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

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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, please call any guide. PLEASE bring ... $4.00 carpool money, to help the driver with expenses.....Thank you.

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UPWARD TRAILS --1998-2009

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UPWARD TRAILS --1999

JANUARY 2ND..1999.. Return to the Gorge...hike EAGLE CREEK TO CASCADE LOCKS...6 miles of great scenic Oregon Gorge views and waterfalls. Follow the trail 400 to lunch at Cascade Locks Charburger...and return to the cars full and happy!! Be prepared for any type weather and bring water and snacks.

These goats were constantly 'poop'in and pea'in' so I thought I would give them room and stay back a little. Well that is not the way it worked. Festus took a liking to me and if I got more than ten feet behind, then he stopped, turned his head with a look that said 'what's keeping you, get up here'.

Festus was my friend and wanted to be kissed
( I am not big on kissing goats) and when he was allowed loose in camp he  made a beeline to me and chewed up any plastic bags  I had left out.

We did 13 1/2 miles the first day and these remarkable animals were able to get over most of the six big blow downs we encountered. If they really could not get over them, Carolyn would unpack them, help get the goats over without the packs, and then repack on the other side. Most of the time it was just the big white goat Festus that needed the help. I was amazed, at how the goats could jump and balance on small roots etc.

Our first night camping was a disaster of sorts, but the water was there. It was really a dirty place, in fact it was a turn around for cars, on an old rock hard road. Carolyn discovered  her tent had fallen off one of the goats some where along the trail, so she decided to sleep out. The wind was howling so bad I was having a hard time getting my tarp tent up, and there was no way you could put the stakes in the ground, so I used big rocks, but after one especially huge gust it all came down again for the tenth time, so I slept out also.

Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9a.m.

Guide: Gary..(503)669-9544
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ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY TO CROSS-COUNTRY SKI??? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE.. COME ALONG WITH US...

JANUARY 9TH..1999.. NOVICE AND BEGINNER CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS...

Come along and we will teach you what we know about gliding across the snow, falling, getting up...and enjoying this popular Upward Trails sport. Some money will be involved to rent cross-country skies.

Only skied once or twice.. or not at all.. this is YOUR chance to try it..

Guides: Jim..(503)664-2344 Karen...(503)667-3405
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JANUARY 16TH..1999.. Join Jackie, Trudy and Karen on the CROSS-TOWN cross-country ski tour. Karen will stay with the beginners and Jackie and Trudy the Intermediates..to chat, teach and have a great time. This is a 6 mile loop for Intermediate skiers.
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Group meet at Gresham Fred Meyers at 9 a.m.....
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Guides: Jackie..(503)663-0311 Trudy..(503)648-9267 and Karen..(503)667-3405
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All Novice and Beginners PLEASE CALL for reservations.

JANUARY 23 1999 --- Cross-country ski a 10 mile loop. Government Camp>SnowBunny>Trillium Lake. This is NOT a beginner trip but is a popular distant tour on a trail through the woods ending back in Government Camp. A great time for those with experience.

Call guide for information: Gary- 669-9544
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JANUARY 30 1999 --- Cross-country ski lessons..you have wanted to try this sport without pressure///this is the time//Novice and beginner lessons.

Call guides for information:---Jim-644-2344 Karen-667-3405
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FEBRUARY 1999

FEBRUARY 6th 1999 --- Cross-country ski trip around little Enid Lake by Government Camp...Always a fun trail following through the woods, down little hills and around corners. This is an advanced-beginners trail of 5-6 miles. You must know how to glide and stop somewhat.

Call guides For information:---Jackie-663-0311 Trudy-648-9267
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FEBRUARY 13 1999 --- Join Gary and Jim for a moderate rated ski tour an the roads of the very popular Pocket Creek area. 5.4 miles of scenic contryside with a nice long glide. This is an advance beginner tour including the ability to glide slowly as the way out is a slight descent.

Call guides for information:---Gary-669-9544 Jim-644-2344
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FEBRUARY 20 1999 ---Let's change the routine a-bit and go HIKING on the Tom McCall preserve. See if the flowers are out yet! This is a 5-7 mile hike and very nice.

Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9 A.M.

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FEBRUARY 27 1999 ---Ahhhhhh, here we gooooo! Dust off the spokes...air the tires... Springwater Trail Bike ride...ride this very popular trail through the city outskirts...easy beginner riding...RAIN will cancel this activity.

Call guide for information:---Dave-668-8950
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--Picture of Area MARCH 6st 1999 ---End of the season PREMIER Cross-country ski tour....Join our staff in the TroutLake, Washington area and ski a road tour to "Ice Cave" ...see the fantastic formations...continue to "Natural Bridge" for your sack lunch and then return to the cars. Open to all ages and abilities.

Call guides For information:---Dave-Lynn-668-8950 Karen-667-3405
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MARCH 13 -1999.. Cross-country Ski popular and VERY beautiful White River Canyon. This advanced beginner tour is approximately 5 miles with the needed ability for some gliding. Close up fantastic view of Mt. Hood.

Group meets at Grsham Fred Peyer at 9:00 a.m.

Guides ; Jackie at 663-0311 and Trudy at 648-9267
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MARCH 20 -1999.. Bike the Springwater Trail...dust off the spokes and join us on this paved riding to the West from Gresham, behind Powell Butte Park and onto the area of Eastmoreland Park.

For information call Dave at 668-8950
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MARCH 27th -1999.. Cross country ski "up" Heather Canyon... This 5 mile tour is in the area of Mt. Hood Meadows ski area... you will see the "downhillers"... enjoy the snow covered streams!

For information call Jim at 644-2344 or Jackie at 663-0311
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MARCH 28 -1999.. Sunday... A family hike to the Gorge to the beautiful Hardy Falls. Cascade Locks ice cream stop! Palm Sunday discussion.

For information call Karen at 667-4305
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APRIL 3 -1999-- DOUBLE DUTY. Begin with a mountain bike ride on a gravel road following the Deschutes River to the "new" rapids formed by a rock slide several years ago. Join the hikers for additional activites.

Call Dave - 668-8950 or Karen - 667-3405
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Then hike the Deschutes River Trail ... approximately 5 miles, Join the bikers for parts of the hike .

Call Lynn at 668-8950 or Gary at 669-9544
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APRIL 10-1999.. Cross-country ski the Mud Creek Road stemming off Trillium Lake. If it is a clear day, there will be beautiful views of Mt. Hood. This is an intermediate ski tour in distance and ability (8 Mile Loop). Group meets at Gresham Fred Meyer by the key shop at 9:00 a.m.

Guides : Jackie at 663-0311 and Trudy at 648-9267
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APRIL 17 -1999.. Hike over on the "dry" side! Cherry Orchard hike... 6 to 7 miles. Go to the Washington side of the Gorge for this scenic hike.

For information call Gary at 669-9544
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APRIL 24 -1999.. Cross-country ski to Bennet Pass... Ski what could be the final ski tour depending on snow conditions. Enjoy feeding the birds and "falling on the hill"...you must know how to glide somewhat to be comfortable on this tour.

Call Jim at 644-2344 or Jackie at 663-0311
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MAY 1 -1999.. Join Jackie either cross-country skiing or hiking... depending on the snow! Jackie will be out in the wilderness somewhere so come along.

For information call Jackie ar 663-0311
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MAY 8 -1999.. Hiking at its best... Hamilton Mountain up and over. Join Trudy and Karen to fantastic Columbia Gorge views and a very nice waterfall. A bit strenuous but very do-able to the average hiker. Approximately 7 miles .

For information call Trudy or 648-9267 or Karen at 667-9544
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MAY 15 -1999.. Drive to the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge for a hike up grassy knoll with Gary. Enjoy the fellowship in the ride and hike.

For information call Gary at 669-9544
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MAY 22 -1999.. Back to the beach on the sand! Hike fantastic Tillamook Spit...about 8 miles of shell hunting and fresh air!

For information call Jim at 664-2344
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MAY 29 -1999.. Hike up to where the Angels Rest...Hopefully the tiger lilies and grass widows will be in bloom! Great camera hike with falls and view.

For information call Lynn at 668-8950
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MAY 30 -1999.. Sunday. Hike Tyron Creed State Park...Enjoy this "in town" Park. Short and easy hiking for the family if disired.

For information call Lynn at 668-8950
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MAY 31 -1999.. Memorial Day - Monday. Up ,up and up Dog Mountain! Flowers, flowers everywhere! Great views... bring your camera!

For information call Trudy at 648-9267 or Jim at 644-2344
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June 19th..1999..Up the mountain with Jim and Gary....viewing scenic "Wahcella Falls" on the "Wind Mountain Trail"..Enjoy the wildflowers of the Gorge.
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For information call: Jim-644-2344 or Gary-669-9544

June 26th.1999.Hike with Jackie on the "Three-cornered Rock Trail"...enjoy the wildflowers present and great great fellowship. Very do-able hike of 4.4 easy miles.

Group meet: Troutdale McDonalds 9 a.m.

Guide: Jackie. 663-0311
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July 3rd..Some trails have obsticles....in this case..about 40' of ladder!! This is a moderate hike under 6 miles......on the "Lava Canyon Trail".......not a frequently used trail this should give us the sounds of the wilderness.

Guide: Jackie--663-0311 or Jim: 644-2344
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JULY 5th MONDAY.1999...join Karen and hike the "Elowah Falls" trail.....this 3 mile trail shows us beautiful water-falls within 20 minutes of downtown Troutdale. Ice cream at Cascade Locks is certainly in order afterwards.

Call for information: Karen-667-3405
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July 10th.1999.Hike in beautfiul Mt. Hood wilderness on the "Salmon River Trail".....The river should be running full with the late snow melt...showing great small water-falls. Jim will guide you through scenic views.

For meeting information call the guide: Jim-644-2344
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July 17th.1999.Up the mountain with Jim and Gary....viewing scenic "Wahcella Falls" on the "Wind Mountain Trail"..Enjoy the wildflowers of the Gorge.

For information call: Jim-644-2344 or Gary-669-9544
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July 24th.1999.Some trails have obsticles....in this case..about 40' of ladder!! This is a moderate hike under 6 miles......on the "Lava Canyon Trail".......not a frequently used trail this should give us the sounds of the wilderness.

Guide: Jackie--663-0311 or Jim: 644-2344
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July 25th--SUNDAY.1999..dust off the spokes.....Parking at the visitors center of Bonneville Dam we will ride across the dam, visiting the locks area....and then on to Cascade Locks..with a detour up the Eagle Creek road to the trailhead...At Cascade Locks we will ride down to the Locks park....circling around to the ice cream shop...and back to our cars along the hike/bike trail we came on.

For information call Karen:667-3405

(This is a family ride. Recommended ages 9 and above.)
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July 31st.."Mirror Lake" is always a favorite......with options to go to the ridge above the lake.....the lake is a family hike of 1 1/2 miles...with an additional 1 1/2 miles to the top. Mt. Hoods most popular trail!!! Come along.

For information call: Karen-667-3405
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AUGUST 7th..1999......Bring good film along and binoculars.....to go with Jim high on the North side of Mt. Hood.......Coe Glacier awaits your camera!! Bring along a good lunch and abit of extra water for the August weather! LOVE that high country!!

For information on this great hike call Jim at 644-2344
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AUGUST 14th..1999...Re-live the history of the great Oregon Trail.....a three mile round trip hike from the Government Camp area.....to Laurel Hill where the Pioneer wagons were lowered by rope...Enjoy the hike with Karen and her family then explore on your own, Timberline Lodge...Trillium Lake...ride the Alpine Slide....watch the snowboards in downtown Government Camp practice on wooden ramps. Enjoy a day on the mountain.

Group will meet at 10am.....Call Karen for meeting information....667-3405
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AUGUST 14th..1999.. Portland Mission Singles bike ride..a moderate 32 mile loop.........

for information: JDWestfall@aol.com

SUNDAY AUGUST 15th.1999...A favorite!!!! Mountain bike around TIMOTHY LAKE TRAIL....starting at the dam...circle to Little Crater Lake.....novice bikers return to the dam the same way.......experienced bikers continue on around the lake.........great views...very nice lake.....

