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UPWARDTRAILS MONTHLY SCHEDULE-2016

By: Karen Graves - Director

General Information--

All sports, have different equipment needs..please be prepared with the proper equipment, clothing changes, food, drinks, and, money if needed. If you are uncertain what you need, call any guide. Bring ... $4.00 carpool money, to give the driver, to help with expenses.....Thank you.

For those, who would like to receive a printed schedule, an annual donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of postage and printing would be appreciated.

For the Molalla/Oregon City Hiking schedule, please contact Karen Graves 503-919-9027, UpwardTrails@aol.com.

OR To add your name to our " Upwardtrails " mailing list, please call Lynn @ 503-668-8950, UpwardTrailsmail@wbcable.net

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Guide
Karen

Guide
Dave

Guide
Lynn

Guide
Trudy

Guide
Polly

Guide
Jim

Guides
Ron

Guides
Seth

Guides
Trudi

Upwardtrails- meeting- locations - Maps !

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JANUARY ..2016.. HAPPY NEW YEAR

January..2016

January 2016


Sat.Jan.2nd.2016.New! 2nd – White River snowshoe on Mt. Hood's other side. 3 miles round trip with 200’ gain. (37 m. from Sandy.) Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Robert 360-513-9244.

Sat.Jan.9th.2016.New! We'll attempt a hike in Forest Park if it's not flooded out. Mileage to be determined. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.


Sat.Jan.16th.2016.New! Cross-country ski Teacup Lake or Pocket Creek. With its turns and small hills, this is a fun challenge for any skier. (40 m. from Sandy.) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267

Sat.Jan.23rd.2016.New! New! Easy, level hike on the Tickle Creek Trail In Sandy. 3.5 miles on this rather new trail through the woods along my old stomping grounds. As kids we played in this creek long before there was ever a house down in those woods. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Jan.30th.2016.New! We'll explore the old stone house ruins and Franz Lake near Skamania, then drive to Camas for a level hike in the Steigerwald Lake Wildlife Refuge. 3 miles no hills. (80 m. driving loop from meeting place) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

February 2016


Sat.Feb.6th.2016.New! Seth’s annual Birthday Cross-country ski trip around Trillium Lake. 5 Miles or more depending on starting point. Walk the hill! Great views of Mt. Hood across this beautiful frozen lake. Stop at Paola's Pizza in Sandy afterwards. (35 m. from Sandy) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Sat.Feb.20th.2016.New! An easy trail with one small hill up the Tanner Creek trail takes you past a small waterfall to beautiful Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. 2 miles round trip. Then tour the fish hatchery and ladder at bonneview dam. (23 m. from meeting place) Call Karen 503-919-9027.

Sat.Feb.27th.2016.New! Call Trudi 503-484-7998 for info on this one.

March 2016


Sat.Mar.5th.2016.New! Plan A: An easy waterfall hike at Starvation Creek in the Gorge. We will see 4 waterfalls: Starvation Creek, Cabin Creek, Hole-in-the-Wall, and Lancaster. 2.5 miles, 200' gain. (42 m. from meeting place) If this doesn't work out, we go to Plan B and hike about 5 miles in McGiver Park near Estacada. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.


Sat.Mar.12th.2016.New! Guide meeting and media show. At the last meeting we voted to have our Winter and Spring guide meetings on Saturday instead of Sunday for a few reasons: Our hike often gets rained out anyway and the days are so short for long drives. And, as you can see, we thought it would be fun to combine the Spring meeting with an annual media show. This a good time to bring your friends, slide shows, photo albums, videos, stories, and of course, food. At the last one, we shared a rap song written on a long back-packing trip (I guess we were out on the trail too long) Call one of the guides for info.

