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2017 / 2018 Photos

 

Sept. 16, 2018:  Picnic

Sept 1-6, 2018:  Idaho bike trip

Aug. 26, 2018:   Barlow Road field trip

July 14, 2018:    Barlow Road cleanup

June 23, 2018:  Salem Parks bike ride

June 7- 10, '18:  Far West Ski Assoc. Convention

May 12. 2018:     Mt. High Highway Cleanup

May 10, 2018:     Pizza Party & Club Elections

March-April-May: Timberline Adventures

Feb. 21-24, '18:  Brundage Mt. + Anthony Lakes

Feb. 17 (Sat.):    Chocolate Party

Feb. 3 - 13:         Safety Award Trip to Telluride

Jan. 20-27, '18:  Canada trip

Jan. 5 - 7, 2018: Mt. Baker & Snoqualmie trip

Dec. 30, 2017:   Mt. Hood Museum Happy Hour

Dec.  6, 2017:     Winter Fair (NWSCC & PACRATs)

Nov. 18, 2017:   First day of the season

Nov. 3-5, 2017:  Ski Fever Show

 

CLICK ON ONE OF THE ABOVE

OR SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL PHOTOS

 

This page shows you a glimpse of what the club has done during the past year.

 

See how to post photos/videos to our web site, on the Articles page under "Technology".

 

Older photos

 

For older photos, go to the appropriate year:

2017, 2016 2015 2014, 2013 2012, 2011

2010 2009 20082007 20062005 2004,

 

 

 

For an overview of a full past year of the club's activities,

click on the 2017 Photos.

 

See a 6-minute video highlighting almost everything the club has done in a single year. The video is now posted on our Videos page, under the title: "Mountain High Club 2011-2012".

 

 

Picnic

 

September 16, 2018.  (Sunday)

This year, we held ou annual picnic at Vancouver Lake.

Admittedly, the weather was somewhat unpredictable, but we did get periods of sunshine and some wonderful blue sky. The sausages were great!  People brought wonderful side dishes.  The company of fellow skiers was pleasant.  We'll do it again, only next year probably earlier in the summer.

 

Picnic was held in this shelter, named Heron North.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Malcolm was our BBQ master-chef.  Spicy or smoked?  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Just some of us, at one end of the table.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

The other end of the table  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Our club banner  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Debbi and Marie enjoying the sunshine.  Just look at that beautiful blue sky!  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 

Idaho bike trip

 

September 1 - 6, 2018.  (Saturday - Thursday)

A dozen of us enjoyed a 5 or 6 day mini vacation riding our bikes across the Idaho panhandle, from the Montana border to just south of Coeur d'Alene, near the Washington border.  We actually rode on 4 trails:

 

1. The Sacagawea Heritage Trail in Kennewick, WA.  A total of 23 miles, but we only did about 10.

 

2. The Route of the Hiawatha, a 15-mile dirt road through 10 train tunnels and 7 high trestles.  Starting in Montana, ending in Idaho.

 

3. The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (the CDA Trail) - a 72 mile paved bicycle trail across the Idaho panhandle, from the Montana border to close to the Washington border.  We split that into 3 separate days. We saw a lot of wildlife on one of those days, when we biked between Harrison and Medimont.

 

4. A few of us also used the Silver Mountain gondola for uphill transportation so they could ride a mountain bike trail from the top of Silver Mountain down to the town of Kellogg, Idaho.

 

See a video summary of the whole trip at:  https://youtu.be/6jbOEDZ60hg

 

At the Sacagawea statue in Columbia River Park in Kennewick, WA  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Exiting the 1.6 miles long St. Paul tunnel, aka the "Taft" tunnel.  -   Photo from Kurt Wile

 

A group photo right after that first tunnel  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Nancy feeds a chipmunk  -   Photo from Nancy Erz

 

Butterfly resting on Nancy's bike's handlebar  -   Photo from Nancy Erz

 

A sign indicating the middle of a tunnel, where crews from opposite sides had met  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Nancy and others biking over one of the trestles  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

The high railroad tresle in the background is part of the trail  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

On a bridge over the Coeur d'Alene River, just east of Harrison, Idaho.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Sandy and Rita, followed by Peggy and Nancy on the CDA Trail  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Peggy, Nancy, and Terri on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

A bull moose on the CDA trail, just a few miles from Harison, Idaho  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Mama moose with one of her 2 young ones  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

A female moose (with 2 young ones)  -   Photo from Nancy Erz

 

Rita and Sandy at Medimont  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Peggy and Terri by a lake in Medimont  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

A grebe is a duck-like bird that when spooked dives into the water, swims under water,

and emerges somewhere else.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

A deer hidden in tall grass  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

An osprey  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Osprey nest  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Chatcolet bridge was built with gentle steps for bike riders.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Terri was our BBQ master chef at the Lakeview Lodge in Harrison  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Terry serving dessert.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Our group on the deck of the Lakeview Lodge in Harrison, Idaho.  -   Photo from Nancy Erz

 

Lisa and Kurt brought their own kayaks and enjoyed the Cour d'Alene lake and river.  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Lisa, Kurt  and Terri took the gondola up to Silver Mountain and biked down

along mountain bike trails all the way to Kellogg, Idaho.  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Terri on Silver Mountain, Idaho.  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Kurt on Silver Mountain.  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Terri, Kurt, and Lisa on Silver Mountain, Idaho.  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Sunset at the Lakeview Lodge in Harrison, Idaho.  -   Photo from Nancy Erz

 

A video of the whole trip!

See a much more complete overview of the whole trip in this video,

composed of pictures and video clips from Emilio, Kurt, Lisa, Nancy, and Terri.   See it at: 

https://youtu.be/6jbOEDZ60hg

 

 

 

Barlow Road field trip

 

August 25-26, 2018.  (Saturday - Sunday)

This was a 2 day celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.  There were some wagons arriving in Oregon as early as 1841 and 1842, but the big migration really started in 1843, when almost 1,000 people came to Oregon.

