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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.


Date Day Event Description
Week 1
2-3 Sat-Sun  
Week 2
6 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
9 or 10 Sat or Sun X Country Ski-Class B
10 Sun CANCELLED: Springville Road Hike
10 Sun Board Meeting Potluck
9-10 Sat-Sun  
Week 3
13 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
15 Fri Blazer Deadline
16-17 Sat-Sun  
Week 4
20 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
23-24 Sat-Sun  
Week 5
27 Wed Morning hike - Class A/B
27-28 Wed-Thur Tyee Open
28-30 Thur-Sat Tyee Open
30 - Jan 1 Sat-Mon New Year Weekend at Tyee
31 Sun Tyee Snowshoe – class A




Dec 6 (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 weel we will be hiking in the Mt. Tabor neighborhoods and on the Mt. Tabor itself. We will meet at SE 73rd Avenue and Taylor Street. There is plenty of street parking. Please arrive ready to depart for the hike at 9:30 AM.
Leader:Glenda Chaite, 503-261-1355, glenda@inbalanceservices.com

Dec 9 or 10 (Sat or Sun) X Country Ski-Class B

Lets try for an early winter ski trip up on Mt Hood. Maybe White river, or if conditions windy Bennett Pass. I will wait till mid week to determine which day will be better to ski. 5-7 miles of sking. Bring lunch.
Meet: 8 AM at Gateway trainsit center, leaving by 8:15.
Leader: Brian Carlson 503-960-9451 owatta53@hotmail.com

Dec 10 (Sun) Springville Road Hike

(This event has been cancelled)

Dec 10 (Sun) Board Meeting & Potluck

The December board meeting will be a potluck at the home of Cheryl Wagner. At this meeting we pass the torch to our newly elected board members.
Please bring a dish of your choice.
When: Potluck 5-7 PM, Meeting 7-9 PM.
Where Sheryl Wagner’s Home
1304 NE 63rd St, Vancouver WA 98665 home.


Dec 13 (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.
This week’s hike starts in SW Portland at the intersection of SW Corbett and SW Sweeney. Please park on the local streets and be ready to depart promptly at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Audrey Perino, 503-522-9911, audrey53@comcast.net


Dec 20 (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 hike will be through Mt. Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas.
Drive south on I-205 to Clackamas. Take exit 14 to SE Sunnyside Rd. Go east then right on SE 97th, which becomes Mather Rd. Park entrance is on the left. There are restrooms.
Leader: Gerda Eck, 503-804-4214, gerdaeck@comcast.net


Dec 27 (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.
Dec 27 (Wed) Morning Hike – Class A/B A stout hike to end the year! This 5.7-mile hike through southwest Portland covers parts of Tryon Creek State Park, Elk Rock Garden (a.k.a. Bishop's Close) and the Riverdale neighborhood in between. We'll cross over a ridge twice which makes the cumulative elevation gain about 550 feet.
Note: There are NO restrooms at the starting point, so Go before you show! There will be a restroom stop about two miles into the hike at the Tryon Creek Visitors Center.
Meet Outside Riverdale Grade School, 11733 SE Breyman Road, Portland (at SW Military Road). Parking is on the street. Bus route 35 stops at SW Military Road and Hwy.
43 (Tri Met stop ID 4900), which leaves a 0.1 mile walk UP (west on) Military Road to the school.
This approximately three-hour hike steps off promptly at 9:30 AM.
Leader: Ken Kane, 503-522-9997, ken@woodbloom.com

Dec 27 (Wed-Thur) Tyee Open

We are opening the Tyee Lodge for post Christmas play in the snow beginning at 2 PM on Wednesday, December 27. Come join us for family fun with the new snow, the blazing fire, all kinds of games and yummy food. Meladee and Joel are hosting and cooking dinner on Wed and breakfast on Thurs, both with gluten and dairy free options. Please bring your own snacks and lunches. For a truly relaxing, renewing visit we invite you to leave all electronics (except phones) at home.
Register With: Meladee at 503-970-0911 no later than 6 PM on Christmas Day for sign-up.

Dec 28-30 (Thur-Sat) Tyee Open

Come enjoy Tyee from December 28th to the 30th (with options to stay before and after with other hosts). We will be snowshoeing on Friday at noon. See the Trails Club Meetup to sign up for the snowshoe. Dinner and breakfast provided for usual meal costs. Gluten free options available.
Register With: Contact Sheryl Wagner drwagnernd@yahoo.com or 503-319-2989.

Dec 30 – Jan 1 (Sat-Mon) New Year Weekend at Tyee

Pete and Elaine Nelson will be hosting a New Year Weekend at Tyee. On Sun, Dec 31, there will be a morning snowshoe hike and evening games and visits around the fire as we welcome the New Year.
Please plan to arrive after 10 AM on Sat, Dec 30.
Meals: We will host dinner on Saturday, breakfast and dinner on Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. Bring your own lunches.
Lodge fees: $15 overnight for members, $25 for guests. Breakfast $5 and dinner $8.
Host: Pete Nelson, Cooks: Nancy Overpeck and Elaine Nelson
Register with: Pete Nelson at petermvnelson@yahoo.com or 503-591-0160
Please register by 9 PM on Tuesday, December 26.

Dec 31 (Sun) Snowshoe – class A

Depart 10 AM from Tyee Lodge and snowshoe Government Camp area for 2 to 4 miles in 2 to 3 hours. Return to Tyee for hot drinks around the fire.
Leaders: Pete & Elaine Nelson, 503-591-0160 petermvnelson@yahoo.com

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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

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