CALL Karen 667-3405 BEFORE Saturday morning......or listen to the voice mail for information. OR Dave 668-8950
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AUGUST 21st...1999..Join Jackie and hike pretty SIOUXON CREEK. This 7.6 mile moderate hike will inhance your love for our great waterfalls with FIVE falls along the way. This hike is in Washington with a 11/2 hour drive through wonderful scenery!!

Call Jackie for meeting information.......663-0311
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AUGUST 28th..1999...Put on the PACK...and backpack with Dave and Lynn on the TIMBERLINE TRAIL......camp at Paradise Park......and continue the next day to Ramona Falls. For information on equipment needed please call Dave and Lynn at 668-8950......this beautiful high mountain trail circles Mt. Hood.....this part of the trail is popular and beautiful with views of glaciers, Mt. Jefferson, SkiBowl and the Mt. Hood National Forrest areas.
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SUNDAY AUGUST 29th...1999.....HIKE beautiful RAMONA FALLS........and meet the back packers. Ramona Falls is one of the most popular trails in the Mt. Hood forrest with a refreshing falls falling over a rocky hillside. Bring a camera for Mt. Hood views. This hike is long and the middle part climbs some....but the return is all gently downhill and very pretty along a stream. This hike will coincide with picking up and shuttling the backpackers so may interfer with Sunday morning services....we do not often do this....except for shuttle purposes. Please do not skip service to hike. Thank you.

Call Karen at 667-3405
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SEPTEMBER 4----5--------6.....1999...Labor Day weekend!!!!!

Saturday.......BEACH TIME........Hike with Jim and Trudy from ECOLA STATE PARK to SEASIDE....This very popular ocean hike takes you high above the breakers.....viewing the light house...and Northern Coastline. 8 miles total on this wide popular trail between Cannon Beach and Seaside.

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Sunday......Easy-does-it......across to the Washington side starting up the Hamilton Mt. trail...but stopping at the bridge and RODNEY FALLS and the Pool of the Winds......hiking a total of 3 miles will wet our taste buds for ice cream cones!!!! A short distance into the hike view and touch a petrified stump.

For information call Karen-667-3405
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Monday........GARY was out of town when we planned this schedule but he has a SURPRISE hike for us on the holiday Monday........maybe he will let us sleep in abit first!!!!

Call Gary at 669-9544

September 11th....1999..Dust off the spokes and BIKE the Springwater Trail.....Follow the paved trail from Gresham to Portland and back. Easy riding on this popular trail.

For information call Dave and Lynn at 668-8950
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September 18th..1999....Along side Mt. Hood is a very beautiful trail.....easy 6 miles of hiking BALD MOUNTAIN to SANDY RIVER GLACIER views. Camera ready for YOU to enjoy!!!!!

For information call Jackie--663-0311 or Lynn--668-8950
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September 25th---Hike with Jackie from the Mt. Hood Kiwanas Camp....to Enid Lake.......a small lake sitting across the highway from Government Camps Summit Ski Area. This is a 5-6 mile fairly easy hike.

For information call Jackie at 663-0311
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October 2nd..1999.Saturday....Spend the day at beautiful TIMOTHY LAKE.....mountain bike around the lake......or do some hiking. Bring inflateables.......and enjoy this serene setting.

For information call Karen 667-3405
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October 9th..1999...Saturday...Lake time again.....good times!!!!!! Day hike pretty Hagg Lake.....follow the trail lakeside and enjoy the Fall colors.
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BIKE around Hagg Lake....easy road cycling....and join the hikers for fellowship.
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For hiking information call Jim..644-2344 or Trudy 648-9267.

For biking information call Karen...667-3405
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October 16th.1999.Saturday...Up high on Mt Hood's NorthEast side.....hike with Jim and Jackie on the COOPER SPUR TRAIL....a very scenic 7 miles starting high and above the trees within minutes you will be close to glaciers and snowfields.

For information call Jim...644-2344 or Jackie.....663-0811
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October 23rd.1999..return to INDIAN HEAVEN on the fantastic THOMAS LAKE TRAIL. 7 easy miles of hiking this popular trail will give you views of a dozen lakes....ending with Aquablue Blue Lake. The fall colors will give rich reds and oranges for photographers paradise.

For information call Dave and Lynn at 668-8950

(This drive is about 45 minutes north of Stevenson, Washington)

October 30th..1999..Jump on the hiking trail with Gary.......surprize location......but always a good good location and scenic hiking time.
For info. Call Gary....669-9544

November 6--Air in the tires.....dust off the spokes and BIKE a road trip with Jim in the scenic country side of rural western Portland.....DAIRY CREEK RIDE....Group meet at McDonald's at the Rock Creek exit...which is 185th on the west side of town.at NINE a.m......for information call Jim at 644-2344 --Picture of Guides --Picture of Area --Picture of Area

November 13--1999-Scenic camera time!!!! Hike the very popular coast mountain trail to the overlook of Mazanita, the coast line and the bay....absolutely beautiful from on top of NEAHKANIE MOUNTAIN...5 miles with a moderate climb. Group meet at McDonald's at the 185th exit..(same as Nov. 6th)..time: EIGHT A.M....For information call Jackie at 663-0311 or Jim at 644-2344 --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

November 20th.1999.Up in the wood with Gary in the WIND RIVER area.....in the beautiful Gifford Pinchot Forrest. Enjoy the trails as winter starts to set in!! For information, pending wild weather, call Gary at 669-9544 --Picture of Guides

A VERY WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY........GIVE THANKS, WITH A GRATEFUL HEART...GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD...FOR ALLLLLL HE HAS DONE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

Novemeber 27th!!!!!!!!...1999.........It is BEST to have a HIKE to try to settle the meals of the last couple days!!!!!!! Join David and Lynn and a couple other Upward Trails staff.......BEACON ROCK HIKE!!!!!!!!!!!! Up the huge rock along the Columbia River Gorge to help wear off the main course....THEN......scoot up to HARDY and RODNEY FALLS.....moderate total of 6 miles hiking....on the Washington side of the Gorge...........Group meet at TROUTDALE McDonald's........(coffee time).......at NINE a.m.......

for information call Lynn at 668-8950
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Dec. 4th..cancelled because of landslides on the road to the beach.

December 11th...1999....CASCADE HEAD TO HARTS COVE...A nice 6 miles round trip at a very pretty location at the beach!! Bring a rain jacket just in case!! Enjoy the Pacific in the winter.

Guides: Jim--644-2344 and Trudy--648-9267
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December 18th...1999......Winter in the Gorge.....Hike the scenic TRIPLE FALLS LOOP.....photo trip of 4 splendid falls. A favorite of many Upward Trails hikers. This is a 5 mile moderate hike......with a great "behind the scene" experience.

Guides: Lynn and David--668-8950 Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9 AM.
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The Upward Trails Guide and Support Staff wish each of you..and your friends and family.....a very Merry Christmas!!

This Christmas season......meditate......What does it mean..."Oh come...let us ADORE Him?"

UPWARD TRAILS ---2000

JANUARY FIRST>>>>TWO THOUSAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The scripture tells us...to OCCUPY until HE comes!!!!!!!!! What a great year to keep our promises, secretly spoken in our own hearts....to ourselves...to our Lord Jesus....and to our friends...and family. Goals, desires........expressions of Thanks and Adoration.......relationships......a great year to put forth our heartfelt values....just what IS important? "Oh come, Let us ADORE Him....."

January 8th...2000..CROSS-COUNTRY SKI....popular TRILLIUM LAKE......Join Jackie, Karen and Jim......around this scenic trail....and cope with "the hill"!!! We will help you!!

For information call....Jackie--668-0311
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January 15th.2000..BEAUTIFUL WHITE RIVER CANYON.........perhaps the most scenic of any Mt. Hood trail...we will follow the river up right next to the awesome mountain base!!

Guides: Jim--644-2344 and Jackie--663-0311
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FEBRUARY 26th...2000... Here is a GOOD trip......3 miles round trip.....SNOW SHOE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fun to wear...fun to travel on....snowshoe trips are increasing in popularity again. Join Jim and Trudy for this great day in the snow on the MIRROR LAKE TRAIL. Please call for instructions--.what boots to wear, meeting place...etc..

Jim-644-2344 and Trudy-648-9267
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MARCH 11th...2000... Cross-country ski with Jackie.....on the CROSS-TOWN TRAIL.....right in the area of Government Camp. This is a nice trail in the center of all the mountain activity...yet in the quietness and beauty of the mountain snows. 5-6 miles of beginner trail will be a nice workout and enjoyable day!!!!!

Group meet at Gresham Fred Meyers....at 9 a.m. by the keyshop by the JiffyLub.

Guide: Jackie..663-0311
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MARCH 18th...2000.. HIKING in the Gorge. Camera time!! THREE FALLS!!!! Latourell Falls, Shepherds Dell..... Bridle Veil Falls. The falls should be full this time of year and very pretty.
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Guides: Lynn and David--668-8950 Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9 AM.
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MARCH 25th...2000... Cross-country Ski little TEACUP LAKE. Again, in the Government Camp area this trail is one of the few we do that is not an unplowed road....with its turns and small hills....it is a fun challenge for any skier. About 5 miles in length.

Group meet Gresham Fred Meyers 9 a.m.

Guide: Jackie-663-0311
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ALSO....DOUBLE DUTY TIME
Dust off the SPOKES......and join Dave bike riding the SPRINGWATER TRAIL.............this is a nice trip to get your bike legs ready for a trip coming up that will take up around "Devils Lake" in Lincoln City.

Group meet at Gresham City Park...toward the back....off Powell......at 9 a.m.

Guide: Dave .... 668-8950
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April 1st..2000.....Cross-country ski starting at Government Camp on the WESTLEG TRAIL.and finishing on the TRILLIUM TRAIL......perhaps the most popular cross-country ski trail on Mt. hood. You have to know how to "glide" on this trip and be able to handle a 10 mileloop. Intermediate rating.

Guides: Jackie 663-0311 & Trudy 648-9267
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April 8th..2000.....Final Cross-country ski of the season!!!! Ski the beautiful "White River Canyon" Feed the birds...use your camera for this stunning view trip.

Guides: Jackie 663-0311 & Jim 644-2344
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April 11th..2000.... a "Design Science" wild flower hike.

Call Jim at 644-2344 For information.
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April 15th...2000....The waterfalls will be flowing full!!! See two falls on the beautiful ELOWAH FALLS TRAIL....a short couple miles of scenic hiking!! THEN....grab a snack (or more!!) At the Charburger in Cascade locks....and drive to the Washington side of the Gorge and hike 1 1/2 miles to HARDY FALLS.

Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's (towards the back) at 10 a.m.

Guide: Karen 667-3405
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April 22nd...2000....Again Hike the Gorge...beautiful "WAHKEENA FALLS....Hike 6.8 mile loop with very nice views and camera times from the DEVILS REST....!

Guides: Jim 644-2344 or Trudy 648-9267
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April 29th-2000-Let's change the routine a-bit and go HIKING on the Tom McCall preserve. See if the flowers are out yet! This is a two part hike totaling 5.6 miles. This hike has very beautiful views of the Gorge, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood.
Group meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9 A.M.

Call For information:--- Greg 503-663-7550
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April 29th( 2000)...Leaving the Gorge for a couple weeks we head to the BEACH !!! Flat sand walking.....ROADS END to TAFT....Look for those agates!!! If it is stormy we will consider changing locations for this day.

Guide: Karen 667-3405
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May 6th...2000...DUST OFF THE SPOKES....ride the trails of Mt. Hood on the PIONEER BRIDLE TRAIL....following the old pioneer roads...this can be a short bike ride...or we can extend it ... according the the wishes of the group. HELMETS REQUIRED.