 

On Saturday, Lloyd Musser, curator of the Mt. Hood Museum, gave a presentation with slides at the Museum in Government Camp.   Some of us then stayed he night at the Cascade Lodge, thanks to the hospitality of the Cascade ski club and its president, Jon Waldum.

 

On Sunday, starting at 10 am, we followed Barlow Road, the original wagon route, from Barlow Pass (5 miles east of Government Camp) to Zig Zag, where we ended the day with a late lunch / early dinner around 4:30 pm.

 

Approximately a dozen hikers/carpoolers participated, as well as about a dozen bike riders (both mountain bikers and road bikers).  We might have had more participants, but this turned out to be the only misty/rainy day of the month.  The "rain" was really just a fine mist.  As usual on Mt. Hood, the rain stopped at 10:05 am.  The roads dried out almost completely.  The mistiness returned late in the day, around 4 pm, but by then we were close to Zig Zag Inn.

 

Lloyd Musser led the hikers, Lisa Miller led the mountain bikers, and Emilio Trampuz led the road bikers.All 3 groups came together after almost every mile of the route, and Lloyd Musser spoke at each stop to give us some background about the place and its history.

 

Just one of almost 30 signs marking Barlow Road.  This one was found on Laurel Hill. .  -   Photo from Kurt Wile

 

Lloyd Musser  showing us some piioneers' initials carved in a stone near Summit Meadows.

Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Lloyd Musser is about to show us a picture of the Summit House at the edge of Summit Meadow.

Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Lloyd Musser near the site of the Summit House. .  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Lloyd Musser and some of our participants, including Jackie Lane and Bill King, the current NWSCC Man and Woman of the Year. .  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Some parts of Barlow Road are rocky, but this segment was smooth .  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

The mountain bikers followed Barlow Road ,ost closely.   -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Both mountain and road bikers together .  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Emilio taking a group photo at the spot near Glacier View Snowpark where Barlow Road splits off to the left from the Pioneer Bridle Trail .  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Group photo near Glacier View Snowpark where Barlow Road splits off to the left from the Pioneer Bridle Trail .    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Depressions in the ground from the wagon wheels. The location is near the Glacier View Snowpark, west of Government Camp, where no motorized vehicles have access. .  -   Photo from Kurt Wilke

 

Dynamic photo of Kurt Wilke.  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Bruce McGavin on Barlow Road, near Pioneer Woman's Grave .  -   Photo from Lisa Miller

 

Our hikers on the abandoned old Mt. Hood Loop highway on Laurel Hill.

At this place, we turned sharply right to rejoin Barlow Road .  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Lloyd Musser led the hiking goup..  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Lloyd leading the hikers down a steep path that connects the old highway with Barlow Road on Laurel Hill.

We are now just minutes from seeing the steep chute that was the steepest part of the Oregon Trail.

Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Some of our cyclists huffing and puffing on the Pioneer Bridle Trail, near the horse tunnel just below Laurel Hill.

Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

NOTE:   A video of the whole event will soon be posted on YouTube.

We will post a link to it here.

 

 

Barlow Road cleanup

 

July 14, 2018.  (Saturday)

Four volunteers showed up to act as the "first wagon train of the season", namely to clean up fallen trees, branches, and other debris from the route of the Oregon Pioneer wagons, in preparation for the August 25-26, 2018 guided field trip of Barlow Road, as part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.  You see, Barlow Road was not very well maintained and it usually fell to the first wagon train of the season to clear the path of any fallen trees. That's what we were doing here.

 

Thanks to the many hands present, Kay Kinyon, Lisa Miller, John Davis, and Emilio Trampuz, the work progressed swiftly.  We managed to clean up Laurel Hill before lunch.  So, after lunch, we decided to also clean up the area between Barlow Pass and the Pioneer Woman's grave, which had originally been planned for another day.  Thus, we did 2 days worth of work in a single day! 

 

The route is now almost ready to be shown to anyone who shows up for the field trip on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

 

We managed to remove two large trees that had fallen here, and now we are

 just sweeping away the debris left behind.  -   Photo from John Davis

 

Lisa removes some dried out branches that might poke us in the eye

when we ride our bikes this way in August.   - Photo from John Davis

 

 Kay brought a wheelbarrow to help carry all the tools we needed, including a winch

to help us move logs too heavy to be moved by hand.   -    Photo from John Davis

 

 Kay using an axe to break up a log too heavy to be moved in one piece.  - Photo from John Davis

 

 Kay taking a picture of a Cascade Lilly we found along the way.  -   Photo from John Davis

 

The 4 volunteers:   Emilio Trampuz, Kay Kinyon, Lisa Miller, and John Davis.  -  Photo from Emilio Trampuz

(without a flashj)

 

The 4 volunteers:   Emilio Trampuz, Kay Kinyon, Lisa Miller, and John Davis.  -  Photo from Emilio Trampuz

(with a flash)

 

 The 4 of us as seen from the wheelbarrow.  -   Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 The mountain bikers might enjoy a bit of challenge here. So, let's leave this log here,

but just cut a little notch in it.  -     Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 Is that notch big enough?   -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Lisa builds a little ramp toward the log.   -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 This should do it.   -      Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 Hey, this will be a fun way to bike down!   -     Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 Going back to our cars after a long day.   - Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 

 

Salem Parks bike ride

Riverfront pak & Minto-Brown park

June 23, 2018.  (Saturday)

Thirteen of us gathered at the Wallace Marine Park in West Salem, where we parked our cars in the shade of old growth trees.  We then crossed the Willamette River by way of a pedestrian bridge that used to be a railroad bridge in the past.  Then we rode through Riverfront park and crossed a newer pedestrian bridge into Minto-Brown park, where we had many miles of both paved an unpaved bike paths.  We stayed on paved trails this time.

