mazama bulletin nesika klatawa sahale—we climb high The Mazamas promotes mountaineering through education, climbing, hiking, fellowship, safety and the protection of mountain environments. May 2013 • Vol. 95 • No. 5
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Kids Camps p. 4 & 7 Off The Beaten Path Hikes p. 14
Beacon Rock’s Busted Trail T Repaired
By Adam Baylor
he pathway to the summit of the Columbia River Gorge’s most iconic landmark was re-opened on April 12th after nearly three months of being closed due to rock fall damage. The closure of the hiking trail came at an unfortunate time for Beacon Rock State Park which is undergoing major cuts in staffing as well as its budget. For many years, the park has experienced staffing reductions and budget cuts due to a statewide funding shift away from Washington State’s General Fund. The current projection for state park funding from the fund is expected to hit zero by 2015—a dire situation throughout the Evergreen State. Despite the brief closure of the summit trail as well as closures that restrict technical rock climbing on 90 percent of Beacon Rock annually, there remains positive support for the park. The latest Washington State Park Transformation Strategy plans to change the land management system into a primarily fee for service public agency and will rely heavily on volunteer support from nonprofits. For Beacon Rock State Park, this funding shift may continue to burden park rangers until an understanding can be reached as to the level of volunteer support available. Fortunately, nonprofits such as the Mazamas have been part of the park since 1914. The Beacon Rock Climbing Association, as well, has supported climbing at the park for almost 25 years. In addition to undergoing a transformation in funding, Beacon Rock State Park is waiting to receive Capitol funds to complete the unfinished construction project of the Doestch Day Use Kitchen Shelter along the Columbia River which would increase event user capacity at the park. If the Washington State House’s Capital Budget proposal is approved by the senate then the kitchen shelter
project, that began in 2008 as part of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, would see funding for completion. Now that the summit trail has been repaired and potential support for completion of Doestch Kitchen Shelter is on the horizon at Beacon Rock, perhaps the nascent Friends Group can rally sustainable support and continue to help the park even more.
Members of the Beacon Rock Climbing Association plan to attend a formal training event hosted by Washington State Parks for Friends Groups next month at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Friend of Beacon Rock or attending the Washington State Park training please contact me at email@example.com for more information.
On January 25, a section of the Beacon Rock summit trail was destroyed by a rock fall incident that forced park managers to close the popular hiking destination until repairs could be made.
Executive Director’s Report Dear Members, The summer climb season is starting and prime hiking and wildflower season in the gorge is ramping up. It’s a great time of year in the Pacific Northwest! We hope you’ve all seen that you can now purchase Mazama climb cards online via the homepage. (We still need to mail you the card—but at least this might save you a trip into town or a phone call.) Also, don’t forget to keep checking the online climb schedule for new additions. Leaders are adding new climbs to the schedule every week and updating the available spots as well. Finally, if you have a weekend pop open in your schedule, don’t be afraid to contact leaders by email and see if they have any new openings. Schedules change and many climbs that look full can end up with a vacancy at the last minute. In mid-March, Adam Baylor and I spent a few days in Boulder and Golden, Colorado meeting with several of our partner organizations. We had our normally scheduled meeting of the Alpine 5 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. That meeting was hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club and we reviewed the current status of the alpine mountaineering and hiking clubs in the country, as well as everyone’s strategic projects and areas of concern. The Mazamas continues to report good progress in membership and program growth. The American Alpine Club is in the middle of a membership campaign to re-invent itself and grow its membership on a national level to over 25,000 in the next few years. The Mountaineers report that they are yet again above the 10,000 member mark and are excited to be hosting a 50th Anniversary event in honor of American’s on Everest on April 20. We also met with Victoria Bisharat who manages the Reel Rock Film Tour to discuss adding the Mazamas as a lead partner this fall for their Portland showings which bring in over 1,000 attendees each year. They were very excited to partner with us and we’re working to bring at least one of the featured athletes to town for Reel Rock to better represent the event and run advanced clinics for the Mazamas. We also had extensive meetings with the Access Fund to discuss a variety of issues including climbing permits in the cascades, closure issues at Beacon Rock State Park and the climbing management plans at Horsethief Butte State Park. The Access Fund is very interested in working more closely with the Mazamas in the future on protecting access to these important resources. We will be continuing our conversations with the Access Fund in the months ahead to explore ways of working together. In early April, Adam and I attended a meeting at
the Region 6 office of the US Forest Service, hosted by the Wilderness Society, to discuss the current state of the special use permitting system and specifically those permits which affect outfitters and guides. The Mazamas has been operating for more than 10 years under a commercial use permit for outfitting and guiding. We are forming a task force with the Mountaineers to work with Region 6 on devising new ways for the recreational community to partner with the USFS, especially around permitting for activities and classes. In conjunction with the Outdoor Alliance we will be hosting a workshop in the fall to bring together all of the outfitter guides in Oregon and Washington to hopefully unveil some pilot projects in this arena. Mt. Hood National Forest has also told us that they are currently significantly understaffed with nearly 20 standing openings and this may impact their ability to pursue new or special projects in the year ahead. Kati Mayfield had some great success recently working with Sojo Hendrix and our Trail Trips Committee to find coordinators Richard and Karen Anderson for the Round the Mountain event this year. Kati has also been working diligently with the Trail Trips Committee to add volunteers, define roles and responsibilities for volunteers and help them determine a mission for their committee. We’re planning to work with the First Aid Subcommittee to Education Committee in May on re-building that committee and finding ways to further improve program offerings around First Aid. Sarah Bradham has been working through an audit of our IT systems in the office and online and reported to staff and Executive Council at their 6-month retreat last weekend. Our server and software are all now closing on 9 years old and will need updating soon. The new website is going to be our priority going forward and Sarah reviewed a plan that should get the new site online this summer. After this we will be refocusing on internal information and data systems. Jamie Anderson has been working with the Mt. St. Helens institute on an affiliate program and a partnership agreement as well and we’re very excited about that. Your new Mazama staff is taking shape and everyone is learning their new roles and responsibilities. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns about staffing or member services. In early May we have Andy Selters arriving to help teach our crevasse rescue skill builder—Andy literally wrote the book on Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue! Lee Davis Executive Director
Upcoming Events & Classes ASI Application Period
The Advanced Snow & Ice application period will be through May 20. There will be two skills test dates TBD between May 21 and Memorial Day with notification of acceptance the first week of June.
New Guidebook Presentation Off the Beaten Trail May 1, 7 p.m. at the MMC.
See page 12 for more information.
Andy Selters Presentation
May 3, 7 p.m. at the MMC.
May 8, 7 p.m. at the MMC. See page 12 for more information.
Outings Discovery Night
May 16, 7 p.m. at the MMC. Mazama Outings enable you to travel to adventurous destinations all over the World. You’ll have an opportunity to meet with the leaders of open outings and get more information it is an appropriate activity for you. See page 18 for more Outings info.
Youth Climb Skill Builder Begins on July 11. See page 6 for more information.
