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Mt. High Events

 Last updated:July 18, 2014
Latest news in the left column,
Click on underlined events in the Calendar on the right or
scroll down for details of upcoming events.

Weather forecast for Government Camp on the right.
See bottom of this page for ski area reports.




Adidas 50% discount for all Mt. High club members 

Thanks to our club member Elsebeth Frank, we have been offered a 50% discount at the adidas employees store at 5055 North Greeley Ave. Portland, OR 97217. The offer is valid July 15 - 31, 2014. Print the coupon/flyer, fill in your name and email address, and bring it with you when you go shopping at the adidas store.


Free concerts for Summer 2014 

Outdoor concerts are the best - and free is a very good price. So much free music it's amazing!  Click on the above headline for Jeanne Nyquist's annual semi-comprehensive Portland-area free (or nearly free) outdoor concert list. Also, thanks to Jackie Lane for her contributions.


June-July Lift Lines 

Our club's monthly newsletter is now on the Newsletter page.


Champoeg Park bike ride.  If you thought this ride would be boring, you must have visited Champoeg Park some 20 or more years ago.  But, the old bike trail is now gone and replaced by a new one in a different location, and much more interesting and fun to ride!

See pictures on our PHOTOS page.  You have to try this some day!


Trips calendar & Questionnaire -- MS Word  or PDF file

Check out the preliminary (draft) copy of the 2015 winter trips calendar, and then please fill out the questionnaire on page 2.  Let us know your trip preferences. This questionnaire will be distributed at our quarterly social, May 21, but you can also email it to us, either to info@mthigh.org or to Emilio2000@earthlink.net


May 24 last Timberline side-country day

We did it almost every Saturday in April and May. But this coming Saturday, May 24 will be the last time this season. That's because both the Fusion Pass and Timberline's Spring Pass expire on Memorial day, Monday, May 26.  More below.


Emilio's side-country article on Shred Hood

Check out a detailed description of Timberline's side-country options in an article written by Emilio and just published on ShredHood.org. It's a 5-page article, so click on the "Next" button at the bottom of each page. And don't be confused by the fact that each page begins with the same trail map, for easy reference.

ShredHood.org is a web site devoted to everything Mt. Hood. It contains the latest news, classifieds, racing, new school, old school, videos, slides, events, resources.
The web site was started by Ben Jacklet, a local journalist.
Check it out: http://shredhood.org/


PACRAT Rat Attack photos & multimedia show

A few of the best photos from the 30th annual Awards Banquet known as the "Rat Attack" have been posted on our Photos page.


More of Bruce Kuper's Rat Attack photos can be found at:

Also, see the PACRAT Racing multimedia show created by Bruce Kuper and shown at the Rat Attack: http://youtu.be/6_-q8oodXYY 


Outstanding club competition - Mt. High entry 

See our club's latest entry in the FWSA Outstanding Club competition. This is also posted on our Forms & Docs page.


Powder Alliance adventure blog

Emilio has left on a 4,000 miles road trip to ski as many Powder Alliance ski areas as possible. Lots of driving. But the skiing is free for anyone with a Fusion Pass. He will try to keep a diary marking his progress. Check out his “Ski Delights” blog at: http://skidelights.blogspot.com/


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2014 man and woman of the year are: Kurt Krueger and Nancy Pratt. Congratulations!  See our Awards page for a list of past men and women of the year as well as the recipients of other awards.


 Kurt Krueger          Nancy Pratt


Photos from Mt. Bachelor and the Glade Trail 

Photos from our recent trips and events have been posted on our Photos page.  Check them out.  If you were on one of  these trips or events, please send you best photos and/or any comments to Emilio at Newsletter@mthigh.org


Ski pole Inclinometers -

Attach this simple device to your ski pole and use it to measure the slope steepness.


Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

Straight skis were never really straight. See proof in this video.


New Mt. Hood Express bus service

We have always encouraged carpooling from Sandy, and that is still an option. But, now you can take the new Mt. Hood Express bus instead. For only $2 (or just $1.50 if you prepay for 20 tickets), you can ride the bus from Sandy to Skibowl, Government Camp, or Timberline. Catch the bus right on Hwy. 26, at a park and ride bus stop half way between Champion Way and 362nd (which is the Fred Meyer traffic light in Sandy). Turn into Champion Way to park at the Information Center.  The most convenient bus starts at 7:45 am and arrives at Skibowl at 8:32 and at Timberline at 9 am. Click here for the complete schedule.


