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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
1-2 Sat-Sun  
Week 2
3 Mon TCO Board Meeting - MMC
5 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
5 Wed Evening hike - Class B
8-9 Sat-Sun Nesika Work trip cancelled due to snow
Week 3
12 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
12 Wed Evening hike - Class B
13 Thur Dairy Creek Rd Bike Ride - Class A/B
15 Sat Blazer Deadline
15-16 Sat-Sun  
Week 4
18 Tue Tax free ride: Sellwood Riverside Park - Mt. Tabor - Class B
19 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
19 Wed Evening hike - Class B
22-23 Sat-Sun  
23 Sun Burnt Bridge Creek - Frenchman's Bar Bike- Class A/B
Week 5
26 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
26 Wed Evening hike - Class B
29-30 Sat-Sun  

Events

Week-1

Week-2

April 5 (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. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: Chuck Barrows, 503-244-4967, barrows4967@msn.com

April 5 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Catherine Schiedler, catherineschied@gmail.com

Week-3

April 12 (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. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

April 12 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Lotte Schmitz, lotteschmitz@msn.com

April 13 (Thur) Dairy Creek Rd Bike Ride - Class A/B

This will be the first ride of the season enjoying spring along Washington County farm roads. The route is almost flat, about 24 miles long. If there is interest we will stop at the Helvetia Tavern for lunch after the ride.
Meet: 10 AM at the North Plains Public Library, 31334 SW Commercial St, North Plains, 97133. Parking is on both sides of the street or in back. We can use their restrooms.
Please RSVP by 9 pm on Wed. and check with leader if weather is bad.
Leader: Gisela Piercy, 503-648-5885 or giselapiercy@gmail.com

Week-4

April 18 (Tues) - Tax free ride: Sellwood Riverside Park - Mt. Tabor - Class B

Don't let Mt. Tabor tax you. Leader may lead from behind up the hill. Bring a snack to eat at the top while you wait for everyone to arrive. This is a social ride 10-12 on city streets, requiring alert safe riding behavior.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17535799. Ride may include a diversion through Brooklyn Yard (not included above). Final route will be available a few days before ride). Total elevation 1000 ft., distance between 20-25 mi.
Depart: 10 AM - Sellwood Riverside Park parking lot. Arrive by 9:45 for meet and greet. Don't be late.
Leader: JoAnn email: joannk4fun@yahoo.com

April 19 (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. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: Marlys Edwards, 503-956-1630, marlysoe@hotmail.com

April 19 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Catherine Schiedler, catherineschied@gmail.com

April 23 (Sun) - Burnt Bridge Creek - Frenchman's Bar Bike - Class A/B

The short A level ride is an out and back on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. It is 16 miles long with scenic views. The B level ride follows this with 17 more miles and stops at Vancouver Lake and Frenchman's Bar on the Columbia - bring lunch to eat at Vancouver Lake. T he total route has 850 feet of ascent.
E-mail leader to register for the ride, saying whether you plan to ride the shorter or longer route. The ride may be cancelled and rescheduled in bad weather - contact leader if you are uncertain whether the ride is being cancelled.
Depart: 10 AM at Bernie and Lakeshore Dr. TH of Burnt Bridge Creek Trail - there is parking on Bernie.
Register with Leader: Terry Lawson 503-8199250, lawson.terry@gmail.com

Week-5

April 26 (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. We then have lunch at a nearby cafe.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: Sue Holmes, sueholmes28@yahoo.com

April 26 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will hike from 6 PM until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Leader: Gini Batemen, ginibateman@comcast.net


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Trails Trodden

Deschutes River Hike - March 3,4,5

Eleven trails club members enjoyed a 3 day 23 mile hike on the lower Deschutes river canyon trail. The weather was acceptable with minimum rain during the days. Saturday nite was spent at the historic Harris Ranch. The hay barn was turned into a kitchen and group campground. Enough firewood was found to provide a meeting and greeting spot for the evening and Sunday morning breakfast. The last eleven miles hiked on Sunday was under bluebird skies.
Thank you all for making the hike. It was a great way to start off the backpack season.
Linda Conrad


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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