NWSCC web site
FWSA web site
NSCF web site
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about our club.
Mt. High Events
August 24, 2016
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
See bottom of this page for
ski area reports.
August Lift Lines
NWSCC Newsletter -
Ski Club Council's
FWSA News Flash
- September issue. Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
Mt. Hood Meadows discount on 10-time pass
The regular price of the Mt. Hood Meadows 10-time pass is $399.
But you can save $50 and get it for just $349. Just follow this link:
www.skihood.com/go/1097563 . Scroll down to the bottom of that page
and click on "View Details".
La Nina will bring more snow
to the Northwest in 2016/2017.
Old Farmers Almanac and
Meteorologists agree on
this: a colder winter with more
precipitation. Mt. Hood should
receive 30% more snow than average.
Man and Woman of the
Our 2016 man and
woman of the year are: Steve
Royce and Karen Michels.
Congratulations! See our
page for a list of past men
and women of the year and other awards. Please send us your
nominations for Man & Woman of the
Year for 2017.
Our club will have a booth at the
SKiFever Show this year. The Ski
Fair will not be held this year.
So, instead, we will focus our
efforts on the Ski Fever Show. You
can come to our booth there to renew
your club membership and/or sign up
for ski trips and PACRAT racing..
what our typical booth looks like.!
We have updated out
page, which now lists all the
upcoming trips for the upcoming
2016/2017 winter season.
See the latest photos from the
Mt. Hood History bike ride, the
Idaho bike trip, as well as all
the photos taken during this past
year. See what the club has
The GOOD OLD
TIMES will soon be moved
Photos from our whole
past year will soon be moved from the
to a new Photos 2016 page. Our
will be cleared to make room for new
photos for this coming season,
starting with the SkiFever Show and
the Kickoff Party.. Just keep
scrolling down the photos page to see all
our past events.
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Our club provides numerous
activities in the following
a) Day trips to Mt.
Hood ski areas –
b) Ski trips
to other ski areas in the West
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events,
parties, etc. – on the
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
To fully understand what our
club does, please see a whole
year of past photos on the
Skiing North America -
about our club member John Andrew
skiing all of North America has
appeared in the Wall Street Journal
on March 20, 2016. See
Let's go skiing!
Meet at McDonald's in Sandy 7:30 -
7:45 am. We can carpool, or
just drive up together. Some of us
are going to Timberline
or Skibowl. Others are going to
Meadows. We can all meet at McDonald's.
See details about our
day trips on the
TRIPS page. Hey, a day trip
is a trip too! If you have a
2-way radio, tune it to
There are new items
on our Bulletin Board. Check it out!
Season Passes compared.
Compare the cost and benefits of
various lift ticket passes. This was
first published on page 8 of the
September issue of Lift Lines
(#177). It is now on our
Calling all cooks,
bakers, BBQ'ers, of Mt. High.
Debbi Kor is putting
together a Club Cookbook for next
year. If you're interested, send her
your favorite recipes. She'll gather
them, put them together, and see
what we come up with.
Contact Debbi at:
Mt. High Entry into FWSA Outstanding
has completed a 10-page fully
illustrated document that is our
club's entry in the FWSA
Outstanding Club contest.
Winning clubs will be announced at
the Far West Convention in San
Diego, CA, in June 2015. Click on
the headline or go to our
Documents web page.
13 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 11
other resorts in the West (3 tickets
at each). See more at:
on the Facebook page:
Also, click here for
Map of Powder Alliance resorts.
50% discount at adidas
Go to our
Board and print the
special coupon for the adidas
employee store, fill it out and get
a 50% discount. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for
NOTE: This offer is not ongoing.
It comes and goes periodically.
When it becomes available again,
Mountain High club members who have
opted to receive ALL emails will be
informed by email.
Super Senior Specials
If you are 75 or
older, you are a "super-senior, and
you qualify for the following
benefits. Here are just a few
examples. There are more:
a) Buy a SEASON
Snowbasin, Utah for $39.