The Taco Shoppe in Government Camp now has indoor dining, an expanded menu, happy hour and a liquor license. See details on our Bulletin Board.  Or click here for see their full menu.


January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Introduce a new person to the sport by having them take a lesson from a certified ski instructor, and you could win a prize.



Powder Alliance.  12 resorts for the price of one!

Buy a Fusion Pass, which gives you unlimited all season access to both Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl, and you will also receive 30 free days at 10 other resorts in the West (3 tickets at each). See more at: www.powderalliance.com  an on the Facebook page:


Also, click here for a Map of Powder Alliance resorts.


Join a PACRAT team 

Now is the time.  Teams are being formed right now, and many teams need a few new team-mates.


Camaraderie, fun, racing, après ski parties and more!


See special message from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT Director of Membership.


Check it all out on our Racing page and on the PACRATs web site.


Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org




FWSA News Flash - The latest issue of the Far West Ski Association Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news, and more.


The GOOD OLD TIMES have been moved

Photos from our whole past year have been moved from the Photos page to a new Photos 2013 page. Our Photos page has been cleared to make room for new photos for this coming season, starting with the Ski Fair and the Kickoff Party.. You will still be able to see all the 2012/2013 photos, but it will just take an extra click or two. Re-live the good old times, or see what you may have missed during this past season. Go to our Photos 2013 page and keep scrolling down to see about 2 dozen different events. 



Safety Person of the Year

Gordon Lusk won the FWSA Award for Safety Person of the Year, for promoting safety at our PACRAT races.

He won a week of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass.



Web site & Newsletter

At the 2013 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

2nd place for newsletter.




Mid-week Skiing

Ken BrundidgeKenny Brunidge has volunteered to coordinate the mid-week skiers

You can join the mid-week group and post a message in the mid-week forum whenever you plan to go up skiing and see if others can join you. More info on our "Trips" page.





Boots & More Performance LLC

with Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter has left Hillcrest Sports to focus on Boots and More. He has been involved with the ski industry for 25+ years and has chosen to go his own direction.

Boots and More is service only.  Boot fitting, and ski & snowboard tuning and repair. It also sells insoles and liners as well as boot accessories.

The big difference between Greg Coulter and everyone else is that he will pick up and drop off the customers equipment.

Contact Greg via email; gcoulter40@gmail.com,  or phone 503-917-9360.

Visit the new Boots and More Facebook page and Like it.



NW Ski Challenge

The Challenge continues for the 2013-2014 season. It is not a competition for the most ski areas visited.  Instead, everyone who visits at least 7 ski areas in the Northwest will be entered into a drawing for a prize.


New for this season is that in addition to Oregon, Washington and Idaho, you can now also ski at several ski areas in British Columbia, Alaska, and Mammoth Mt. (CA).  They all count!


Just save your lift tickets or receipts from the ski areas and mail them to the NWSCC:  The address is on the form. Click here for the Entry Form and Rules in Word or PDF.


Skiing the Northwest can be quite an adventure. See David Schor's blog: http://skiwashington.blogspot.com, and Emilio's journal on our "Articles" page, at:






Color code:  This color code is valid until you use the links. The viewed links will then change color, due to your browser's settings, but the dates will still remain the original color.

Blue: Mountain High club events   
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
Black: General events 



July  13 (Sun.):  Row River bike ride

July  19  (Sat.):   Bike to the Dike ride

July   28  (Mon.): Mt. High monthly Board meeting

July   31 (Thur.):  Golf - at Claremont



Aug.   2  (Sat.):  History bike ride / Barlow trail part 2

Aug. 16  (Sat.):  Mt. High Picnic & bike ride

Aug. 21-24  (Thur.-Sun.): Mt. High Rafting weekend

Aug. 23 - 24 (sat - Sun): Barlow Road Ride



See more event details below.



Club membership has been steadily increasing in the past 10 years!  Current membership (as of May. 2013) = 323.


Mt. High Board meetings 

Last Monday of the month, we meet at the Round Table Pizza  10070 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland (near the corner of Capitol Hwy.) to plan future club events, trips. Phone: (503) 245-2211.  If you would like to get a bit more involved with the club, please come and join us. This is a working and planning  meeting, but it's open to all. Social gathering: 6:00 pm, and the meeting starts at: 6:30 pm.