Sat.Mar.19th.2016.New! New! Still trying to do the 4 mile Portland Hillwalk which has been rained out a couple of times. Numerous Staircases including some long ones. I'm trying to get in shape for this one. We'll be going from Portland Heights down through the Park Blocks and up to Vista Ave. We'll get a good workout climbing 400+ stairs. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Mar.26th.2016.New! New! Here's a place we haven't been in a long time with 360o views from this old lookout. We'll start at Bonneville Hot Springs and hike a new trail to the summit of Aldrich Butte, then take a recently reopened trail which makes this into a 4.5 mile loop. 1100’ gain. (35 miles from meeting place) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

April 2016


Sat.Apr.9th.2016.New! New! We'll hike up to see a large waterfall and the flowers blooming in Columbia Hills State Park on the Washington side. At least 5 miles. Could be up to 800' gain. Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Apr.16th.2016.New! New! Hike a level, paved trail along the Clackamas River, then the Gladstone Trolley Trail. Call Lynn 503-668-8950

Sat.Apr.23rd.2016.New! See the numerous falls of Lewis River. Up to 80’ high falls. Easy hiking along the River. 7 miles out and back. 500’ gain. (91 m. from Gateway) Call Trudi 503-484-7998

Sat.Apr.30th.2016.New! New! Walk on the abandoned Salmonberry Railroad Line. Hike through 2 tunnels and over 2 trestles. 12 miles round trip. This trail is level, but a bit challenging as you walk on old RR ties. Call Dave 503-668-8950.

May 2016


Sat.May.7th.2016.New! See the flower display on Saddle Mt. Great views. A moderate climb to the top for views of the coast. 5.2 miles, 1600’ gain. Exposure. Dogs on leash. (62 miles from 185th) Call Ron 503-333-8419

Sat.May.14th.2016.New! New! A good workout to Greenleaf Falls at the base of Table Mt. 1340' gain. 9 miles total. Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Robert 360-513-9244.

Sat.May.21st.2016.New!Double Feature: Double Feature:CarNew! Hike along Astoria's waterfront, then climb 125' to the top of the Astor Column. Moderately difficult. Get a good workout hiking to the top for views of the coast. Only 164 steps to the top. Exposure. About 5 miles. We'll try to get done in time to tour the Flavel house afterward, then see some waterfalls on the way home. Call Lynn 503-668-8950 Mirror Lake

OR:

Sat.May.21st.2016.New!Double Feature: Double Feature:For something a little closer to home, hike to beautiful Mirror Lake to see Mt. Hood reflected in the Lake. Then, for a bigger challenge, leave the crowds behind and hike to the top of Tom Dick Ridge for far-ranging views. 6.4 miles total. 1500' gain. Moderately steep. Or take the Easy 2.8 mile option: Turn back at Mirror Lake. (27.5 m. from meeting place) Call Trudi 503-484-7998 or Trudy 503-648-9267.


Biker.Sat.May.28th.2016.New! New! Ride the level, paved Springwater Trail. We'll start near Gresham, ride west, then south along the 205 trail. Call Dave 503-668-8950.

May.30th.2016.New!Memorial Day BirdTentCarA Memorial Day extra – Road trip to Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge. Mostly a birding and wildlife trip but lots of scenery. Short hikes and a cave. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

June 2016

Hiking.Sat.Jun.4th.2016.New! Hike to the top of Dog Mt. This has become an annual tradition. Difficult climb to extensive views up & down the Gorge. Spectacular flower display. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your dogs. Watch for snakes & ticks. 7 mile loop. 2820’ elevation gain. (40 m. from L&C SP) Call Robert 360-513-9244 or Trudy 503-648-9267.