Call Dave at 668-8950
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MAY 6th -2000...Back to the beach and the sand! Hike fantastic Tillamook Spit...about 7 miles total. Beautiful views of Tillamook Bay, Coast range mountains, Barview Jetty, and a long, wide Sandy Beach!

Group meet at McDonald's at the185th exit on Hwy 26- Beaverton 9 a.m..

For information call Greg at 643-2444
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MAY 13TH..2000..Flower ID and photo trip. Western Columbia Gorge on the Oregon side Start a wildflower ID collection. Bring your camera and /or notebook, pen and an Oregon wildflower book if you have one. Plan on making several stops with short hikes!1!!

Meet at Troutdale McDonald's at 9 a.m.

Call Lynn at 668-8950
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MAY TWENTIETH 2000..Camera time for great views of the beaches around Manzanita. Join Jim and Jackie on a wonderful 5 mile hike at the beach...popular NEAHKAHNIE MOUNTAIN. View the Nehalem Bay area from this top of the mountain experience.

Call for meeting information. Jim at 644-2344 or Jackie at 663-0311
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MAY TWENTY-SEVENTH 2000...Memorial Day Saturday Conquer another very popular mountain..this time in the Gorge area. Climb beautiful DOG MOUNTAIN on the Washington side of the Gorge. A popular wild flower hike.

Call for details. Jim at 644-2344 or Trudy at 648-9267
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MAY TWENTY-NINTH..2000... Memorial Day Monday......Up Beacon Rock.....then return to the Oregon side and stroll up to Pony Falls on the Triple Falls trail.

Call Karen for info. 677-3405
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JUNE THIRD 2000..First trip of the year in the Mt. Hood Scenic area...accompany Jim and Jackie to tree lined Bolder LAKE(snowed in-Hiked Tamanaws Falls. This is about a 6.5 mile intermediate hike up over the ridges of the Eastern side of the mountain. Not a crowded trail and very nice to hear the sounds of the woods and lake.

Call guides for more information. Jim at 644-2344 and Jackie at 663-0311
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JUNE 10th.. 2000...South of Mt. Hood lies pretty tree lined TWIN LAKES. This eight mile trip is scenic and will be a great early summer hike.

Call guides for information. Lynn at 668-8950 and Trudy at 648-9267
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JUNE SEVENTEENTH.. 2000...Tighten the spokes again for a nice country ride on the West side of the Portland area. Bike DAIRY CREEK ROAD in the North Plains area. Surrounded by field and distance hills you will enjoy this leisurely tour.

For information call the guides. Jim at 644-2344 or Trudy at 648-9267
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JUNE 24th .2000...CHANGE OF TRAILS...Come along for a couple waterfall hikes. Hike pretty WAHCELA FALLS..one mile to falls...then we will go enjoy ELOWAH FALLS....total hikong is about 5 miles.

Group meet at Troutdale McDonalds at 10 a.m.

Call Guide - Karen for info. 667-3405
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UPWARD TRAILS - 2001!!!--

January 6th.-2001....SNOWSHOE HIKE.....beginners!! An ever increasing sport in popularity....walk on top the snow...you can do this if you can walk. Easy nature trail walk around ENID LAKE on Mt. Hood. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

February 10th..2001...SECOND SNOW SHOE TRIP...Hike on top the snow to pretty MIRROR LAKE. We hike it in the summer...now come snowshoe hike it in the winter. Enjoy the activity and guides.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Dave at 503-668-8950
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March 3rd ..2001.....Snow Shoe beautiful "White River Canyon" ..use your camera for this stunning view ....trip.
Group meets at Gresham Fred Meyer - key shop at 9 a.m.

Guides: Jackie 663-0311 & Jim 644-2344
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UPWARD TRAILS - 2002!!!--

JANUARY 26TH.2002...SATURDAY.....PUT ON THE SHOES!! and join Jim and Jackie and snowshoe a 5.5 mile scenic loop in the Mt. Adams area. Slow as you go to enjoy to the fullest the winter wonderland!

For meeting information and equipment call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Jackie at 503-663-0311
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FEBRUARY 9TH..2002...SATURDAY.....PUT ON THE SHOES AGAIN! Little MIRROR LAKE is a favorite Upward Trails summer hike... NOW experience it in its winter clothing!! 3.2 miles round trip with option to do 6.4 miles. Snowshoe paradise!

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Dave at 503-668-8950
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April 6th.2002...SNOWSHOE "White River Canyon" 5 miles with incredible views of Mt. Hood.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Jackie at 503-663-0311
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April 13th..2002...SNOWSHOE Timberline Lodge to ZigZag canyon. 4.4 miles

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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DECEMBER 28th.2002..PUT ON THE SNOW-SHOES!!!! Join this recently VERY popular sport of WALKING ON THE SNOW......Mirror Lake is the location.....3-2 miles total with a possible side trip up to the ridge. Close, safe and popular trail.

Call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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April 27th...2002..BIKE the "Springwater Trail" of flat 15+ miles.

For information call Dave at 503-668-8750 or Jim at 503-644-2344
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Bring: Your bike, your helmet, sunglasses, water, snacks for the ride and a friend.

MAY 11th...2002.Dust off the spokes/helmets for the popular SPRINGWATER TRAIL. Cycle a round-trip tour from Gresham Park into Portland and back. Smooth flat cycling.

For information call Dave at 503-668-8950 or Jim at 503-644-2344
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The Ride: We biked Scio this same time last year and the fall colors were beautiful! We will bike through covered bridges and lovely countryside. The distance will be around 30 miles.

OCTOBER 26th.2002.MOSIER TUNNEL POPULAR BIKE TOUR...Scenic highway with beautiful views. 10.2 miles on this very popular trail.

For details call Jim at 503-2344 or Dave at 503-668-8950
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UPWARD TRAILS --2003!!!--

JANUARY 4th..2003..BEGINNERS Cross-country ski tour!! Shahli Falls...EASY....5 miles ON THE TRAIL lessons.

Call Jacque 503-663-0311
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JANUARY 11th..2003..Cross-country ski Trillium Lake. Very popular trail of 5 miles.

call Jim 503-644-2344
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JANUARY 25 --2003 SNOW SHOE at White River Canyon. Most beautiful area!!

Call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Jacque at 503-663-0311
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FEBRUARY 1..2003.Cross-country ski TeaCup Lake. Advanced beginner tour. Nice trails.

Call Jacque at 503-663-0311
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FEBRUARY 8th..2003.SATURDAY SNOWSHOE TRIP WALK on top the snow 1 1/2 miles to MIRROR LAKE. Popular trip in the Government Camp area.

For all information and equipment please call the guides. Guides: Jim-- 503-644-2344 and Trudy--503-648-9267
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FEBRUARY 15th..2003.SATURDAY BIKE TOUR Bike ride at popular FORT STEVENS at the beach. See the shipwreck, gun batteries and lake. This is a wonderful historic area. Helmets and bike racks necessary.

Call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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FEBRUARY 22ND.2003..Saturday CROSS COUNTRY SKI TOUR A quality advanced beginner tour of BENNET PASS. Enjoy the views from the ridge and 'the hill'.

For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311
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MARCH 1st..2003.SATURDAY CROSS COUNTRY SKI TOUR Enjoy the serenity of POCKET CREEK. This is a 7 mile loop for intermediate skiers.

Please call Jacque at 503-663-0311
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MARCH 8th.2003..SNOW SHOE Put on the 'shoes' and enjoy BARLOW PASS. Hike 6 miles with Jim and Trudy.

For information call Jim-503-644-2344 or Trudy-503-648-9267
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SATURDAY March 29th..2003.BRING IN SPRING...dust off the spokes and ride the popular DESCHUTES RIVER TRAIL. Bring a camera for good scenery pics.

Call Dave at 503-668-8950
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MAY 10th..2003.Saturday. DUST off the spokes and enjoy a leisurely ride on the SPRINGWATER TRAIL..No big hills on this popular trail with an option to 'side trip' it to Eastmoreland Park and the Rhododendron Gardens. 27 miles. $3.00 admission into the park. Camera recommended. About 6 hour trip.

For information call Dave at 503-668-8950
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SEPTEMBER 6th.2003...Fill the tires, dust of the spokes and RIDE on the DAIRY CREEK ROAD west of Portland. Peddle 30 miles enjoying the day.
For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Dave at 503-668-8950
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OCTOBER 25th..2003.DESCHUTES RIVER BIKE RIDE....Enjoy the sights of the Deschutes River Canyon as you peddle your way upriver. Visit the historic homestead. Twenty miles round trip. Mountain bike required. Helmets required.

For information call Dave at 503-668-8950
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DECEMBER 13th..2003.CROSS COUNTRY SKI TOUR. PLENTY of snow.. plenty of views... plenty of 'camp robbers'to steal your lunch...plenty of inhaling and exhaling and heart beat!!!

For info. call the guides Jacque at 503-633-0311 or Jim at 503-644-2344
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December 20th.2003..shopping day for Christmas

DECEMBER 27th..2003..CROSS-COUNTRY SKI...ADVANCED BEGINNERS. (Means, can stand up and move and glide some) Very popular TRILLIUM LAKE TRAIL....walk the downward part optional. Gorgeous views of Mt. Hood if clear.

Guide: Jacque 503-663-0311 (Meet at Gresham Fred Meyers but please call Jacque first.)
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UPWARD TRAILS --2004!!!--

JANUARY-2004

JANUARY 3rd....2004.Easy does it hiking.....In the Gorge.....

Call Karen for details at 503-667-3405
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January 22nd..2004.thurs.2004 Upwardtails Birthday at "Olive Garden"Ron
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JANUARY 24th...Cross-country ski the WEST LEG ROAD. This is a popular covered road going up to Timberline Lodge from the rest stop at Government Camp. This tour is 5-8 miles and you MUST be able to glide on some intermediate downhill areas.

For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311
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JANUARY 31st...2004.Join Jim on SNOWSHOES on the beautiful WHITE RIVER CANYON trail. This trail is popular and goes up the gorge of the White River to the side of Mt. Hood with stunning views.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344
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FEBRUARY 2004--

FEBRUARY 7th...2004.Join Jacque and Jim on a cross-country ski tour on the MUD CREEK LOOP trail. This is a 10 mile loop with views of Mt. Hood and very fun for experienced skiers.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Jacque at 503-663-0311
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FEBRUARY 14th..2004.Short hiking trip pending, in the Gorge area...

For information on Saturdays hike please call-Lynn at 503-668-8950
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Last summer I spent some time 'car camping' and hiking and exploring time. I have several ideas for trips like those this summer where we go set up camp, explore/hike and spend the night with our cars and get up and explore/hike again the next day. (Some might even want to backpack out of the car area for one night and those not wanting to could do a short shuttle).

Areas such as:

-St. Helens

-Ollallie Lake

-John Day River area and trail

-Painted Hills ( I know a great primitive camping area between Antelope and Fossil....and we could catch some of the sights along the way in that loop trip. Old Condon Hotel, Fossil ice cream shop, Shaniko, Antelope)

-Beach (group campsites like Nehalem Bay....hiking to the 'spit' and Nehakanie Mountain)

-Steens (would need more then one night for sure)

-Bonney Meadows (where I camped last fall and 'found' the "Hawk Watch" program where you stand on a high point in the area and watch the birds migrate South along the "hawk highway' and watch the birds being caught and banded and let go. Very intersting. Nasty road into the area however.

-and the Cave areas around Bend
This would not necessarily be 'all the amenities' camping for sure. There would be a trip or two that I would take my tents instead of my RV because of the primitive roads.

Familys would be very welcome obviously as I have six teenagers who love to play kickball, catch, horseshoes etc. in the evenings with others.

We could set up a central kitchen so every one could use the bigger stoves to cook on and keep a pot of water going for drinks. Independent camping but still with the 'group'. Any ideas?? No shopping at the malls now, we ARE a wilderness group!!!!