(This pass does not come with Powder
b) Buy a season
Powder Mountain, UT, for
c) Get a free
season pass at Bogus Basin, ID.
d) Ski free at
Red Mountain, B.C.
Note that the
November-December 2014 issue of
Skiing History magazine
a long list of all the places where
you can ski for free. The
age limit varies from 60 to 80,
depending on the ski area. When you
read this article online, click on
Ctrl-+ key combination a few
times to enlarge the page, to make
it more readable.
New Video about our club
See the new video
about what our club has been up to
lately. Included is a funny snow
report about the upcoming Whitefish
Express Rental &
Service shop in Rhododendron
John Hanson (formerly
of the Ski Chalet) is helping
Skibowl with a new project in
Rhododendron: an Express Rental &
Service outlet with retail as well.
"One of our target customers is the
high school/ club racer looking to
maintain a competitive advantage.
Racers can drop their skis off after
training nights and pick them up
ready to go on race day. We are
currently set up to do edge tunes
and hot waxes."
Mon-Tue: 8-5, Wed-Fri: 8-9pm,
Sat: 7-6pm and
Next season, they
plan to stock race accessories as
Stop by anytime. The location is
on the right hand side of Hwy 26 in
Rhododendron across from the Village
Mt. Hood Meadows tickets
are available at a discounted price
of just $64. See our
Bulletin Board for details.
Ski - Or Help Someone
Our club now has a
devoted just to beginner skiers, and
we need volunteers who are willing
to help newcomers to the sport. This
is a win-win for everybody. By
brining in new people to the slopes,
the ski areas get more customers,
our club gets more members, and the
newcomers get their wings (their
skis or boards)!
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
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
Please renew your club membership
in the Fall (October, November). This is also the best
time to sign up for a ski trip with the club. It is best to renew in person at the annual Ski Fair or at our annual Kickoff Party. If
you do it by mail, simply print print
the Dough Transmittal form and mail it in. You can find it on our Membership page and on the
Forms & Docs page.
a PACRAT team
Now is the time.
Teams are being formed right now,
and many teams need a few new
racing, après ski parties and more!
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
Mt. High has a Facebook page
Thanks to Bruce Kuper
for setting up a Favebook Page for
Mountain High. It is a Facebook
group. Check it out, join the group,
and start posting your messages,
photos, questions, etc. See it at:
Benefits updated - 20% off at the
Thanks to Kevin
Bastin, owner of the Taco Shoppe and
a Mountain High club member, we have
now been offered 20% off of any item
on the menu (not just the burritos).
The Taco Shoppe
in Government Camp, across the
street from the Huckleberry Inn (but
a house or two up the road), or just
downhill from the Mount Hood Museum. See details on our
Benefits page and on our
Board page. Click here for
Trips calendar & Questionnaire
MS Word or
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
email@example.com or to
Emilio's side-country article on
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.
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:
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:
pole Inclinometers -
Attach this simple device to your
ski pole and use it to measure the
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
2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
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Blue: Mountain High club events
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club
Black: General events
See more event details in the next section below.
Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011,
and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of
September 2015 = 304.
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:
and the meeting starts at:
of local ski clubs gather to
coordinate activities, plan
joint events and trips.
Sometimes, there's a guest
speaker. These meetings are open
at 6 pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm..
Meetings are held quarterly on the
3rd Wednesday in October,
December, March and June.
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
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
Vision for the
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:
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
Mt Hood List
- A great new site!
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
David Schor's adventures
(our recent trips and racing)
sale on our
Bruce's fall video
See Bruce Kuper's helmet-cam
recording his fall and slide on the
face of 7th Heaven at Stevens
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
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
Free $kiing corner.
Free or half-priced
post your questions, requests,
offers, or help provide answers.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post
it on the Bulletin Board.
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
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
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
Say goodbye to your
Avast! is totally free and
performs even better in tests.
Download it and try it yourself:
page - new & improved
The best way to get
info about ski areas. The improved
version contains almost all the ski
areas in the West, 161 of them. It's
the easiest way to get info for a
trip. Just click on whatever ski
resort you want.