NWSCC meetings


Representatives of local ski clubs gather to coordinate activities, plan joint events and trips. Sometimes, there's a guest speaker. These meetings are open to all.

Time: Socializing starts at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..

Dates: Meetings are held every other month, on the 3rd Wednesday in February, March, June, August, October, and December.

Location: At various locations around the Portland metro area. See the NWSCC web site for details. 


Searching for the Perfect Ski Watch

Check out some of the features available on watches these days: Altimeter, Compass, Clinometer, Barometer, Stop-watch, and more. And water resistant to 200 meters. Sadly, not all in one watch. Read article.


Oregon Skiing & Boarding Blog

A blog set up by Drew Jackson, the weatherman at KPTV-12, writing about snow conditions from a skier's perspective. This has been added to both our Blogs and Links pages.


Vision for the 21st Century

A whole new vision of enhancing both safety and fun on the slopes. Read all about it (click on the "Vision" button. Get involved. Write to the ski areas. Write to ski magazines. Refer them to our website: www.mthigh.org/Vision.htm.


Trips Survey Results

Thanks to the 60 people who completed the online survey. See the results summarized in the July issue of "Lift Lines", or see the complete results here:


Mt Hood List - A great new site!

Go to MtHoodList.com to post your own message, to find a carpool to Mt. Hood, to find buddies for a Meadows 4x4,  or any other Mt. Hood related activity.


Check out this content on our site!

   a) Blogs eg.: David Schor's adventures

   b) Videos (our recent trips and racing)

   c) Skis for sale on our Bulletin Board!


Bruce's fall video

See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam recording his fall and slide on the face of 7th Heaven at Stevens Pass. See Videos.


Send us your photos/stories!
What did you do this past winter? Where  did you ski? Where were you 20 or 30 years ago?  How did you learn to ski?  Any spectacular falls?  Any embarrassing moments? Send in your personal short stories or reminiscences.  Please add a photo of yourself or the people in your story. Digital photos are most welcome. Printed photos will be scanned in and returned to you.  Contact Emilio.


Free $kiing corner.

Free or half-priced lift tickets.


In the Forum, post your questions, requests, offers, or help provide answers.


Bulletin Board vs. Forum

For plain text announcements or questions, feel free to post your own message in the Forum.

For more elaborate, announcements, including graphics, photos, etc. please email them to us at info@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.


Bulletin Board

There are new items on our Bulletin Board. Check it out! Several skis for sale, a French conversation group, and more.


Also see the Oregon Challenge Diary  - a description of all the Oregon ski areas, and the combined experiences of all 3 successful challengers. Read about Warner Canyon, Oregon's best kept secret! And Spout Springs, and more. This will be permanently posted on our Articles page.


We Want You!

We know you have something to contribute to the club.  Organize a party, a hike. a game of cards, a visit to the theater, or just a TGIF. Take your favorite activity and invite other club members to join you. Just let us know what you could do for the club. Or, better yet, come to our monthly planning meeting, any last Monday of the month, at the Round Table Pizza.



Member Benefits updated

Two new member benefits have been added:

a) A $3 discount off any burrito at the Taco Shoppe in Govt. Camp

See details on our Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.


2-way Radios on the slopes!

Connect with other club members on the slopes. Simply get on the radio channel 6-19, and call for Mountain High members. That is Channel 6, Privacy code 19. There is a permanent note about this on our TRIPS page.


Video about our club

Short 5 minute summary of what our club is al about. Must see!

See it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woXVvae4Iww


Free Antivirus

Say goodbye to your paid antivirus. Avast! is totally free and performs even better in tests. Download it and try it yourself: http://www.avast.com/en-us/get/6SK2Jprm


Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The improved version contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 154 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.


Mt. High Wall Calendar

A 15-month wall calendar (Oct. 2012 - Dec. 2013) is available for you to save and print straight from web site. It is customized with our club photos and club trips. You can print it in 2 sizes:

1. Tabloid (11x17")  or

2. Letter  (8.5 x 11")


This is a large 7 MB file. Be prepared to wait a few minutes for the file to open when you first click on it.