 

At the end of the ride, we had lunch/brunch at the Busic Court restaurant on Court Street.  The ride was good, the food was good, and the weather cooperated very nicely.  The temperature was just right for the ride, and it was slightly overcast most of the morning.  Later in the day, it got warmer and the clouds gradually cleared away.  Everyone had a good time

 

Emilio showing the map of the very large Minto-Brown island park.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park  - Photo from Nancy Erz

 

Linda McGavin, Terri Irland, and Kurt Wilke

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park  - Photo from Nancy Erz

 

The nw pedestrian bridge to Minto-Brown park - as seen from Riverfront park.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park  - Photo from Nancy Erz

 

Our group next to planet Earth ant the new pedestrian brifge to Minto Brown park

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

This part of the trail is right next to the river (just a few feet to the left of the picture). Nancy, Terri, and Bruce.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Linda, Peggy, and Kurt Wilke on an undulating trail.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Peggy, Terrri, and several others following them.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Terri Irland, Terry Swan, Bruce McGavin, Susan McNulty, and others.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Susan McNulty, Linda McGavin, Kurt Wilke.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Linda and Kurt

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Sally Macklin and Jack Hardy

Crossing the former railroad bridge over the Willamette river back to West Salem.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Bruce McGavin crossing the bridge to West Salem.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Peggy, Buck, Terri, Terry, and others.

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Buck Schefler, followed by Terri Irland and Terry Swan

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Terri says "Hi"

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Terry Swan sails by

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

Linda McGavin says: "This was fun!"

Salem Parks:  Riverfront park and Minto-Brown park    -    Photo from Emilio Trampuz

 

 

FWSA Convention

June 7 - 10, 2018.  (Thursday - Sunday)

The 86th annual Far West Convention was held in Reno, Nevada, at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa.  IT was well attended by representatives of dozens of ski club and ski councils across the West, from Arizona and California to Washington and Idaho.  Our club's delegation consisted of: Debbi Kor, Linda McGavin, Bill King, Emilio Trampuz. Also present were several other people who are members of more than one ski club, including Randy Lew, Steve and Linda Coxen, Jackie Lane, and Jeanne Nyquist.

 

On Thursday and Friday, we did fun things, such as golf, rafting, hiking, having a pool party and doing a pub crawl. 

Friday evening we had a ski show (with ski area representatives setting up their booths) and a Silent Auction, where lots of valuable ski trips and other items were auctioned off. 

Saturday was the main work day, which included a travel expo, Man and Woman of the Year interviews with the candidates, educational seminars, public relations forums, distribution of a variety of FWSA awards, and a dinner banquet.

Sunday was internal FWSA business, which included elections of the new FWSA Board.

 

Delegates from the Northwest Ski Club Council

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

Left to right (in the back):  Sheri Parshall, Dale Parshall, Linda Coxen, Randy Lew, Jeanie Reinhardt, ... , John Reinheard, Jeannie Nyquist.

Left to Right (sitting):  Debbi Kor, Steve Coxen, Shawn Story, Jackie Lane (NW Woman of the Year) and Bill King (NW Man of the Year)

 

 

Hike at Lake Tahoe on Friday morning. Hike was led by Lauri Thompson (in front).

The lady in the red hat is Shawn Story from the Bergfreunde club.

We hiked about 6 miles to the Diamond Peak ski area, where we had lunch..

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

Hike to Diamond Peak, with Lauri (in the big hat) and Shawn (in the red baseball cap.

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

A view of Lake Tahoe, and a small portion of the Diamond Peak ski area (where we had lunch).

Go ski at Diamond Peak, near Incline Village, on your next visit to Lake Tahoe. It offers great views.

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

Man and Woman of the Year candidates from different councils.

Our Northwest Ski Club Council nominees were Bill King and Jackie Lane (2nd and 3rd from the right).

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

The overall winners of the Man & Woman of the Year were Michael Bouton and Kim Hovren,

both from the Bogus Basin Ski Club in Boise, Idaho. We'll meet them both on our trip to Bogus Basin next winter. 

In the middle is Katie Balwkill of Big White resort in British Columbia. We might see her at Big White next winter.

Big White is the sponsor of the contest. The winners receive 5 days/5 nights at Big White next winter.

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

The current FWSA Board of Directors for the following year (2018-2019).

Notice Randy Lew and Debbi Kor (4th and 5th from the right).

The current FWSA President is Gloria Raminha (at the microphone on the podium).

Also, notice Sheri Parshall on the podium immediately behind Randy Lew.

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

Banquet an Awards night.  Spaking at the podium is Steve Coxen, on his last day as President of the FWSA.

2018 FWSA Convention in Reno, Nevada

 

See more Convention photos in this Dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/l/scl/AAA-211dYY5wDPXf3VNVrQcFneAwfa3QCao

 

 

Mt. High Highway Cleanup

May 12, 2018.  (Saturday)

Eight of us gathered on this sunny Saturday morning to clean up our adopted portion of highway 26, just west of Government Camp, between mileposts 51 - 53.

After the cleanup, we had lunch at The Taco Shoppe, where the owner, Kevin Bastin, welcomed us and gave us the usual 10% discount that he offers to all our club members.

 

Highway Cleanup -- Debbi Kor just filled up a large bag of trash.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Highway cleanup.  Emilio found a discarded sign.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Highway Cleanup  -- Lunch at The Taco Shoppe    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz, taken by Kevin Bastin)

Emilio, Debbi, Bill, Elaine, Tery, Buck, SWusan, and Larry/

 

Highway Cleanup  -- Lunch at The Taco Shoppe    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

Kevin, Debbi, Bill, Elaine, Tery, Buck, SWusan, and Larry/

 

We found a trillium flower in the forest between Skibowl's parking lot and highway 26.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections

May 10, 2018.  (Thursday)

Only about 30 people showed up for the free pizza, .... which was delicious!

