Due to room schedule conflicts, the TCO board meetings have been moved to
the first Monday of each month beginning April 2017.
Certain First Modays are problematic (July 3, Labor day) so watch the calendar for exceptions.
Meetings will continue to be held at the Mazama Mountaineering Center at 7 PM.
Lodge fees have not changed since 2008 while the cost of just about everything needed to run the lodges has increased. In order to better cover lodge expenses, and balance the TCO budget, lodge and meal fees will be increasing effective May 1, 2017.
In the new fee structure guests will pay $10 more than members. This encourages lodge guests to become members, which strengthens our club as a whole.
It is still extremely affordable to stay at one of our amazing lodges. The new rates are comparable to similar facilities. In comparison, our Boy Scout neighbors currently charge $20 a night and Mazamas charge affiliates $22.
Trails Club lodge fees (as of May 1, 2017):
|Member's Teen Child (12-17)||$15.00||$5.00|
|Member's Child (under 12)||$5.00||$0.00|
|Member Family Cap||$40.00||$10.00|
|Adult Guest (age 12+)||$25.00||$10.00|
|Guest's Child (under 12)||$10.00||$5.00|
|Guest Family Cap||$60.00.||$20.00|
|Day use Fee||$3.00||$1.00|
|Minimum Lodge Fees (per night)|
|Nesika / Tyee (May - Oct)||$35.00|
|Tyee lodge (Nov - April)||$75.00||$25.00|
|Standard meal charges:|
TCO Board of Trustees
The board has decided to begin to phase out paper copies of the Trail Blazer.
We are doing this to reduce the dead tree impact and save the club money on printing and mailing.
The process will proceed throughout the year as follows:
1) Starting with the July 2017 Issue we will send paper copies only to those members that have specifically requested paper copies. This will be an opt-in process, rather than the opt-out process we have been using for e-blazers. If we do not hear from you by June 30, 2017, the paper will stop comming, and you will get your blazer, electronically, off the TCO web site.
2) Members requesting paper will continue to get paper copies, at no charge, through the end of 2017. Starting in January 2018 There will be an additional charge of $25 for paper copies.
There are still some details to work about about the transistion but this is our working plan. We expect this to save us several thousand dollars this year.
To request a paper Blazer, please send an e-mail to:
Please include your name and a request to receive a paper Blazer (start by clicking the link).
The road to Nesika is open for the season.
Reminder: Access is from Larch Mt. Road only due to impassable damage to lower Palmer mill road.
Parking Safety Reminder
We advise hikers, Skiers, and Snowshoers to carefully secure their cars while
parking at our Park and Ride locations and at trail heads before hikes. Leave
your car empty looking and uninviting.
Submitted by: Trips Committee Chair
The Board has reaffirmed the Trails Club policy that all outings must be approved by the Trips Committee before they are published on the web site or in the Blazer. Outings are defined as any multi-day trip except for backpack or bicycle trips, which are approved by the individual activity committees within the Trips Committee. Please contact Susan Saul at (360) 892-5643 or email@example.com regarding your outing proposal.
See the Outings Page for Outings policies and forms
Blazer Contact Info.:
Send write-ups to: Blazer at trailsclub.org
12401 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
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.
Trails Club of Oregon's Web site:
Send pictures, new events or corrections to the Webmaster at trailsclub.org