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Mt. High Events

 Last updated: July 16, 2021
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.

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July Lift Lines  - Mt. High Newsletter


Video about The National Brotherhood of Skiers. This video comes from the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. It begins with Dan Egan  interviewing some of the latest inductees into the Hall of Fame: Art Clay and Ben Finley.  The interview is about 30 minutes long. If you don't have the time to watch all of it, skip to minute 35 to see a 3.5 minutes video produced by REI about the early days of the National Brotherhood of Skiers and their first trip to Aspen. To startt, click on the heading of this news blurb.


Skiers GuideFar West Skiers' Guide

Click on the image here to see this very colorful magazine. Learn all about past and upcoming Far West events, the annual Convention, winter trips, and more. See what other clubs and councils are doing.

 

Click on each 2-page spread to thumb through the rest of the pages.


Man and Woman of the Year.

Our 2020 man and woman of the year are: Bill King and Linda McGavin. Congratulations!   See our Awards 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 2021 (by October or early November).

  Bill King        Linda McGavin  

     Bill King             Linda McGavin


NOTE TO NEWCOMERS

Our club provides numerous activities in the following categories.   

a)  Day trips to Mt. Hood ski areas – currently on TRIPS page,

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.

To fully understand what our club does, please see a whole year of past photos on the PHOTOS page.


Let's ski together!   Join for an informal fun day on the slopes! Our weekend skiers tend to go to Timberline and/or Skibowl.  Our mid-week skiers usually go to Meadows on Thursdays or whenever there is some fresh powder. How to connect with us?

  1. See the weekend & mid-week entries on our TRIPS page.

  2. Click on our two FORUM buttons in the menu and see who is going skiing and when. Participate in the discussions!

  3. See our Facebook page, where all our members can post their own messages and often invite others to come ski with them. Start by clicking on the Facebook button in our main menu.

  4. On the mountain,

    if you have a 2-way radio, tune it to channel 6-19.

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.

 

Also note that Timberline runs its own hourly shuttle between Government Camp (stopping at the Mt. Hood Brewing Co., at Collins Lake Resort, and at the Chevron station at the top end of Govy). This shuttle runs only on weekends and holidays. Approximately once an hour to make the full round trip.

 

Powder Alliance.  Unlimited skiing at Timberline and Mt. Hood Skibowl + 3 free tickets at each of 17 other ski areas, for a total of 51 free ski days
Not valid on Saturdays.
Those 71 and over pay only $50.
All prices will increase after Nov. 5 and 26.. See more at: www.powderalliance.com  and on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/powderalliance


 

Season Passes compared.  Compare the cost and benefits of various lift ticket passes. This was first published in Lift Lines. It is now on our Articles page.

 

Mt. High Cookbook available.

A great gift.

 

Debbi Kor put together a Club Cookbook, full of recipes contributed by many of our club members. You can purchase the book at any of our social events and ski trips, or

Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

  

Ski Areas page - new & improved

The best way to get info about ski areas. The updated page contains almost all the ski areas in the West, 186 of them. It's the easiest way to get info for a trip. Just click on whatever ski resort you want.

Also find info on heli-skiing. 

Also available on our Ski Areas page is an Excel Spreadsheet containing a list of all the ski area in Norrh America. Use it to track the places you have skied.

 

Membership renewal.  Please renew your club membership in the Fall (September, October, or early 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.

 

 

Join a PACRAT team 

 Teams are being formed in October and November, and many teams need a few new team-mates.

 

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

 

Check it all out on our Racing page and on the PACRATs web site.   Contact:  Racing@mthigh.org

 

 

Member Benefits updated - 20% off at the Taco Shoppe  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). But only 10% discount during the summer months.


The Taco Shoppe is located 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 Membership Benefits page and on our Bulletin Board page.  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 adventure blog

Emilio went 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/

Also see the trip video: https://youtu.be/q3C6tltD--M


Video about our club

Short 5 minute summary of what our club is al about. Must see! At: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woXVvae4Iww


 

Proof that Straight skis were always Shaped.

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


 

 

 

Ski pole Inclinometers -

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

 

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Ski Trips survey resultsThanks to the 45 people who completed the survey.  See the results in this PDF file.