PRINTING: If you don't have a printer that can print both sides at once, print all the even pages first, flip the whole stack, and print the odd ones.  Note that half the pages are printed upside down on purpose.  It all falls into place when you fold the printed sheets in half and staple them in the middle (along the fold).


Alternatively, if you prefer, Emilio will print these for you, for a small fee (just  to cover the expenses):

   1. Tabloid (11" x 17") = $10.-

   2. Letter  (8.5" x 11") = $5.-

Just email Emilio at Emilio2000@earthlink.net, and let him know the size & number of copies. Please send a check payable to:

Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S., #296, Salem, OR 97302



Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

The events listed below are events other than ski trips and races.









Click on the map to enlarge it




The attached trail map mentions "Layng Road", but Google Maps says: "Lang Road".

It appears that Google is wrong on this one.

The real name is Layng Road.







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Mt. High Bike ride

Row River / Dorena Lake / Covered Bridges

Cottage Grove Scenic Byway

with Karen Michels


July 13 (Sunday)  Meet 9 - 9:15 am.  Start riding at 9:30 am.

NOTE: This ride was originally scheduled to start at 10:30 am, but we have moved it an hour earlier, to enjoy the cooler hours of the morning, since it will be a hot day.


Location:  Row River and Dorena Lake, near Cottage Grove Oregon

We will meet at the Mosby Creek trailhead, about 5 miles east of Cottage Grove along Mosby Creek Road, between 10-10:15. we will start ride at 10:30 am.


How to get there:  To get to the trailhead, take I- 5 south to Cottage Grove, exit 174. Go up to the light and take left. You will be on Row River road.  Go up to Thornton and take a right at that light. There will be a Walmart on the corner there if anyone wants to stock up on supplies. Go to Mosby Creek road and take a left. Follow that till you see Layng road and then take a left. Trailhead will be on your left.

FYI:  The Mosby covered bridge is closed for construction so you cannot drive through it. Most directions you Google will tell you to go from Row River road to Layng Rd. but the bridge is closed and you cannot get to the trailhead that way.


The plan: We will leave Mosby Creek trailhead and head to Culp Creek and back to Mosby, which will be about 20 miles. Then we will have a picnic lunch in the park at Mosby trailhead. After lunch those that want some more miles can join me for the last 10 miles from Mosby Creek into Cottage Grove and back. This route can easily be shortened for those that want less miles or doubled for those that want more.


Description:  This is a paved "rails to trails" path that goes along Dorena lake and past some covered bridges. We'll do a shorter 20 miles round trip loop, but this can be extended by another 10 miles, if you wish.


The Row River Trail begins its fantastic mile trek in Downtown Cottage Grove (but we will start from the next trailhead, 5 miles east) and it takes cyclists, walkers, roller bladers, joggers and all non- mechanized travelers on a wonderful scenic trip along the Row River and Dorena Lake as well as past historic covered bridges and old saw mills.


Cost:  Free.


Lunch:  We will have lunch at the trailhead where we park our cars. There are a few picnic tables and a decent sized grass area. No need to pack lunches on the bikes we can just leave coolers and such in our cars.   I recommend everyone bring sandwiches or the like.  I will bring drinks and light snacks for the group.


What to bring:  Snack or lunch, plenty of water, camera, sunscreen and helmet.

Please wear a helmet for safety!


Carpooling:  If interested in carpooling or have any questions please let me know. See my contact info below.  -- Karen


Please RSVP:   Karen Michels at 503-984-9210 or michels7904@comcast.net .






  • Take I-205 North to SE Powell Blvd in Portland. Take exit 19 from I-205 North.

  • Follow SE Powell Blvd. for 4.8 miles (11 minutes) to W Powell Loop in Gresham.

  • Turn right onto W Powell Loop for just 400 feet.

  • Destination will be on the right

See Google MAP.

Bike to the Dike

"2 lakes, 1 park, 1 dike"

A Mt. High ride led by Jackie Bonillo


July 19 (Saturday)  10:00 am start.


Meet at::  Linnemann Station,        See Google MAP.

                3804 W Powell Loop (1 block south of Powell),

                Gresham, OR


Description:  21 miles, 2 lakes, 1 park, 1 dike, 21 miles, A level, No one will
be permitted to ride on this ride who is not wearing a helmet. For anyone who wants to do more miles and hills they can ride that same day from the same start with Dick. About 25-30 miles. We will have maps for both rides Everyone will sign a liability release.