Sign your kids up for the Mazama Youth Climb Skill Builder! Dates: • Tue., June 11: Session 1, at the MMC (time to be determined) • Thu., June 13: Session 2, at the MMC • Tue., June 18: Session 3, at the MMC • Thu., June 20: Session 4, at the MMC • Sat., June 22: Session 5 at the Source What your child will learn: The goal of this Youth Climb Camp is to teach kids the basics of toprope climbing. At the end of the course students will be able to: • belay • properly tie in with a figure eight • use proper safety commands • climb on top route using basic technique terminology; and • have an appreciation for the sport of climbing Cost: This pilot program will be FREE to participants, aside from the Saturday session at the Source, the cost of which will be $12/student. To register: http://tinyurl.com/youthclimbregistration.
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Cuernos del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. This photo was taken during the Mazama Patagonia outing in March of 2012. We failed to include a photo with the detailed write-up of this outing in the 2012 Mazama Annual. We regret the oversight. Photo: Rick Balazs
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Wednesdays 4–7 p.m.: Mazama Office Volunteer—Help out the MMC as an Office Volunteer. Answer questions, greet visitors and enjoy the camaraderie of other Mazama members. Contact Kati Mayfield, kati@ mazamas.org, if interested. Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.: Publications Committee Meeting—The Publications Committee is seeking additional members to help with our publications—the Mazama Annual, Bulletin, Mazama Blog and e-newsletter. Candidates should be people who enjoy our publications and want to see them expand in interest and scope! Join our first Tuesday of the month meeting or contact Barry Maletzky at wldflr@comcast. net if interested. Saturday, May 11: Mazamas/TKO Work Party at Clackamas Riverside Trail— Mazama partner Trail Keepers of Oregon, is hosting a work party which will focus on trail restoration and maintenance on the Clackamas Riverside Trail near the Riverside Campground. Help fix a slide area, trail erosion and fix the trail bed that has become overgrown. Contact Kati Mayfield kati@ mazamas.org for more information. Wednesday, May 15: Join the Skill Builder team—Skill Builders are designed to teach specific skills in one evening of lecture and one or two days of field practice. The Education Committee is looking for a few people to serve as members of a subcommittee to oversee the Skill Builder Program and work with the Skill Builder Coordinators who teach the individual programs. This is a great chance to bring creative new programming to the Mazamas. Contact the Education Committee, email@example.com, for more information. Wednesday, May 8: Risk Management Committee—This is an opportunity to serve the Mazamas and ensure that Mazama activities are safe. The Risk Management Committee is looking for new members and a new chairperson. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Mazama committees and activities; and experience in risk assessment and analysis. Contact Sandra Volk, firstname.lastname@example.org or attend a meeting, the second Wednesday of each month.
Ongoing/Flexible schedule: Mazama Access Committee—Address access issues throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington by participating in the Mazama Access Committee. If you enjoy the outdoors, are knowledgeable about conservation issues and want to participate in building the local climbing community, contact Adam Baylor, email@example.com to learn more. Saturday, June 1: Mazama Lodge Spring Workday—We’ve had another great winter and spring at the Mazama Lodge and we’re getting ready to spruce the place up for the summer. Join the Mazama Friends of the Lodge for a day of work and cheer. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities June 11, 13, 18, 20: Mazama Youth Climb Camp—Share your love of climbing with kids! The Mazamas is running its first Youth Climb Camp and needs ICS grads, AR grads and Climb Leaders to help out. You’ll be teaching kids to belay, rappel and enjoy the sport of climbing. Contact Dan Leone, email@example.com, to get involved. June 15: Trail Tending on Kings Mountain—Join the Mazamas and Trail Keepers of Oregon trail crews in clearing the tangle of winter growth that threatens to bury this popular hiking trail. We need 10 people to help with this one day event, contact Rick Pope, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up. July 29–Aug. 2 and Aug. 5–9: Adventure WILD Day Camp instructors—Adventure WILD, a benefit for Friends of Outdoor School, is holding two weeks of summer camp out of the MMC. They are looking for volunteers to put together three hours of fun programming for kids ages 4–11. Take the kids through orienteering/navigation, Leave No Trace, scavenger hunts, or a topic of your choice. Contact Kati Mayfield if you’d like to participate, email@example.com. Flexible: Northwest Youth Corps Climb—Climb Leaders, shake things up this summer with a youth climb! Mazamas partner Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) would like to offer 2 climbs to youth (ages 16-19) participating in their summer programs. Team up with a climb partner to share the Mazamas experience with these kids. Contact Kati Mayfield, kati@mazamas. org if interested!
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2013 Advanced Snow and Ice Class Application is now Available! ASI teaches climbers to hone the skills and gain the confidence to climb and lead at the Mazama “D” and “E” level. As part of the curriculum, you will learn climbing techniques and rope work management on steep alpine terrain, small party improvised high angle selfrescue and technical ice climbing on alpine terrain and vertical ice walls. This class is taught by experienced volunteer Mazama climb leaders and assistants. Field sessions are held on alpine terrain above 7,000 ft. on Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. Baker. For this reason, applicants should maintain a level of fitness to be able to hike to the class sites and participate actively in the class for the two or three days of the field session. Applicants will also be expected to commit to the class schedule, which starts with lectures and a field session in late August and continues through all of September. We will not be having a field session during the Labor Day weekend.
The application for this year’s Advanced Snow and Ice (ASI) class is now available on the Mazama web site at tinyurl.com/mazamaasi. The application will be available until May 20. Applicants will be asked to supply a climbing resume and a short statement of why they want to take the class. Because ASI is an advanced class and has a smaller group of students, the climb resume takes on added significance in the application process. Please include only successful alpine ascents, with mountain, route, date and leader. Planned climbs for the summer of 2013 may be noted as such. If you want to include information about your rockclimbing experience, climbing grade, leading grade and climbing partners are sufficient. If you have any questions, please contact the ASI Chair, Tim Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Pigion toping out on the second ice step on the North Face of Mt. Hood. Photo by Derek Castonguay.
Take to the trails this summer to soak in views like this. –Wildflowers from the summit of Munra Point. Photo: Andrew Holman.
e r u t n e v d A r e m m u s WILD s p m a c y da C M M e h t at July 29– Aug. 2
Adventure WILD, a benefit for Friends of Outdoor School, will run 2 weeks of their summer camps out of the MMC, and we would love to have Mazamas kids at this camp! Camp is open to kids ages 4-11
Cost of registration: $125 for half-days, $250 for full days; Adventure WILD is offering a $25 registration discount to Mazamas members – use the code “Mazamas2013” at checkout. For more details and to register, check out their website: www.adventurewild.org.
Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates by Amad Doratotaj, Chair
The Nominating Committee isn’t just looking for candidates for Executive Council—we are also seeking candidates for the committee itself! In addition to gaining permanent standing, as a result of the new Bylaws approved by members last October, the Nominating Committee has undergone one other structural change: going forward, Mazama members will directly elect the committee members, as opposed to having them appointed by the Executive Council. The Nominating Committee will have three positions opening in October 2013, and we are seeking members that have good personal communications skills and a broad-based knowledge of the Mazamas organization. Having some familiarity with members’ skills and experience within Mazama committees and activities are a definite plus. The Nominating Committee’s operational duties include: nominating candidates for Executive Council, measuring and evaluating skill-sets within the present Executive Council, training and mentoring future potential Executive Council candidates, and administering the annual election process. To qualify to run on the ballot for Nominating Committee, one need ONLY be a member in good standing, and declare to me that you are a candidate. The term on the committee is for three years, with three positions turning over each year. If you are interested, or simply have questions and want to discuss it, please contact me at email@example.com or 503-6168589.