But it's not too late to add your own opinions and preferences. We will monitor any future additions to the online survey using Survey Gizmo.  If you get a privacy or security warning, that is simply due to your own security settings, which might be too strict.  Feel free to ignore any such alert for this survey.

2021 EVENTS CALENDAR


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    Blue: Mountain High club events      
    Maroon: NWSCC, FWSA, or multi-club events
    Black: General events
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JULY
July 15 (Thur)  Social Happy Hour
July 24 (Sat.)   Burnt Bridge Creek bike ride
July 24 (Sat.)   Mt. High BBQ at Debbi’s 
July 26 (Mon)  Mt. High Board meeting
July 30 (Fri.)    Salmon River West Hike

AUGUST
Aug.   7 (Sat.)  History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood's Steiner Cabins
Aug.   7 (Sat.)  History Happy Hour presentation
                        
Mt. Hood Steiner Cabins
Aug.  14 (Sat.) Steiner Cabins Tour
                         Tour 8 cabins in Rhododendron
Aug. 21 (Sat.)  Mt. High Social at Edgefield                           11 am to 5 pm.
Aug. 23 - 27     Kayaking trip on the Pend                            Oreille River

SEPTEMBER
Aug.   7 (Sat.)  History Happy Hour: Mt. Hood's Steiner Cabins
Sept.   4 (Sat.)  History Happy Hour presentation
                        
Rhododendron history

OCTOBER

Oct.    2 (Sat.)   History Happy Hour Film
 
Finding David Douglas, plant hunter.

Oct. 7- 10        FWSA Convention, San Diego  The Convention was supposed to happen in June, but it was postponed till October.


NOVEMBER

Nov. 19- 21      Snowvana / SkiFever Show The merged shows. 


Club elections are postponed indefinitely, until we can meet safely again. For now, the planned annual Mt. High Season Kickoff party has been cancelled.  


See more event details in the next section below.

 

 

 

Club membership has steadily increased from 2002 - 2011, and has stabilized around 250 - 300 since then.

 

Mt. High Board meetings 

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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.  If you'd 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.


NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.

 

NWSCC meetings

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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 quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday in October, December, March and June.

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

NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, these meetings are now being held virtually, through Zoom.

 

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 this 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!

 

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 webmaster@mthigh.org and we'll post it on the Bulletin Board.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Web site & Newsletter

At the 2020 FWSA Convention in June, we won

1st place for Web site.

1st place for Newsletter.

See more on our Awards 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 Boots and More Facebook page and Like it. 

Also, see the BAM Performance website to find out more.


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/



Mid-Week skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows

A group of us skis more or less regularly mid-week at Mt. Hood Meadows. Come join us.  See details below.

 

Weekend skiing at Timberline

A group of us skis more or less regularly on weekends att Timberline Come join us.  See details below.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

Note: Trips and Racing events have their own pages.

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

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 the TRIPS page..

b)  Ski trips to other ski areas in the West  -- see TRIPS page.

c)  Recreational racing – RACING pages.

d)  Social events, parties, etc. – on the HOME page.

e)  Summer activities (Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Picnic, etc.) – usually on our HOME page.

 

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 do.

 

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 complete.

 


 Happy Hour

 

Mt. High TGIF

Social Happy Hour

 

July 15, 2021 (Thursday.)  Starting at  4:00 pm.

An informal social gathering.

Let's gather for a Happy hour on Thursday,  4:00 pm.

 

Location:  The Ram

                 29800 SW Boones Ferry Rd                                

 

See Google MAP.

  

Let's just relax and enjoy the time together.

Contact Debbi Kor,  ijustwannarun1@comcast.net,

 

 Burnt Bridge 1

East part of the trail

 

Burnt Bridge 2

If kids can do it, you can do it.

 

Burnt Bridge 3
Cool forest on the west side of the trail.
 
Burnt Bridge 4
At the west end, a small lake right next to Vancouver Lake
 
Birnt Brige 5

This part of the Burnt Bridge Creek trail is also part of the Discovery Trail.


Mt. High

Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail

Paved trail Bike Ride

 

July 24, 2021 (Saturday).  2:30 - 5:30 pm.

