Upwardtrails a Christian Activities Organization, Portland,Ore.USA, Previous Schedules

PREVIOUS SCHEDULE 2009

By: Karen Graves - Director

January ..2009--

January 1st...2009...
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Jan 3rd...2009..—
—Sat. HIKE some nice trails south of Oregon City visiting some pretty private fishing lakes.
Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

Jan 10th...2009..—
—Sat. – Beginning snowshoe trip. Destination to be announced.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

Jan 17th...2009..—
—Sat. – Your choice: Walk or Ride. See the world’s largest Cottonwood tree on this easy 3-mile hike at MISSION STATE PARK. Bring some change to ride the WHEATLAND FERRY across the river and back.
OR Bike ride, an easy 8 mile loop to the Ferry & back to join the hikers.

Call Karen 503-919-9027 or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

Jan 24th...2009..—
—Sat. – New for Upward Trails! Easy hike to Lee Falls. See 2 waterfalls of the Tualatin River on this 5 mile walk.
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Jan 31st...2009..—
—Sat. – Guide Training Meeting
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February ..2009--

Feb 7th...2009..— —Sat. Your choice: Walk or Ride. See historic CHAMPOEG STATE PARK as you hike the easy 3 miles of paved trails to keep feet dry.
OR ride a 10-mile loop out to Butteville & back to join the hikers for a hot dog feed.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides

Feb 14th...2009..— —Sat. X-Country Skiing at Tea Cup Lake on the east side of Mt. Hood. Eat at Paola's Pizza Barn in Sandy afterward.
Call Seth 503-522-7205

Feb 21st...2009..— NEW —Sat. STONE CREEK TRAIL south of Oregon City. This is a short trail that circles a golf course. Easy hiking. We can circle and then reverse circle for more mileage.
Call Karen 503-919-9027.
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Feb 28th...2009..— —Sat.NEW !- Come explore the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge north of Vancouver along the Columbia River floodplain. Easy hiking. Should be good birding this time of year.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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You’ll notice some new symbols on the schedule. Most are self-explanatory, some just for fun, but some might not be so obvious. Any trips preceded by a car means we’ll be driving more than 50 miles from the meeting place to the trailhead. If it’s not preceded by a Washington outline, you can assume it’s in Oregon. The tent means we’ll be staying overnight. "New!" means it’s a trip not previously offered by Upward Trails.

March ..2009--

March 7th...2009..—
- DOUBLE FEATURE:
Snowshoeing - Location to be determined. Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides
OR: Hike to lovely Shellburg Falls. Walk behind the 100’ falls. Easy hike. Weather pending.
Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

March 14th...2009..—NEW
- Easy Biking on the new, paved trail around Troutdale. Call Gary 503-261-3571 or Dave 668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

March 21st...2009..—
- DOUBLE FEATURE:
Snowshoeing with Ron. Twin Lakes or Bennett Pass. Call Ron 503-644-0065. --Picture of Guides
OR: Drive a loop and walk through SIX COVERED BRIDGES Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

March 28th...2009..—
NEW -twist on an old favorite: Photo trip up Eagle Creek.- See the sites we often miss along the way: Hike down to the brink of Punchbowl Falls; take a side trip to double-drop Skoonichuck Falls; then make a short scramble up to 100’ Wyeast Falls hidden in a grotto. Easy 8 miles total.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

April ..2009--

April 4th...2009..—
Hike the beach at Tillamook Head. Pass view of lighthouse and explore old military bunkers. 2 miles moderately steep uphill, then "coast" down to Ecola Point. Bring binoculars for possible whale-watching. 6 miles one way with car shuttle. Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. Picture of Guides Picture of Guides

April 11th...2009..Member funeral
Sue Phillips was a part of Upwardtrails for 20 years, and went on over 500 hikes, crosscountry skiing trips, and other events.
Sue Loved, Upwardtrails very Much.
Upwardtrails Loved Sue.
Memorial service for Sue Phillips is this Saturday at 11 am in the fellowship hall, which is the older sanctuary of Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon.
(3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, OR 97062)
Memories of Sue