Guide Meeting.Jun.5th.2016.New! 5th – Guide Meeting

Hiking.Sat.Jun.11th.2016.New! New! Visit the Western Antique Auto and Air Museum in Hood River, then ride the Old Scenic Columbia Gorge Highway in an antique car. Then we’ll do a short hike in the Gorge. (50 m. from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950

Hiking.Sat.Jun.18th.2016.New! Hike Windy Ridge to the Plains of Abraham. Up close and personal on the flanks of Mt. St. Helens. 8 miles possible. 500’ gain. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Hiking.Sat.Jun.25th.2016.New! New! Let's celebrate Sherry's birthday by hiking down to the beach from Cape Lookout to Netart's Spit. 800' elevation gain. 5 miles total. (76 m. from meeting place.) Call Lynn 503-668-8950

July 2016

Hiking.Sat.July.2nd.2016.New! New! Triangulation Peak and Boca Cave in the Mt. Jefferson area. 4.2 miles total; 700' gain. (98 m. from Oregon City) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Hiking.Sat.July.9th.2016.New! Let’s hike a 4.6 m. gentle loop from Lucia Falls to Moulton Falls, crossing a scenic, arched bridge and visiting Big Tree Falls along the way, then back. The last time we were here on a wet, Spring day, we watched salmon jumping the falls. Afterward, we’ll drive up the road to see Sunset Falls and try to find Horseshoe Falls. (47 miles from Gateway TC) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.July.16th.2016.New! Celebrate Lynn's birthday with a hike to the top of Chinidere Mt. for 360o views from the top. See one of the best wildflower displays in the Gorge, along the way, then cool off with a swim in Wahtum Lake afterward. 4.5 miles total with 1100' gain. (60 miles from Sandy) Call Lynn 503-668-8950 or Trudi 503-484-7998.

Hiking.Sat.July.23rd.2016.New! New! Come camp out and see 286' Salt Creek Falls + 4 other waterfalls near Willamette Pass in Southern Oregon. Hike 6.6 miles total. Call Robert 360-513-9244 or Trudi 503-484-7998.

Hiking.Sat.July.30th.2016.New! The guides will be taking a day to attend Seth and Michelle's wedding.

August 2016


Hiking.Sat.Aug.6th.2016.New! Hike Cape Falcon in Oswald West State Park on the Coast. 4.8 mile hike round trip; 1000' gain. (88 miles from 185th) Call Ron 503-333-8419.

Hiking.Sat.Aug.13th.2016.New! Tamanawas Falls– New! Join Robert, our newest guide, on an easy day hike to 100' Tamanawas Falls on the east side of Mt. Hood. 4-5 mile hike with 500' gain. (48 m. from Sandy.) Call Robert 360-513-9244 if you'd like to hike to the falls.

Hiking.Sat.Aug.20th.2016.New! 20th – Double feature: Do a day hike in the Molalla Corridor to Rooster Rock. 2.8 miles round trip, 1400' gain. If this is too short, we can scramble over to Table Rock. That would add and extra mile and 200' more gain. (25 miles from Molalla) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Or: Hike up Bluegrass Ridge to Elk Meadows for a 3-night backpacking trip with Dave & Lynn, Jim & Polly. 18 miles total; 2600' gain. (48 m. from Sandy.) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Aug.27th.2016.New! New! Pass Red Lake and several others on this hike near Mt. Jefferson. 6.6 miles with shuttle. 1400' elevation loss + 400' optional gain to the top of Potato Butte. (65 miles from Estacada) Call Trudi 503-484-7998 or Lynn 503-668-8950

September 2016

Hiking.Sat.Sept.3rd.2016.New! Let's ride The Burnt Bridge Creek Trail in Vancouver. We can ride one way, mostly downhill about 10-12 miles with a shuttle. (16 miles from Gateway) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Sept.10th.2016.New! Hike up the Bonanza Trail to the Bonanza Mine passing a waterfall on Cheeney Creek in the Wildwood area near Mt. Hood. 6 miles total, 900' gain. (19 miles from Sandy) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Hiking.Sat.Sept.17th.2016.New! Downhill hiking: Dave & Lynn will help shuttle to the top of Larch Mt. for a one way hike down to be picked up at 620' Multnomah Falls. You'll pass several waterfalls along this 7.5 mile route with a loss of 4000'. (20 miles from Troutdale) Call Trudi 503-484-7998 or Trudy 503-648-9267.

