Trails Club of Oregon welcomes you!
An enthusiastic Group dedicated to enjoying and preserving the great outdoors. We sponsor year-round hiking and many other recreational activities for a variety of performance levels. Many of our events are hosted at our lodges -- Nesika in the Columbia River Gorge and Tyee on Mt. Hood. Guests are welcome on all scheduled club activities.
To see what we are doing:
Nesika update 9/13/2017
We have now seen video from news choppers that shows that the main lodge
at Nesika is still standing and appears relatively intact (still chairs on
the porch). Unfortunately it looks like both dorms burned.
We still do not have any more real information, but with the coming rain storms we hope to be able to visit the site before long and gather more information soon.
Plans for restoration have already started, but we are hampered by not really knowing the state of the road and the remaining buildings. Glenn Conrad has been appointed the chair of a Nesika Restoration committee which will focus on site assessment and planning critical repairs and cleanup.
We are holding a discussion weekend at Tyee Lodge October 6-8. For more details click here
We do not have many details, but we know we have lost both dorms and most of the equipment we have been using to operate Nesika. We know we will have to replace equipment (tractor, trailers, tools), and suspect we will have some key facilities (water, sanitary, power) repairs to do so we have started fundraising to offset the costs. Click The Donate button below to contribute to our recovery fund that will help bring Nesika Lodge back.
We will try to keep you updated as we get more solid information.
Please remember that the area is still closed to public
access because it is unsafe to be there.
There are still spot fires burning and
hazards such as trees and rocks made unstable by the fire which could fall causing injury or death.
Ongoing information is being posted on our Facebook group (link above).
Check out more photos under Photo Gallery