Karen Graves

FEBRUARY 21st..2004.A cross-country ski tour for advanced beginners. Join Jacque in the beautiful HEATHER CANYON tour. 5 miles of neverending scenes to photo!!

For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311
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FEBRUARY 28th...2004Try a new trail on SNOWSHOES!! Join Jim and Trudy on the GHOST RIDGE trail. Six miles in the Mt. Hood area.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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MARCH 2004--

MARCH..11...thurs.2004 Upwardtails Birthday at "Saylers Country Kitchen"Ruth & Tom
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MARCH 13TH..2004...SNOW SHOE WITH JIM!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the winter setting with a tour UP to MIRROR LAKE on the southwest side of Mt. Hood.

Group meet at Gresham Fred Meyers at 9am.....Guide: Jim at 503-644-2344
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MARCH 20TH..2004...Perhaps the LAST 'tour' of the season!! CROSS-COUNTY SKI pretty BENNETT PASS with Jaque!!! This snow covered road on the south side of Mt. Hood gives nice views and visits by 'camp robbers'. 5 miles advanced beginners (you need to be able to glide some)

Group meet at Gresham Fred Meyers at 9am. Guide: Jacque at 503-663-0311
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MARCH 27th...2004.. HIKE in the GORGE. The TOOTHROCK Trail 5 miles moderate elevation gain. Trail goes to WAUNA POINT.

For further information call GUIDE Lynn at 503-668-8950
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APRIL 2004--

APRIL 3rd...2004..Join GUIDE Jim on the UP trail of the Gorge. 6.1 miles on the WYGANT TRAIL. Enjoy the views and perhaps some early flowers.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344
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APRIL 9th and 10th..2004...FRIDAY NIGHT and/or SATURDAY EASTER EGG DYING WITH HIKING AND BIKING OPTIONS Option to camp at DESCHUTES STATE PARK or drive out the Gorge to bring us morning fresh coffee Saturday!!!! Enjoy a quiet away from city noise sleep and SATURDAY.....short hiking, mountain bike option AND bring boiled or raw eggs to COLOR. DYE will be supplied. Bring a lawn chair and a warm jacket. Enjoy the day with Karen and her family and two 4 1/2 month old puppies!!

Call Karen for details at 503-667-3405
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APRIL 17th..2004..BEACH TIME......GOOD!!!!!!!! Hike with Jacque up SCENIC NEAHAKAHIE MOUNTAIN This 5 mile moderate trail is perhaps the most scenic on the coast line.


Group meet Jacque at Tannasborne Mall McDonalds at 9am.....For additional info : GUIDE: Jacque at 503-663-0311


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APRIL 17th..Sat..2004 Upwardtails WEDDING Gail and Dan
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APRIL 24th..2004...RETURN TO THE BEACH..... A NEW hiking area for UPWARD TRAILS 4-6 miles...easy. UP THE COAST LINE>>>> LONG BEACH WASHINGTON NORTHERN TIP

Call Karen for details at 503-667-3405
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MAY 2004--

MAY 1st...2004..DUST OFF THE SPOKES and join GUIDE Dave for a COMBO bike ride on the very popular SPRING WATER TRAIL....and.....a scavenger hunt?????

For information call: Dave at 503-668-8950
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MAY 22..2004.THIS Saturday.....join Jacque and Trudy on the GRASSY KNOLL trail in Washington. This is a moderate uphill popular hike.

Call for information: Jacque at 503-663-0311
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MAY 29..2004.Memorial Day Saturday UP the very popular wild flower hiking trail...in the Gorge. Join Jim and Trudy on the DOG MOUNTAIN loop trail with stops to see the view and take pictures.

For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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MAY 31.2004..MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY....please pray for the families of our military who have lost loved ones and for those who have loved ones on the bases around the world and at home. AND Hike along with Lynn in the Gorge UP (all trails in the Gorge go UP!!) to the views at NICK EATON RIDGE and follow to INDIAN POINT for wildflower discoveries.

For information call Lynn at 503-668-8950
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JUNE...2004--

JUNE 12.2004..Join 'FRIENDS OF THE GORGE' for a hike on the Washington side. BRING SHOES THAT ARE OKAY TO GET WET. MYSTERY location.

For information: call Lynn at 503-668-8950
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JUNE 19..2004.A favorite for sure!!!!!!! Join Jim for 6.3 miles on the TILLAMOOK HEAD trail. Located between Seaside and Cannon Beach this trail has wonderful large trees and views of the lighthouse and surf.

For information: call Jim at 503-644-2344
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JUNE 26 (Saturday)--2004-- READ CAREFULLY....THIS IS A 'DOUBLE-DUTY' weekend

A-Hike with Jacque and Trudy watching the views as you hike the LITTLE HUCKLEBERRY MT trail and nature trail. This trail also has some 'up'....1800'x2.7miles UP.....then down!!

For information: call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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B-A NEW trip for Upward Trails!! Primitive car camping trip. Travel up the Gorge to Biggs Junction then over to Congdon. Follow down to the Fossil ice cream shop and the towns hillside to hunt for Fossils. Bring a small shovel or large trowel. Continue to a painted hills rest area and then about 4 miles up a dirt, rough road. (No low cars or large rv's). At the camp there will be casual hiking over some painted hills and up a dirt road and/or along the John Day River. There is no drinking water so everyone must bring plenty of water. There is a store in Fossil. Sunday morning we will go up over the hills and drop into Antelope for breakfast, stop at the 'living ghost town' of Shaniko, continue down to the Gorge and home. ONE night 'primitive' camping. Primitive means no cabins, running water, campsites. We just ENJOY the area and the wilderness countryside.

For a list of suggestions call Karen at 503-312-1722
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JULY...2004--

JULY 3rd...2004..Dust off the spokes and join Dave on your bike following the old Vernonia Rail Line. 16 miles total. This is one of several rail lines converted into walking, biking and riding paths for public use. Very nice.


For information: call Dave at 503-668-8950 HELMETS required
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HAPPY 4th OF JULY--2004- GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS

July 9...Frid.2004 Upwardtails Birthday at "Spaghetti Factory -- Jim's--50th--
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JULY 10th.2004..Hike the LITTLE SANTIAM River trail. 5 waterfalls in 6 moderate miles. Absolutely a good camera hike. Help point out scenery for Lynn to use her new camera!!!


For information: call Lynn at 503-668-8950
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JULY 17th AND 18th.-2004- Day hike UP "SLEEPING BEAUTY" and/or spend the night with Karen and her family camping. Drive to Trout Lake, Washington area for a favorite camping area. Trust the sky to be clear so the stars can be wonderfully on display. This is a car camping overnighter. Primitive. Small rv's welcome.

For information call Karen at 503-312-1722.

OR---for a LONGER trip....Join Dave and Lynn at CRATER LAKE. Take a short hike to the headwaters of the Rogue River and a nice hike UP Mt. Scott. Fantastic views.

For information on this trip call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950. RV's welcome.
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July 22...Thurs..2004 Upwardtails Birthday at "Chang's Mongolian Grill -- Jim's-Dan's--Gary's--Greg's-
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JULY 24th Hike on Mt. Hood flanks to pleasant BURNT LAKE. Hike to the old lookout. This is a very nice area with good views of the mountain 'up close'.

For information and distance call Jim at 503-644-2344
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JULY 31st..2004.return to the Gorge UP scenic NESMITH POINT...semi-steep trail for those wanting their lungs cleared out. Nice long all day hiking in the gorge on this fairly popular trail.

For information call Lynn at 503-668-8950
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AUGUST...2004--

AUGUST 7th..2004.. Return to Mt. Hood and follow the popular TIMBERLINE TRAIL to PARADISE PARK. Enjoy lunch HIGH on the side of the mountain as this trail starts at timberline.

For information call guides Jim at 503-644-2344 or Dave at 503-668-8950
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AUGUST 14..2004.. Wanting to return for more pictures...never been there....here is a masterpiece.....get away from it all......enjoy the beauty of the Cascade Range of Mountains. CAR CAMPING, RV's etc. ok. Moderate hiking past three waterfalls to GREEN LAKES at the base of beautiful SOUTH SISTER outside of BEND, OREGON. Popular hike from Devils Lake through lava fields. Great views.

Call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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AUGUST 21st -Sat.--2004-- DAY HIKE with an OVERNIGHT OPTION Primitive camping but not to far from civilization this time Hike into pretty RAMONA FALLS. Next day hike the 'workout' hike UP to YOKUM RIDGE....the high ridge on the East side of Mt. Hood...above timberline...across the canyon from Paradise Park.

For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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October...2004--

October 2nd -Sat.-Big Upwardtrails Wedding -- Jim and Polly -- at Cedar Mills Bible Church ---
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October 9th -Sat.-2004- Miller Trail: Easy 6.5 mile loop around Clackamas lake, passing through a meadow to Timothy Lake overlook.possibly with Greg's 34 foot motorhome(clean, warm and dry,with bathroom)

Call Lynn 668-8950.
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October 23rd -Sat.-2004 Barlow Butte: Moderately easy 6.5 mile hike with car shuttle or possibly with Greg's 34 foot motorhome (clean, warm and dry,with bathroom). Should be some great fall colors.

Call Lynn 668-8950.
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NOVEMBER..2004--

-November 13th- Sat.-2004-Let's change the routine a-bit and go HIKING on the Tom McCall preserve. See if the flowers are out yet! This is a two part hike totaling 5.6 miles. This hike has very beautiful views of the Gorge, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood.

Group meet at Troutdale Lewis & Clark State Park at 9 A.M. Call For information:--- Jim 644-2344
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November 27th -- Saturday -2004-Warrior Rock. Hike out Sauvie Island to Oregon's only fresh-water lighthouse. 7 level miles. Bring raingear & lunch.

East-side people ride in Greg's Motor home. Warm & toasty after a hike.

Call Lynn for details. 668-8950
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DECEMBER..2004--

December 04 Sat. Hike back in the Gorge on the Wygant Trail -- about 6 & 1/2 miles . Very nice Hike.
Everyone rides in Greg's Motor home to and from hike. Warm & toasty after a hike.

for information Call Jim at 503-644-2344
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December 18th Sat2004-. Hike The Very nice Portland Hills around the Portland Zoo.

Call Lynn for info.Lynn 668-8950.
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January ..2005--

January 8th -Sat.-2005 HIKING in the Gorge. UPWARD TRAILS welcomes back......GUIDE DONN WELLS.....join Donn and his family on this nice winter outing!!!!!! Beautiful Eagle Creek 4 miles to Punchbowl Falls and possibly beyond. Meet at Lewis & Clark SP and 10:00 a.m.

Call Donn Wells for details – 503-408-0875.
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JANUARY 15th.Sat..2005......HIKING........in the Gorge. Wauna Point Falls. A moderate 4 mile hike on an abandoned road to a forgotten trailhead with 3 lovely waterfalls close at hand.

Call Dave and Lynn for details....503-668-8950
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JANUARY 22nd..Sat..2005...Cross-country ski time!!! ** Bad Ski conditions -- So, We will do Plan -B- Hike to Wahkeena Falls. ** Glide on top the snow around very popular Trillium Lake. This scenic snow covered road is a five mile loop.

Call Jim and Polly for details....503-644-2344
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JANUARY 29th..2005..RETURN TO THE GORGE..... casually hike the pretty WAHCELLA FALLS trail...this 2 mile short hike presents one of the most stunning falls in the area.

For information call Karen at 503-630-4385
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Februrary 2005--

February 5th .Sat...2005...TIME TO WALK ON THE SNOW!!!...SNOW SHOE TRIP -- Hike on top of the snow on this popular trail in the Government Camp Area. Circle Enid Lake. Tread for 3 miles through trees and snow. Camera perfect.

For details call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344 and Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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February 12th...2005...... Total change of pace......Cycling... Dust off the gears and cycle from Hood River to Mosier and back on pavement. Scenic and serene Gentle 9 & 1/2 miles, mild workout.