Would you believe that there is a fantastic greenway belt with a paved bike trail in the heart of Vancouver, WA?!!! You've gotta see it!


Would you like to develop a healthy appetite before the BBQ at Debbi's?  Join us on this bike ride!  After the ride, we'll head straight for the BBQ.


The trail is about 8 miles long in one direction, or 16 miles there and back. It passes through several parks (Arnold Park,  Leverich Park) and connects a variety of different trails such as the Discovery Trail and Ellen Davis Trail and Stewart Glen.


The trail is almost level in many sections, but there are also some hills and undulating terrain especially near the west end.

 

The trail runs between Meadowbrook Marsh on the east end, at the end of NE 19th Circle near its intersection with  NE 92nd Avenue, and at the west end it goes very near Vancouver Lake, near the intersection of NW Fruit Valley Rd. and  NW Bernie Dr. Rd.   See the whole route on Google Maps


We'll start the ride from Meadow Homes Park, part of the way into the trail, and then we'll ride both West from there (5.2 miles one way) and ride East (2.6 miles one way).

There is a public bathroom on the trail about half a mile east of our starting point.  Also, there is a bathroom at the west end of the trail, and one more somewhere in between.

 

WHERE TO MEET

2:15 pm:  Meet at the  Meadow Homes Park on East 18th  and General Anderson Ave. There is a whole parking lot just for access to the trail and its access is from General Anderson Ave.

See Google Map.

 

2:30 pm: We'll start the bike ride. We'll ride both the east and the west portion of the trail, for a total of at least 16 miles, or possibly a mile or two more if we make a few short side-trips. For example, we are planning a stop at the lily pond which is off the main trail.

 

5:30 pm:  End of the bike ride.  We'll return to the starting point, with about 30 minutes ledt to put away our bikes and tdrive over to Debbi's for the BBQ.

 

THE ROUTE
The trail will take us under Hwy. 500 and over I-5, and we'll briefly ride along one or two neighborhood streets, but mostly it will be a dedicated paved bike trail that will takes us through several parks and wooded areas.

 

At the end of the ride, we'll drive over to Debbi's place (see the next announcement below).  But if you can't make it to the BBQ, or if you prefer to go home, feel free to do so.


Please RSVP if you are coming to the bike ride.  Contact Lisa Scribner, lscribner98@yahoo.com .


Also, please RSVP separately for the BBQ at Debbi's.  Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  or  (503) 314-7078.

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. High

Social (Picnic, Seafood, BBQ)


This event has filled up!

(But you can still come to the bike ride.)


July 24, 2021 (Saturday) at 6:00 pm.

Social gathering at Debbi’s place. It will be a combination picnic, a backyard BBQ, and seafood party.
 
Salmon will be the main entree.We will probably have some hotdogs available for anyone who doesn't want Salmon. You can bring a dish to share.

Debbie is treating us to all the grilled items.  We are her guests. No payment is involved.   But you can bring whatever side dish you want, or dessert, ... including BYOB.

NOTE: Before this gathering, we will have an optional bike ride along the paved Burnt Bridge Creek Trail.  See details above. The two events are connected but independent. You can participate in only one or the other, or both.  (See the bike ride details above.)


Location: Debbi Kor, 8513 NE 149th Avenue, Vancouver WA 98662.

See Google map.

 

This event is now full.

Our last email reminder really worked!

  

We can have a maximum of 32 people.  First come, first served. Once we reach 32, we cannot accept anyone else.  Sorry about that!

 

Please RSVP to Debbi Kor at  ijustwannarun1@comcast.net  or  (503) 314-7078.

 

Mt. High
Monthly meeting

Usually on the last Monday of the month.



Future Location (after the COVID pandemic):  Round Table Clubhouse, 16444 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, Oregon.This will be our future location.  For now, we are meeting online via Zoom.

 

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.

Monthly Board meeting


  AS LONG AS THE VIRUS THREAT IS STILL PRESENT,

WE WILL HOLD THESE MEETINGS ONLINE.


July 26, 2021. (Monday)  6:30 - 8:00 pm

  

Current location:  Online. Join us on "Go To Meeting" from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/638067925

You can also dial in using your phone.