Hiking.Sat.Sept.24th.2016.New! New! See the graceful 50' Umbrella Falls near Mt. Hood Meadows. 6 miles total; 800' gain. (40 m. from Sandy) Call Jim 503-718-7774 or Trudy

October 2016

Hiking.Sat– DOUBLE FEATURE:.New!
Hiking.Sat.Oct.1st.2016.New! Up high on Mt Hood's Northeast side. Hike the very scenic and difficult COOPER SPUR Trail starting high above the trees. Within minutes you’ll be close to glaciers and snowfields. Difficult 8.2 mile loop , 2800’ gain, to Tie-in Rock. 63 miles from meeting place including 9 m. gravel. Call Robert 360-513-9244
OR

Biking.Sat.Oct.1st.2016.New! Ride the TWIN TUNNELS TRAIL from Hood River to Mosier. 10 easy, paved miles out & back on this old section of the original scenic highway. 960' gain. 48 m. from L&C SP Call Dave 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Oct.8th.2016.New! Hood River Apple Festival and MITCHELL POINT hike. 3.5 miles total. Short, but steep 1040' gain. 42 m. from L&C SP Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Hiking.Sat.Oct.15th.2016.New! Hike from the town of Sandy down to the SANDY RIVER and climb back up. About 3 miles. Call Dave 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Oct.22nd.2016.New! Hike CAPE FALCON in Oswald West State Park on the Coast. 4.8 mile hike round trip; 300' gain. Be prepared for a rough, rooty trail. (88 miles from 185th) Call Trudi 503-484-7998

Hiking.Sat.Oct.29th.2016.New! Hike 5 miles or bike 10 nearly level miles on the old CLACKAMAS RIVER ROAD which has been converted to a trail. Call Dave 503-668-8950.

November 2016


Hiking.Sat.Nov.5th.2016.New! Cross a small suspension bridge on this moderate hike to 250’ triple-drop falls. FALLS CREEK FALLS, Washington. 6.3 mile loop to top of falls. We'll also stop and see Panther Creek Falls. 1150’ gain. (51 m. from L&C SP) Call Robert 360-513-9244

Hiking.Sat.Nov.12th.2016.New! A flat hike along the fairly new CAZADERO TRAIL that runs along Hwy. 224 between Estacada and Eagle Creek. We'll try to get 5 miles in. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Biking.Sat.Nov.19th.2016.New! NEW Ride the level, paved, TROLLEY TRAIL in Gladstone. We'll pass through neighborhoods, wetlands, and parks on this old, converted Trolley Line. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Nov.26nd.2016.New! Walk off dinner at on a 3.9 mile loop along the Sandy River at OXBOW PARK. 200' gain. 8 miles from Gresham. Call Trudi 503-484-7998

December 2016


Hiking.Sat.Dec.3rd.2016.New! NEW .See the fall colors as you hike 7.7 miles on the MAPLE TRAIL in Forest Park. 500' gain. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Hiking.Sat.Dec.10th.2016.New! FANNO CREEK TRAIL in Beaverton. Hope to get at least 5 miles total and very little elevation gain if at all. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Hiking.Sun.Dec.11th.2016.New! 11TH – Guide Meeting


Hiking.Sat.Dec.17th.2016.New! NEW We'll hike my own version of a "Portland Hillwalk" going through the Cornell Road tunnels. Then stay to see the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS at Pittock Mansion. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.


Hiking.Sat.Dec.31st.2016.New! NEW Hike about 3 miles on COOPER MT. the west side. 6 miles from 185th. Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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UPWARDTRAILS MONTHLY SCHEDULE-2015

By: Karen Graves - Director

General Information--

All sports, have different equipment needs..please be prepared with the proper equipment, clothing changes, food, drinks, and, money if needed. If you are uncertain what you need, call any guide. Bring ... $4.00 carpool money, to give the driver, to help with expenses.....Thank you.

For those, who would like to receive a printed schedule, an annual donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of postage and printing would be appreciated.

For the Molalla/Oregon City Hiking schedule, please contact Karen Graves 503-919-9027, UpwardTrails@aol.com.