April 11th...2009.."May be later start, or set to another Day ???"— Easter weekend Hike on the Wilson River. -
Call Ron 503-644-0065. Picture of Guides

April 18th...2009..
NEW .. - Sportsman Show in Molalla, Upward Trails display will be there. Three very short trails in the Molalla River Corridor area including a 70’ hidden waterfall and other scenic areas. Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

April 19th...2009..
Short Sunday Stroll: Hike down to Bridle Veil Falls, then check out the Camas in bloom on a level, paved trail. Good trail for small children. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. Picture of Guides Picture of Guides

April 25th...2009..
NEW ! - See the desert in bloom along the Klickitat Rail Line on the Washington side of the Gorge. Easy, level hiking, crossing old trestles along the way to a waterfall & pools.- Dogs on leash only. Watch for snakes & ticks; sturdy boots required. 4 to 8 miles. ....klickitat-trail.... Call Seth 503-522-7205

May ..2009

May 2nd...2009..
- DOUBLE FEATURE:
Hike beautiful Tom McCall Park. Upper & Lower. 6 miles. Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides


OR.. Molalla hike with Karen. Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

May 9th...2009..—
- - Hike to the summit of Wygant Peak in the Columbia Gorge.- 8 mile workout. Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Dave 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

May 16th...2009..
Guide Meeting.

May 17th...2009..
Sunday afternoon biking in Champoeg Park. Level, paved riding. $3/car parking fee. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. Picture of Guides Picture of Guides

May 23rd...2009..
NEW ! - Hike the new Cape Horn Trail in the Columbia Gorge. Enjoy great views from atop the cliffs, then duck behind a 100’ waterfall as you walk along the beach. Moderate 7 mile loop. Use caution on this trail, as one person fell to her death when the trail first opened. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. Picture of Guides Picture of Guides

May 30th...2009..—
NEW ! Looking for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway? Ride the Row River Rails-to-Trails route in Cottage Grove through 6 covered bridges to a waterfall at the end of the trail. 20 miles one way with car shuttle. We’ll make reservations to camp, so let us know soon on this one. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
OR:
If there are no takers for an overnighter, we’ll go biking in Longview, WA - Follow the shores of Sacajewea Lake, with gardens and islands, then out to see the famous Squirrel Bridge, dip into Kelso, then on to the historic district. About 10 miles of easy riding.

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JUNE ..2009--

June 13th...2009..—
Tom McCall Preserve in the East Gorge. 2 trails to choose from on this hike: easy 2 miles, or hard 3.4 miles, or do them both for a good workout.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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June 14th...2009..
NewShort Sunday Stroll to Little Beacon Rock. Never heard of it? Come check it out. Stop at a little-known overlook of the Beacon Rock along the way. Easy & interesting terrain.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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June 20th...2009..
DOUBLE FEATURE:
Do you enjoy a challenge? Then join Jim and Polly for a Difficult 9.6 mile hike up RUCKEL CREEK trail in the Columbia Gorge. A great workout and good fellowship. Flowers should be good. Look for those.. shooting stars..
Call Jim or Polly 503-644-2344. Picture of Guides
OR.... SATURDAY HIKING and Scenery..CLOSE TO HOME
Group meet at BJ's Coffee shop 10am
Butte Creek Falls...1 1/2 mile loop
Scenic viewpoint drive
Scotts Mills Falls
Wilhoit Springs visit
Call Karen 503-919-9027.
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June 27th...2009..
NewWe enjoyed it so much, we want to go back; this time in canoes. BYOB (Bring your own boat) and join us on Longview’s best-kept secret - spectacular Lake Sacajewea in, WA. Follow the shores, with gardens, islands, and arched bridges. The only thing missing is some guy playing a mandolin. Take a dip if it’s warm enough. Easy, flat-water paddling. Life jackets required. Kids & dogs OK. Don’t have a boat? Then bring your bikes and we’ll meet you for lunch somewhere along the shore. Don’t forget the sunblock.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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Saturday June 27th.....2009..
Upward Trails/Molalla Walkers hike to beautiful HENLINE FALLS.
Also enjoy Salmon Falls, Sullivan Falls and Three Pools up the Little North Santiam.
Group meet at 10a.m. at BJ's Coffee shop.
For information 503-919-9027 Picture of Guide