News & Notes For the past several years May has been the slowest month at the lodge. Our recent heavy snows in the spring keep climbers from staying at the lodge because of the high avalanche dangers. So if you are looking for a quiet month to get one more spring ski in, this is the month to visit the lodge. This is also a great time of year to start planning for what has become an annual event at Badger Creek/ Flag Point Look. This year the event will be from Fri., July 19–Sun., July 21. Many of our members enjoy hiking into the wilderness areas but just don’t look forward to having to carry a 50 lb. pack. We transport all your gear to the middle of the Badger Creek Wilderness and serve up some amazing campfire cuisine.
Manager: Charles Barker; Caretaker: Max Rupert, 503-272-9214 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up information is available on our website. Sat., May 18 Mazama Member and expert Indian Chef Sophie Rahman prepares a wonderful and healthy Indian Dinner. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Price is $12.60. Memorial Day Weekend The Mazama Lodge is open until noon on Tues., May 28. Fri., May 31 Join us on the eve of our lodge work party for a friendly meatball sandwich competition between Chris Johnson and Rick Amodeo. This will be a blind taste test and yes we will have some vegetarian option too. Dinner at 7 p.m. Price is $12.60
Sat., June 1 Time to build up our wood pile and take down the snow shutters. Work from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with a free lunch and lodge vouchers for a future stay. Do you have an old pick-up truck you would like to donate to the lodge? Mazama lodge could really use a pick-up to transport wood and handle recycling. Government Camp does not have recycling and this requires us to transport recycling down to Sandy to the country recycling center. A pick-up truck would make lodge chores much easier. Call Lee or Charles if you have a pick-up you are willing to donate.
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AYM Activities by Paul Kallman
This month, we have two terrific camping trips planned to kick off the outdoor season. From Fri., May 17 to Sun., May 19, hike leader Matt Reeder is leading a camping trip to the Badger Creek Wilderness. Badger Creek is east of Mt. Hood and because of its location, the snow melts out earlier than other parts of Mt. Hood. On Friday evening, we will drive out and set up camp, then on Saturday, we’ll have a full day of hiking followed by a delicious potluck dinner. On Sunday, we’ll have a couple of short hikes before driving back to Portland. Because this is a wilderness area, the group will be capped at 12, so sign up soon! The following weekend, hike leader Sarah Miller will lead a Memorial Day weekend trip to the John Day Fossil Beds in central Oregon. We will leave in the early morning on Sat., May 25 and return on Mon., May 27. We will camp out in the Ochoco Mountains among old growth Ponderosa pines and go on hikes in different sections of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This is the first trip to John Day Fossil Beds for AYM in over five years. It
The Adventurous Young Mazamas leads activities year round targeted those in their 20s 30s early 40s, and of course anyone who is “Young at Heart.” All of our activities are open to all regardless of age.
will definitely be a special trip for all those who attend. The group is capped at 10 due to logistics. Sign ups for both trips are on our webpage at tinyurl.com/mazamaaym. We’ll have other camping trips this year as well including the Eagle Cap Wilderness trip over Labor Day Weekend, a Loowit Trail backpacking trip this summer (date to be determined), and a beginner backpacking trip to a surprise location (date also to be determined). Also on our May schedule are the following activities: • Wed., May 1—Presentation: Off the Beaten Trail: 50 fantastic unknown hikes in NW Oregon. Presentation by hike leader Matt Reeder on his new book. 7 p.m. MMC. • Sat., May 4—Hike: Angels Rest/Devil’s Rest. Meet at 9 a.m. at Gateway: Leader Keith Dechant. • Sun., May 5—Hike and/or Snowshoe: Tom, Dick, and Harry Mtn. Meet at 9 a.m. at Gateway. Leader: Colleen Sinsky. Advance sign up required.
The Publications Committee has just learned that the paper we have been using for the Bulletin over the past several years has not been recycled, as we were led to believe by our printer, the Gresham Outlook. They were also under the impression that it was at least 30 percent recycled but, upon our recent inquiry to them about upgrading our paper, they learned that their supplier had been providing un-recycled paper instead. Our budget at present does not allow us to use 100 percent recycled paper of a sufficient quality to provide a readable Bulletin. Our committee regrets this error, as does our printer, and we apologize to the Mazama membership. We remain committed to the Mazamas’ conservation philosophy and have received availability and pricing information from the Outlook. We have decided that we will now print our publication at a slightly higher cost by utilizing 30% recycled paper that will be better in quality than our previous stock. Because of our commitment not only to conservation ideals but to also improving the quality of the Bulletin, we have elected to use this recycled paper as soon as the Outlook can make it available. We will, of course, report our progress to the membership in this regard and again apologize for this mistake to all Mazama members. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions. Barry Maletzky, Chair, Publications Committee
• Mon., May 6—Climb Night: Club Sport 7 p.m. Final Climb Night of the season. Leader: Beth Copeland. • Sat., May 11—Adventure Hike: Clackamas Falls. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Gateway TC. Leader Matt Reeder. Advance sign up required. • Sun., May 12—Hike: Coyote Wall. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Gateway TC. Leader: Daniel Mick. • Fri., May 17–Sun .May 19—Camping Trip: Badger Creek Wilderness (See above) • Mon., May 20—Pub Night. 7 p.m.. Location TBD. Check our website for details. • Sat., May 25–Mon., May 27: Camping Trip: John Day Fossil Beds (See above). • Sat June 1—Hike: Augspurger Mountain. Meet at Gateway TC 8 a.m. Leader: Keith Dechant. Check our website for the most up to date schedule as we sometimes add last minute activities. We hope to see you on one of many AYM activities.
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Four Mazamas Climb Mt. Fansipan in Vietnam by Kate Evans
uring the Vietnam War none of us could ever have imagined that we would be on top of Mt. Fansipan in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border on the Ides of March, 2013. Fansipan, or Fancypants as dubbed by our group, at 3,143 m (10,311 ft) is the highest point in Indochina, and the furthest eastern peak in the Himalayas. Linda Machtelinckx, Dyanne Foster, John Leary, and Kate Evans were there as part of the Mazama Outing to Laos and Vietnam. Our group was guided by three young Hmong from Sapa Chau, a Hmongowned trekking company. While we were climbing, other Sapa Chau guides were taking the rest of the group on home stays in Hmong and Dao villages. After a bus ride from Sapa our climb began at Tram Tom Pass, 1,995 m (6,545 ft.). So we were just climbing 1,148 m ( 3,766 ft.)—less than Mt. Defiance, right? Wrong! Our accumulated elevation was much more
Dyanne Foster, Linda Machtelinckx, John Leary, Chan, our Hmong guide, and Kate Evans on top of Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam March 15, 2013.