We held our annual club elections, and no surprise, the same good people were re-elected for another term.

President: Debbi Kor,  Vice-president: Bill King, Treasurer: Nancy Pratt, and Secretary: Debbie Geiger.

Several door prizes were given away.

Some announcements were made about upcoming summer activities as well as next winter's plans.

The rest was just enjoying each others' company.

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Pizza Party & Club Elections     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

 

Timberline Adventures

Spring 2018.  (March, April, May)

As in past years, in addition to marking the safety boundaries west of Timberline, Emilio also offers guided tours of the area. Early in the Spring, we ski from Timberline to Government Camp, along the Glade, Alpine, and Blossom trails.

 

Later in the Spring, we explore some of the canyons west of Timberline, including Zig Zag, Little Zig Zag, and Sand canyon.  NOTE:  It is very easy to get lost in the forest.  Also, Zig Zag canyon is a dangerous trap if you go too far, and there are no safety signs in Zig Zag canyon at all.  That is the purpose of the guided tours, to show you where you can ski safely and where you should never go.

 

The following is a set of pictures taken at different times and in different places. Many of them are taken out of bounds, where if the snow is good, any intermediate skier can do it. But there are times when the ungroomed snow is too difficult to ski on, in which case we stay on groomed trails.

 

May 5, 2018: -- Our group above Zig Zag canyon, with Mississippi Head (the cliff) in the background

Buck, Susan, Clary,and Lisa

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

May 5, 2018: -- Our group above Zig Zag canyon, with Mississippi Head (the cliff) in the background

Buck, Susan, Clary,Lisa, and Emilio

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

May 5, 2018: -- Lisa spotted a marmot on the lower half of the Palmer lift, west of the lift.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

May 5, 2018: -- A closer look at the marmot

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

May 5, 2018: -- Bye, bye marmot!  Take care of yourself!

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

 

Our first real Spring day!

April 22, 2018: -- Timberline

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

This was the start of a wonderful day. It was the first day that the Palmer chair opened this Spring, and it was also the first day this Spring that the ungroomed snow was really good and easy to ski on, so we visited Little Zig Zag canyon and everyone had a blast there.

 

Bill King, our club's Vice-president, is in the foreground of this picture. Behind him are Bruce McGavin (in the red jacket), Clary DeRemer (in yellow) and Susan McNulty (in green).

 

Initially, there were 12 of us, but we later connected with Susan and Buck, for a total of 14 people.

 

April 22, 2018: -- Our group at the top of the Magic Mile

Bill, Kurt W, Terri, Linda, Bruce, Clary, Malcolm, Nancy, John, Charley, Lisa

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Emilio at the top of the Magic Mile, with Skibowl in the background.

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Kurt W. and Charley W. about to enter Little Zig Zag canyon (on the left).

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Charley near the top of Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Nancy Erz entered Little Zig Zag canyon. The rest of the group are on the right rim.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- A number of us in Little Zig Zag canyon. The rest are still on the rim.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- John Yoo, Susan McNulty, Buck Scheffler, and others in Little Zig Zag canyon.

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Nancy Erz and Clary DeRemer in Little Zig Zag canyon.

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Terri conquered Little Zig Zag canyon, and was really happy about it!

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Little Zig Zag canyon

This was temporarily our private little corner. Nobody else was there, even though the parking lot was full.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- John Yoo, Susan and Buck in Little Zig Zag canyon.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Susan and Buck in Little Zig Zag canyon.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Bubk in Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Nancy and Clary in Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Nancy and Clary (taking a higher line) in Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Linda McGavin in Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Linda McGavin Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Kurt Wilke and Bruce McGavin inLittle Zig Zag canyon.

Bruce is going high up onto the canyon wall.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Charley in Little Zig Zag canyon

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Most of our group in Little Zig Zag canyon

A couple of people got accidentally cut out of this picture. Sorry about that!

 (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- "We did it!"  The snow was really good in  Little Zig Zag canyon.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Let's celebrate with "rabbit ears" and a genral waving of the ski poles!

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

April 22, 2018: -- Exiting Little Zig Zag canyon, ... then back to the lifts.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

... and a week earlier:

 

April 15, 2018: -- Our group on the Kruser trail

 (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

April 15, 2018: -- Our group on the Kruser trail

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018: -- Our group at the top of the Magic Mile (on the east side)

 (Photo from Terri Irland)

 

March 31, 2018: -- Our group at the top of the Magic Mile  (on the west side)

 (Photo from Terri Irland)

 

March 31, 2018: - Near the bottom of the Otto Lang trail

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018: - Near the bottom of the Otto Lang trail

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Emilio and Kurt on the rim of Little Zig Zag canyon.   March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Lisa Milller)

 

Emilio and Kurt in Little Zig Zag canyon.   March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018:

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 31, 2018: -- Lisa Miller exiting Little Zig Zag canyon at the Yellow boundary (allowing return to the lifts)

NOTE: The yellow boundary starts right where the first small trees grow.

 (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

March 24, 2018:  Top of the Magic Mile

John Yoo, Kurt Wilke, Lisa Miller, Terri Irland, Nancy Erz,.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

March 24, 2018:  Lisa Miller and Kurt Wilke in the Bone Zone.

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

We played with Bruno in Timberline's Day Lodge

 (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Yellow boundary sign and Mt. Jefferson in the background (looking southward)..

USEFUL TIP: Whenever you are west of Timberline, if you get disoriented, always head toward Mt. Jefferson. It will bring you back to civilization safely.  If you are high enough, it will bring you back to the lifts. If you are lower down on the mountain, heading toward Mt. Jefferson will bring you to the Glade Trail, and that will take you to Government Camp.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

The Glade Trail is groomed only once a year, on the Ski the Glade Trail Day, always on the first Saturday of March.