We’ll ride on Fairview Trail and a wide street bike lane with only a short distance without a bike lane; then on the dike that few people know about.

Lunch afterwards will be at the Cedarville Tavern. Cell 503-706-9668.

This ride is essentially the same as the one held earlier on May 18th, but this time it will be a purely Mountain High club ride.

Cost:  Free.


What to bring:  Helmet is required.


Contact:   Jackie Bonillo, jbon1960@comcast.net  or  (503) 663-3359.





Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.


Mountain High
monthly meeting

July 28, 2014. (Monday) - Usually last Monday of the month.

                     This month is an exception, delayed by a day.

6:00 pm - social gathering;

6:30 pm - formal meeting. 


Location: Round Table Pizza, 10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by McDonald’s).


This is an organizational and planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders, activity organizers etc., but it is open to all.  Anyone wanting to get more involved with the club is welcome.



Cal                  Terry


Mt. High

Golf at Claremont

July 31 (Thursday) 5:30 pm.


We will play 9 holes at Claremont Golf Club, 15800 NW Country Club Drive, Portland, Oregon 97229. Golf Shop -- (503) 690-4589

Tee times start at 5:30 pm.


Cost:  $19  (for 9 holes)   Seniors: $15

          Power cart: $12.


Directions:  From Sunset Highway( Hwy 26 ), take exit 65 to Bethany Blvd. Turn north on Bethany Blvd., then west ( left ) on West Union, then north ( right ) on NW Country Club Drive. Club house.

Golf shop and parking for golfers are located at intersection of NW Country Club Drive and Clubhouse Drive.

Click here for Google directions.


We need to have conformation before Monday, July 21, either by email or by phone. Please contact Terry or Cal:


Terry at 503-729-3435 or e-mail at swans761@juno.com  

Cal at 503-805-8606 or e-mail baebaw@ccgmail.net






Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map showing part of this tour in this PDF file posted in our History section.


Mt. High

Barlow Trail to Rhododendron

historic trails bike ride


August 2, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00 am

A unique bike ride into history!

This will be part 2 of last year's bike ride, visiting several places we did not visit last time.

Don't confuse this one with the Barlow Road Ride later in August (Aug. 23-24). Our ride is shorter, easier, and chock full of information, old tales, trivia, and the history of Mt. Hood and of Oregon.

This is not a typical bike ride.  It's a history tour.


Meet at 9 am, in Rhododendron, the last small town before Government Camp. Let's assemble at the Still Creek Inn (the only restaurant in town).


The bike ride is from Government Camp to Rhododendron, but not by the most firect route.  A lot of it is downhill, but there are a couple of uphill sections.. Mostly on paved roads, or fairly smooth trails. Mostly on hidden paths that are not well known, some so overgrown they might soon disappear.  Witness how a historic road has been destroyed - on purpose!


A road bike is fine for this ride.  But there will be a few places where we will ALL have to get off our bikes and carry them or push them through some tough places. We will also have to cross Hwy. 26 in at least 2 places.


We will leave about half of our cars in Rhododendron. The other half will drive up to Government Camp with their bikes, but also carpooling with those who will leave their cars in Rhody. At the end of the day, those who left their cars in Rhody will give a ride to the drivers of the cars left at Government Camp.


This is a unique and historical ride. Here are some highlights:


1. See several sections of the original Barlow Trail you haven't seen before..

2. Bike down parts of the old Mt. Hood highway, before the modern Hwy 26 was built. The road is overgrown with trees and moss, but it is still paved and smooth.

3. See Laurel Hill, the steepest part of the historic Barlow Trail, so steep the pioneers had to lower their wagons with ropes, and tie tree trunks to the back of the wagon to act as a brake. This hill is as steep as a double-black diamond ski trail, and yet the pioneers managed to get down it with their wagons!

4. Visit a bat cave. Yes, there are some bats in there, but it's not what you think.

5. Visit Little Zig Zag Falls. Or sit down at a picnic table to rest your legs here.

6. Bike down parts of the old Barlow trail, better known today as the Pioneers' Bridle Path trail.

7. At the end of the ride, let's go for a drink and some food at the Still Creek Inn in Rhododendron, partly as thanks to them for letting us use their parking lot, and partly to rest and enjoy each other's company, while replenishing our energy.