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than Defiance, and the climb was much more difficult. Our first obstacle was wending our way through about 20 young, very friendly but very slow Vietnamese, some of whom ended up sleeping next to us in the shelter. The route involved a long traverse through a pine forest, and up and down numerous gullies, sometimes on metal ladders, once on an odd wood Rube Goldberg construction. We also had streams, large boulders, and tree root systems to negotiate. Later, steeper sections also had an interesting handrail—a cementencased cable made to look like bamboo. And then there was the real bamboo, surrounding us for
much of the latter part of the climb. What a unique sound the leaves and branches make in the wind! We also saw red, pink, purple, and yellow rhodies-- some over 30 feet tall, heather, and many tiny pink primroses. Our guides cut bamboo poles for us, carried sleeping bags, mats (multicolored jigsaw puzzles), and food, and prepared our meals. Our first lunch was purple and yellow sticky rice in banana leaves, but our second lunch was more western with baguettes, Laughing Cow cheese, boiled eggs and fruit. Dinner was fabulous: rice, melon soup, and so many different meat and tofu dishes. Breakfast consisted of a very hearty noodle soup. Since the guides were concerned about rain they had us stay in a large shelter, a very noisy experience. Two Australians and two Brits were singing drinking songs and consuming Jim Beam and “happy water” (rice wine). Others were outside enjoying the campfire, which was fueled by bamboo, of course. It also was very blustery (but not rainy) during the night. Amazingly enough the camp had a toilet with running water (if you count a hose coming down from a cistern to the toilet). The summit? We had no clear views, just brooding clouds and blowing mist, but we still enjoyed this unique climb. There is something about standing on a summit with a large Vietnamese flag rippling above you.
Obituary Charles “Bud” Onslow Young Jr. Jan. 28, 1943—April 3, 2013 Bud passed away peacefully April 3 in Portland after battling cancer. He started playing musical instruments at age four and performing professionally at age 13. His bands included Fraze 5, Winelite, Jus’ Three and singles as Jus’ Me. He completed an iron workers apprenticeship and worked for Fought and Company. He was an avid runner and climber, earning the “16 Peaks Award” at age 52. Naturally kind, energetic and outgoing, he made many friends everywhere he went. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Zora Young; and brothers, Howard and Robert. Survivors include his loving wife, Jenefer; son, Aaron, sisters, Lauren Moorman (Geoff), Janet Graaff (Dan), Suzanne Young; five grandchildren; and loving nieces, nephews and cousins. –Reprinted from The Oregonian
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Evening Programs Off the Beaten Trail: 50 Obscure Hikes Wed. May 1, 7 p.m. at the MMC
Are you ready to get off the beaten trail? Join Matt Reeder for a slideshow and presentation on his new guide book “Off the Beaten Trail” Come and learn about 50 spectacular hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington that are unknown to most area hikers. Q & A session and book sale will follow.
Wed. May 8, 7 p.m. at the MMC About to go on your own Denali expedition? Want to hear some of the finer details of planning and going on one’s own expedition? Candi Cook will be presenting the details of the Cure JM Team Hope’s May 2012 Denali expedition on May 8 at 7 p.m. in the MMC auditorium. Besides giving details of the expedition, itself, Candi will share practical tips that the team found helped in their quest to climb North America’s tallest peak while fundraising for Cure JM.
The Storms of Denali by Barry Maletzky
One expects, in a mountaineering saga whether fictional or real, that disasters will occur. This climbing novel does not disappoint in that regard, although it takes the reader several hundred pages to learn what the fuss is about. For the first two thirds of this tale, we are taken from Seattle (nice references here to the Northwest climbing scene) to the foot of Denali without much of any drama to speak of. Certainly the inevitable interpersonal frictions of a team are laid bare, as are the hassles of arranging funding and buying equipment. The protagonist/author, John, laments repeatedly how painful it is to leave his family and the usual pleading wife is amply stereotyped here. (How refreshing would it be to read about a husband aghast that his climber wife is abandoning her children and yet again going to the Himalayas for three months?) As often happens in fiction, personality profiles are turned into received ideas and cliché’s. There’s Wyn, the archetypical climber-bum who repeatedly eschews the orthodox nine-to-five married life John has embraced. Then there’s John, who so often wonders if he’s selfish for leaving his family behind that we imagine even his beleaguered family would be bored to tears by his wailing. These two then chose a geeky Boeing engineer, a star ice climber who designs his own ice axes, and then a young and strong first-ascent rock climber to constitute their Denali team. It does not seem to bother these veterans that neither of their new members has ever been on an alpine expedition. Once these team members join, however, both Wyn and John constantly castigate them for their lack of experience, thus setting up some of the tragedies which inevitably follow. More inexplicably, none of these team members seems to have ever climbed with the other and never does this team embark on a training climb. Despite contrivances and pigeonholed dialogue, the reader, particularly one familiar with climbing, does plow on, anxious to discover what horrors
await. Unfortunately, what the patient reader finds is mostly predictable and anticlimactic. Part of the problem lies in the juxtaposition of reality and fantasy. The author of fiction could do better with a dose of consistency. If you compose a novel about a mountain, why make it a real one? The informed reader-climber thus wonders why a new route up Denali’s south side would take numerous fixed camps when the south buttress and face have been climbed in a single-day’s push. Or how “a stand of Douglas Firs” could thrive just south of Denali? Or why the team had never discussed a plan of descent? Or why seasoned climbers are suffering from HAPE at 13,000 ft. after being on the mountain for two weeks? Or why this team picks the most technical of pitches on which to hold their most agitated arguments? Or why cuts take “a long time to heal” at 11,000 ft.? Or how a body can deteriorate at 13,000 ft., half the elevation of the true death zone? Or why frostbite has afflicted well-equipped
The protagonist/ author, John, laments repeatedly how painful it is to leave his family and the usual pleading wife is amply stereotyped here. (How refreshing would it be to read about a husband aghast that his climber wife is abandoning her children and yet again going to the Himalayas for three months?)
young men at 11,000 ft.? Or why this experienced group is sometimes boiling water with a JetBoil one minute and an ancient Svea the next? Or why they lack a GPS unit, this in a tale set in the present? Such poetic license should be annulled. There are some typographical errors, not that unusual in a 300-page text, while a few of the author’s analogies beggar understanding: “Al was as thin as a predatory bird” still has me searching the skies. A further disconnect occurs when the author mixes the actual with the fictional too closely, as when he refers to real-world climbers as friends of this mismatched quartet or when he mentions genuine Denali features with fantastical ones. But enough of this quibbling. Perhaps this book is meant for non-climbers, although that hardly seems likely. We do care in the end what happens to this quartet of mismatched daredevils but are met here only with suppositions and a lukewarm ending that is hardly satisfying. While reviewers are generally too harsh, and many climbers will enjoy this story, I believe that books describing actual expeditions generally trump novels imagining what could go wrong. Adventure by proxy most often pales in comparison to fact. Read true expedition annals first; only then can you appreciate the flaws and occasional benefits of human imagination. Oh – and there’s another inherent shortcoming in a novel as opposed to a true expedition book: no photos! O’Connell, N. The Storms of Denali. University of Alaska Press. 2012. Anchorage. Mazama Library number 813.O25.