OR To add your name to our " Upwardtrails " mailing list, please call Lynn @ 503-668-8950, UpwardTrailsmail@wbcable.net

| ** Mission Portland Singles Network ** | Portland Hikers.org |
The Laws of GOD ! | Sky Cams-Wash.| Sky Cams-Oregon|

| Hello God, I called tonight | Don't give Up ! | Why JESUS is better then Santa Claus !

Guide
Karen

Guide
Dave

Guide
Lynn

Guide
Trudy

Guide
Polly

Guide
Jim

Guides
Ron

Guides
Seth

Guides
Trudi

Upwardtrails- meeting- locations - Maps !

|Picture of Hikers-1 |Our Mt. Hood |Our Mt. Hood |Lake Sunset-1 |Lake Sunset-2 |One of our Falls |One of our falls-2



JANUARY ..2015.. HAPPY NEW YEAR

January..2015


January, 2015



Sat.Jan.24th.2015.New Easy hike on the Wilson River Trail. 7 miles following the river. Call Jim 503-718-7774 or Trudy 503-648-9267

Sat.Jan.31st.2015.New Seth’s Birthday Cross-country ski trip around Trillium Lake. 5 Miles or more depending on starting point. Walk the hill! Great views of Mt. Hood across this beautiful frozen lake. (34 m. from Sandy) Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Trudi 503-484-7998.

February, 2015




Sat.Feb.7th.2015.New Tillamook Spit. Coast range mountains, Barview Jetty, and a long, wide Sandy Beach. 7 miles level hiking in the sand. (71 m. from meeting place) Call Jim 503-718-7774 or Trudy 503-648-9267.

Sat.Feb.14th.2015.New! Wilderness in the City. Hike Marquam Gulch and up to Healy Heights. Expect lots of up & down and one staircase as we hike in and out of the gulch. This is a combination of roads and trails. 5 miles. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.


Sat.Feb.21st.2015.New Follow the Gorge 400 trail from Multnomah Falls to Ainsworth State Park. Duck under Ponytail Falls along the way. We’ll parallel the Old Scenic Hwy. 6 miles one way with shuttle. (15 miles from meeting place) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267, or Lynn 503-668-8950.


Sat.Feb.28th.2015.New! Another Gorge Hike: up Angel’s Rest. 4.6 miles total. Moderately steep. Great camera hike with falls, gorge view, and geocaches. (11 m. from meeting place) Call Ron Janzen cell 503-333-8419


March, 2015



Sat.Mar.7th.2015.New A classic loop: Hike up Multnomah Falls, then leave the crowds behind as you hike over to and down Wahkeenah Falls. 6 miles with several waterfalls. (15 miles from meeting place) Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sun.Mar.8th.2015.New! Guide meeting.

Sat.Mar.14th.2015.New Hiking in Lackamas Park in Camas, WA. Numerous waterfalls including one I haven’t seen. I hope to cover 6 miles at least. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.


Sat.Mar.21st.2015.New! Double Feature: First, we’ll explore the ruins of an old, stone house near Skamania, then drive to Skamania Lodge and hike up to a view of Table Mt. across Carpenter’s Meadow. About 2.5 to 3 miles total. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Mar.28th.2015.New! Explore an old railroad line near Banks. We’ll start at a large trestle and hike west. We’ll keep the mileage around 5 miles or less. Call Dave 503-668-8950 or Call Jim 503-718-7774.

April, 2015



Sat.Apr.4th.2015.New It’s that time of year to see the desert in bloom at Catherine Creek. A nice, classic, desert hike at east end of the gorge. Waterfalls, flowers and geocaches and enormous basalt arch. We’ll try to get at least 4 miles in. Maybe as much as 400’ gain. (55 m. from L&C SP) Call Seth at 503-522-7205. Note: Last time we were by the arch, we saw a rattlesnake so keep an eye out. Lynn

Sat.Apr.11th.2015.New Let’s welcome our newest guide-in-training as we hike a 4.6 m. gentle loop from Lucia Falls to Moulton Falls, crossing a scenic, arched bridge and visiting Big Tree Falls along the way, then back. The last time we were here on a wet, Spring day, we watched salmon jumping the falls. Afterward, we’ll drive up the road to see Sunset Falls and try to find Horseshoe Falls. (47 miles from Gateway TC) Call Lynn 503-668-8950 or Robert 360-513-9244.