Some of this may seem familiar. We've done something similar before. But, there will be lots of new (and old) stuff to see and experience this time. Promise!


For the bike ride, contact Emilio, 503-378-0171, or Emilio2000@earthlink.net.






Bike ride at 9:30 am


Picnic at 11:30 am.


Click here for a MAP of the area.


Mt. High Picnic & Bicycle Ride

 at Sellwood Park


August 16, 2014 (Saturday).

TIME:       9:30 am  for the bike ride (assemble at lower parking lot);

              11:30 am  for picnic.

              12 pm (noon) - food served.

              If you arrive at 1 pm or later, most of the food will be gone!

WHERE: Sellwood park
               PICNIC AREA - A (as before- the big one).  See

Let's celebrate multiple anniversaries:

       Aboutt 40+ years of the EdgeSet club (one of our former halves),

       38 years of the Plaza ski club (our other half), and

       13 years of the combined Plaza/Edgeset (aka. Mountain High) club.


Let's invite all our current and former club member to a reunion. Can you still get in touch with some of our older members?  Please invite them to come.  All new members are welcome too, of course!

There will be a bicycle ride just before the picnic. Gather at the parking lot by the river.


The picnic is a potluck. We'll have sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy). Bring something else to share. Also BYOB.


Click here for a MAP of the area.


Directions for bike ride (at 9:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge (or Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Avenue, then left on SE Spokane St.  Go over the railroad tracks and immediately turn right onto Oaks Park Way. The parking lot will be on your left. 


Directions for picnic (at 11:30 am): From the Sellwood bridge (Tacoma St.), turn north onto 6th Ave. Then left on Spokane St. and right onto Grand Avenue.  Enter the park from Grand Avenue (which continues as a pedestrian path into the park.  Our picnic area (Area A) will be on the left side of that path (downhill, toward the river).





Click on map to enlarge it, or here for Campsite Map


Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon on Friday.


Click here for

Directions, Road map, Campsite map, and River map!

NOTE: This document is from an earlier year. The campsite map is different this year.





Here is a 10 minute show that captures last year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.

2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)

The content of the show is a compilation of multiple photographers on the trip, so bring your water proof cameras!

It is always good time on the river.


Mt. High

Deschutes River Raft Weekend


Aug 21-24, 2014. This has become an annual tradition for our club. A weekend of rafting and frolicking in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin, OR.  All of the rafting is done on Friday (starting at noon) and Saturday (all day). Sunday is just for relaxing.


Bruce Kuper's video.  If you are wondering what the raft trip is about or just want a reminder of the fun to be had, here is a 10 minute show that captures a previous year’s rafting on the Deschutes River.

2012 Mt. High Rafting Show (YouTube)

It is always good time on the river.  Come join us this year!


Trip includes:

Camping: Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in Maupin City Park.

RV space available for an additional $25.00 a night or $75 total for an RV site.

Camp locations are group site 1 and 3. Limited tent sites behind the campers on the hill side.


Rafting: (Row, Paddle or just ride) Friday and Saturday. We’ll provide the rafts.

FRIDAY – We will meet at the park at noon and shuttle up river to Harpin Flat, raft 18 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from the park to Sandy beach in the morning, shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpin Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.


Food:  Lou's Q is back and he will come and cook dinner Sat. night. BBQ Ribs, Chicken and baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.

To ensure all “food groups” are covered we will do an alphabetical assignment;


Also, for other meals (breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and drinks.



* Camp, raft, dinner = $100.00 pp, (Non Members $115.00) Non members must sign a membership form/liability release before participation.

* RV space available for an additional $25 per day or $75 total..

* If you have your own raft/kayak, call Gordy for special pricing.



Contact Gordy Lusk at 503-804-8363 or rivergordy@gmail.com


Click here for the trip flyer.


Reservation and payment must be received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is August 1st.


To register: fill out the Dough Transmittal form, on the last page of each of our newsletters, or get the form on our web site at:

www.mthigh.org/Forms.htm Print it, fill it out, and mail it back to the club at:


Mountain High Snowsport Club

PO Box 2182

Portland, OR 97208.


* This is not a professionally guided trip. It is a club function for our members and their friends to have fun. We are all personally responsible for our own actions. Rafting can be dangerous. By registering for this event you and your guests will relinquish any and all claim of responsibility and claims of liability on all parties participating in this event, board members and Mountain High Snowsport Club.