 

Unfortunately, this year, the event was cancelled, but we still skied the Glade Trail from Timberline to Government Camp on several occasions.

 

The poster on the left was the official poster for the Glade Trail Day for March 3, 2018.

 

The Glade Trail in moonlight.

On this day, we stayed up on the mountain a bit too long.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Emilio still smiling on the Glade Trail, but it will soon get too dark.

Thanks to the moonlight, we got safely to Government Camp.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

 

Brundage Mt. (Idaho) and Anthony Lakes (Oregon)

bus trip

February 21 - 24, 2018.  (Wednesday - Saturday)

Linda McGavin led this trip with 35 of our club members. We enjoyed a 4- day tip trip to McCall, Idaho.  We skied Brundage Mountain two days and then headed homeward. But we stopped for a night at Baker City, Oregon, and then skied Anthony Lakes for a day.

 

We had the best conditions imaginable.  The night we arrived in McCall, Idaho, it started snowing heavily and Brundage Mountain received about 6 or 7 inches of fresh snow.  So much snow that all the trails that had been groomed the night before seemed totally ungroomed.  Brundage Mt. did an excellent job of grooming several of their trial again early in the morning, before opening.  These double-groomed slopes still collected one or two inches of fresh powder, so, according to Michael Hayes (the Brundage Mt. representative) we were all skiing on their famous "powderoy"  (powder + corduroy).

 

The next day turned out to be a perfect bluebird day.with blue skies, sunshine and great visibility.

 

The third day, we skied at Anthony Lakes, Oregon, which has the highest base area in Oregon at 7,100 feet above sea level.  The top of Anthony Lakes ski area is at 8,000 feet.  Once again, we received tons of fresh powder, so that there were almost no groomed trails.  All the slopes consisted of "powderoy".

 

On this trip, even those who had never imagined they woyuld be skiing in deep powder became powder skiers.  And the powder was very light, dry, and fluffy.  We had to tell ourselves to ignore the visual cues (the deep ruts made by other skiers), and simply ski as if it was a pristine, untouced slope, because there was no difference in how it felt to ski through the troughs or through what looked like "moguls" in between the ruts.  The snow simply parted and gave way to our skis. It was wonderful.

 

During our first day at Brundage Mountain, 10 of us went Snowcat skiing on a hill adjacent to the resort. Everyone had a blast.  See a short video of the snowcat skiers here. The video was produced by Jack Hardy.

 

Brundage Mt. - the Lakeview side.   (Photo from Manus O'Donnell)

 

Brundage Mt. - Ice sculpture at the top.    (Photo from Manus O'Donnell)

 

Brundage Mt. lunch   (Photo from Manus O'Donnell)

 

Robert, Sandra, Terry, Scott, Kay, Foxie, Linda, Bruce, Lisa, Jack

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Jack Hardy

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Bruce McGavin)

 

Sandra Kaufman

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Lisa Miller gets some air time!

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Scott Kelley and Jack Hardy in deep powder

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Kay Kinyon

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Terry Swan

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Linda McGavin

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Lisa, Robert, Sandra, Kay, Scott K.

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Jack Hardy

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Foxie Proctor

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

Robert Brockmeyer

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Jack Hardy or Bruce McGavin)

 

The snowcat skiing group

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

The snowcat skiing group at the top of Brundage Mt., next to the Ski Patrol hut.

Brundage Mt. Snowcat Skiing  (Photo from Lisa Miller)

 

Emilio Trampuz and Terri Johnstone

Our second day at Brundage Mt. was totally sunny.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

A mogul field at Brundage Mt.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Nancy Erz, Terri Johnstone, Malcolm McDonald, and Itsuko Day

on the Lakeview side of Brundage Mt.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Linda and Bruce McGavin participated in the raffle in the yurt atop Anthony Lakes (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Nancy Erz and Terri Johnstone at Anthony Lakes.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

See Jack Hardy's video of Snowcat Skiing at Brundage Mt. Resort

 

 

 

Mt. High

Chocolate Party

February 17, 2018.  (Saturday)

Only about 20 of our membrs showed up for the Chocolate Party.  The rest missed some great desserts, some entertaining games we played and overall some great socializing.  We had appetizers and dinks, chocolate desserts galore, ... and it was all free!

 

Chocolate Party desserts        (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Lisa, Harry, and Debbi help set up the tdessert table at the Chocolate Party    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Diane Adkin and Debbi Kor arranging the dessert table.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Harry and Lisa Scribner perform a Stevie Wonder song.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Janice Jessen and Marv Wakefield perform another Stevie Wonder song.  Or was this Ray Charles?

  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Debbi Kor uses a meat tenderizer as a gavel at the Chocolate Party      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Listen up folks!  The judging is about to begin!!!    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Yumm!!! The judges are impressed!     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Janice JEssen won the prize for the Most Decadent Dessert.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Manus and Sara O'Donnell won for the Healthiest Dessert.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Barbara Bousum had the most Chocolaty Dessert.     (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Here is Barbara's Most Chocolaty cake.   Yumm!!!    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Don't miss the Chocolate Party next year!!!

 

 

Far West Ski Association's

Safety Person of the Year Award

Trip to Telluride

February 3- 13, 2018. 

Kay Kinyon and Emilio Trampuz enjoyed a trip to Telluride, Colorado. This was the result of a Safety award they received from the Far West Ski Association. In this case, it was for posting safety boundary signs on Mt. Hood to prevent skiers from getting lost in the forest. This was done with permission from the Forest Service. You too can win this award. Just do something to enhance skier safety.

 

On the way to Telluride, Kay and Emilio stopped to ski at several ski areas, including Bogus Basin  (Idaho), and Sundance (Utah), the ski area owned by Robert Redford (near Orem and Provo). Later that same day, we stopped for some sightseeing at the Arches National Park (near Moab).