by Matt Reeder
In many respects, hiking is like anything else. You start out with the basics—in our area, this would be Eagle Creek, Angels Rest, Mirror Lake, Dog Mountain and Forest Park. Then you begin to dig deeper, to look for more obscure places, more difficult hikes and wilder scenery. So you purchase a hiking guide and begin looking for the best new hikes. Everything seems new and different again, until you start running out of places to go. Where do you turn next? You love hiking more than almost anything, but you don’t feel like fighting the crowds on Dog Mountain and you’ve hiked to Eagle Creek more times than you can count on one hand. I hike a lot. I also constantly crave new experiences and new thrills. I exhausted the supply of close, easy hikes within a couple years of moving to Portland and began tiring of the constant crowds at many of our area’s most popular trails. I then moved on to waterfall hunting and quickly grew to love it, but let’s be honest, it isn’t easy to convince even the most dedicated hikers to bushwhack in the rain up and down steep slopes to look for a waterfall that may or may not exist. My fear of heights precluded me from seriously getting into climbing. Which left only one open to me: it was time to begin treating all trails equally, regardless of how popular they were. It was time to get off the beaten trail. I have spent the last four years researching and writing Off the Beaten Trail: 50 fantastic unknown hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington. I hiked over 100 different trails from Forest Park to the remote interior of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, looking for the best
hikes not well-known to area hikers. Here are five highlights of Off the Beaten Trail: Butte Camp (7.4 miles, 1,600 feet elevation gain): It is a mystery to me why the Butte Camp Trail is virtually unknown. The trail is located on the south side of Mount Saint Helens between the popular Sheep Canyon Trail and the Monitor Ridge climb route. It is well-maintained and absolutely gorgeous, and is in many ways similar to nearby Ape Canyon. Both feature great flower displays, great views of Mount Saint Helens and huge trees spared in the 1980 eruption. Unlike Ape Canyon, you will see only a handful of hikers and mountain bikers here. The hike begins with a traverse of a tremendous lava field with huge views ahead to Mount Saint Helens. Soon you will begin climbing through forest until you reach beautiful Butte Camp Meadows, tucked below rugged Butte Camp Dome. Here you will find tremendous flower displays in July and August. From here the trail switchbacks up through an impressive grove of mountain hemlock to an open plain where Mount Saint Helens towers above you, larger than life. This is as good as it gets in this area! Fish Creek (6 miles, 200 feet elevation gain): When the huge rain storms of 1996 and subsequent floods ripped up the roads in Fish Creek’s deep, forest canyon, the
Forest Service decided to finish the job and decommission the entire road network here, just a few miles from the busy Clackamas River corridor. Amazingly, over time an unofficial trail developed on top of Fish Creek’s decommissioned road, leading to two fantastic ironies: not only is the most obscure trail in the Clackamas River canyon a former road, but it also happens to be one of the wildest places in our region despite showing a huge human footprint. The trail follows the old road and is generally quite easy to follow. There are a few excellent campsites with good creek access as you hike along this beautiful, wide creek south into its wild canyon. 2.5 miles down the trail, reach a junction where a right turn leads to a concrete bridge over Fish Creek. The Forest Service left the bridges over the creek in place when they decommissioned
My fear of heights precluded me from seriously getting into climbing. There was only one option left to me: it was time to begin treating all trails equally, regardless of how popular they were. It was time to get off the beaten trail.
the road network. This particular bridge makes for an excellent turnaround point. On the way back is a must-see detour to a beautiful old-growth grove just above the old roadbed. This grove was spared from both the chain saw and the concrete, and is thus all the more a sight for sore eyes in this land of recovering clear cuts and old roads. Indian Mountain (8.6 miles, 1,200 feet elevation gain): Have you ever stared up Eagle Creek’s long canyon and wondered what the mountain at the end of it was? You were looking at Indian Mountain, one of the high points in the wall of mountains that separate the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascades north of Mt. Hood. As you would expect, the view from Indian Mountain is spectacular—from Mt. Hood to Mt. Jefferson to the south, and from the Washington peaks to the roof of the Gorge to the north. Best of all, the only people you’ll likely ever see up here are PCT thru-hikers. The only drawback to this hike is the long drive to Wahtum Lake (if this doesn’t sound like fun, you could also backpack here from Eagle Creek). The hike begins at Wahtum Lake and follows the Pacific Crest Trail to the abandoned Indian Springs Campground, where there is a junction with the trail up from Eagle Creek. Not far down the trail, hikers are greeted with fabulous views of the Gorge and Mounts Saint Helens, Rainier and Adams. A short climb to the summit of Indian Mountain reveals more wonderful views, this time of Mt. Hood. For my money this is one of the Gorge’s best-kept secrets. Fifteenmile Creek (10.3 mile loop, 1,900 feet elevation gain): I get really tired of the rain. Over the years I have come to love the dry forests on the east side of the Cascades, and frequently go there from April to June to escape the showers and gloomy weather in Portland. I love everything about the dry east
side, from the ponderosa pines to the bright, open skies to the strange rock pinnacles that dominate this area. Just east of Lookout Mountain, the hike into Fifteenmile Creek’s beautiful canyon takes you from the Cascade crest down into the high desert and back again—a metaphor for your journey as a whole to this part of the Cascades. The hike begins in lush forest but soon breaks out into an open plain of ponderosa pines and strange rock hoodoos. A steep descent leads to the bottom of the canyon, where ancient cedars, cottonwoods and ponderosas tower over wide, glassy Fifteenmile Creek. The return trail climbs gently back to the trailhead, traversing open canyon slopes with copious displays of skyrocket, balsamroot and lupine in season. A more sublime blend of western and eastern Oregon would be impossible to find, and the drive is shorter than you might think. Wild Cheat Meadow/Triangulation Peak (12.2 miles, 2,500 feet elevation gain): Many of you have heard of Triangulation Peak. Conventional wisdom says that you should hike the short trail to the summit of Triangulation Peak from the west, and skip the Cheat Creek Trail because it’s steeper, longer and seldommaintained. Here’s a word to the wise: easier is not always better. The hike up to Triangulation Peak via Cheat Creek and Wild Cheat Meadow is one of the most beautiful
hikes in the state of Oregon, and is the perfect example of what Off the Beaten Trail is about. The trail begins by following cascading Cheat Creek through ancient forest beside a cascading stream, climbing to a vast wildflower meadow. Once on the ridge above, the trail traverses hanging meadows with some of the most impressive flower displays in the Cascades while Mt. Jefferson towers over its surroundings just five miles to the west. The summit features a truly panoramic view, and just below the summit is a cave with a framed view of Mt. Jefferson. In short, this is the perfect hike. In an area with many great hikes, this is one of the best. Make this hike one of your top priorities this summer!
From left to right: View from the Indian Mountain trail. Fish Creek. Looking up at Mount St. Helens from the Butte Camp Trail. Photos: Matt Reeder.