For details call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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FEBRUARY 19th...2005 Return to the GORGE....and hike a casual 2.2 mile hike to HARDY FALLS. Hidden in the rocks this falls is very pretty in the winter ice. Stop at Charburger after the hike for warmth, fellowship and FOOD.

For information call Karen at 503-630-4385
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February 26th.....2005.....Hiking time. Hike Dry Creek Falls. This is an easy 5 1/2 mile loop trail.Stop in at Charburger for hot chili & cocoa afterward.

For details call Lynn at 503-668-8950
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March --2005--

March 5th –2005-SKI INTO MARCH!!!!!!Join Upward Trails Guides DONN WELLS and family and Karen Graves with her six teen age boys in BEGINNING CROSS COUNTRY SKI LESSONS!!!!!! This will be a beginning tour in the SKIBOWL/GOVERNMENT CAMP area. (Subject to change depending on snow and wather conditions). Meet at Sandy McDonalds at 9 a.m.and proceed to the Winter Fox ski rental shop. .

For information call Donn at 503-408-0875.
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March 12th –2005 - SPRING FLOWER TIME!!!! Grass Widow Quest. 3 short hikes to see the flower displays on the dry side of the mountains. Bring cameras & flower books.Aprox. 3-4 miles total.

Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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March 19th -2005 - HIKING in the Gorge – Washington side. Duncan Creek – New to Upward Trails. See how many Falls you can count in less than 1 mile. Very steep for a very short section. Then add a couple miles on a new trail near Skamania Lodge.Total of 3 1/2 miles.

Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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APRIL --2005--

APRIL 9th.Sat...2005..Two new hikes...STARVATION FALLS from a different angle. Climb a short steep hill for an unusual vantage point overlooking the falls. Then continue hiking another short steep hill to the top of MITCHELL POINT for a beautiful wildflower display. 3.5 miles total.

Please call Dave and Lynn for information at 503-668-8950
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APRIL 16th.....Join JIM and POLLY hiking in an undecided area of our great land.

If you have a favorite please call them or just call for information at 503-644-2344
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APRIL 23rd.Sat..2005..DOUBLE DUTY DAY WELCOME BACK JACQUE!!!!!!! Start the hike at OAKS BOTTOM WILDLIFE REFUGE for 3.6 miles that is scenic, flat and easy. Then, drive to pretty SAUVIES ISLANDS OAK ISLAND and hike another 2.9 miles on flat and easy terrain. $3.50 car parking.

For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503-648-9267

You can hike one of these hikes or both!!!!
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APRIL 30th.2005..Deschutes River Bike Trip to old farmhouse - 20 miles mostly level.

Call Dave 668-8950.
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MAY --2005--

MAY 7th.Sat.2005....GRASSY KNOLL HIKE....see the beautiful BALSAM ROOT display and the fantastic distant views. 6.5 miles total, moderate miles.

For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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MAY 14th.Sat.2005....The Clackamas River RIVERSIDE TRAIL. In the Estacada area. 4.2 miles flat hiking. Car shuttle and parking permit required.

For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503-648-9267
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MAY 21st..Sat.2005...ANOTHER good workout on the OLD RUDOLPH SPUR trail to some far reaching views. 4 miles up...4.5 miles down!!

For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950. No beginner hikers please.
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MAY 28th...MEMORIAL SATURDAY HIKING....Casual hiking on the SANDY RIVER DELTA near Troutdale. Flat terrain. 3-5 miles of wandering the web of trails to a Columbia River beach. (No swimming please).

For information call Karen at 503-630-4385
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JUNE --2005--

This month,.. of June,...

Is the heavenly view of what scientists call the "alignment of the planets"
Mercury, Venus and Saturn will be tightly grouped and close to the horizon. They will converge in an area of sky smaller than the visual diameter of the moon.

Watch this rare grouping develop as the month progresses.You can now locate brilliant Venus hovering above the horizon to the west-northwest just after 9pm.

Saturn will emerge by 9:30 higher than Venus directly to the west. The ringed planet is keeping company with the twins Castor and Pollux, two stars just to the right of Saturn. By June 15th Mercury will have entered the picture as this innermost planet comes around the sun and approaches Venus.

Find a spot wiht a clear view to the west and use binoculars about 30 minutes after sunset.
All three planets are very bright but so is the sky. As the sky darkens the planets move closer to setting and by 10pm Mercury will be below the horizon.

FEEL FREE TO COME SEE.....RV SPACE OR OVERNIGHT STAY IS WELCOME FOR CONTINUED SKY WATCH. PRAY FOR CLEAR WEATHER.
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JUNE 4th.2005...Open ...Don Lowe, who, along with his wife, Roberta, authored a series of hiking and biking guide books including "35 Hiking Trails in the Columbia River Gorge," and "100 Hikes in Oregon." He'll be displaying his photography in the Sandy Library from Saturday, June 4 through July 17th. He'll also have some of his work for sale. Phone # for the Library is 503-668-5537. Here's your chance to get your guide books autographed and see his work. If you're in the area, stop by & see. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

JUNE 11.Sat2005...Pretty TAMANAWAS FALLS on the 'dry' side of the mountain. Easy 3.8 mile hike along a beautiful stream. A 5-6 mile loop can be included.

Call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503- 9267
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June 18th.2005.Sat..NIGHT TIME OF GOD'S GLORY!!!!
With binnoculars and Dave's telescope look for the 'alignment of the planets'....Venue, Saturn, Jupiter (?) from the front yard of the new site of the Upward Trails, Wings as Eagles ranch in the greater Estacada area. Snacks will be served. This will convene at 9pm. A 20 minute drive from I-205. See directions in 'Trailbreak'.
For information call Karen 503-630-4385 and Lynn and Dave 503-668-8950
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JUNE 25th..2005..Sat..SIOUXON CREEK in Washington State. Beautiful creek with five waterfalls! Bring your camera. 7.6 miles of moderate hiking.
For information call Jim at 503-644-2344 or Jacque at 503-663-0311

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JULY --2005--

JULY 2nd..2005..Sat..Enjoy downhill hiking....many falls...following the EAGLE CREEK TRAIL from WAHTUM LAKE to the trailhead along the Gorge Hiway. We will park at Eagle Creek and be shuttled through Hood River up to Wahtum Lake. Come experience "Tunnel Falls" and the beauty of this popular trail.
For information call Jim at 503-644-2344

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JULY 9th..2005...Sat........ Still open

July 10th ...Sunday...Don Lowe will be at the Sandy Library to sign books & stuff Sunday, July 10. " 35 hiking trails -- In the Columbia River Gorge - Book "

call the library for details.

JULY 16th.2005...Sat...A pretty easy 7 mile PRETTY LEWIS RIVER hike. A favorite of many this hike is in Washington and very nice.
For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503- 9267

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JULY 23rd..2005..Sat..Experience MT.HOOD trails up MAZAMA RIDGE with Dave and Lynn. 7.5 miles for experienced hikers or those in fairly good shape. Bring sun lotion. This is a great experience!
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950

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JULY 30th...2005..Sat....UPWARD TRAILS, " WINGS AS EAGLES RANCH OPEN HOUSE."
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"The heavens declare your handiwork...."
"God created the heavens and the earth"
"...and it was very good..."

This month, of June, is the heavenly view of what scientists call the "alignment of the planets" Mercury, Venus and Saturn will be tightly grouped and close to the horizon. They will converge in an area of sky smaller than the visual diameter of the moon. Watch this rare grouping develop as the month progresses.You can now locate brilliant Venus hovering above the horizon to the west-northwest just after 9pm.
Saturn will emerge by 9:30 higher than Venus directly to the west. The ringed planet is keeping company with the twins Castor and Pollux, two stars just to the right of Saturn. By June 15th Mercury will have entered the picture as this innermost planet comes around the sun and approaches Venus.
Find a spot wiht a clear view to the west and use binoculars about 30 minutes after sunset. All three planets are very bright but so is the sky. As the sky darkens the planets move closer to setting and by 10pm Mercury will be below the horizon.
FEEL FREE TO COME SEE.....RV SPACE OR OVERNIGHT STAY IS WELCOME FOR CONTINUED SKY WATCH. PRAY FOR CLEAR WEATHER.
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UPWARD TRAILS....... WINGS AS EAGLES RANCH !!!!!!!!!!!!

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JULY 30th..2005...SATURDAY........OPEN HOUSE!!!!!!!!!
1pm to 6 pm

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Come spend some time enjoying the country air!!!!
Bring kids and adults. All children will be safely guided with the animals.
ENJOY---
-short walk leading donkeys
-short walk leading goats
-short ride on JAKE (helmet provided)
-be a cowboy/girl and learn how to twirl a rope
-experience paintball
-see old photo books of Upward Trails activities
-watch slide shows of ranch and Upward Trails activities
-take a dip in the pool
-play some yard games
-meet the guides...good time to sit and visit
-help make out the fall schedule with books available and your input
-test out a bb gun, goggles provided
-learn the 'hows' of caring for hoofs on animals
-spend time brushing animals
-learn how to put in a 'bit'
-bring your camera
-admire chickens and eat a FRESH egg
-experience the pull of the harness as we rope you up for the experience of how safe the ropes for climbing are. (only an easy slanted hill will be used)
-bring empty water jugs...we are on WELL water...yummmmmmmm
The day is for you to enjoy. Enjoy Snicker and Doodle, Crytyla, Pioneer, Jirah (who will make sure you enjoy her, after all, you came to see her didn't you?), Nissi, Jahkeetah (the great white), Naomi, Abigail, Sammy, Noah, Dottie and Jake!!! AND enjoy the boys living on the ranch as they will be helping you lead and enjoy the animals and twirl the ropes.
DIRECTIONS.....Drive to Estacada....follow the signs to Mollalla (Hwy. 211) at about 4 miles from the bridge in town that crosses the Clackamas River start watching for a MILE MARKER 29...on your left...THAT MARKER is directly in front of the ranch....Turn left at the driveway with the green mailbox.
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AUGUST --2005--

AUGUST 6th..Sat..Hiking, strolling, time!!! Hike in two miles and then hike UP to YOKUM RIDGE. View Mt. Hood and the Southwestern valleys from ABOVE the tree line. 10 miles with day packs. This is for experienced or hikers in good shape (or who'd like to be).... and hike to pretty Ramona Falls.
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950.
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AUGUST 13..2005..Sat..Two Hidden Falls! Hike up the Oneonta Creek trail to pass behind an unnamed Falls. Then wade up the creek in a deep gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls. Wear sturdy boots for a short, rough section. Bring water sandals and small camera in zip-lock bag. 3 miles total. Fun and pretty!
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950.

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Short Sunday Stroll: August 14 - Easy pickings! Hike to Bridal Veil Falls, then over to abandoned community for all the blackberries you can pick. 1.5 miles. Bring containers to fill.
For information call Lynn at 503-668-8950.

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AUGUST 20th..2005..Sat.. HIGH on the mountain again....at tree line level or above. TIMBERLINE LODGE TO PARADISE PARK...a popular trails experiencing the 'gravel' of the upper slopes of Mt. Hood. DAY HIKE or BACKPACK in and stay with the guides at Paradise Park.....On Sunday drop down through Ramona Falls to a waiting shuttle.
For information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344

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Short Sunday Stroll: August 21 - Hike around Frog Lake to see Mt. Hood reflected in the lake and the field of blue Gentian in bloom. Then possibly take a dip in the lake. Or, if it's too cool for swimming, perhaps a hike to the top of Frog Lake Butte for far-ranging views.
For information call Lynn at 503-668-8950.

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AUGUST 27th.2005...Sat.. Biking at it's finest. Enjoy the popular VERNONIA RAIL LINE. Mt. or street bike OK. 15 miles one way with shuttle.
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950.