(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
- One-touch: tel:+12245013412,,930862493#
Access Code: 930-862-493

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/348167965

Photos from Sally Niefermeyer

  Salmon River West

Salmon River West


Salmon River West viewpoint

Salmon River West viewpoint

 

Directions to the Zig Zag Ranger Station:  Follow highway 26 west of Sandy.  Go past the traffic light at Welches for another mile or so to Zig Zag. 

The Zig Zag Ranger Station will be on your right side immediately after Zig Zag Inn and almost directly opposite the start of Lolo Pass Road (which will be on your left).

Salmon River West hike

Michele Gunness and Sally Niedermeyer are planning
a series of hikes, about one a month.


July 30, 2021  Friday - 9 am

 

Moderate 7.8 miles round trip. 

Elevation gain 950 feet.           

Picnic lunch at the viewpoint.


MEET at 9 am in the parking lot of the Zig Zag Ranger Station. It will be on your right off of highway 26 immediately after Zig Zag Inn.
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NOTE: Parking is limited at the trailhead. Alswo, parking there requires a NW Forest Pass or an inter-agency pass such as the America the Beautiful pass.
That's why we are meeting in Zig Zag first. The trailhead is about 3 miles down Salmon River Rd from Subway. 9 am is a great meeting time as this can be a popular hike so we should meet early to avoid the crowds.

A moderate  7.8 miles round trip to the first view point and back. The trail is a gentle grade out and back (not a loop) thru dense rain forest. The entire trip is about 4 hours. 


The trail follows Salmon River through old growth rainforest, then climbs to a great viewpoint of the vast Salmon River canyon. We’ll have a picnic lunch there.


Bring food and water for the hike.


After the hike, we can do an informal social at Michele’s house just 3 miles away, unless people want to go to a restaurant. Pinecone bluff at the Mallards cafe (Mt Hood Oregon Resort) is nice.
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Please RSVP to Michele michelegunness236@gmail.com or Sally, sallyrally@gmail.com, 503-505-4627




The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

History Happy Hour

History of Mt. Hood's Steiner Cabins

Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp

 

August 7, 2021 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

The topic of this evening's presentation is: Mount Hood’s Steiner Cabins, A historical overview, by Museum Curator, Lloyd Musser.


This lecture shares the back story of how this German immigrate came to be a prolific builder of unique log cabins that are highly prized today. The lecture will share the architectural features used by Henry Steiner in building these log cabins during the 1926 -1953. This lecture is a good prerequisite before attending the annual Steiner Cabin tour.

 

Come learn about the historic cabins on August 7, and then go tour them on August 14.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30, lecture at 7 pm.

 

Social History Happy Hour events usually take place the last Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

The presentation is free.  Donations are welcome. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.

 

 

 

 

 

The Mt. Hood Museum also has a permanent exhibit featuring the Steiner Cabins.

 

The Mt. Hood Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain's early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum in the center of Government Camp, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

 

Steiner Cabins Tour

Steiner Cabins Tour Highlights Rhododendron Homes

 

August 14, 2021 (Saturday) 

Bring some walking shoes or even a bicycle for the Steiner Cabin Tour that will feature homes on a two-mile street loop in Rhododendron.


Tickets are sold online for specific starting times.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 1.  They always sell out fast!

The cabins are the work of Henry Steiner, a craftsman who emigrated from Germany and began building mountain homes that relied on the offerings of the natural surroundings. Once a year, the owners of some of the nearly 100 Steiner cabins open their doors to the public.

Eight Steiner cabins will be open to tour participants. These cabins represent the variety of uses and signature architectural features found in the Steiner cabins. One cabin on the tour is an overnight rental, two are full-time residents and others are second homes used by the owners.

Two cabins have been fully restored recently, and all are well maintained. These cabins include Henry Steiner’s signature features that draw on nature and materials at hand including basalt fireplaces, log doors, half log stairs and banisters of tree branches.

Tickets will be available online at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 at www.mthoodmuseum.org . All ticket sales are final with no refunds. However, ticket holders may transfer their tickets if unable to attend. Tickets are $30 for museum members or $35 for non members.

Three tour times will be offered, starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. One hundred tickets will be issued for each time period. Tour participants will pick up tickets, wristbands and tour maps at Base Camp in Rhododendron, 73208 E. US 26th.