Used Equipment Sale 2013â€”Biggest Sale in the History of the Mazamas! by Kathleen Hahn, Annie McCartney, Lori Coyner, UES Coordinators
The Mazama Annual Used Equipment Sale (UES) took place on Fri., March 15, 2013. The MMC auditorium was overflowing with great gear from individual sellers; the Mazama Library and Museum; and from retail vendors, The Mountain Shop and REI. Customers started lining up outside of the MMC as much as an hour before the sale. Once the doors opened at 5 p.m., the MMC auditorium was full of excited buyers looking for bargains. Our attendance-survey volunteers, wearing their stealth black shirts, counted nearly 349 customers, with about 60 percent arriving during the first hour for the member and climb class pre-sale. So, what were the hot items this year? There were over 30 ice axes going for $5, backpacks of all shapes and sizes, plus lots of technical climbing gear. Clothing and boots did not sell as fast as the ice axes. Our sales floor volunteers, donning bright orange shirts to increase visibility, were hard at work helping customers try on packs, find boots, understand the differences in snowshoes, and select crampons. It wasnâ€™t long before customers with arms full
of gear were lined up to check out. Overall, our gross sales were $20,240, more than 27 percent higher than last year. The FISH warm clothing drive was also a success this year. There were more than 300 pounds of clothing donated to help keep people warm. Our neighbors at Fish Emergency Services are very grateful for your contributions. To foster BCEP student attendance, the sale was again held on a Friday evening during the first week of class. Our media-survey volunteer counted 92 BCEP students in attendance! Students walked away with one of those many ice axes, backpacks, helmets, and harnesses to help them prepare for their adventures. We are especially grateful to REI for increasing the UES visibility by incorporated an advertisement for the sale in their bulletin that is emailed out to thousands of REI customers. Many people attending the sale this year learned about it through the REI bulletin. The UES is only possible because of the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. Everyone donates their time and effort to make the sale a success. A huge thank you to all of our 2013 volunteers!
Overhead view of the used equipment sale. Photo: Chris Valencia.
Gear Check-in: Annie McCartney (team captain), Lesley Langan, Bridget Martin, Walter Keutel, Connie Van Dyke, Ania Wiktorowicz, Jocelyn Hurley, Ardel Frick, Nicole Castonguay, Tom Davidson, David Zeps, William Emerson, Kirstin Labudda, Brain Goldman, Lynn Lippert, Carol Beauclerk, Larry Beck. Sales Floor Set-up: Brad French (team captain), Kristin Bailie, Ken Biehler, George Cummings, Lonnie Feather, Rick Pettit, Doug Pratt, Jane Roberts, Karl Langenwalter, Flora Huber, Teresa Redman, John Schaffroth, David Braem, Paul Gerald, Shirley Hoehne, Cloudy Sears, Terry Lawson, Lisa Ripps, Becky Schwarz, Tom Nelson. Accounting: Janet McCall (team captain), Kelly Marlin, Rich Carville, Veronica Newgard. Security Special Ops: Kirk Newgard (team captain), Brian Martin, Walter Keutel, Guy. Sales Floor Rovers: Kristin Bailie (team captain), Dan Crisp, George Cummings, Gary Ballou, Lonnie Feather, Ken Biehler, Joselyn Hurley, Ardel Frickl, Ryan Maher, Brett Nair, Lisa Ripps,, Daniel Van Rossen, Darrell Weston, Chris Valencia, Lynn Lippert
Cashiering: Monica Lyster (team captain), Phillip Trost, Jean Andreas, Margaret McCarthy, Sanman Rokade, Andrew Leaf, Cloudy Sears, Neal Van Zant. Unsold Gear Sorting/Clean Up: Jim Selby (team captain), Shane Harlson, Jocelyn Hurley, Karl Kratzer, Betty Selby, Cloudy Sears, George Cummings, Brad Noren. Unsold Gear Pick-Up/Clean-up: KALS (team captain), Tim Wright, Paul Gerald, Gary Riggs, Sherry Bourdin, Bianca Pyko, Al Radys. Library and Museum: Vera Dafoe (team captain), Gary Beyl, Stan Enevoldson, Barbara Morrison, and Jeff Thomas. Bob Smith and Joey Zarosinski provided delicious volunteer refreshments. Dyanne Foster and Gary Riggs coordinated our retail vendors. Ken Biehler inventoried the merchandise rack before and after the sale. Tom Davidson sold climb cards. Thanks also to Mountain Shop for participating in the sale and to REI for once again donating items. Great work everyone on making the 2013 Used Equipment Sale a success!
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Chamonix—Mt. Blanc Climbing Outing July 4–17, 2013
Join us on this Mazama Outing to the birthplace of alpine mountaineering, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, France. We’ll be there in peak alpine climbing season for two full weeks. Based at the foot of the Mt. Blanc massif with hundreds of day-trip alpine objectives, this will be a unique opportunity for climbers to fully explore the French Alps and stretch their skills. This will be a strenuous outing with climbing opportunities daily for the duration of the trip. Participants should be Mazama Intermediate Climbing School graduates or equivalent. Outing costs will be $1,950 per person ($2,150 for non-members). Costs include all lodging and transportation within the Chamonix–Mt. Blanc area for 14 days (all lifts, gondolas, cog-trains, and cable cars are included). Participants are expected to bring their own personal climbing equipment. Participants will be responsible for transportation to/from Chamonix, France. A deposit of $500 to hold your spot is due by March 15, 2013. Send application, medical form and check (made out to Mazamas) to: Mazamas, Attn: Lee Davis, Re: Chamonix 2013, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97213. Leader: Lee Davis 503-227-2345 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Assistant Leaders: Shirley Welch (welclimb@ yahoo.com) and Marty Scott (martyscott@q. com). Contact leader or assistants for further details.
a 40-mile, seven-day loop through the scenic center of the Sawtooth Wilderness and around Sawtooth Lake itself. Possible climbs may include Mt. Regan and Mt. Thompson. Lastly, we move southeast to climb Idaho’s highpoint, Borah Peak, as a day trip. Participants should be able to carry a 40+/lb. pack, on rough, off-trail terrain, and be comfortable climbing class 3 rock. Dangers include falls, weather, rockfall, and possibly black bears. For a photo preview of the Sawtooths, go to http://breivog.zenfolio.com/ p483948971. Costs range from $119 to $190 with maximum group size of 12 (including leaders). Participants responsible for transportation, camping, hotel and food costs. We will arrange carpools and tent/gear sharing. No climb cards are needed. A $50 deposit is due by June 15, 2013. Contact leader Bob Breivogel 503-297-4284, email@example.com or co-leader: Paul Steger, 503-281-2443, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wallowa Mountain Trek August 18–24, 2013 Join us as we hike and climb in the beautiful and scenic Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon. The 6–8 participants will need to be in good physical condition for this up to 70-mile adventure and should have experience in at least one 50+ mile trek and A-level climbing. We will have a flexible schedule dependent on weather, terrain, and team strength. Possible peaks that we will
climb include Aneroid, Sentinal, Cusik, Eagle Cap, Matterhorn, and Sacajawea. The pace will vary with up to approximately 10-15 miles per day possible over moderate to difficult terrain. The cost of the outing will be between $90 and $115. We will have a pre-outing meeting in early summer. Contact the leader, Gary Bishop (email@example.com), for more information.
Redwoods Hiking Experience Aug. 25–31, 2013 Join Bob Smith and Marty Hanson for 5 days of hiking in the magnificent Redwood Forest of the Northern California Coast. Daily A and B-Level hikes will take place in Redwood National Park and 3 adjoining California State Parks. Emphasis will be placed on the history of the area, as well as the biological, geological, and cultural diversity that abounds. The Outing will be based in the Crescent City KOA with carpooling to the trailheads. This beautiful campground, set in a grove of Redwoods, includes cabins, tent sites, and RV hookups. The cost of the outing is $100 per person with a $30 surcharge for non-Mazamas. Participants will make their own lodging/ camping arrangements and will be responsible for their own meals. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and to reserve your place. The outing is limited to 28 participants. Payment is due with the completed application.
