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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

Sep 1 (Sat) Tour de Westside Ride - Class B

We will ride a 22 mile loop with about 1200ft CEG. through the westside bergs of Beaverton, Tigard, Tuallatin and Sherwood. Some of the ride will be on multi-use paths and some on roads. Driving distance from Pioneer Square to the starting point is about 12 miles/25 mins. Bring plenty of water and snacks. We could stop for lunch or sweets in Sherwood.
Ride with GPS route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7500513
Depart: 10:00 AM Big Al’s, 14950 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007-7524
Confirm participation on TCO meetup or by emailing leader.
Leader: Chaz Shaw 503-729-7560, chaznw@gmail.com

Sep 1 (Sat) Pioneer Bridle Trail - Class A (Membership Hike)

Please join me to relive a bit of Oregon history on this lovely 5 mile one-way, downhill hike with a side trip to Zig Zag falls. Most of the trail is in the forest. Only one little part is steep. Hike starts at Glacier View lot by Enid Lake and ends either by parking lot to Zig Zag falls for shorter version, or parking lot on Hwy 26, above Road 35.
Boots and poles are recommended. Please bring a lunch or snacks and water.
This hike is in conjunction with the Labor Day Weekend Festivities being held at Tyee Lodge, our mountain home. See adjoining article regarding lodge visit, meals and signup instructions(below).
Meet: 10 AM at the ZigZag ranger station. We will drop some cars at the lower end of the mountain to do a car shuttle. Parking pass is required.
Leaders: Lori Leach & Barbara Jones
Contact: Barb Jones barbjones50@hotmail.com or 503-819-8983 (cell).

Sep 1-4 (Sat-Tue) Labor Day Weekend at Tyee

Come one come all and enjoy this holiday event with friends, family, and guests! I am coordinating with some of your favorite cooks! On board is Christine Olsen, Sylvia Milne, Nancy Overpeck. The lodge will be open from noon on Saturday, Sept 1, and will close up on Tuesday after breakfast by your hostess, Barb Jones. Christine Olson is cooking a chicken/broccoli casserole with rice and a large salad, with apple dessert on Sat night. Sunday morning is chef's choice.
As for entertainment, their will be a Pioneer Bridle Trail hike on Saturday, Sept 1 (see above) which will qualify prospective guests for membership in the club as well as having a day to get acquainted with our only open lodge. Please see separate writeup for hike.
Not to be missed is a FREE concert at Timberline Lodge Mountain Music Festival on Monday, Sept 3, which begins 12:30 PM and runs continuously until 6:00 PM. It is highly recommend you bring a blanket, cushion or your own chair to sit on for more comfort. Please check out Timberline website for more details. After the concert, the cook will be serving either leftovers, or Costco meat/sausage lasagna with a salad. There will be a Tues morning breakfast served. This is a great way to escape Labor Day westbound traffic!
Lodge fees for overnight are $15 ages 12 and up. $10 junior member. Under 12, $5. $40 member family cap. Adult Guest is $25 a night.Guest child $10. Family cap for guest family is $60. Meal fees are $5 breakfast, $7 for lunch, if provided, and $8 for dinner. There will be no Saturday lunch. We will update you about any lunch plans that may be included for Sunday or Monday.
Hope to see many new and old faces at this event!
Register With: Vicki Wood at chavw48znw@comcast.net , or call 503-850-4366 by Wednesday, August 29th for 1, 2, or 3 nights at lodging and meals. Day visitors pay a $3 fee.

Week-2

Sep 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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Sep 5 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will start at 6 PM sharp and hike until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh.
Cost: Free for Trails Club members; $2 non-members
See the TCO Meetup site for leaders and details of the hikes.

Sep 7-8 (Fri-Sat) Indian Heaven Backpack – Class B

We’ll explore the Indian Heaven Wilderness, with its many lakes in the Washington South Cascades. Our trailhead will be at the Cultus Creek Campground, and when we enter the wilderness we will multiple options at to where to explore and camp. Area is known for its lakes and also for mosquitoes, but hopefully by going in September most bugs will be gone. Distance in will be between 4-5 miles depending on where we end up and about 1700 feet of elevation gain. Number of participants limited to 6.
To register use the posting on Meetup when posted around the last week of August by Wednesday Sept. 5 th .
Leader: Bill Yandon wkyandon@gmail.com Cell Phone 503-887-2932

Week-3

Sep 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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Sep 12 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will start at 6 PM sharp and hike until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh.
Cost: Free for Trails Club members; $2 non-members
See the TCO Meetup site for leaders and details of the hikes.

Sep 14-16 (Sun-Fri) Nesika work trip

We will continue our recovery work at Nesika. Remember, Nesika is still in a closure area and closed to the public. See here for restrictions we are under
See details and register on the TCO Meetup (link comming soon).

Week-4

Sep 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.
For the starting location of this week’s hike, watch here or call or email the leader.
Leader: TBD

Sep 19 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will start at 6 PM sharp and hike until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh.
Cost: Free for Trails Club members; $2 non-members
See the TCO Meetup site for leaders and details of the hikes.

Week-5

Sep 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: TBD

Sep 26 (Wed) Evening Hike – Class B

We will start at 6 PM sharp and hike until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Please carry a flashlight or headlamp and dress for changeable weather.
Meet: at Wallace Park between NW 25th and 26th on Raleigh.
Cost: Free for Trails Club members; $2 non-members
See the TCO Meetup site for leaders and details of the hikes.


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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:
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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