Sunday June 28th...2009..
RETURN to pretty BUTTE CREEK FALLS...in the area. Very scenic easy FAMILY hike. Be sure to bring your camera.
Group meet at BJ's Coffee shop just before ONE THIRTY PM ...
For information: 503-919-9027
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JULY ..2009

July 4th...2009..
NewCelebrate Freedom at the Molalla Parade. Come represent Upward Trails!!
For information call Karen at 503-919-9027.

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July 11th...2009..
Fort to Sea with Ron. Hike from Historic FORT CLATSOP to the always fun and beautiful Oregon coast with great views along the way. Unfortunately, there's no dogs allowed on the upcoming Fort to Sea trail.
Call Ron 503-644-0065.

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July 12th...2009..
New..Short Sunday Stroll to explore Overlook Park at the mouth of Eagle Creek. A stone wall-lined trail as old as the Eagle Creek trail, but easily overlooked. Perhaps that is how it got it.s name. Then how about exploring the island at Cascade Locks
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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July 18th...2009..
NewBike across Idaho. Spend about a week riding to Montana on an old rail trail. Stay tuned for more info on this ride. Details to follow.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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July 25th...2009..
Hike the beach at Tillamook Head. Pass view of lighthouse and explore old military bunkers. 2 miles moderately steep uphill, then "coast" down to Ecola Point. 6 miles one way with car shuttle.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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AUGUST ..2009

August 1st...2009..—
– Hike the Wilson River. 6-8 miles.
Call Ron 503-644-0065.

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August 2nd...2009..
New Short Sunday Stroll up the alpine trail to Silcox hut. Reach as high as the top of The Mile lift. Then turn around for some breath-taking views of Timothy Lake and Mt. Jefferson. 2.2 mile loop, 1100’ elevation gain. (yikes!)
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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August 8th...2009..
New..Short overnighter at June Lake on the flanks of Mt. St. Helens. Dave & Lynn will help you lose weight from your pack before going on the Mt. Jefferson Hike. Hike 1.3 miles to camp by the lake, take an optional 3-mile loop to Chocolate Falls, then back to camp. Find out why it’s called Chocolate Falls.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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August 22nd...2009..
Hike the Lower Salmon River with Jacque & Trudy. Easy, scenic trail through old-growth forest. 5 miles.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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August 22nd..through 29th....2009..
NewMt. Jefferson Hiking. Spend a weekend or a week. Car camp at Breitenbush Lake; hike over a snowfield to spend a day fishing at Russell Lake, then return the next day. OR Keep on hiking to Santiam Pass. Follow the PCT dropping off to the east or west here & there to see the sights we missed in 2006. Visit Hunt.s Cove & Canyon Creek Meadows below 3 Fingered Jack. Or do an easy hike up from Santiam Pass to meet us at Square Lake at the end of the hike. 50 miles total.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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SEPTEMBER ..2009

September 5th...2009..
Now to the other side of the mountain: Up high on Mt Hood's Northeast side.....hike with Jim on the COOPER SPUR TRAIL....a very scenic and difficult 8.2 miles starting high and above the trees. Within minutes you will be close to glaciers and snowfields. Perhaps hike partway and meet the group coming down.
Call Jim 503-644-2344.

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September 12th...2009..
Hike the historic Wind River Trail to the views along the Gorge.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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September 13th...2009..
New! Short Sunday Stroll to see the fall colors of Barlow Butte. 2-4 moderate miles.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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September 19th...2009..
- DOUBLE FEATURE:
See the stunning waterfalls high on Mt. Adams at Bird Creek Meadows. Your mileage may vary.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

OR! September 19th...2009.. Henline Falls, Salmon Falls etc. up the Little North Santiam. Call Karen at 503-919-9027.--Picture of Guides