Sat.Apr.18th.2015.New Upward Trails’ will be represented again at the Wilderness International Creation Care Summit at Eastridge Church in Happy Valley. This is an all day event, so drop in whenever you can. Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Trudi 503-484-7998.


Sat.Apr.25th.2015.New! Double Feature: An annual favorite. Hike spectacular Dog Mt. We’re going a little early this year in hopes of catching the Spring bloom, so start getting in shape now for this 7 mile grueling hike. 2800’ gain. (40 m. from L&C SP) Call Jim 503-718-7774
OR::: If you’re not up to climbing the whole route, try the 3.8 mile loop to Puppy Mt. 1500’ gain. Call Lynn 503-668-8950 or Trudi 503-484-7998.

May, 2015



Sat.May.2nd.2015.New New! Let’s ride from West Linn to Lake Oswego. We’ll start at Mary Young Park and ride a combination of paved trails and roads to Foothills Park, coming back past the old iron furnace ruins and returning on Old River Road. About 10 miles with some gentle hills. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.May.9th.2015.New Hike Oak Island. This is actually a peninsula on Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island which is closed during the winter for hunting so now’s your chance to hike it. It’s a 2.9 mile level loop, but then we’ll hike some other trails in the area. Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267, or Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.May.16th.2015.New See the flower display on Saddle Mt. Moderately difficult. Get a good workout hiking to the top for views of the coast. 5.2 miles, 1600’ gain. Exposure. Dogs on leash. (62 miles from 185th) Call Ron 503-333-8419.


Sat.May.23rd.2015.New! Double Feature: Steens Mt. 3 or 4 day Memorial Day weekend adventure in SE Oregon. Mostly birding, but there is some hiking, caves and scenery. Gain and mileage varies so call for details. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.
OR:::
Ride Vancouver Lake on a level, paved trail from the lake to the river. About 11 miles. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.May.30th.2015.New New! We’ll be walking the Washington Park to Arlington Heights Loop on this installment of Portland Hillwalk. There’s several places to shorten this hike so it could be from 4 to 6 miles with 4 to 7 sets of stairs, depending on your options, including Portland’s longest public stairway. We’ll be walking through the Portland Rose Garden which should be in full bloom. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

JUNE, 2015



Sat.Jun.6th.2015.New New! Explore Spirit Falls in the east Gorge, WA. This will be a steep 1\4 mile, off-trail scramble to a beautiful, but little-known 33’ waterfall. ½ mile total. But we can add Sweeny Falls on the way back for a little extra. (45 m. from L&C SP) Call Lynn 503-668-8950 or Robert 360-513-9244.

Sat.Jun.13th.2015.New New! Mt. St. Helens visitor center trails (Harry’s Ridge) possibly to Mt. Margaret Wilderness. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Sun.Jun.14th.2015.New Guide Meeting at Jim & Polly’s


Sat.Jun.20th.2015.New! Falls Creek Falls. Popular and with good reason. A magnificent, 3-tiered 220’ waterfall, with a gentle, 6 mile trail. 900’ gain. (51 m. from L&C SP) Call Ron 503-333-8419.

Sat.Jun.27th.2015.New! Climb steeply up Cascade Head from the south to some great views. 4.6 miles. 270’ gain. No dogs allowed on this Nature Conservancy Trail. (90 m. from Oregon City) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267.