The entire tour is expected to take two to three hours. For those who would like to ride the tour route, bicycle rentals are available at Mt. Hood Adventures at 503-715-2175.

For more information, contact Janet Paulson at 503-970-3810.

 

 

 


Mt. High Social and Lunch

at McMenamin's Edgefield

 

August 21, 2021. (Saturday).    11 am - 3 pm

 

Location:

McMenamins Edgefield - in the Attic, 3rd floor

2126 SW Halsey St.

Troutdale, OR  97060   (Map)

 

Social gathering at McMenamin’s Edgefield for some food and drinks.  It may include wine tasting. Also, optional, possibly some golf.

This event is sponsored by the club. For lunch, we'll have a Mexican theme.  The food will be provided by the club.  People will be responsible to pay only for their own adult beverages.

NOTE: The 238th St. exit off of I-84 is closed. So, take the next exit and then circle back.
 
There is no elevator to the 3rd floor.
 
RSVP to  Debbi Kor at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net or call 503-314-7078.  If you are planning to come, please let Debbi know no later than August 10.  We need to be able to tell McMenamin's exactly how many people are coming.

 



Kayaking 1


Kayaking 2 

 

Kayaking 3
 
Kayaking 5

Kayaking trip

on a peaceful river (no rapids)

 

August 23 - 27, 2021.  (Monday - Friday).

Pend Oreille River

Would you be interested in 3 days of kayaking midweek on a placid Pend Oreille river near the Washington/Idaho border, with no rapids?
 
There are campsites along the river. The Pend Oreille river actually flows north toward Canada.  The river is controlled by dams, and the water flows slowly and smoothly.

The whole length available for kayaking is about 70 miles, but the proposed trip would include only 3 days on the water, and maybe only 10 - 12 miles per day.  So, only about half the river would be included.

There is a waterfall that flows into the river, and some wildlife, including wild ducks, nutria, birds, etc.

The trip will be limited to 12 people. There are already 10 signed up.

We will be camping at Edgewater Campground near Ione, WA, about 90 miles north of Spokane, WA.

The first and last days are travel days to and from the Portland area.  We will be paddling on August 24, 25, and 26. We will be paddling parts of the upper middle and northern sections of the water trail.

Cost:
The campsites we have reserved cost a total of $408 for the 4 nights we will be there. Additional cost will be for any extra car fees.
 
What we have done in the past is to divide the cost of the site and extra car fees by the number of adults using the sites, basically a per person fee. This is what will happen for this trip. It will be around $50 per person for the 4 nights assuming 10 people will be camping, Of course the cost will change depending on the actual number. At some point Kurt  will ask for your portion of the cost of the tent sites.

None of this includes food or gas. We may want to share the cost of a dinner or two. Kurt says he is bad at meals so if someone enjoys cooking or planning a big meal for the group, go for it. (please ;-)

Contact Kurt for a list of what to bring.

Contact Kurt Wilke at kurt.wilke1844@gmail.com .

See the offical Pend Oreille Water Trail website at:
https://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/parks-and-recreation/pend-oreille-river-water-trail/



The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Musuem

Rhododendron History

with photos from Judi and Steve Graeper

 

September 4, 2021 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

Judi and Steve Graeper will share photographs and the stories behind these historic images from the just published Images of America, Rhododendron book.

Rhododendron grew from a good camping spot on the Barlow Road in 1846 to being the major source of groceries and legal spirits, between Sandy and Madras. The Rhododendron Post Office celebrated it's centennial in 2020.

Books will be available for purchase.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30, lecture at 7 pm.

 

Social History Happy Hour events usually take place the lfirst Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

The presentation is free.  Donations are welcome. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.

 



The Mt. Hood Cultural Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Mount Hood through interpretive exhibits and educational programming. The museum features six galleries that highlight the history of the mountain’s early exploration, winter sports, settlement and natural history.

 

The museum, the Mt. Hood Information Center and the Museum Gift Shop are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum
ph: 503-272-3301, info@mthoodmuseum.org 
www.mthoodmuseum.org 

Finding David Douglas, the plant hunter

by Lois Leonard

 

October 2, 2021 (Saturday.)  6:30 pm.

