Special Info:

Gentle Reminders

Meeting Places

Conservation Updates

Bikes in Forest Park

General Announcements

Annual Meeting

Nominating Committee

Lodge Fees Increase

Paper Blazers
Ending Soon

Nesika Status

Parking Saftey Reminder


Outings Reminder

2017 Annual Meeting

Monday, November 13
Social hour: 6:30, Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Winona Grange
8340 SW Seneca St.
Tualatin, OR
(in the Tualatin Commons)

The annual member meeting of the trail Club will be held this year on Monday, November 13 at the Winona Grange in Tualatin, There multiple nearby public parking lots in the Commons, limited parking at the Grange and some street parking on Seneca.
Directions: Exit I-5 at Tualatin-Sherwood Road and drive west less than a mile.
Pass Martinazzi Road and turn right into the large public parking lot or turn right on SW Boones Ferry Rd. and go two blocks to Seneca.
The Grange is on the right in 1.5 blocks.

Nominating Committee Report

The following people have agreed to support the club by serving on the board of trustees:
President: Sheryl Wagner
Treasurer: Cindy Lee
Membership Trustee: Lori Leach
Tyee Trustee: Chaz Shaw
Nesika Trustee: Glen Conrad

Additional nominations can be taken from the floor at the meeting.

Lodge Fees Increase

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):

New rate  Increase
Jr Members $10.00 $5.00
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:
Breakfast $5.00 $2.00
Lunch $7.00 $2.00
Dinner $8.00 $1.00

TCO Board of Trustees

Paper Trail Blazer Phase Out

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: membership@trailsclub.org .
Please include your name and a request to receive a paper Blazer (start by clicking the link).

Nesika Status

The road to Nesika is closed until further notice due to the Eagle Creek fire.

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 sunr1s3cr33k@gmail.com regarding your outing proposal.

See the Outings Page for Outings policies and forms

Blazer Contact Info.:

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