Sat.July.4th.2015.New! 4th of July - Molalla Parade

JULY, 2015



Sat.Jul.11h.2015.New New! Visit the Western Antique Auto and Air Museum in Hood River, then ride the Old Scenic Columbia Gorge Highway in an antique car. Then we’ll do a short hike in the Gorge. (50 m. from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950

Sat.Jul.18th.2015.New New! See the central cascades, flower meadows, and Boca cave on Triangulation Peak east of Salem near Detroit Lake. 700’ gain, 4.2 miles total. If it’s too hot, we can do Opal Creek. (98 m. from Oregon City) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Sun.Jul.25th.2015.New New! Ride the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail in Vancouver. 9 paved miles, gentle grade. (17.5 m. from Gateway) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.


August, 2015


Sat.Aug.1st.2015.New! Hike 8 miles one way with car shuttle across Tillamook Head. Pass view of lighthouse and explore old military bunkers. 2 miles moderately steep uphill, then "coast" down to Ecola Point. (80 m. from 185th McDs) Call Jim 503-718-7774.

Sat.Aug.8th.2015.New! Fort to Sea. Hike from Historic FORT CLATSOP to Sunset Beach. 6.9 miles one way down with shuttle bus back from the beach or we can shuttle our cars if enough come. No dogs allowed (87 m. from 185th McDs) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267.

Sat.Aug 22th.2015.New!?? New! Overnight at Trillium Lake. Hike Umbrella Falls to Sahalie Falls Loop on the east side of Mt. Hood. 4.4 miles, 800’ gain. I have a campsite reserved at the lake. (40 m. from Sandy) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.


Sat.Aug.29th.2015.New! Hike beautiful Cape Lookout 4.8 miles downhill to the end of the cape then 400’ gain to get back up. (76 m. from Meeting Place) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267.

September 2015


Sat.Sept.5th.2015.New! New! Curious Gorge hikes 20 & 23. We’ll go see some old ruins near Skamania, then do a loop hike on Ives Island to explore some old fishwheel remnants. 2.5 mile level river rock scramble. (36.5 m. from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Sept.12th.2015.New! New! Back to the caves. Going to try to check out Derrick Cave, Fort Rock Cave and Crack in the Ground. Also and overnighter. Plan to stay at La Pine State Park again. Miles vary. If we have time we can check out some other areas. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Sat.Sept.19th.2015.New! New! Hike the north end of Indian Heaven. We’ll come in on the PCT and do a return loop up along the Sawtooth Mt. Ridge. 5 miles. 900’ gain with exposure. (72 m. from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Sept.20th.2015.New! 20th – Guide Meeting at Dave & Lynn’s

Sat.Sept.26th.2015.New! New! Ride the Springwater/Waterfront Loop paved trail across the new Tillicum Bridge over the Willamette. 12 miles paved. Call Dave 503-668-8950 or Jim 503-718-7774.

October 2015


Sat.Oct.3rd.2015.New! Hike up Sleeping Beauty for a close-up view of Mt. Adams. 3.4 miles total. 1400’ gain with some exposure at the top. (72 miles from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.


Sat.Oct.17th.2015.New! Mitchell Point and Hood River Apple Festival. We’ll hike up Mitchell Point, 2.2 miles round trip, 1040’ gain. Then we’ll drive to Hood River for the apple festival afterwards. May also hike a portion of Old Hwy. 30, weather permitting. (48 m. from L&C SP) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.


Sat.Oct.24th.2015.New! New! Curious Gorge hikes 20 & 23. We’ll go see some old ruins near Skamania, then do a loop hike on Ives Island to explore some old fishwheel remnants. 2.5 mile level river rock scramble. (36.5 m. from Troutdale) Call Lynn 503-668-8950 or Trudi 503-484-7998.


Sat.Oct.31st.2015.New! See the fall colors on the Cape Horn Trail in the Columbia Gorge. Enjoy great views from atop the cliffs, then duck behind a 100’ waterfall. 7 mile loop, 1300’ gain. Use caution on this trail. If it rains, we’ll have to do an alternate trip. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

November 2015



Sat.Nov.7th.2015.New! New! We’ll be walking 5 miles and climbing 5 sets of stairs on this Portland Hillwalk. Starting up on Portland Heights, dropping down to Goose Hollow, then back up, over the tunnels and back to the start. Call Lynn 503-668-8950, Trudy 503-648-9267, or Trudi 503-484-7998.