NW Ski Challenge
continues each winter 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.
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
Skiing the Northwest
can be quite an adventure. See David
journal on our "Articles" page,
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
Mt. High members at Stevens Pass
Mt. High members on Mt. Hood
NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Our club provides numerous activities in
the following categories. Most of
them have their own separate pages on
our web site:
a) Day trips to Mt. Hood ski
areas (both weekend and
mid-week) – currently on
TRIPS page, but might be
moved to a Mt. Hood page or Meet-up
page, or something like that.
b) Ski trips to other
ski areas in the West -- see
c) Recreational racing –
d) Social events, parties, etc. –
e) Summer activities
(Biking, Hiking, Rafting,
Picnic, etc.) – usually on our
Our Home page is mainly a calendar of
events and a place to post social events
that don't have their own separate
pages, such as Trips and Racing events
To get a better view of what our club
does, please check the
ABOUT US page and the
PHOTOS page, which shows almost
everything we did in the past year(s).
Each season, we start to build a new
Photos page, so if you are checking us
out at the beginning of the season,
check out one of the previous year's
Photos page, which will be more
This ramp doesn't exist any more!
It was destroyed by blasting during the widening of
Highway 26, between 2014- 2016.
Learn a little more about some Mt. Hood trivia, including a map
showing part of this tour in this
file posted in our History section.
Barlow Trail to
historic trails bike
6, 2016 (Saturday) - 9:00 am
A unique bike ride into history!
This is a relatively short, easy ride,
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
9 am, in
Rhododendron, the last small town before Government Camp.
Let's assemble at the Still Creek Inn (the only restaurant in
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
our route (and the original Barlow road) is being swallowed by
vegetation. Come see it before it disappears!
bike is fine for this ride, especially if you have commuter or
touring tires.. 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. In some places, we'll have the choice of
following a mountain bike trail or stay on the paved road.
leave about half of our cars in Rhododendron. The other half will
drive up to Barlow Pass 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.
don't know where Barlow PAss is, no problem. We will all
gather in Rhododendron first, and then we'll drive up together.
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
3. Visit the Pioneer Woman's Grave.
4. Visit Summit Prairie (aka Summit Meadows),
one of the last rest stops on the Oregon Trail.
5. Hear the ghost of Perry Vickers, who is
buried at Summit Meadows.
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!
NOTE: Access to Laurel HIll might not be possible because of the
ongoing work on highway 26. We might have to bypass it this
7. Visit a bat cave. Yes, there are some bats
in there, but it's not what you think.
Little Zig Zag
Falls. Or sit down at a picnic table to rest your legs here.
9. 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. Part of what is new is the
disappearance of some of the terrain features you saw earlier. Some
of it has been destroyed forever by the highways 26 expansion, and
some of it has become difficult to access. Experience Mt.
Hood's history before some of it is gone!
bike ride, contact Emilio, 503-378-0171, or
Our campground in Maupin City Park
To enlarge, click on map or here for
Be there in time to settle in and start rafting at noon
Click here for
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 a previous 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
It is always a good time on the river.
Deschutes River Raft Weekend
Aug 11-14, 2016.
Our annual tradition is
back for your fun and enjoyment! A weekend of rafting and frolicking
in the sun on the Deschutes River at Maupin, OR, with good friends,
old and new, and all young at heart!
Rafting on Friday
(starting at noon) and Saturday (all day). Sunday Morning is
just for relaxing before heading back to reality.
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!
Camping: Camping: Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday night camping in Maupin City Park. RV space
available for an additional $25 per night or $75 total. Camp
locations are the beautiful an spacious Group Tent Site 1 (premier
site along the
river) including four RV spaces 16-20.
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
Harpham Flat, raft 10 miles down to Sandy Beach.
SATURDAY – We will raft from Maupin park to Sandy beach in the morning,
shuttle back to the park for lunch and then shuttle up to Harpham
Flat and raft the upper section in the afternoon.
New this year.
For those interested Beth Paraskeva
will be leading the Ring of Fire bike ride Sunday morning.
