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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 Sat Independence/Buena Vista Bike — Class B
1-2 Sat-Sun  
Week 2
5 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
5 Wed Evening hike - Class A/B
7-9 Fri-Sun Tyee Work Weekend
Week 3
10 Mon TCO Board Meeting - MMC
12 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
12 Wed Evening hike - Class A/B
14-15 Fri-Sun Nesika Work Trip
15 Sun Blazer Deadline
Week 4
19 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
19 Wed Evening hike - Class A/B
Week 5
26 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
26 Wed Evening hike - Class A/B
28-29 Fri-Sat Paradise Park Backpack - Class A/B

Events

Week-1

July 1 (Sat) Independence/Buena Vista Bike — Class B

Bike 28-30 miles through the fields, rolling hills and farmland of Polk County. The ride starts at the Independence Riverview Park, Independence, Oregon. We ride west through Monmouth, south to Helmick State Park and east to the Buena Vista Ferry landing for a lunch stop along the Willamette River. We then ride north to Independence to complete the loop.
Driving Directions: From Portland drive I-5 South towards Salem. Take the Salem Parkway Exit,then W on Hwy 22 over the Willamette River to Hwy 51. Go south to 200 S Main St in Independence. The park is on the left. Turn left toward the river. Parking is north of the boat ramp parking.
Depart: Independence Riverview Park. Start time dependent on high temperature expected for the day. Contact leader.
Leader: Allen Burrell, burrell@teleport.com , 503-288-3859

Week-2

July 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: TBD

July 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. Parking is limited; arrive early to find a spot, sign and pay the hike fee.
Cost: $1 for Trails Club and Mazama members; $2 non-members.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Class A: Approximately 4-5 miles with less than 500 foot elevation gain.
Leader: Chaz Shaw, chaznw@gmail.com
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: Lotte Schmitz, lotteschmitz@msn.com

July 7-9 (Fri-Sun) Tyee Work Weekend

Watch here for details

Week-3

July 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

July 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. Parking is limited; arrive early to find a spot, sign and pay the hike fee.
Cost: $1 for Trails Club and Mazama members; $2 non-members.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Class A: Approximately 4-5 miles with less than 500 foot elevation gain.
Leader: TBD
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: TBD

July 14-16 (Fri-Sun) Nesika Work Trip

Watch here for details

Week-4

July 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: TBD

July 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. Parking is limited; arrive early to find a spot, sign and pay the hike fee.
Cost: $1 for Trails Club and Mazama members; $2 non-members.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Class A: Approximately 4-5 miles with less than 500 foot elevation gain.
Leader: TBD
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: TBD

Week-5

July 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: TBD

July 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. Parking is limited; arrive early to find a spot, sign and pay the hike fee.
Cost: $1 for Trails Club and Mazama members; $2 non-members.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh. We leave at 6 PM sharp!
Class A: Approximately 4-5 miles with less than 500 foot elevation gain.
Leader: TBD
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: TBD

July 28-29 (Fri-Sat) Paradise Park Backpack - Class A/B

Paradise Park from Timberline Lodge. We will do a car shuttle and come out down the Paradise Park Trail Class A-B. Watch here for details.
Leader: Bill Yandon


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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:
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Depart: Meeting place, with address if possible, and departure time
Leader: Name Phone and/or email.

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