Hiking Glacier National Park July 28–Aug. 3, 2013 Full/Alternates Only See January Bulletin for more information.
Exploring Idaho’s Mountains Aug. 4–17, 2013 Join us on a climbing and backpacking outing to Idaho. One segment will be in the Seven Devils Wilderness, another in the Sawtooths, and the last at Mt. Borah. Backpacking will be moderate in distance and pace. Climbs will be nontechnical scrambles to class 3 maximum. Begin with a three-day backpack into a base camp at Sheep Lake in the Seven Devils Wilderness, just east of the Wallowas. We may climb He Devil, She Devil, Tower of Babel or other nearby summits. Mazamas pioneered this area many years ago. Next, we will move to Stanley and Redfish Lake, where we start
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Backpack and Climb in the Trinity Alps Sep. 15–21, 2013 Come spend six days in the spectacular alpine wilderness of the Trinity Alps in northern California, and hopefully we’ll bag a few peaks, as well. The Trinities are like the Wallowas on steroids, with far fewer people. Typically in September, the weather is perfect and the bugs are all gone. This area is oddly little-known to Portlanders, but it’s amazing. We’ll hike up Canyon Creek to two different camps near gorgeous lakes around 6,000 feet, surrounded by granite walls and spires. On three days we’ll have the option of scrambling up peaks in the 9,000-foot range (bring helmets for some Class 3 rock). If you’re not up for climbing, you’ll have gorgeous country in which to explore, swim, fish, or just lie around. Cost of $150-180 depends on how many people go (maximum 10) and includes a nice B&B the night we hike out. Contact leader
Paul Gerald (email@example.com or 971227-2059) or assistant Gary Beck (glbeck01@ comcast.net) for details.
China–Tibet Sep. 29–Oct. 19, 2013 Join us on an amazing spiritual, cultural, and scenic journey to the most sacred mountain in Asia. The full trip begins in the ancient capital city of Xian, China. In Xian we view the Terra Cotta Warriors and hike up spectacular Hua Shan (Mountain). Then we board the coolest train ever for our trip to Lhasa, Tibet. In Lhasa, we tour the Potala and other famous monasteries, the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor, and associated sites. From Lhasa we proceed by land cruiser west to Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, and on to western Tibet’s Lake Manasarovar and then to Mt. Kailash where we will do a three-day kora or trek around the sacred mountain. From Mt. Kailash we’ll return to Lhasa by the scenic southern route through the Himalayas, including a visit to the North Ridge Everest Base Camp and a tour of the Sakya Monastery. There are two trip options: The entire 21-day China-Tibet trip (Sep 29–Oct 19) costs approx. $4,200–$4,500, or the 16-day Tibet only trip (Oct. 4–19, begins and ends in Lhasa) costs approx. $3,700–$4,000. Airfare is not included. Group size will be 10–15. The deposit is $500. For more info, an itinerary, or an application, contact trip leader Joe Whittington (firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-297-6344).
Our assistant leader is Ken Searl (kensearl@ gmail.com, 503-502-2030).
Trekking in Patagonia Feb. 8–22, 2014 At the southern end of the Earth lies a wide, windswept, wonderful land called Patagonia. Though it’s technically in both Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a place of its own, a land of calving glaciers, vast lakes, awesome steppes and peaks so jagged and immense they pause the mind and stir the heart. Patagonia calls to the adventure traveler, and mainly to the hiker. Once in Patagonia, we will spend 2 weeks doing both day hikes, and multi-days hikes both in Chile and Argentina. We’ll day-hike into the mighty range of peaks dominated by Monte Fitz Roy, an 11,020-ft. tower whose sheer face of more than 6,000 feet makes it one of the world’s most challenging climbs. We’ll also catch views of the Continental Ice Field and even walk on the surface of the sprawling Perito Moreno Glacier. In Chile we visit the Torres del Paine National Park. Here lie the famous Towers of Paine. In the park, we’ll hike hut-to-hut for five days along the “W” Circuit (named for its shape), winding in and out of spectacular mountain valleys, past Grey Glacier, and up the spectacular French Valley, surrounded by hanging glaciers and an amphitheater of granite walls and spires. Contact email@example.com for more details. $3995 per person excluding airfare. Need a minimum of 8 people to go.
Want to go on an outing? Contact the leader for more information and the forms you will need: an application, a liability release and a medical information form. Send those forms to the leader and then, upon acceptance for the trip, send payments directly to the Mazama office with the name of the outing written on the check. As a service to our members, we are providing links to the following organizations that may also offer trips of interest: Seattle Mountaineers— www.seattlemountaineers.org, Colorado Mountain Club—www. cmc.org, Appalachian Mountain Club—www.outdoors.org, and the American Alpine Club— www.americanalpineclub.org.
Contact Trail Trips Committee chair is Jim Selby at selbyjb@comcast. net with any questions. To lead a hike in June, log on to the Trails Trips website at http://www.mazamas2.org. Note: “Wilderness—Limit 12” means the hike enters a Forest Servicedesignated Wilderness Area, and the number of participants is limited to 12, including the leader.
Take to the Trails!
HK A2 May 01 (Wed) Horsetail Falls/ Triple Falls Loop. Dick Meissner 503-692-9065. Wilderness—Limit 12. We will start the hike at Horsetail Falls, cross over to Oneonta canyon, and back to Triple Falls, returning on the Scenic Highway. 6.2 miles 1,450 ft. Dr. 60 MMC 8:30 a.m. HK A1.5 May 04 (Sat) ThreeCorner Rock (via PCT). Flora Huber 503-658-5710. Great views from the top of this rugged former lookout tower site. 4.8 miles 1,200 ft. Dr. 100 TH Gateway 8:30 a.m. HK B2 May 04 (Sat) Eagle Creek (Cross-Over Falls). Dan Smith 503-408-8923. Wilderness— Limit 12. Wilderness Limit to 12. This is great hike for taking your camera. Tunnel and Cross-Over are great waterfalls. First-come, first-served at Gateway up to 12 hikers. 12.6 miles 1,080 ft. Dr. 74 TH Gateway 8 a.m. HK C3 May 04 (Sat) Wildwood End-To-End 30 Miler. Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556. We will start at the zoo and briskly walk on out to Newberry Road. A long day and this will require a car shuttle. 30.5 miles 1,900 ft. Dr. 25 Contact Leader 7:30 a.m. HK B2 May 05 (Sun) Dog Mountain Loop. Sheri Alice Smith 503807-9373. Wildflowers should be the bomb for this great gorge classic. Enjoy the reward for this great little huff up to the summit. Grand views and flowers in every direction. Up Augspurger, down the scenic route. 7.2 miles 2,900 ft. Dr. 98 TH Gateway 8 a.m. HK C2 May 08 (Wed) Dublin Lake —Cutoff Loop. Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556. Wilderness—Limit 12. Loop Hike. We will hike up the Tanner Butte trail to Dublin Lake, eat lunch, then take the cut-off trail back to the road to our cars. 13.8 miles 3,760 ft. Dr. 70 MMC 8 a.m. HK A2 May 11 (Sat) Lewis River Falls. Kent Meyer 360-574-0784. Hike past four falls and through old growth trees on this good trail. The falls should be full this time of year. There will be a car shuttle. 3.5 miles 220 ft. Dr. 172 TH Gateway 8 a.m. HK A2 May 11 (Sat) Moulton Falls. Jim Selby 828-508-5094. A great spring hike with chance
Check the website for new hikes and updates: Our leaders may schedule a hike for the current month after the bulletin is published, or occasionally a hike location may change due to conditions, so please visit tinyurl.com/mazamahikeschedule. AYM is also Hiking: Adventurous Young Mazamas (AYM) offers hikes too, and everyone is welcome. See the separate list at http://tinyurl.com/ mazamaaym.