The bike ride will leave the park, over the bridge then up
the hill, then a great downhill into Tygh Valley, then down to
Sherar’s falls and then back to camp. This ride is short hilly and
of moderate difficulty. There will be meet up points and a map will
be provided. Plan on bringing water. 8:30 AM departure.
Saturday night dinner will be
For other meals
(breakfasts, lunches, Friday dinner), bring your own food and
drinks, or plan to dine in any of Maupin's fine dining
Camp, raft, dinner
= $75.00 pp, (Non Members $90.00) 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 Allan or Nancy for special pricing.
* KIDS ARE WELCOME (8 –20) AND TOTALLY
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT AT A COST OF $50.00 EACH.
& Beth Paraskeva at 503-201-1243 or
Reservation and payment must be
received by July 28th. Cancellation Date is
July 28th. (***Please, please help Allan & Beth by getting
payments/reservations or cancellations in timely!)
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:
Print it, fill it out, and
mail it back to the club at:
Mountain High Snowsport Club
PO Box 2182
Portland, OR 97208.
NOTE: 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.
River levels are normal
becase they are regulated by dams.
Click here for the official
Bike ride at 9:30 am
Picnic at 11:30 am.
Click here for a
of the area.
Click on this satellite photo to enlarge it
at Sellwood Park
August 20, 2016 (Saturday).
TIME: 9:30 am - the bike
ride (Meet on Grand Ave. near the church);
11:30 am - 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
NOTE: Sellwood bridge will be closed
this weekend. So, please make alternate plans to
get to the picnic.
From the west, it's
best to use the Ross Island bridge and then go south on McLaughlin.
From the south (from Oregon City, just follow McLaughlin north to
From McLaughlin, take the exit to SE Tacoma Street and follow the
signs to Sellwood Park. Turn right onto either 6th or 7th Avenue,
and then an immediate LEFT onto Spokane or Nehalem Streets.
Park on SE Grand Avenue or any of the 4 streets
named above. Entrance to the park is from Grand Ave. It's a short
walk to our picnic area, which will be on your left.
Let's do it a bit differently this year! Don't drive to the
We'll start the ride a bit higher up on the hill, from Oaks
Pioneer Church, on the corner of Grand and Spokane.
Assemble on Grand Avenue.
We'll both start and end the ride on
the east side of the river. We'll cross over to the west side on the
new Tillikum Crossing pedestrian bridge. Then we'll
ride up to the Steel bridge along the west side and cross back to
the east side for the ride back.
But, to make things even more interesting, we'll ride along a
different route on the way up to the Tillikum
bridge. This route will probably be new to everyone. That way, we
won't have to ride the Springwater Riverfront trail twice. After you
see the new route, if you like it, you can also use it on the return
trip, or you can return along the Springwater trail as usual.
We'll work up an appetite and be ready for the picnic.
The picnic is a potluck. We'll have
sausages of various kinds (spicy and non-spicy) on the grill. Bring something else
to share. Also BYOB.
Click here for a
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. Park on or near SE Grand Avenue, and assemble by the Oaks
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).
Usually on the last Monday of the
monthly Board meeting
August 29, 2016. (Monday)
- Usually last Monday of the month.
6:00 pm - social gathering;
6:30 pm - formal meeting.
10070 SW Barbur Blvd., near Capitol Hwy. (by
This is an organizational and
planning meeting, attended mainly by Board members, trip leaders,
etc., but it is open to all. Anyone wanting to get more
involved with the club is welcome.
Biking on the Leif Erikson Drive
Leif Erikson Drive - Forest Park
Lunch at Kenny & Zook's Cafe.
Click here for a
of the area.
Erikson Drive - Forest Park
September 17, 2016 (Saturday).
TIME: 10 am
MEET: Kenny & Zuke's Bagelworks cafe & deli
NW 24th and Thurman Street. See
The Leif Erickson Drive in Portland's Forest Park allows for
mile beginner mountain bike ride consisting of one tiny uphill and
the rest mild downhill and level terrain. Mountain bikes are
Roadbed is similar to last year's Still Creek Rd.
