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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.


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.
This week's hike will begin at Friendly House at NW Thurman and 26th For a walk in the Washington park rose garden. Be ready to leave at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Nancy Overpeck, 360-836-5464, 503-806-2900, overpeck@wa-net.com

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

Hi Fellow Trails Clubbers! We had to cancel the June work party due to snow but Tyee awaits us in July. We still have a long list of tasks so I am hoping for a good turn out. In addition to our task list Catherine Schiedler will be doing some training for prospective host/cooks. I will also provide lodge opening/closing training. If this is your first work party, bring a sleeping bag and pillow plus overnight essentials. Gloves and sturdy shoes are recommended. We have a long list of tasks. Check out the Meetup for the full list.
Sign up at TCO meet up: https://www.meetup.com/Trails-Club-of-Oregon/events/239968077/ We will provide food and lodging is free for work party participants. Please confirm your participation by July 3rd because we need to purchase food. Meals provided: Sat: Bkfst, lunch, dinner Sun: Bkfst, (possibly lunch).
Leader: Chaz Shaw

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.
Depart: 9:30 AM from the visitors center at Powell Butte Nature Park, 16160 SE Powell Blvd.
Leader: Linda Anderson, 503-318-2417, lindaaor@netzero.net

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: Julie Dailey, dailey68@me.com
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: Bruce Seymour, bruceseymour65@gmail.com

July 13 (Thu) North Portland-Kelley Point Park Bike Ride - Class A

Moderately-paced, flat ride with a number of stops through North Portland. Bring a lunch for a picnic at Kelley Point Park. Total mileage around 20 miles. Please make sure your bike tires are pumped before you come. Call or email with questions. I don’t ride in the rain or the excessive heat, so if weather is iffy, check your email and/or call my cell to check if ride is a go.
Meet: University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd, 9:45 am for a 10 AM departure. Come in the main entrance off of Willamette Blvd and make the first right. Parking lot is right next to the soccer center.
Leader: Audrey Perino, 503-522-9911 (cell) or email audrey53@comcast.net

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

Watch here for details

Week-4

July 18-19 (Tue-Wed) Tyee Open - Host only

I am doing a last minute opening at Tyee on the 18th and 19th of July. If anyone else wants to come they will need to provide their own meals.
Host: Kathy Underwood

July 18 (Tue) Inter-state Bridges Ride - Class B

We will ride a 28 mile loop from James Gleason Boat Ramp on Marine Drive over the I5 bridge through downtown Vancouver (possible stop at Vancouver Saturday market), up Fruit Valley Road to Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. We will ride BBC Trail to 92nd Ave. and then to I205 for our return to James Gleason Boat Ramp. Some of the ride will be on multi-use paths and some on roads. Bring snacks and water. Check meet up for updates including weather cancellation.
Ride with GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20162485
Confirm participation on TCO meetup or by emailing leader.
Depart: 10:00 AM - James Gleason Boat Ramp on Marine Drive.
Parking: There is a $5 parking charge. Free if you have an annual permit.
Leader: Chaz Shaw 503-729-7560, chaznw@gmail.com

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.
This week's hike will begin at Friendly House at NW Thurman and 26th. Sue Holmes will be leading us to Pittock Mansion where the view should be beautiful! For additional info, please contact the leader.
Leader: Sue Holmes, 971-212-9540, sueholmes28@yahoo.com

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: Donna Covi, dcibike2@aol.com
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative). Leader: Gini Batemen, ginibateman@comcast.net

July 22 (Sat) Milwaukie-Lake Oswego-Oregon City Loop Bike- Class C

This ride heads north from Milwaukie and crosses the Willamette River on the Tilikum Crossing, whereupon we then take our bikes up the elevator to the Gibbs St. Pedestrian Bridge. We then head south through Lake Oswego, Marylhurst, and West Linn before crossing the Willamette again on the Arch Bridge as we enter Oregon City. While in Oregon City, we’ll make a short detour to First City Cycles Bistro for a break. From there, we make our way to the bike/ped bridge over the Clackamas River at Cross Park in Gladstone before heading back to Milwaukie on the Trolley Trail. Total distance is approximately 32 miles, with cumulative elevation gain about 1,500 feet. Optional lunch in downtown Milwaukie after the ride. Contact leader for more information.
Meet: 9 AM at Milwaukie Riverfront Park, McLoughlin Blvd and Washington St. (there is a traffic signal.) From the north, enter the parking lot on the next driveway after the signal. Coming from the south, take the turn lane before the Washington St. signal.
Leader: Dave Crout 503-460-9782, or dave_sandy@comcast.net.

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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: Gail Georgenson, 520-256-5691, gail.georgenson@gmail.com

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: Julia Mace, juliamace1993@gmail.com
Class B: Approximately 6 miles with 500 - 800 foot elevation gain (not cumulative).
Leader: Rebecca Knudeson, rknudeson@gmail.com

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

We will hike into Paradise Park on the west side of Mount Hood from Timberline Lodge via the Timberline and Pacific Crest Trail. Views are great along the trail and hopefully the flowers will be just coming out. Mileage hiking in is about five miles with about 1000 feet of elevation gain and one small creek crossing of the Zigzag River. Camp will be set up near where the old Paradise Park stone shelter once stood.
If we can arrange a car shuttle, we will come out down the Paradise Park trail, all downhill and approximately six miles.
Register with leader by Wednesday July 28 at 8:00PM.
Leader: Bill Yandon wkyandon@gmail.com Home phone 503-538-3643 Cell 503-887-2932

July 28 (Fri) Willamette Valley Bike Ride - Class A/B

This ride will utilize the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway south of Champoeg State Park. There are two routes with same beginning and end pieces, with the longer route adding 16 additional miles in the middle. The route is largely flat on rural roads with scenic distant views of the Cascade foothills. The shorter ride is 27 miles and the longer one is 43 miles.
E-mail leader to indicate that you are planning to ride (The ride may be rescheduled if weather is poor), which length ride you plan to do, and for directions to the start point.
Depart: 10 AM, St. Paul, Bankers Cup parking lot.
Leader: Terry Lawson 503-819-9250 lawson.terry@gmail.com


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