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:
December Board Meeting
The December board meeting will be a potluck at the home of Cheryl Wagner.
Please bring a dish of your choice.
When: Potluck 5-7 PM, Meeting 7-9 PM.
Where Sheryl Wagner’s Home
1304 NE 63rd St, Vancouver WA 98665 home.
Nesika update 10/6/2017
As most of you know the Eagle creek fire reduced the Nesika campus to the main lodge and generator building. Now that winter has arrived the road and area around the lodge will be even more dangerous due to the threat of slides an falling trees. We will not have access to Nesika, or likely know anything more, until sometime in the early summer of 2018.
However, there is still something TCO members can do while we wait. There is a huge need for volunteers to help with fire recovery efforts. Getting involved in trail rebuilding takes us back to the very roots of the Trails club.
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 (trailers, tools), and we will have some key facilities (water, sanitary, power) repairs to do. There will also be road repair work to do which will likely be quite extensive. So we have started fundraising to offset the costs. Click The Donate button below to contribute to our recovery fund that will help get Nesika Lodge back in operation.
There are a lot of pictures of Nesika, pre and post fire, on the site http://www.NesikaLodge.com
Please remember that the area is still closed to public
access because it is unsafe to be there.
Hazards such as trees and rocks made unstable by the fire which could fall causing injury or death.
If we have TCO people using their keys to enter the area we may be forced to remove our lock from the gate, so please do not be tempted to go sneek a peek until we give the all-clear. This will likely be some time next summer. Ongoing information is being posted on our Facebook group (link above).