We will meet at Kenny & Zuke's Cafe (NW 24th & Thurman).
Only a few of us will leave our cars parked there. The majority
should just wait until we are all assembled and then we'll shuttle
our cars and bikes to the start of the trail on the uphill side on
Bring gloves, ear warmers, and jacket just in case. The bike ride
will end back at Kenny & Zuke's.
We'll have lunch at Kenny & Zuke's at the end of the ride. The
place has long tables and offers a multitude of culinary choices
A good time will be had by all. This will be Mt High's September
Leaders: Emilio Trampuz, Linda McGavin, John Davis.
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of the area.
Directions: From I-405, take the exit to Vaughn Street, then
turn onto NW 23rd Avenue . Then turn right onto Thurman, and you'll
see Kenny and Zuke's on your left within that same block.
Kenny & Zuke's Bagelworks on Thurman St. (Click
on the image to enlarge it.)
Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.
Mt. High Highway Cleanup
Our 11th cleanup. (2 per year)
TENTATIVE DATE (TBA):
October 1 or later in October (a Saturday): 10 am.
club has adopted a 2-mile section of Highway 26, mileposts
51-53. We have been keeping it clean since 2010.
We'll meet in Mt. Hood Skibowl's parking lot at
10 am sharp. Then we'll earn some good karma
for about 2 hours.
(noon) - approximately - The club will cover the cost of lunch
in Government Camp.
Let's replenish our energy and enjoy each other's company. Click on the map to enlarge.
who plan to help, need to go on-line with the State Highway
Department, and just review the "rules of the road" so to speak.
We used to have to watch a video, but that is no longer
required. Now, you just need to read through the rules and
instructions, and we can deal with the rest ourselves. Just go
scroll down to the "Specific Requirements". The
"Applicant" is our club, and the Participants are all who show
up on the day of the event.
Debbi will have the
waivers we all need to sign on the day of the event.
Wilsonville Senior Center
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the north See
Interstate 5 (I-5) SOUTH
EXIT 283 (South Wilsonville exit).
left onto SW Wilsonville Rd. (EAST).
through 2 traffic lights and after half a mile, turn LEFT.
for building number 7965.
(Just a party)
October 8, 2016 (Saturday) at 6:30 pm.
(If you want to help with the setup,
please come at 5:30 pm.)
end-of-summer Seafood party is coming up. Pete Troy has been in
Alaska all summer long and will be bringing home some excellent
seafood for us to try. We've found a new location this year and are
very excited to try it out.
getting together at the Wilsonville Senior Center, which is
just a short distance off of I-5 at the South Wilsonville Exit. A
map is attached. See below.
to our members again this year will be $10 per person. Guests
$10, you'll have an incredible dinner of Pete and Ann’s incredible
homemade sushi, Bruce McGavin’s fantastic smoked salmon spread;
steamed mussels, clams, and salmon. Gordy will be putting his
personal touch to the salmon to fix it just the way we like it!
This is a
BYOB event, and you can bring a side dish or dessert to share. We
expect to have our usual crowd of 65-75 in attendance.
we'll do the opposite from last year. If your last name begins with:
A - J : bring a dessert;
K - Z : bring a salad or side dish;
Exception: If your last name
happens to be Krueger or Moon, you should bring some dessert. For
those who don't know, our past President, Kurt Krueger and his wife
Chris Moon bake wonderful chocolate desserts and in most years end
up winning one of the 3 prizes at our Chocolate parties (even though
all the entries in the contest are anonymous.)
EVERYONE PLEASE RSVP by October 1.
Wilsonville Senior Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Please RSVP to Debbi Kor for a
headcount by Sept. 20th:
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of the area.
Might be around The Dalles
(Yet to be confirmed)
October 9, 2016 (Saturday).
TIME: 10 am
MEET: TBA See
We are still working on the details of this
Stay tuned. We'll announce more info soon.