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SEPTEMBER --2005--

SEPTEMBER 3rd..2005..Sat..HIGH again on the mountain this time on the EASTERN slopes........COOPER SPUR TRAIL. Look down on the glaciers on this trail above the tree line. Popular wonderful trail. 8 miles total with option for shorter.
For information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344

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SEPTEMBER 10th..2005...Saturday....Return to a favorite trail of many....at the beach.....SEASIDE TO CANNON BEACH. Join Jim and Polly on this scenic ocean and lighthouse trail.

For meeting information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344
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SPECIAL EVENT...SATURDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 10th..(if sky is clear)......8pm at the UPward Trails, WIngs as Eagles Ranch.......telescope and binnocular the sky for a view of MARS. Drive home or stay the night. Bring bedding. Snacks and breakfast will be served.
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950 or Karen at 503-630-4385
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SEPTEMBER 17th..2005...BARLOW BUTTE trail. Scenic trail on the side of Mt. Hood. About 6 miles with great views.
For meeting information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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DOUBLE EVENT WEEKEND !!!!

SEPTEMBER 24th Saturday and 25th.Sunday........Car camp with Karen and family. Drive to BONNIE MEADOWS on the south side of Mt. Hood. Hike about 1/2 mile to the ridge where research is counting the raptors that fly the "Hawk Highway" South for the winter. Bring binnoculars to spot and identify the birds. Watch the Hawk Watch people trap and band and release. All camping self-sufficient although a stove will be provided. Day trippers welcome.
Call Karen at the Upward Trails office at 503-630-4385
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SEPTEMBER 24th Saturday .....Pretty BIRD CREEK MEADOWS. This hike in the Mt. Adams area is scenic and a pretty drive to get to the trailhead. Moderate loop trail of about 5 miles.
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OCTOBER --2005--

OCTOBER 1st.2005....Open

OCTOBER 8th...Saturday WILSON RIVER TRAIL...join Jim and Polly on the hike.This Hike is in Oregon on the Wilson River at Jones Creek on the Wilson River Hwy(HWY-6) to Tillamook trail. Nice area and popular trail.
For information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344

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OCTOBER 15th..2005...Saturday Dust off the spokes!!!! Enjoy the popular SPRINGWATER TRAIL....bike on this old rail way trail that is included in the 40-mile loop of Portland. Enjoyable easy biking.
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950

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OCTOBER..2005...22 Sat.Hike pretty SIOUXON CREEK with Jacque. 7.6 miles of moderate hiking along the creek. Five waterfalls for our enjoyment ..
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OCTOBER..2005...29 Sat. From Lolo Pass to Bald Mt. VP. Should be great views of Mt. Hood with the fresh snow. Moderate 3.5 m. climb with car shuttle or 7m. total.
Call Dave & Lynn 668-8950.

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NOVEMBER --2005--

NOVEMBER 5TH ..2005.. SAT... Back to the beach Tillamook Spit...about 8 miles .... Come Join Jim and Polly for this enjoyable beach hike.
For information -- call Jim at 644-2344

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DECEMBER --2005--

DECEMBER 3RD ..2005.. SAT. ....Old Wagon Trail.....4-5 miles. Like high country Switzerland.
For information call Jacque at 503-663-0711

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DECEMBER 10TH ..2005.. SAT. ...ZOO lights. Ride the MAX to the zoo. Hike Wildwood Park, see the zoo and ride the tram to see the lights.
Call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950

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DECEMBER 17TH 2005- SAT. ..Clackamas River Trail. 8 miles one way with shuttle. Gentle pretty hike.
Call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950

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January ..2006--

JANUARY 14th.2006..Sat.. ..PUT ON THE SNOW SHOES....very popular slow moving sport to view the views.....SNOWSHOE TOUR!!!!!!! Bennet Pass will give some nice scenery.
For information call Dave and Lynn at 503-668-8950
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JANUARY 21st..2006..Sat.. ...SNOW SHOE AGAIN and ENJOY!!!! Casually forest trail with mt. views and frozen lake lunch spot. ENID LAKE is the area!
For information call Trudy at 503-648-9267 or Jacque at 503-663-0311
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JANUARY 28th..2006..Sat.. ...Put on the boards!! CROSS COUNTRY ski VERY popular TRILLIUM LAKE....yes, walk the hill! Great views of Mt. Hood across this beautiful frozen lake.
For information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344
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FEBRUARY ..2006--

FEBRUARY 4th..2006..Sat..UT Potluck Brunch 10:30 at Jaque’s 503-663-0311

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FEBRUARY 11th..2006..Sat.. ..Return to the 'shoes'...and SNOW SHOE -- MIRROR LAKE. A popular hiking trail along side the highway just before Government Camp this is a very scenic snow shoe.
For information call Jim and Polly at 503-644-2344
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FEBRUARY 18th..2006..Sat.. open - ?

FEBRUARY 25th..2006..Sat.. ...BEGINNING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING. Learn HOW!! Multopor Meadows... about 5-6 mileseasy short and almost flat trail with food and warm at the lodge at the far end before looping back. GREAT TIME TO LEARN or try this sport out to see if you have further interest.
For information call Jacque at 503-663-0311 or Trudy at 503-648-9267

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MARCH ..2006--

MARCH 11th..2006..Sat.. – Wahkeena Falls to Devil’s Rest. Moderately steep climb 4 miles to summit, then descend to the beautiful views from Angel’s Rest. 9 miles total with car shuttle, "Or enjoy a shorter hike by turning back after the waterfalls." . Bundle up against possible wind even on a clear day.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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MARCH 18th..2006..Sat.. – Cross-country ski Teacup Lake. Easy to moderate. 5-6 miles.
Call Jacque 503-663-0311 or Trudy 503-648-9267.

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MARCH 25th..2006..Sat.. *** Cancelled ****– Dog lover’s hike. Put your "best friend" on a leash and bring him on this hike up past Latourell Falls to the hidden Upper Falls. 2 mile moderate loop. 16’ retractable leash recommended for pooch.
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APRIL ..2006--

APRIL 1ST..2006..Sat..- Memaloose Loop in the Gorge. 6-7 miles.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Gary.

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APRIL 8th..2006..Sat.. – Tamanawas Falls. 5 easy miles. Great view. Enjoy the butterflies along with the flowers. Walk behind the Falls.
Call Jacque 503 668 1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267.

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APRIL 15th..2006..Sat..Double duty – NEW for Young Adults. 20 to 40 year-olds, this is especially for you. Patrick Reagan will be leading an 8-mile moderate hike up Hamilton Mt. Hike past 2 unusual waterfalls to good flower displays and great views of the gorge. Get close-up view of those 400’ basalt cliffs.
Call Patrick 503-957-1285.

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APRIL 15th..2006..Sat..Double dutyDouble duty: Rock of Ages Trail to the Natural Arch and Devil’s Backbone. 2 waterfalls; good flower displays. 2.5 mile very steep scramble in the Gorge.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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APRIL 22nd..2006..Sat..– Munra Point. 6 steep miles in the Columbia Gorge. Great Views. Amazing cliffs. Exposure.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344.

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APRIL 29th..2006..Sat.. – Try something new. Hood River Mt. 3 mile loop with abundant wildflower display.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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MAY ..2006--

MAY 6th..2006..Sat.. – Tillamook Head. 6 miles one way with car shuttle. Pass view of lighthouse and explore old military bunkers. 2 miles moderately steep uphill, then "coast" down to Ecola Point.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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MAY 13th..2006..Sat.. – Deschutes River Bike Trip with Jim & Dave. 10 to 20 mostly level miles on gravel road. Great flower display. Keep an eye out for snakes.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Dave 503-668-8950.

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MAY 20th..2006..Sat.. – Nick Eaton Ridge Backpack in the Gorge. Come for a day or stay the night. Venture out onto precipitous Indian Point at 3.5 miles, then on to find a campsite for the night. Hike past the flowers on the way down the next day. 11 miles total.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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MAY 27th..2006..Sat..– Devil’s Peak near Mt. Hood via the steep Cool Creek Trail. 360o views from an old fire lookout on the summit. 8.2 miles total.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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MAY 29th..2006..May.. – MEMORIAL DAY Tradition. Hike to the top of Dog Mt. Good workout & nice views. Great flower display. 7 mile loop.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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JUNE ..2006--

JUNE 3rd..2006..Sat.. – King Mt. near the coast along Hwy. 6. 5.4 miles. Challenging. Great views.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344.

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JUNE 10th..2006..Sat..– Warren Lake Backpack trip in the Gorge. Celebrate Life with Dave & Lynn one year after surviving a rollover crash on the Banfield. Give God the glory as you hike up steep Mt. Defiance as far as Warren Lake to spend the night, then descend the next day. 12 mile loop. Full moon night.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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JUNE 17th..2006..Sat.. Double duty – Special for Young Adults. 20 to 40-year group join Patrick Reagan on a hike up Whetstone Mt. 5 miles in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. Amazing view from Three Sisters to Mt. Rainier.
Call Patrick 503-957-1285.

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JUNE 17th..2006..Sat.. Double duty - Double duty: Hike Ledbetter Point on the northernmost tip of Long Beach, Washington. 4 Level miles. Wear sandals in case part of the trail is flooded like last time.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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JUNE 24th..2006..Sat.. – Salmon Butte in the Salmon River area. 8.6 miles. See the giant Rhodies in bloom.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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JULY ..2006--

July 1st...2006..Sat.. – Hike with Lynn and Dave, Lolo Pass to Bald Mt. 6.6 m. total, Moderate hike to great views of Mt. Hood, then loop down the McGee Creek Trail for a change of pace.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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July 7-8...2006.Frid..Sat.. – Short overnighter Fri-Sat. to Ramona Falls. 2 m. Friday night to campsite. Saturday hikers join Jacque to hike in to meet the campers, then continue another 2 miles to the Falls. 7 miles total moderate hike.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.and call Jacque at 503-663-0711

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July 15th...2006..Sat..Trip cancelled .
July 29th...2006..Sat.. –Timberline Lodge to Barlow Pass. 5.5 m. Easy downhill with car shuttle. Optional overnighter:*** Spend the night at Twin Lakes, then hike out to Wapanitia Pass the next morning or continue on to Little Crater Lake Sunday evening.*** Join Dave & Lynn as they begin their backpacking trip to Crater Lake N.P. 668-8950
July 30th...2006..Sun.. –Wapanitia Pass (frog Lake Parking) Little Crater Lake, Timothy Lake
July 31th...2006..Mon.. Clackamas Lake–Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950.

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AUGUST ..2006--

August – Join Dave & Lynn along the way for their 275-mile backpacking trip from Timberline Lodge to Crater Lake National Park. LORD willing. Watch this site for more information.