Retired Historian, Lois Leonard, will introduce the only film account of the Scottish plant hunter, David Douglas.

Douglas explored the western North America country in the 1820s and 1830s and made major contributions to science, forestry, botany and horticulture.

 

Be entertained and learn something new.

Doors open 6:30, lecture at 7 pm.

 

Social History Happy Hour events usually take place the lfirst Saturday of the month at the museum. Topics range from Mount Hood photography to ski fashion to volcanic activity on the mountain.

 

The presentation is free.  Donations are welcome. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

For more information about the lecture series, please call the museum at 503-272-3301.

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Click here for

Convention flyer

 

The Convention will be held at the

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, CA 92108
800-772-8527
www.towncountry.com

 

See a great video of San Diego at sunrise, filmed with a flying quad-copter drone: https://vimeo.com/113168936

89th annual

Far West Convention

San Diego, California

October 7 - 10, 2021

October 7 - 10, 2021.

The Convention date was changed from June to October, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, in the hopes that by October most of us will be vaccinated.


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, California, Colorado, 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).

 

Activities at the Convention:

Thursday and Friday are the fun days, in the form of golf, hiking, biking, 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 Industry representatives
.

 

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 film-makers, and more.

 

Registration and info:
Register by May 8, 2021 to secure your spot.
Register and Pay Online  or download the Registration Form.

 

For more information see the FWSA Convention web pages at:
YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.
 

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: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

 

This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the San Diego Council of Ski Clubs  http://skisandiego.org/ 


Snowvana logo
 
SkiFever-logo 

Snowvana & SkiFever Show
Merged

November 19 - 21, 2021 (Fri. - Sun.)

The Ski Fever and Snowboard Show, is merging into Snowvana to create one massive pre-season, get-stoked festival!  The ultimate celebration of Winter.


Location: The Oregon Convention Center , 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

  Friday      4 pm  - 9 pm 

Saturday  10 am - 8 pm

Sunday      TBA - TBA

 

Get ready to party!

    • Up to 70% off at our huge gear sale and ski swap from top area retailers
    • The industry’s top filmmakers including the latest releases from Teton Gravity Research
    • Live music from some of Portland’s top musicians
    • 10 Barrel seasonals on tap from the Beer Cat
    • Kids Zone: Sled Dog Rides, Learn to Ski Ramp presented by ReRack, Lumberyard Bike Park
    • Plus: Wendell’s Halfpipe, 10 Barrel Athlete Lounge, White Claw Music Stage, Mt. Hood Film Festival presented by Crater Lake Spirits, Mountains Arts Gallery, Frozen T-Shirt Contests, Northlake Snow Rider Fitness Pavilion
    • Win Snowvana Passes – season passes to Meadows, Timberline, Bachelor and Skibowl – enter now!
    • Mt. Hood Resorts Job Fair
    • Volunteer opportunities – sign ups in the fall

Tickets on Sale in September!

Admission prices TBA..

 

More info at Snowvana's website:  https://snowvana.com/

Tickets on Snowvana's web site: https://snowvana.com/tickets

Click on the logo to go the FWSA web site:

 

 

 

Click below to go the Convention web site:

2020 Portland FWSA Convention

 

  Click here for

Convention flyer

 

The Convention will be held at the

The Red Lion Hotel on the River

Jantzen Beach

909 N Hayden Island Dr.,

Portland, OR 97217


Reservations:  TBA 

or     call 503-283-4466

Group name: Far West Ski Association



90th annual

Far West Convention

Portland, Oregon

June 9 - 12, 2022


June 8 - 12, 2022

This year, we - the NW Ski Club Council - are hosting the Far West Convention in Portland, OR.

 

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, California, Colorado, 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:  "Rolling on the River"

Experience tje mighty Columbia River, as well as Mt. Hood, Oregon.

 

Activities at the Convention:

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 Industry representatives
.

 

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 film-makers, and more.

 

Registration and info:
See more info about this year's Convention and register at:

TBA

 

Please notify our very own Debbi Kor that you are coming to the Convention. Contact Debbi at: ijustwannarun1@comcast.net

 

This year's FWSA Convention is being hosted by the Northwest Ski Club Council, www.nwskiers.org.

 

 

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