 

After spending 4 days and 5 nights in Telluride, we visited the following on the drive back home:  Purgatory ski area (CO),  Natural Bridges, Capitol Reef, and Bryce National Park (Utah), Brian Head ski area (UT), and Powder Mountain (UT).  What a trip!!!

 

Emilio Trampuz and Kay Kinyon marking the two safety boundaries west of Timberline.

The Yellow signs will bring you back to the chairlifts.

The Red boundary (lower down on the mountain) will bing you to the Glade Trail and then Government Camp.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay and Emilio at the top of a steep trail named Badlands at Sundance ski resort, Utah.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Arches National Park, visited later that same day, after skiing at Sundance.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon and Emilio Trampuz at Telluride.

That's the town of Telluride way down below us.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Revelation Bowl near the top of Telluride was closed that day.

That's why it looks so pristine and untouched.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.     

We got 6 or 7 inches of fresh snow on our first day there, so we skied our hearts out and didn't take any pictures.

These photos were taken the next da, after it was all cut up already.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

Kay Kinyon at Telluride.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Chocolate Party  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Purgatory ski area in Colorado was fun.  We skied a lot and didn't take any pictures.

Except this one of a frozen waterfall right next to on of the ski trails.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Natural Bridges National Monument was impressive.

We discovered as we drove on that this same canyon extends for many more miles further west.

  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Bryce National Park was peppered with snow and it was cold and windy.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon at Bryce National Park.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

A natural bridge at Bryce National Park.

Did we mention it was c-c-c-cold!!!

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Brian Head ski area greetd us with plenty of sunshine and some fresh snow!   Wow!   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon riding the Giant Steps chairlift to the top of Brian Head.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Emilio admiring the huge field of small trees that could serve as slalom gates at Brian Head, Utah.

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Powder Mountain greeted us with plenty of snow in a low snow year.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay and Emilio in a snowcat at Powder Mountain, Utah.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay skis some tight trees in Mary's Bowl, which opened just 2 years ago.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay in the trees in Mary's Bowl at Powder Mountain, Utah.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay emerges from the trees at Powder Mountain.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Oh, yeah!  Emilio was there too!  Mary's Bowl at Powder Mt., Utah.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Kay Kinyon attacking a brush infested area on Powder Mountain, Utah.

And, yes, he came out unscratched and unscathed!

(Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

What a great road tip!  You too can do this, with or without the Safety Award.

 

 

Canada trip:  Okanagan Adventure

to Sun Peaks and Silver Star

January 20 - 27, 2018.  (Saturday - Saturday)

About 46 of our club members enjoyed a week-longs trip to Canada, with 2 days and nights at Sun Peaks and 4 days and 5 niights at Silver Star.  We had ski-in/ski-out accommodations at both places.

At Sun Peaks, one of the highlights was an opportunity to ski with Nancy Green, who won Olympic gold in Giant Slalom at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, in 1968.  Nancy Greene now owns a hotel in Sun Peaks and is also a member of Canadian Senate. She was very playful, energetic, and hospitable. She took us to a few secret spots we might not have discovered on our own.

Also at Sun Peaks, some of us did a complete circle of all 3 peaks, using the "Back in Time" trail to complete the circle.

At Silver Star, we had great conditions, two days of snowing deposited several inches of fresh powder, followed by a couple of cold but sunny days.  On of the attractions was seeing dozens of Australian young people celebrating Australia Day by skiing in swim suits and bikinis.  Another special attraction was a sleigh ride and a dinner outing.

 

Terri Irland examines the Chirstmas trees on Mt. Morrisey at Sun Peaks.  (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Everybody likes skiing around the trees on The Sticks trail at Mt. Morrisey, Sun Peaks.

Here is Terri Irland, with Michelle Gunness and Bill King further back.   (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Skiing with Olympian Nancy Greene (in a bright red jacket) at Sun Peaks.

This was not part of th official tour she offered us the previous day. On our second day there, we accidentally run into her and rode the chairlift up to Mt. Morrisey with her.  She was giving a guided tour to a ski club representative from Texas (the man standing next to her).  The others in the picture (from left to right) are:

John Cannon, Michele Gunness, Teri Irland, the Texas guy, Nancy Greene, Emilio Trampuz, and Bill King.

(Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Kurt  Wilke, Scott Andersen, Debbie Geiger, Dominique Hay, Nancy Erz, and Terri Irland at Sun Peaks. 

 (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Clary Terri, Bill, and Kurt at Silver Star.  (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Terri Irland, Dominique Hay, Karen Michels, and Marie McLean at Silver Star.    (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Fresh untouched powder at Silver Star.  Marie McLean.   (Photo from Kurt Wilke)

 

Australia Day at Silver Star   Ausies shivering naked.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Young Aussies in swim suits celebrating Australia Day at Silver Star.  (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 

Young Aussies in swim suits celebrating Australia Day at Silver Star.  (Photo from Nancy Erz)

 

Night skiing and the village at night at Silver Star.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Après-ski at Silver Star  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Nancy Erz plays pool at Silver Star. (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Karen Michels, Ron Best, and Jackie Bailey,  après ski at Silver Star  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Participants in the Dinner Sleigh Ride at Silver Star.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

The first sleigh takes off at Silver Star  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Bruce McCracken shows his bottle of wine for the sleigh ride at Silver Star.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

The second sleigh for the ride to dinner at Silver Star  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Dave Hiebert and Emilio Trampuz behind bars at th border crossing, returning to the States.

No, we were not in jai.  But they did ask us to wait here while they inspected the bus.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

Mt. Baker and The Summit at Snoqualmie bus trip

January 5 - 7, 2017.  (Friday - Sunday)

About 40 of our club members enjoyed a weekend bus trip to Mt. Baker and the Summit at Snoqualmie (including Alpental).