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August 1st...2006..tue.. –Buckskin Butte Warm Springs River (warm springs reservation)
August 2nd...2006..wed.. –Pinhead Buttes Lemiti Springs (warm springs reservation)
August 3rd...2006..thurs.. –Jude Lake Russ, Lake Head Lake, Olallie Lake Resort
August 4th...2006..frid.. –Olallie Butte,Upper Lake, Ruddy Hill,Brietenbush Lake
August 5th...2006..Sat.. –Jeffersom Park VP, Russell Lake, Whitewater Cr., Russell Creek
August 6th...2006..sun.. –Mt. Jefferson, Milk Creek, Shale Lake
August 7th...2006..Mon.. –Cathedral Rocks, Carl Lake, S.Cinder Park, Rockpile Lake
August 8th...2006..Tues.. –Minto Pass, Wasco Lake
August 9th...2006..Wed.. –3-Finger Jack, Summit Lake, Santiam Pass
August 10th...2006..Thurs.. –Big Lake, Coldwater Spr.
August 11th...2006..Frid.. –Mt. Washington, Belknap Crater, Mackenzie Pass,Lava Camp
August 12th...2006..Sat... –S. Matthieu Lake, Collier Cone, N. Sister, Obsidian Falls
August 13th...2006..Sun.. –Middle Sister, S. Sister, N. Sister
August 14th...2006..Mon.. –S. Mesa, Wickiup Plain, Mirror Lake, Camelot lake,Elk lake Resort
August 15th...2006..Tue.. –Mt. Batchelor, Dumbbell Lake, Island Lake, Reserve Lake, Cliff lake
August 16th...2006..Wed.. –Horeshoe Lake, Desane Lake, Cougar Flats, Blaze lake,Brahma Lake
August 17th...2006..Thurs.. –Riffle Lake, Irish Lake, Taylor lake, Lily Lake
August 18th...2006..Fri.. –Charlton Buttte, Charlton Lake, The Twins, Bobby lake
August 19th...2006..Sat.. –Rosary lakes, Willamette Pass, Odell Lake resort
August 20th...2006..Sun.. –Midight Lake, Arrowhead Lake, Hidden Lake, Lils lake
August 21st...2006..Mon.. –Mt. Yoran, Diamond Peak, Summit lake
August 22nd...2006..Tues.. –Cowhorn Mt., Pond camp
August 23rd...2006..Wed.. –Windigo pass, Tolo Mt., Tolo Camp
August 24th...2006..Thurs.. –Mule Peak, Maidu lake
August 25th...2006..Frid.. –Tipsoo Pk., Howlock Mt., Thielsen Creek
August 26th...2006..Sat. –Mt. Thielsen, Hwy. 138*, Crater Lake Boundary*

September ..2006--

September 23rd...2006..Sat. – Cool Creek Trail to Devil’s Peak. 4 steep miles to old lookout tower. Watch the reconstruction crew, while enjoying great views of Mt. Hood. 8 m. total.
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September 30th...2006..Sat. – Join Jim for an easy hike in the Columbia Gorge.
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October ..2006--

October 7th...2006..Sat. – Twin Lakes Loop. 7 miles moderate hike to visit both lakes and return on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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October 8th...2006..Sunday. –*** Slide Show & Trail Tales *** October 8th, 1:00 pm @ The Church on the Mt., Welches, OR 17 miles east of Sandy on Hwy. 26. Turn Left @ the light. Bring finger foods or drinks for afterward. For more info, call Lynn 503-668-8950 Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

October 14th...2006..Sat. – See the fall colors along the Wilson River. 4 to 7 easy miles.
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October 21st...2006..Sat. – Car shuttle from Hood River Meadows via Bluegrass Ridge past Hood views to 100’ thundering Tamanawas Falls. 10 miles. Call Dave & Lynn 668-8950.
October 21st...2006..Sat. –Optional short hike to Tamanawas falls with Jacque & Karen. 4 miles. Call Jacque 668-1081.
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October 28th...2006..Sat. – Hike the 6.5 m. Falls Creek Falls Loop to a 250’ double falls, then visit a hidden Falls with a beautiful pool. Wear good boots.
Call Gary 503-261-3571 or Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area ---Picture of Area

November ..2006--

November 4th...2006..Sat. – Triple Falls Loop. You’ll find several nice waterfalls along this moderate 4.5 m. hike including the 120’ Triple Falls.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides---Picture of Area

November 11th...2006..Sat. – Cape Lookout. 5 miles moderately easy.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

November 18th...2006..Sat. – Back to the Beach! Tillamook Head. 6 miles one way with car shuttle. Pass view of lighthouse and explore old military bunkers. 2 miles moderately steep uphill, then "coast" down to Ecola Point.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides---Picture of Area

When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. Deut 8:10
November 25th...2006..Sat. – Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend.
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December ..2006--

December 2nd...2006..Sat. – See beautiful Punchbowl Falls in Eagle Creek Gorge. 4 to 6 easy miles. Dogs must be leashed.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides ---Picture of Area

December 9th..2006..Sat. – Biking the level Springwater Trail. 10+ easy miles. If it rains, we’ll walk it.
Call Dave 668-8950. --Picture of Guides

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December 16th...2006..Sat.– Try Snowshoeing with Jim & Polly.
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December 23th...2006..Sat. – Open- " Merry Christmas "
December 30th...2006..Sat. – Easy, beginning Cross-country Skiing. 5 mile loop starting at Ski Bowl Road.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides ---Picture of Area

UPWARD TRAILS-2007-2008!!!--

January ..2007--

January 1st...2007..Mon. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

January..13th..2007..Sat. – Snowshoe Enid Lake. Easy, beginner trail.
Call Dave & Lynn 503-668-8950. OR Trudi 503-397-3521.
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January..20th..2007..Sat – Your choice. Snowshoe or Ski beautiful Trillium Lake. 5-6 miles. Outstanding views of Mt. Hood.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

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February ..2007--

February..3rd..2007..Sat – Cross-country Ski Teacup Lake. 5-6 miles.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Gary 503-261-3571. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

February..10th..2007..Sat –Meet the New Guides in training! Beginning Cross-country Ski Bennet Pass Road 3550. OR Snowshoe Barlow Pass Trail 670. 5 to 10 miles round trip.
Call Jason & Rochelle Hougak 503-860-6694.

February..17th..2007..Sat Snowshoe Mirror Lake. 5-6 miles round trip.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Dave 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides
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February..24th..2007..Sat –Looking for Spring! Easy Hike & Dine. See the Natural Arch of Catherine Creek, then dinner & a movie at Gary’s house. $4.00 donation. Gary’s cooking is well worth it.
Call Gary 503-261-3571. --Picture of Guides

March ..2007--

March 3rd...2007..Sat. –Cross-country Ski Westleg Road.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

March 10th...2007..Sat. – Hike up Beacon Rock, Moderately Steep, but very short. Then visit the easy trails of Historic Fort Cascades. 4 easy miles total.
Call Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides
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March..17th..2007..Sat Welcome back Trudi from Africa as you Look for Spring Flowers at the Tom McCall Preserve in the East Gorge. Moderate 6-7 mile loop.
Call Gary 503-261-3571. Or Trudi Pleis 503-397-3521. --Picture of Guides
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March 24th...2007..Sat. –See the Waterfalls of Souixon Creek. 7.6 Easy miles.
Call Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides
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March 31st...2007..Sat. –Bring Wildflower book & camera for a stroll on Major Creek Road. Then return via a scenic route and explore 123 ft. high Condit dam & pipeline.
Call Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides
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April ..2007--

April 7th...2007..Sat. –Cross-country ski Pocket Creek. 5.4 miles. .
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267.Gary 503-261-3571 --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

April 14th...2007..Sat. –Get a good workout on the other Eagle Creek trail 501 in the Clackamas Watershed. Wear good hiking boots. Expect muddy spots. 12 miles moderate grade round trip. Trailhead to horsecamp.
Call Jason & Rochelle 503-860-6694. --Picture of Guides

April 21st...2007..Sat. –New for Upward Trails! Easy stroll through the Spring Flowers in Camassia Preserve in West Linn. Then have a river-level view of Willamette Falls, Oregon’s largest waterfall.
Call Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides
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April 28th...2007..Sat. –Try a new version of the classic Hamilton Mt. Loop. Abundant wildflowers. 9 mile loop. Moderate grade.
Call Lynn 668-8950. --Picture of Guides
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May ..2007--

May 5th...2007..Sat.– Level bike ride on the SPRINGWATER TRAIL. Start at new Park & Ride on west side of Gresham and ride to the new 3 Bridges.
Call Dave 503-668-8950.
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May 12th...2007..Sat. – See the flower display on SADDLE MT. Hard, but worth it. Great views. 6 miles total.
Call Jason & Rochelle 503-860-6694.
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May 19th...2007..Sat. – Moderate hike to 3 CORNER ROCK, WA. 5 miles total 360o views of the Washington Cascades, then visit several waterfalls on the road back.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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May 26th...2007..Sat. – Beautiful flower display on DOG MT, WA. Difficult 7 mile loop.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344.
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May 28th...2007... – Take a leisurely stroll through the amazing OREGON GARDENS. $10 adults. Dogs on leash only. Bring digital camera or LOTS of film.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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June ..2007--

June 2nd...2007..Sat. – CHERRY ORCHARD, WA. Moderately steep 6-7 miles. Far ranging views. Protect yourself from ticks & poison oak.
Call Gary 503-261-3571.
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June 9th...2007..Sat. – Hike to pretty MIRROR LAKE. Very popular easy trail to scenic lake. Under two miles one way for an 'easy does it' hike. Easy for children. Pets on lead only please. Our group will meet at Sandy McDonalds at TEN a.m. 3 miles total.
Guide: Karen 503-630-4385
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June 16th...2007..Sat. – Chance to use your GPS. Start with a short trip up CHINIDERE MT. for 360o views of the Gorge & Mt. Hood. Then hike past a fantastic flower display on your way to search out hidden Hicks Lake. 5 miles total.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. 45 o 35.540’ N, 121 o 48.664’ W
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June 23th...2007..Sat. – See the huge train trestles while biking the VERNONIA RAIL LINE. 14 level miles with shuttle.
Call Dave 503-668-8950 or Jim 503-644-2344.
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June 30th...2007..Sat. – UNIVERSITY FALLS Loop. Difficult 8.8 miles. Cross lovely, green creeks on the way to this 100’ fan-shaped waterfall.
Call Jason & Rochelle 503-860-6694. --Picture of Guides
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July ..2007--

July 7th...2007..Sat. – Hike up Steep BOULDER RIDGE for a real challenge. Nice views on an open summit. 11 miles total.
Call Dave 503-668-8950.
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July 14th...2007..Sat. – Beach hike on TILLAMOOK SPIT 8 mile level loop.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

July 28th...2007..Sat. – Cool summer fun! Bring your Canoe, raft, inner tube, or air mattress and float down the gentle KALAMA RIVER, WA. Bring a camera in a plastic bag to take pictures as we float past Marietta Falls.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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August ..2007--

August 3th Fri to Aug 4th Sat...2007 – Easy Overnight backpack trip up the SALMON RIVER. 4 miles total.
Call Lynn and Dave 503-668-8950 or Jim 503-644-2344.
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August 11th...to Sept. 1st--2007..Sat.

– Cool summer fun! Bring a camera, Join Lynn and Dave for three week hiking and camping trip.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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August 18th...2007..Sat.Open

August 25th...2007..Sat. – Stunning LAVA CANYON. Moderate 5.9 mile Loop. Cross a high suspension bridge and descend a 40’ ladder into a deep canyon with waterfalls too numerous to count.
Call Jason & Rochelle 503-860-6694.
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September ..2007--

September. 1st--2007..Sat.

–Meet at Charburger (Coumbia River State trail) to welcome Dave and Lynn back from their August backpack.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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September. 8th--2007..Sat.

– See the fall colors. Join Dave for a scenic hike up WILDCAT MT. Moderately Steep 6.2 miles.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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September. 15th--2007..Sat.

–Join Lynn and Dave for a Peugot Island ---Try Island Biking. No Hills! Bring $6 per car for the ferry ride over to PEUGOT ISLAND, WA near Clatskanie, OR. Roll past peaceful farmland, canals, & a historic church on level, paved roads with very little car traffic. Mileage to be determined.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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September 22nd...2007..Sat. –Do you enjoy a challenge? Join Jim and Polly for a Difficult 9.6 mile hike up RUCKEL CREEK trail. See Ruckel Creek Falls from the historic bridge on the Old Scenic Hwy., then some Indian Pits while getting a great workout and good fellowship.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

September 29th...2007..Sat. –How about an easy hike in old growth forest along the Salmon River....Join Jacque and Trudy for this 5.2 mile hike on the Lower Salmon River trail. About 100ft. elevation gain.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

October ..2007--

October 6th...2007..Sat.-- Explore the Buck Creek Trail System near NORTHWEST LAKE in Washington, near Bingen. See the Lake before Condit Dam is destroyed soon. Mileage to be determined. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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October. 13th--2007..Sat.