September 26th...2009..
New...ZIG ZAG FALLS The big one. Hike to the bottom of Zig Zag Canyon, then upstream for a close. .up view of the 75ft. falls. 6.2 miles. If there.s too much snow, we will find something else to do.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

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October ..2009

OCTOBER.3RD..2009..
New... Jawbone Flats. Follow the crystal clears waters of Opal Creek up to historic Sawmill Flats. 4 miles mostly level round trip with 3 mile loop added. See some beautiful waterfalls and the pristine Opal Pool. Sure to be a favorite. Call Karen at 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

OCTOBER.17th..2009..
Easy 1 mile trail to Butte Creek Falls to see 2 waterfalls...then an additional short, rugged trail for the 'movers and shakers' to Abiqua Falls.
Call Karen at 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

Saturday October 24th,2009..
...FAMILY BIKE AND HIKE time....the last of the season. 2 1/2 miles, 4 miles or 8 miles. If requested we can shuttle the length of the pavement of the Corridor for intermediate riders. Call Karen at 503-919-9027Picture of Guides
Or...Saturday October 24th,2009..
Ride paved trails through historic Champoeg State Park. Then follow the river out to Butteville & back. About 10-miles. New!
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Sunday October 25th.,2009..
..The last of our hiking program for the year.....hike a scenic 'view' trail overlooking Blackbear Rock and Pine Creek bridge....with visits to Shot Gun Falls. Call Karen at 503-919-9027

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Saturday... October 31st.,2009...New! ....Gnat Creek....
Walk through thick rain forest-type terrain along Gnat Creek near Clatskanie. Then pass by a fish hatchery and Barrier Falls and onward up the creek. About 5 easy miles.
Call Seth at 503-522-7205.

NOVEMBER ..2009

Saturday... November 7th.,2009...New!Walk behind 100' Shellburg Falls then visit 2 other waterfalls on this easy 3.6 mile hike on gravel roads with extra 1.5 mile option.
Call Karen at 503-919-9027... --Picture of Guides


OR:
Saturday... November 7th.,2009... Bike Ride over the recently-opened, mile-long trestle on the Banks-Vernonia Rail Line. Continue on a new trail into Banks, then ride north over some rolling hills through the forest. 20 miles of paved trails.
Call Ron 503-644-0065 or Dave 503-668-8950.

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Saturday... November 14th.,2009... Wilderness in the city. Hike the Tryon Creek Trail in SW Portland. Length to be determined.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.Picture of Guides Picture of Guides

Saturday... November 21st.,2009... Learn some local history as you drive to and walk through 6 Covered Bridges. Easy, fun day through peaceful countryside.
Call Karen at 503-919-9027.--Picture of Guides


OR:
Saturday... November 21st.,2009... Get a good workout hiking to the top of Saddle Mt. to views of the coast. 5.2 miles, 1600ft. gain.
Call Ron 503-644-0065 or Jim 503-644-2344.

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November 26th.,2009...Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday... November 28th.,2009... Possible Lewis River Falls hike, 7 miles total, 500ft. gain. OR Falls Creek Falls 6.3 miles 1150ft. gain, depending on snow level.
Call Seth 503-522-7205.

December ..2009

Saturday... December 5th.,2009... See 70' high Shotgun Falls along the Molalla River and other short hikes in the Corridor.
Call Karen at 503-919-9027.--Picture of Guides


Saturday... December 12th.,2009... X-Country Ski with Seth. Location depends on snow.
Call Seth 503-522-7205.

Saturday... December 19th.,2009...New! View Scotts Mills Falls and prepare for Christmas by walking the "Stations of the Cross" in Mt. Angel.
Call Karen at 503-919-9027.--Picture of Guides


***Merry Christmas***
Friday...December 25th.,2009..Merry CHRISTmas everyone!
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

Saturday... December 26th.,2009...New! Hike up to Council Crest, then ride the Tram, Trolley, and Tunnel back to your start at the Zoo. Stay and see the Zoolights. Bring video camera for best filming. If you want to do just the hike or just the Zoolights, let me know so we can arrange a meet-up. 4.2 miles.
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JANUARY ..2010.. HAPPY NEW YEAR

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