-4

Nov 21 (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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Week-5

Nov 28 (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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD


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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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