– Join Lynn for a couple of short hikes on SAUVIE ISLAND for a total of 4.4 miles. Then find your way out of the Amazing Graze corn patch and pick out a pumpkin for fall. $3 parking fee.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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October 20th...2007..Sat. New to Upward Trails...join Polly and Jim for a George Fruit and Craft Fair and enjoy all the gorge has to offer. Hike the stunning Mosier trail.
Call Jim & Polly 503-644-2344. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

October 27th...2007..Sat. Meet our most recent guide..Ron (he has been an U.T. helper for many years). The Wilson River trail flows in many directions...which one will Ron take?
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November ..2007--

November 3rd...2007..Sat.--- -- Hike McCLEAY PARK through Balch Canyon to Pittock Mansion in North Portland. Approx. 3 mile loop over rolling hills. Call Lynn 503-668-8950.
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November 10th...2007..Sat.--- Open

November 17th...2007..Sat.Fort to Sea with Jim and Ron. The always fun and beautiful Oregon coast with great views along the way.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 & Ron 503-644-0065. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

November 24th...2007..Sat.---ROSLYN LAKE HIKE. Take a 3-6 mile level walk around this landmark before it’s gone and share your memories. Roslyn Lake has been around since 1906.
Check the online story for more information about Roslyn’s history and it’s future. http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=118049738368558000
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December ..2007--

December 1st...2007..Sat.—Take an easy 5-6 mile walk on the level, paved COLUMBIA STATE TRAIL starting west from the Bridge of the Gods. The Columbia Gorge is beautiful year-round. Then treat yourself to some comfort food at Charburger.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

December 8th...2007..Sat.— open

December 15th...2007..Sat.— Ride the MAX to see the ZOOLIGHTS. Come early to see the critters, then stay for the light display.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

December 22nd...2007..Sat. open

December 29th...2007..Sat.— open

January 5th...2008..Sat.— Snowshoe or X-country ski around TRILLIUM LAKE. About 2 miles, mostly level.
Call Dave 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

January 12th...2008.Sat.— Guide meeting with Karen 10:00 a.m.

January 19th...2008.Sat.— Beginning X-country ski in the SKI BOWL area. 4 easy miles with training.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

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January 26th...2008.Sat.— Snowshoe into FROG LAKE. About 3-4 easy miles.
Call Ron 503-644-0065. --Picture of Guides

February ..2008--

February 2nd...2008.Sat.— Advanced Snowshoing from CLARK CREEK to ELK MEADOWS Shelter. Bring GPS if you have one as route may not be marked. 6 miles round trip.
Call Jason or Rochelle 503-807-3282 or 503-860-6694. --Picture of Guides

February 9th...2008.Sat.— Hike Portland’s own volcano. 2-3 easy miles on MT. TABOR.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides

February 16th...2008.Sat.— X-country ski around TEACUP LAKE. 5-6 m. total. Easy to moderate.
Call Gary 503-261-3571 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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February 23rd...2008.Sat.— Hike to Bennett Pass on Mt Hood, 3 to 5 miles, moderate, view of Mt Hood
Call Ron 503-644-0065. --Picture of Guides

March ..2008--

March 15th...2008.Sat.— See the other falls of Tanner Creek Canyon. Hike a total of 4 miles to a view of 4 lacey waterfalls at the old Wauna Point trailhead. Columbia Gorge, OR.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

March 22nd...2008.Sat.— Hike Ruckel Ridge to Buck Point, climb to bizarre-looking pinnacles, then take an obscure trail to the base of Ruckel Falls. 2 hard miles followed by 1 easy mile. Columbia Gorge, OR.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

March 29th...2008.Sat.— SOLV Beach cleanup. Bring some gloves for a workday at the beach. Mileage and location to be determined. OR Coast.
Call Jason or Rochelle 503-807-3282 or 503-860-6694. --Picture of Guides

April ..2008--

April 5th...2008.Sat.— Hike 6.5 easy miles one way with car shuttle to 250’ Falls Creek Falls, WA.
Call Trudy 503-648-9267 or Jacque 503-668-1081.

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April 12th...2008.Sat.— Hike the Dalles Mt. Road, WA. 6-7 miles.
Call Gary 503-261-3571. --Picture of Guides

April 19th...2008.Sat.—Hike the Wilson River, OR. 6-8 miles.
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April 26th...2008.Sat.— See Oregon’s oldest Covered Bridge and McKay Falls on the way to beautiful Abiqua Falls east of Salem. Then on to Upper & Lower Butte Creek Falls. Possibly explore the cave behind Butte Creek Falls. About 5 miles total. Some rough trail for a short distance.
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April 27th...2008.Sun.— — Upward Trails guide meeting.

May ..2008--

May 3rd...2008.Sat.—hike on the Wilson River from Elk Mountain trailhead to King Mountain trail heads. This is a moderate hike of 3.5 miles one way for a total of 7 miles. Some will only be doing it one way.
Call Ron 503-644-0065. --Picture of Guides

May 10th...2008.Sat.—Join Gary and Trudy and See the wildflower display in Tom McCall Preserve. 3.5 miles. Columbia Gorge, OR. Call Gary 503-261-3571.or Trudy 503-648-9267 --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

May 17th...2008.Sat.— Little Hamilton Mt. Easier version: see the waterfalls, then hike up the face to a couple of nice viewpoints. 6-7 miles. Moderately Steep.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

May 24th...2008.Sat.— Clear Creek and Camas Trail. 10 Mod-Dif. miles with spectacular views of the White River Canyon in spring bloom. Or cut the miliage in half with a shuttle car. Mt. Hood, OR.
Call Jason or Rochelle 503-807-3282 or 503-860-6694. --Picture of Guides

May 26th...2008.Mon.—— 26th Memorial Day - Dog Mt. 6 hard, beautiful miles. Call Gary 503-261-3571 or Trudy 503-648-9267.
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May 31st...2008.Sat.— Springwater Trail Biking. See Multnomah County’s only covered bridge. About 14 miles round trip.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

JUNE ..2008--

June 7th...2008.Sat.—
— See the Labyrinth. waterfalls Columbia Gorge, WA.
Call Gary 503-261-3571 or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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June 14th...2008..—
— Upward Trails guide meeting.

June 21st...2008.Sat.—
– Biking: Come ride the Deschutes Trail. 10 to 20 mostly level miles. Wildflowers should be good.
Call Jim 503-644-2344 or Dave 503-668-8950.

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June 28th...2008.Sat.—
– Hike the Wilson River with Ron.
Call Ron 503-644-0065.
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JULY ..2008--

July 5th...2008.Sat.—
— Road strolling Variety day...follow a backwoods road 5 miles along a river with nice photographic opportunities. Go to historic Wilhoit Springs after climbing over some rocks about 80 feet to see a 70 foot falls. *** Meeting time will be late morning :-)
For information call Karen at 503-919-9027

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July 12th...2008.Sat.—
— Hike the beautiful Grassy Knoll Trail to Grassy Pass. See the flowers and views of Mt. Adams. 6.4 miles moderately easy.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

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July 19th...2008.Sat.—
— Overnighter: Drive through a Covered Bridge on the way to Cone Peak. Leave camping gear in your trunk and hike a 6.6 m. loop through a wildflower meadow then a forest of 17 different species of trees, the highest concentration in Oregon. Bring flower & tree ID book for this one. Then on to an old fire lookout on Iron Mt. with 360o views and over 300 species of wildfowers!! Bring camera and extra layers for possible windy summit. Camp the night, then stop to see several waterfalls on the way home Saturday. NW Forest Pass required.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

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July 26th...2008.Sat.—
— Biking Columbia Gorge State Trail. About 10 paved miles passing some waterfalls; mostly level with one staircase to haul your bikes up.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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AUGUST ..2008--

August 2nd...2008.Sat.—
— ZIG ZAG FALLS – The big one. Hike to the bottom of Zig Zag Canyon, then upstream for a close-up view of the 75’ falls. 5 miles.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

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August 9th...2008.Sat.—
— ...Variety Day....Follow the back roads to Wilhoit Springs to taste the mineral water. Then hike 1 1/2 mile loop of stunning BUTTE CREEK FALLS and perhaps visit back country Rhody Lake. Stop at a couple antique shops then follow the "Stations of the Cross" for 1 mile round trip at the Mt. Angel Abbey.
For information call Karen at 503-919-9027
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August 16th...2008.Sat.—
— Back to Mt. Hood for the Heather Canyon Loop.
Your choice of mileage, from easy half mile up to 9 miles. Possible overnight backpacking. Challenging 1 mile hill to start, followed by easy 8 mile grade through breath-taking Heather Canyon with car shuttle. 1 to 5 waterfalls & flower-filled meadows.
Call Lynn 503-668-8950.

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August 23rd...2008.Sat.—
— Biking Sauvie Island. Ride 10 to 20 level, paved miles on this island of farmland.
Call Dave Or Lynn 503-668-8950.

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August 30th...2008..—
— Labor Day Weekend

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September ..2008--

September 13th...2008..—
—Sat. One day or overnighter: Hike the Santiam Pass section of the PCT. A 4-mile, one way, easy hike with car shuttle. This is to plug in the gap we left in '06. Dave & I plan to go down Friday night and secure a campsite. Karen will join us Saturday morning.
Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950; or Call Karen at 503-919-9027

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September 20th...2008..—
—Sat. Hike into the 1966 crash site of a DC9 near Squaw Mt. in the Salmon/Huckelberry Wilderness. Learn the history behind this tragedy as you hike this 7 mile, moderate trail. Call Dave 503-668-8950.
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September 27th...2008..—
—Sat. Biking the Twin Tunnel Trail. This easy trail of gently rolling hills connects Hood River to Mosier with beautiful vistas up & down the Columbia. About 10 paved miles total. Call Dave 503-668-8950.
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October ..2008--

October 11th...2008..—
—Sat. Hiking Barlow Ridge. See the stunning fall colors of this open ridgetop with far-ranging views at the foot of Mt. Hood. Take a short steep climb to the summit, followed by gentle hills along the ridgetop. 6-8 miles. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950
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October 18th...2008..—
Sat. Work up an appetite for Keana’s Candyland after a 20-mile level Bike tour of Portland’s Waterfront. From an urban esplanade, to a floating walkway, to grassy parks, the scene changes every minute out here. Call Dave or Lynn 503-668-8950.
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October 25th...2008..—
—Sat. Hike to little-known Gnat Creek Falls in Clatsop County. Enjoy the beautiful drive down the lower Columbia River, then see the fall colors and a fish hatchery on this short hike. Call Seth 503-522-7205

November ..2008--

Nov 1st...2008..—
—Sat. Hike to Abiqua Falls hidden in a grotto south of Molalla. See a little-known falls on this challenging 2-mile scramble. Prepare for steep, muddy slope. Hike will be changed if it’s raining. Add another hike if there’s time left. Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

Nov 8th...2008..—
—Sat. – Hike to Butte Creek Falls. See 2 beautiful waterfalls on this 1.5 mile moderately easy loop south of Molalla.
Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267. --Picture of Guides --Picture of Guides

Nov 15th...2008..— –Sat. FULL DAY OF TOURING....Hike to HENLINE FALLS and visit THREE POOLS, SULLIVAN FALLS, and SALMON FALLS (all located off the Santiam Highway.) 2.5 miles total.
Call Karen 503-919-9027. --Picture of Guides

Nov 22nd...2008..— Nov. 22nd –Sat. Take a walk in Portland’s Forest Park. 5.7 easy miles in the north end.
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December ..2008--

Dec 6th...2008..—
—Sat. –Hike the Lower Salmon River with Jacque & Trudy. Easy, scenic trail. 5 miles. Call Jacque 503-668-1081 or Trudy 503-648-9267.
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Dec 13th...2008..—
—Sat. – Back by request. Ride the MAX to the Zoolights. Come early to see the new baby elephant, then stay for the light display.
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Dec 20th...2008..—
—Sat. Weather permitting.....Walk behind 100' SHELLBURG FALLS, then see 2 more beautiful waterfalls on this 4-mile easy hike. Finish with a tour of the Silverton Murals.
Call Karen 503-919-9027.

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