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Mt. High Events
Last updated: April 24, 2015
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.
March-April Lift Lines
NWSCC Newsletter -
Ski Club Council's
FWSA News Flash
- Far West Ski Association
Newsletter. Trips, Racing, Ski news,
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. Valid till April
25, 2015. Thanks to our member Elsebeth Frank for
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:
passed away on April 2nd, at the
hospital due to liver and kidney
She touched the lives of many over
the years from EdgeSet to
Plaza to Mountain High
The "Happy Hairdresser" was the
perfect nickname for Marsha. See her
This photo was taken at the Mt. High
Seafood party in October 2011.
Celebration of Life for
Marsha will be:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2 to 7 p.m.
12155 SW Faircrest St., PDX 97225
Food provided, just bring your
beverage of choice and a salad or
dessert to share.
Questions: Please call Dave
(Marsha’s Hubby) at: 503-706-6590.
passed away on April 20th, 2015.
He was a member of the Edgeset ski
club, and continued as a member of
the combined Mountain High club for
several more years, until his health
Celebration of Life for Joe will be:
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 - 2-7p.m. at
Elaine & Joe's House
10302 N.W. Alpenglow Way
Portland, OR 97229
Please bring an appetizer or side
dish to share.
For further info contact: Terry
Man and Woman of the
Our 2015 man and
woman of the year are: Emilio
Trampuz and Terry Swan.
Congratulations! See our
page for a list of past men
and women of the year as well as the
recipients of other awards. Please send us your
nominations for Man & Woman of the
Year for 2016.
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.
Lots of photos and a
few videos have been posted on our
page. See what the club has
been doing lately. Including
photos from the Chocolate party, the
Pizza party, PACRAT racing, and the
recent Whitefish Mt. trip as well as
a day trip to Fernie.
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)!
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
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
The Taco Shoppe
in Government Camp has offered us
all 20% off of any item on
the menu. There is now indoor
dining, an expanded menu, happy hour
and a liquor license. See details on
Bulletin Board. Or click
here for see their
The GOOD OLD
TIMES have been moved
Photos from our whole
past year have been moved from the
to a new Photos
2014 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
2013/2014 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
2014 page and keep
scrolling down to see about 2 dozen
Mt. High best decorated booth!
At this year's NWSCC
Ski Fair, our club's booth was
proclaimed the best decorated
in the "Winter Wonderland" theme.
See photos here!
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!
from Colleen Hankins, PACRAT
Director of Membership.
Check it all out on
page and on the
PACRATs web site.
a great opportunity for our members
to get some discounted items at the
mountain, and also to win some
prizes at the end of the winter
Get a passport for
$10, then use it to get discounts at
various businesses on Mt. Hood.
are posted on our
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
PACRAT Rat Attack photos &
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:
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:
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
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
2015 EVENTS CALENDAR
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
Blue: Mountain High club events
Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club
Black: General events
See more event details below.
Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011,
and has stabilized around 300 since then. Current membership as of
April 2015 = 303.
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 every other
month, on the
3rd Wednesday in February, March,
June, August, October,
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
email@example.com and we'll post
it on the 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
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 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.
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,
Mt. High Wall Calendar
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:
Letter (8.5 x 11")
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
in the middle (along the
Alternatively, if you
Emilio will print these for
you, for a small fee (just to
cover the expenses):
Tabloid (11" x 17") =
Letter (8.5" x 11") =
Just email Emilio at
let him know the size & number of
copies. Please send a check payable to:
Emilio Trampuz, 4742 Liberty Rd. S.,
#296, Salem, OR 97302
Video about our club
Short 5 minute
summary of what our club is al
about. Must see!
See it at:
Web site &
At the 2014 FWSA
Convention in June, we won
1st place for
1st place for
1st place for Outstanding
See more on our
Proof that Straight skis were always
Straight skis were
never really straight. See proof in
Safety Person of the Year
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.
Boots & More Performance LLC
with Greg Coulter
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
Contact Greg via email;
Visit the new
Boots and More Facebook page
and Like it.