Conditions were far from ideal. We had some fog, especially at higher elevations, and ice in many places. 

At Mt. Baker, it was mostly too foggy to take pictures, but we did take a few when we skied through the Canyon that separates the two hills that form the ski area.

The thing to remember for any future visit to Snoqualmie is that of the 3 Snoqualmie areas (West, Central, and East), the East has the most vertical, the most interesting terrain, the least fog, no crowds, and on this day it also had the best snow.

The Canyon at Mt. Baker.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Peter Simons charges down The Canyon at Mt. Baker.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

 

Mt. Hood Museum

History Happy Hour

December 30, 2017.  (Saturday)

On the last Saturday of each month, the Mt. Hood Museum & Cultural Center in Government Camp organizes a History Happy Hour. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Cost:  $5 at the door.  Also, there is beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase.

 

The topic varies from month to month. It usually has something to do with Mt. Hood, or with skiing. On this day, it was Vintage movie out-takes.  At other times, it was about he Geology and Volcanic history of Mt. Hood.  In future months, the topics will be:

March 31:   Ski Fashions Vintage to modern,

April 28:      A conversation with the Ranger -  Zigzag District Ranger - Bill Westbrook

May 26        Hiking Mt. Hood NF trails -  TBA
June 30       Geology of Mount Hood - Forest Geologist, Ryan Cole
July 28         History of Summer Skiing on Mt. Hood - Jeff Lokting
Aug 25         Barlow Road, Mt. Hood area ruts and sites - Lloyd Musser
                     (Lecture is a prelude for Sunday field trips)
Sept 29        Mount Hood Trivia & Prizes - Lloyd Musser & Janet Paulson
Oct 27          Missoula Flood and Oregon settlement patterns - Rick Thompson
Dec 29         Mount Hood Movie Outtakes -  Lloyd Musser

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum  - with Lloyd Musser (curator)      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum        (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum - Lloyd Musser (curator)    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum - Lloyd Musser (curator)        (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum  - Lloyd Musser (curator)        (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

History Happy Hour at the Mt. Hood Museum - the audience.       (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

Winter Fair  (NWSCC & PACRATs)

December 6, 2017.  (Wednesday)

This was a joint meeting organized by the NW Ski Club Council as well as a PACRAT racers' bib pickup day. IT was held at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.

 

There was free salad and pizza.  Everyone received a ticket fo a brown bag raffle.  And there was a silent auction where people bid on seveal valuable items, including, clothing , equipment, and trips.

 

The NWSCC Man and Woman of the Year for the year 2018 were announced. They are: Jackie Lane and Bill King. They have been selected among all the local ski clubs' men and women of the year. They will now represent the Northwest at the next Far West Ski Association Convention in Reno in June 2018.

 

Also announced were the winners of the NWSCC Ski & Ride Challenge.  The two people who skied the greatest number of ski areas were:  Jeannie Nyquist and Jackie Lane.  You too can be a winner in this coming winter season.  Just save your lift tickets, ski passes, or proofs of purchase at every ski are you visit, and submit it to the NW Ski Club Council at the end of the season.

 

Barbara Bousum, NWSCC President speaks at the Winter Fair.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Winter Fair.  Barbara Bousum, NWSCC President.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

NWSCC's Man and Woman of the Year:  Jackie Lane and Bill King.- both on the right.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Winter Fair.   Linda McGavin and Mary Olhausen.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Winter Fair. Lonny Schiller, Brenda and Terry Becerra with theit team's racing bibs.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

PACRAT racers just received their race bibs.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Linda Coxen (on the right).  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

Jeannie Nyquist and Jackie Lane won the NWSCC Ski and Ride Challenge.    (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

PACRAT racers.  Andy Hobart (2nd from the left).  .  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

First day of the season

November 18, 2017.  (Saturday)

This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 was one of the earliest skiing we've done in years, almost a week before Thanksgiving. Actually, some of our members, such as Walt Blomberg, Kay Kinyon, Foxie and Ken, have skied here even a few days earlier, while it was still snowing.

Timberline finally opened all the lower lifts this Saturday, including the longest one: Jeff Flood express. We had almost 4 feet of snow base and a perfectly sunny blue sky. The snow was excellent. It's a pity that only 4 of us came up on this day: Ruth and Steve (some of our most recent new members) and Bill King and Emilio Trampuz.  Ruth and Steve would have loved to meet a few more of our members.

Oh, yes, some people went to Mt. Hood Meadows on this day. The only negative thing on this day at Timberline was the incredibly long line of people purchasing their Fusion passes in the morning.  It's good to see that there is such an interest in this pass.

The forecast for the coming week is some rain Monday through Wednesday, then some more snow, and finally partly sunny next Saturday (Nov. 25). Maybe put down next Saturday as the next ski day.

 

Jeff Flood Express at Timberline.  Saturday, Nov. 18.  (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

 

SkiFever & Snowboard Show

November 3 - 5, 2017.  (Friday - Sunday)

Our club had a booth at the SkiFever Show at the Portland Expo Center.  PACRAT racers and the NW Ski Club Council also had their booth there. 

At our booth, you could renew your membership and sign up for trips, racing, and more.

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - Emilio talking to a prospective member      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - Our Mountain High booth at the Show      (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - Lana and Terry at our booth.       (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - PACRAT racing booth.       (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) brought their helicopter.   (Photo from Emilio Trampuz)

 

2017 Ski Fever Show - NWSCC booth - Marilyn Sigler, Jeannie Reihard, and Sue Rimkeit.  (Photo from Emilio)

 

 

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Ski trips & Social events  Selected past trip and event photos.