The first 25 miles along Clackamas River Drive traverses country roads past rural towns and scenic farmland, and then features some short rolling hills on your way to the spectacular Bluff Road panorama of Sandy River valley and Mt. Hood in the background.



The second 25 miles (from the City of Sandy) drops down the bluff, across the river, up a few short but steep hills through the Marmot Ridge canopy of trees to a spectacular view of Mt. Hood, before descending back into the Sandy River Valley floor for a long flat ride to Zig Zag. From there it’s your choice: either follow Hwy. 26 up Laurel Hill or follow the gentler and quieter Still Creek Road via Trillium Lake to Govy.  End the ride at Government Camp or at Timberline Lodge..


3rd annual

Barlow Road Bike Ride

Government Camp to Oregon City

A fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural Center


August 23 - 24, 2014 (Saturday - Sunday):


If you want to experience a large part of Mt. Hood and Oregon History...REALLY experience the beauty, the majesty, the pioneering feeling of conquering the Barlow Trail Road from Oregon City Oregon to Mt. Hood...this is something you WON'T want to miss.


A 2-day century tour following the historic Barlow Road from the end of the Oregon Trail to Government Camp (and back).


Historic and incredibly scenic routes for riders of all abilities:

1. Trail Scout:  120 miles and 7,000 feet up and down in one day.

2. Trail Boss:  50 miles each day, one uphill and one downhill.

3. Pioneer:   25 miles uphill from Sandy on day one, 50 miles downhill on day two.

4. Junior and Senior:  50 miles downhill -- the no training option.


Almost all of the ride will be on quiet rural roads with little vehicular traffic. The only time you will be riding on Highway 26 will be from Zig Zag to Government Camp up Laurel Hill, which has new pavement and a wide shoulder. The entire route will be marked with BRR signs.


This year, the route will be altered slightly. The Still Creek Road will be an official part of the 2014 BRR route via Trillium Lake to Government Camp to avoid the heavy traffic on Hwy 26 up Laurel Hill. The 12 miles along Still Creek Road is mostly gravel but virtually free of motor vehicle traffic and is a more gradual grade.


The ride is fully supported with rest stops approximately every 10 miles where you’ll enjoy plenty of food and energy drinks… with massages available. You will experience top-notch volunteers who welcome and help sustain you as you pedal away the miles. The registration fee includes all the necessary ride support (food, energy drinks, food, toilets, more food, sag wagons, massage, mechanics and medical help) finish point will feature not only a great dinner at the Cascade Ski Lodge, but also live music, our professional massage team and tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum.


The maximum number of riders is 2,000.  The registration fee is $85 per rider (anyone 18 or older), or $65 for juniors (14 - 18 years old).. Please ask your friends and relatives to sponsor you by making additional donations to the Museum.


Party, Dinner, & Lodging in Government Camp

The ride's final destination i the Cascade Lodge in Government Camp where you can stay the night in bunk beds at $25 per person, and room for only 80 people..

There will be a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread and energy drink and dessert. Beer and wine can also be available on a no host basis.

There will be a Barlow Road Ride Festival in Government Camp on Saturday afternoon and evening. In addition to the shops and restaurants, there will be tours of the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Food vendors and bike vendors will have booths at the Cascade Parking lot. There will be a Beer Garden and music. Fun, fun, fun!


Details and registration:  www.barlowroadride.com


A quote from the Barlow Road Ride Website:
"As you embark on this extraordinarily scenic and historic course, you will be riding the paved route of the famous Barlow Road – once followed by many pioneers around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. You will be traveling along the cool Clackamas River, to the gateway city of Sandy and then up the sparkling Sandy River Valley via Marmot Ridge to Zig Zag past open fields and amid vibrant forests, and finally up Laurel Hill to majestic Mt. Hood. A truly world class route!"

Help celebrate Mt. Hood, the Barlow Trail, the Pioneers and the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. You can "like" the Barlow Road Ride on Facebook and follow it on Twitter too! Just go to the website www.barlowroadride.com  for quick links.

Contact info: www.barlowroadride.com or 503-272-3301.


Photos of last year's Barlow Road Ride are in our Photobucket album at



A professionally done video of the Barlow Road Ride is on You Tube:




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