Brunidge has volunteered to
coordinate the mid-week skiers
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"
Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.
The events listed below are events other than ski trips and
The "Rattitudes" team at the 2011 Rat Attack
The theme this year will be:
Dress in Hawaiian Tropical style.
Click here for a
See the official
The PACRAT Awards Party
April 17, 2015.
(Friday). 6:00 pm
Social Hour: Cocktails at 6:00 - Appetizers at 6:30
No-Host bar serving beer, wine & Cocktails
(soft drinks and coffee will also be available)
Dinner: Buffet Dinner served at 7:00 -
Click Here to see the menu.
PACRAT racing awards dinner party will be held at the
Stockpot Restaurant at the Red Tail Golf Course
8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97008 (Map)
year's theme is "Pineapple
Hawaiian Tropical style.
after dinner: Coach Greg & Co. will be handing out awards,
including team winners, King and Queen Rat, and all the other fun
that goes along with it!
playing at 9:00 - This band brings it so be sure to wear your
Dinner is free for all
PACRAT racers. Guests are welcome, for
an additional payment of $30 per person (and this includes a
beer ticket). If you are
bringing a guest, please let your team captain know.
IMPORTANT: Party Director Sylvia needs the number of
attendees for your team, including guests, by THIS FRIDAY, APRIL
10TH. Please e-mail her at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your team totals.
In fact, let your team captain know if you yourself are coming, so
we can have a more accurate count. Please do this by
April 4. Then all team captains should report to Barb
Pressentin at 503-267-9522.
Schnee Vogeli Ski Club
Season Ender Bender
April 18 (Sat.)
The local Schnee Vogeli Ski Club ("Snow Birds")
invites you to come celebrate the end of the season at their party
in Government Camp.
Doors open: 7:00 pm.
Ratskeller, Government Camp.
Featuring: "Cadillacs For
$15. Tickets available from you favorite Schnee Vogeli
club member, or email:
For Mountain High club members it's best to contact Gordon
Lusk at rivergordy@gmail
For more info see:
Organized by the Schnee Vogeli club
Usually on the last Monday of the
monthly Board meeting
April 28, 2015. (Tuesday)
- Usually last Monday of the month. This month is an exception.
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.
Road sign just 2 miles before Government Camp.
Mt. High Highway Cleanup
Our 10th cleanup. (2 per year)
(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 at the Brew Pub
in Government Camp.
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.
Sandra, Elisabeth, and Larry
Diane and Patty
Nancy Pratt, delighting us with her piccolo
pizza party, & elections)
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm
7121 SW Nyberg St
Tualatin, OR 97062
is on the club! Just buy your own drink. We'll have:
Pulled pork, Caesar salad and baked beans
ELECTIONS: We will hold our annual club elections on this day,
for President, Vice-presdient, Secretary and Treasurer.
You can nominate someone and/or vote either by mail or email by sending your vote to
email@example.com, or vote in
person this Wednesday evening. Please send in your nominations
right away to
Everybody is invited! Come meet other club members, check out
* Slide show / video of some recent club events.
* Socialize, mingle with other club members.
* Free food (on the club), but buy your own drink.
* Participate in electing our club
So far, we have the
following candidates. Other nominations and self-nominations are
President: Debbi Kor
Vice-President: Terry White
Secretary: Lisa Scribner
Treasurer: Nancy Pratt
High Elections Ballot. This
is an old ballot, from previous years, given here as just a
sample. The real ballot will be posted here soon.
You can either:
1. Email it
it to: Emilio Trampuz, 4742 LibertyRd. S., #296, Salem, OR 97302 or
3. Bring it to our Elections
print out and fill out one of these versions of the same ballot:
Mt. High Elections Ballot (PDF file)
Mt. High Elections Ballot
From I-5 - Take the Tualatin/Sherwood
- Turn eastward on Nyberg
- Make a U-turn at the first traffic light.
- Turn right into the shopping center. Famous Dave's will be
on your left.
Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:
Click on the logo below to go the Convention web site:
Click here for
The Convention will be held at the
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
See a great video of San Diego at sunrise, filmed
with a flying quad-copter drone:
Far West Convention
San Diego, California
June 4 - 7, 2015
4 - 7, 2015.
Remember we are all part of larger organization. Yes,
we are part of the NW Ski Club Council, ... but also of the Far West
Ski Association, which encompasses eleven Councils in Arizona,
Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Utah.
FWSA represents all our local ski clubs, and organizes at least 3
trips every year:
1) the FWSA Ski Week (at Aspen this past winter);
2) the FWSA International Ski Week (usually in Europe);
3) an International Summer trip (like a trip to China or
the Alaska Cruise).
This year' theme: Volcanic
Paradise in Bend, OR, nestled along the Deschutes River and just
minutes from historic downtown area and Mt. Bachelor.
Thursday and Friday are the fun days, in the form of a Pub
crawl, golf, hiking, biking tour, pool party, etc.
FWSA organizes a number of club competitions
— for best Newsletter, best Web site, Outstanding club, Safety
person of the year, Man and Woman of the year, etc. Awards are given
at the annual Convention..
A big part of the annual Convention is a Travel Expo,
where club members can meet with dozens of Ski
A number of ski celebrities are usually present. In the past, we had
several Olympic ski champions, some
extreme skiers, some founders of famous ski areas, famous
Registration and info:
Register by May 8, 2015 to secure your spot.
Register and Pay Online or download the
For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:
Also, please notify Debbi Kor that you are
coming to the Convention, so that all our Mountain High delegates
are registered as a single group. Contact Debbi at:
This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the San Diego Council
Northwest Ski Club Council
June 17 (Wednesday), 6 pm.
(Third Wednesday of the month)
Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97210,
6:30 -- A Happy Half Hour
-- Meeting starts.
bar menu will be offered; food and beverages on your own.
topics will include
* Learn to Ski/January Safety Month
* FWSA Convention & Awards Program
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
Bike to the Dike
"2 lakes, 1 park,
A combined Mt. High and
led by Jackie & Dick
June 20, 2015
(Saturday) 10:00 am start.
Meet at:: Linnemann Station,
3852 W Powell Loop (1 block south of Powell),
Description: 2 lakes, 1 historic Indian site, 1 park, 1
dike, 21 miles, A level, A 2-hour ride. Partly riding on
the Fairview Trail, short distances on 2 busy streets, then on the
dike that few people know about.
anyone who wants to do more miles and hills they can ride that same
day from the same start with Dick. About 31 miles. B level. Mostly
hills and mostly on roads around Orient area.
Lunch afterwards will be at the Cedarville Tavern.
What to bring: Helmet is required.
Bring some water.
Also, you will be asked to sign a liability release
Contact: Jackie Bonillo,
NOTE: We may be doing some riding in August in the
Seattle, Renton, Issaquah & Bothell areas this year. If you are
interested, call me. - Jackie
Bike ride at 9:30 am
Picnic at 11:30 am.
Click here for a
of the area.
at Sellwood Park
August 15, 2015 (Saturday).
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:
40 years of the
Plaza ski club (one of our former halves),
of the EdgeSet club (our other half),
15 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
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).
Our campground in Maupin City Park
Click on map to enlarge it, 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 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
It is always good time on the river.
Deschutes River Raft Weekend
Aug 27-30, 2015.
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: 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
(along the river) including four RV spaces, and two RV spaces across
from the Community Building. Limited tent sites available behind the
campers on the hillside.
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.
Saturday night dinner will be
provided. (It's TBD, but may include BBQ Ribs, Chicken and baked
beans, coleslaw and potato salad....AKA "Standard Camp Dining.")
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
= $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 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.
Pratt at 503-593-9427 or
or: Allan Paraskeva at 503-201-1243 or
Reservation and payment must be
received by August 1st. Cancellation Date is
August 1st. (***Please, please help Nancy and Allan 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.
* 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.
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