 

2017 photos,  Winter Fair (NWSCC & PACRATs) , First day of the season,: Mt. Hood Railroad ExcursionMt. High Kickoff Party, Timothy Lake bike ride, History Happy Hour: Flying Buses, Seafood Party, Trillium Lake bike ride , Solar Eclipse, Highway Cleanup , Leif Eriskon Drive bike ride, Timberline to Zig Zag bike ride, Violet climbs Mt. Hood, 2017 FWSA Convention,  Mt. High Social & Elections, Safety boundary signs, Timberline Adventures,  PACRAT Race and Party,  NASTAR National Championships,  Leavenworth trip, Powder Alliance trip to Whitewater, BC, Schweitzer, ID,  Chocolate Party,  Hosting a Chicago Ski Club,  Silver Star, Mystery Trip,  Sundogs & powder at Meadows, Eastern Oregon Hidden gems,: Crowds? What crowds?,  Stormy day turns sunny!,  Weekend att Timberline,  Mid-week Meadows day, Mt. High Kickoff Party, SkiFever Show

2016 photos.  Ski Fair, Kickoff Party, Mt. High Display cabinet at Mt. Hood Museum, George at Whistler, Christmas Ships, Phlox Poit cabin, PACRAT race, Canada trip (Silver Star, Sun Peaks), Chocolate party, Timberline adventures, Little Zig Zag canyon, Crystal Mt. trip, Montana trip, Skibowl, Bike rides, The Dalles, Picnic, Seafood party, NWSCC, PACRAT 101, Warren Miller dinner, Prayer flags on Mt. Hood,Highway cleanup, Ski Fever Show, Debbi at NYC Marathon.

2015 photos. Ski Fair, Kickoff Party, Montana Fam trip. Whitefish trip and Fernie, PACRAT, Rat Attack, 40th anniv. picnic, Naked bike ride, Trillium Lake bike, Timothy Lake bike, Highway cleanup, Chocolate, Pizza, Seafood parties.

2014 photos. Ski Fair, Ski Show, Warren Miller, Seafood, Salmon Headwaters Cleanup, Rafting, Picnic, History bike tour, Bike to Dike, ride, Row River - Dorena Lake, Champoeg, Hy. cleanup, NWSCC 35th anniversary, FWSA Convention in Bend, Silver Falls hike, Timberline adventures, Rat Attack, Chocolate party, Ski the Glade Trail Day, Mt. Bachelor bus trip, North Idaho trip (Schweitzer, Lookout Pass, Silver Mt.) Kickoff party.

2013 photos. Hwy. cleanup, MHSP Ski Swap - Kurt Krueger, FWSA Safety Person of the Year, Picnic & Bike ride, Tunnel Falls hike, Banks-Vernonia bike ride, History bike ride, Frosted Flakes girls poster, Ramona Falls hikr, Timberline sidecountry Zig Zag, Pond skimming, Canada (Whitewater, Red. Mt.) Pizza Party, Utah trip (Powder Mt.),  Hoodoo day trip ,PACRAT Race 3 Skibowl, Cosmic tubing, Skibowl day trip, Chocolate party, Idaho trip, Mt. Hood Meadows day trip, Mt. High Kickoff Party, Ski Fair

2012 photos. Hwy. cleanup, Barlow Road Ride, Rafting, Picnic, Cycle Oregon, Timberline canyons, Newton canyon, Mt. St. Helens, Pizza party, Meadows, ISHA, Bachelor Blast, Mystery trip to Shasta & Ashland, Movie night, Utah Powder Mt., Snowbasin, PACRAT race, Chocolate party, FWSA Jackson Hole, Anthony Lakes, Bib decorating, Washington park hike, Ski Fair, Ski Show. .

2011 photos. Hikes, Golf, Rafting, Cycle Oregon, Cycle Idaho, Highway cleanup, Seafood party, Chocolate party, Life Flight, Scotty & Mer'a wedding, Movie Night, Leavenworth trip, Crystal Mt., Bib decorating party, Rat Attack.

2010 photos. Hope on the Slopes, Fernie trip, Mystery trip to Willamette Pass and Mt. Bachelor, Picnic, Rafting, Hikes, Highway cleanup, NWSCC 30th Anniversary, etc..

2009 photos, Seafood, Golf, Rafting, Ski pole rescue, Steve & Quinn's Wedding, Pond skimming, Heavenly, Crystal, Schweitzer, Bowling, Canada Safari. Hillcrest Race Night.

2008 photos Timberline new lift inauguration, 5th Canadian Ski Safari, PACRAT races, Sunny South Oregon bus trip, Mystery trip to White Pass, 1st Heavenly/Tahoe trip, Rat Attack, Pizza Party, Rafting, Seafood Spectacular at Blaise and Alice's, Salmon River canyon hike, Friend of the Forest cleanup at Meadows

2007 photos 4th Canada safari, Powder Mt., Mission Ridge, Stevens Pass, Ski the Glade Trail, Timberline new trails, Far West races at Bachelor, River Cruise.

2006 photos Next Adventure, Idaho trip, Val d'Isere, Timberline summer, Picnic

2005 photos 3rd Canada safari, Rafting, Picnic, Big Mt., Crystal Mt.;

2004 photos 2nd Canada Safari, Falls Creek hike, Seafood Social;

 

 

 

Total visits from Oct.1, 2005 -- Sept. 30, 2006 was:   923.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2006 -- Sept. 30, 2007 was: 1,373.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2007 -- Sept. 30, 2008 was: 2,807.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2009 was: 2,581.

Total visits from Oct.1, 2009 -- Sept, 30, 2010 was: 3,644

Total visits from Oct.1, 2010 -- Sept, 30, 2011 was: 2,432

Total visits from Oct.1, 2011 -- Sept, 30, 2012 was: 2,345

Total visits from Oct.1, 2012 -- Sept, 30, 2013 was: 2,554

 

Total visits since Oct. 1, 2013:

 

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