Sat.Nov.14th.2015.New! See the spectacular Tamanawas Falls on the east side of Mt. Hood. 4 easy miles along a beautiful stream. 900’ gain. Great view. 48 m. from meeting place. Call Jim, Polly 503-718-7774, or Robert 360-513-9244.


Sat.Nov.21st.2015.New! Columbia River White-tail Deer Refuge out of Longview. Nearly no elevation gain and hopefully 5-6 miles. 50 m. from meeting place. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

December 2015



Sat.Dec.5th.2015.New! New! Maple Trail hike in Forest Park. 7.7 miles, 500’ gain. Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267, or Lynn 503-668-8950.


Sat.Dec.12th.2015.New! New! Suburban hike Part 2. Hike a section of the Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton. Hopefully at least 5 miles total, no elevation gain. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.


Sat.Dec.19th.2015.New! Wilson River Trail. 6 miles. Call Jim, Polly 503-718-7774, or Trudy 503-648-9267.


Sat.Dec.26th.2015.New! New! See the Christmas Lights displays. We’ll drive to and walk through 3 different light displays – Carver, The Christmas Fantasy Trail, and Highland Road out near Estacada. Walking will be about ½ mile total. One of the trails is through the woods, the other 2 are paved. Snow boots might be needed for warmth. Call Lynn 503-668-8950, Trudi 503-484-7998, or Seth at 503-522-7205.

January 2016


Sat.Jan.2nd.2016.New! 2nd – White River snowshoe on Mt. Hood's other side. 3 miles round trip with 200’ gain. (37 m. from Sandy.) Call Seth at 503-522-7205 or Robert 360-513-9244.

Sat.Jan.9th.2016.New! We'll attempt a hike in Forest Park if it's not flooded out. Mileage to be determined. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Jan.16th.2016.New! Cross-country ski Teacup Lake or Pocket Creek. With its turns and small hills, this is a fun challenge for any skier. (40 m. from Sandy.) Call Trudi 503-484-7998, Trudy 503-648-9267

Sat.Jan.23rd.2016.New! New! Easy, level hike on the Tickle Creek Trail In Sandy. 3.5 miles on this rather new trail through the woods along my old stomping grounds. As kids we played in this creek long before there was ever a house down in those woods. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

Sat.Jan.30th.2016.New! We'll explore the old stone house ruins and Franz Lake near Skamania, then drive to Camas for a level hike in the Steigerwald Lake Wildlife Refuge. 3 miles no hills. (80 m. driving loop from meeting place) Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

February 2016


Sat.Feb.6th.2016.New! Seth’s annual Birthday Cross-country ski trip around Trillium Lake. 5 Miles or more depending on starting point. Walk the hill! Great views of Mt. Hood across this beautiful frozen lake. Stop at Paola's Pizza in Sandy afterwards. (35 m. from Sandy) Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

Sat.Feb.20th.2016.New! An easy trail with one small hill up the Tanner Creek trail takes you past a small waterfall to beautiful Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. 2 miles round trip. Then tour the fish hatchery and ladder at bonneview dam. (23 m. from meeting place) Call Karen 503-919-9027.

Sat.Feb.27th.2016.New! Call Trudi 503-484-7998 for info on this one.

March 2016


Sat.Mar.5th.2016.New! Plan A: An easy waterfall hike at Starvation Creek in the Gorge. We will see 4 waterfalls: Starvation Creek, Cabin Creek, Hole-in-the-Wall, and Lancaster. 2.5 miles, 200' gain. (42 m. from meeting place) If this doesn't work out, we go to Plan B and hike about 5 miles in McGiver Park near Estacada. Call Seth at 503-522-7205.



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