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More info at:
Ski Fever & Snowboard Show
Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Dr.,
Portland OR 97217
Nov.4-6, 2016 (Fri - Sun.)
ski show at the Expo Center. Great deals on ski clothing
and equipment. Save Up To 70% on new Ski and Snowboard Gear. Many freebies.
included a giant Ski Swap, where you can keep 80% of the sale value
when you sell your used equipment.
Thursday is the ONLY day to drop off your gear for the Ski Swap.
Last chance to sell your old gear.
Our Mountain High club will have a booth at the Show. Note
that there will be no Ski Far this year, so instead, please come to
the Ski Fever Show and visit our booth, where you will be able to
renew your club membership, signup for ski trips, etc.
SkiFever packs the entire ski & snowboard universe all under one
roof™. With 108,000 square feet of exhibition space, SkiFever
live acts, interactive exhibits and ongoing giveaways that
provide SkiFever visitors with non-stop entertainment. Enjoy
the new SkiFever BrewFest, with beer
from Deschutes Brewery, Oregon WineFest,
and regional spirits. Full of excitement, SkiFever provides big
savings on gear and more to get you stoked for the season.
SAVE— Up to 70% off on top brand gear, clothing and
DREAM — Check out resorts for winter destination vacations
to get discount travel and lift packages!
TASTE — Walk and shop through the new SkiFever
BrewFest, with beer from
Deschutes Brewery, Oregon WineFest,
and regional spirits!
THRILL — Watch past and future Olympic and X-Game medal
winners perform tricks and stunts on the Les Schwab Main
Stage and Hillcrest Sports Rail Jam!
PARTY PARTY — Throw your hand in
the air at the SkiFever Pray For Snow Party™ with Government
Camp’s favorite band Phamous
Phases. Enjoy Free Beer & Pizza while it lasts and the best
Click here to see a complete list of show features.
Admission: $12 at the gate.
Juniors (6 - 12 years old) pay only
$3. Under 6 is free.
Show hours are:
Friday 1 pm - 10 pm
Saturday 10am - 9 pm
Sunday 10am - 6 pm
With 20,000 plus attendees, the excitement of ski & riding this
winter season is palpable and electric at this event. SkiFever
the SkiFever Freeride
Theater with the latest ski films;
and aerial demonstrations giant indoor grind rail;
Free ski lessons on
the Mogul Busters Kid Slope;
for aerial fun,
Wall for all attendees to try;
Grand Prize Giveaway;
Thousands of dollars
worth of skis, bindings, snowboards, and other prizes.
Retails at SkiFever offer 70,000 sq. ft. of their best deals of
the season of ski & Snowboard equipment, accessories, and apparel.
Those in the know recognize this as the best deal in town. The
SkiFever Ski Swap features overstock of new noncurrent merchandise
from local retailers and lightly used community swap items that
include skis, snowboards, boots, and soft goods.
Since 1986, Dan and Rebecca Schindler have offered the largest
and best ski and snowboards shows in the Portland market to launch
the winter sport season. With 30 years of history in the Portland
market, SkiFever has the industry connections with resorts,
manufacturers, and local retail heavy weights like U.S. Outdoor
Store, Next Adventure, Hillcrest Sports, The Pro Shop, Mountainology,
Daddies Board Shop, Evo, Gorge Performance and others. This makes
this the premier ski & Snowboard event of the season. The savings on
gear, resorts, and tour operators cannot be beat. It’s all under one
While other Portland events feature only bits of SkiFever like a
beer fest or film festival as a part of an event in a small format,
SkiFever is the largest, fun, and comprehensive kick off for winter
season for hardcore shredders and ski and snowboard families alike.
Other features of the SkiFever Ski & Snowboard Show include the “Saturday
Night SkiFever Pray For Snow Party” features the Famous
Phasous live cover band; other live music throughout the show;
dance performances; X-Games athletes; aerial performances; scuba
demo; and more.
It’s predicted by meteorologists that this season is a “la Nina”
snow year and snow should be plenty for the Pacific Northwest. Get
Ready and SkiFever is the place!
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