of fawn lilies at Moulton Falls. The East Fork of the Lewis River should be roaring while the allweather trail means we can have a great hike rain or shine. 6 miles 200 ft. Dr. 60 Gateway 8:30 a.m. HK B2 May 11 (Sat) Cape Horn–Upper. Susan Koch 971678-3446. Lovely gorge hikebeautiful views and lots of flowers. 5.5 miles 900 ft. Dr. 55 Gateway 8 a.m. HK B2 May 11 (Sat) Pup Creek Falls (Indian Henry). Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556. Wilderness—Limit 12. Clackamas River Hike. Rushing waters and a trail with overhanging rock formations. Getting to the falls depends on stream levels. 8.5 miles 1,300 ft. Dr. 94 TH Gateway Park & Ride 8 a.m. HK C2.5 May 11 (Sat) Angels Rest-Wahkeena-Devils Rest. Tom Dodson firstname.lastname@example.org. Aside from the good views at Angels Rest, one of the best in the gorge, we will also access a viewpoint very near Devils Rest. Perhaps we will see some star flowered smilacina and foxglove. Bring your camera as there is a view of Mt. Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier. Our estimated return to Gateway at 3:30. 10.5 miles 3,100 ft. Dr. 45 Gateway 7:30 a.m. HK B2 May 12 (Sun) Dog Mountain Loop. Mitch Auerbach 503-505-2160. Always a crowd pleaser, plus a great work out! Dog Mountain offers sweeping views up and down the gorge and wildflower-filled meadows. 7.2 miles 2,900 ft. Dr. 98 TH Gateway 8:30 a.m. HK A2 May 15 (Wed) Lava Canyon. Rex Breunsbach 971-8322556. Near Mount St. Helens, hiking on ladders and suspension bridges, this hike is totally unique in its challenges, location and geology. 6.6 miles 1,600 ft. Dr. 144 TH MMC 8 a.m. HK A2 May 18 (Sat) Cannon Beach to Arch Cape. Joe Whittington joewhittington@gmail. com/503 706-2195. Shuttle. Hike past the Cannon Beach Haystack Rock, and around Humbug and Hug Points to Arch Cape. Please contact leader if you plan to go. 7 miles 0 ft. Dr. 150 185th SW 185th/Target 8 a.m.
HK C1.5 May 18 (Sat) Larch Mountain (Multnomah Falls). Dan Smith 503-408-8923. Wilderness—Limit 12. This has view of 4 mountains on clear day. Carry extra food and water. We will hike next to Multnomah creek and slow up hill from there. 13.8 miles 4,100 ft. Dr. 48 Gateway 7 a.m. HK A1.5 May 19 (Sun) Round Lake. Jim Selby (828) 508-5094. A mid-day Sunday hike lasting about three hours with several waterfalls, lots of wildflowers, lush ferns and interesting Missoula Flood topography. A great trail on which to visit with other hikers. 5 miles 500 ft. Dr. 30 Gateway 11 a.m. HK A2 May 22 (Wed) Dry Creek Falls. Sue Brickey 503-775 2464. Beautiful spot not too far out the gorge. Hike is an uphill grade most of the way to the falls and flat on the return. An opportunity to share lunch together in Cascade Locks after the hike. 5.4 miles 710 ft. Dr. 78 TH MMC 9:30 a.m. HK A2.5 May 25 (Sat) Deschutes River Trail. Sherry Bourdin 503246-8095. A recently discovered trail for this leader. Very arid terrain following the Deschutes River with views we just don’t see with the usual west gorge trails. Probably lots of sun and promise you won’t be disappointed with this very beautiful area. 8 miles 800 ft. Dr. 184 Gateway 7:30 a.m. HK B2 May 25 (Sat) Tarbell Trail to Hidden Falls. Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556. Near Silver Star Mountain, we will hike to a surprise destination. 10 miles 1,100 ft. Dr. 60 Gateway Park & Ride 8 a.m. HK C2 May 25 (Sat) Windy Dog. Larry Solomon email@example.com. First we’ll climb the Dog where we can expect to enjoy the beautiful May flowers. Then on to Wind Mountain and its historical, archaeological and cultural sites. Long day; bring plenty of food and drink. 9.6 miles 4,000 ft. Dr. 102 TH Gateway 7 a.m. HK A2 May 26 (Sun) Ramona Falls loop. Terry Lawson lawson. firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilderness— Limit 12. Come hike to Ramona
Falls when the spring flow is strong. Besides the lacy falls itself enjoy the peaceful hike along Ramona Creek and nearby basalt cliffs. 7.3 miles 810 ft. Dr. 92 TH Gateway 8:30 a.m. HK B1.5 May 26 (Sun) Table Rock-Rooster Rock. Paul Gerald 971-227-2059. Wilderness—Limit 12. Let’s go look for early blooms, including rhodies, on Table Rock, then extend to Rooster Rock. If it’s clear we’ll see 10 peaks plus the Coast Range. 10 miles 2600 ft. Dr. 130 Gateway 8 a.m. HK B2 May 29 (Wed) Saddle Mountain. Sherry Bourdin 503246-8095. A well deserved classic coast range hike. With little effort you will enjoy summit vistas from the Cascades to the beach. 7.2 miles 1,900 ft. Dr. 96 TH Target/185th 8 a.m. HK A2 Jun 01 (Sat) Grassy Knoll. Rex Breunsbach 971-8322556. Ease of Carson Washington, June flowers and views of Mt. Adams and Hood should be spectacular. 4.4 miles 1200 ft. Dr. 138 TH Gateway P&R 8 a.m. HK B2 Jun 01 (Sat) Cape Horn Upper. Jim Selby (828) 5085094. Wildflowers galore this time of year and beautiful vistas. We will go up to the various lookouts, then down to the river bluffs south of WA 14 for lunch. We return using a few alternate links in the trail. A bit more elevation than loop trail but about the same distance. 7 miles 1600 ft. Dr. 55 Gateway 8:30 a.m. HK B2 Jun 02 (Sun) Dog Mountain Loop. Sojo Hendrix 971221-9675. The perfect time of the year for peak balsamroot, lupine, and Indian paintbrush viewing! We may return on the Augspurger Trail to avoid the crowds. 7.2 miles 2900 ft. Dr. 98 TH Gateway 8 a.m.
New Backpacking Trips
Deschutes River—May 31–June 2 Tired of rain and overcast in the Portland area? Come for a twonight, three-day backpack along the lower (north) section of the Deschutes River. Enjoy a very leisurely walk and minimal elevation. We’ll travel about 22 miles over three days and camp alongside the river. Our only concern will be some poison oak and ticks but the flowers and beauty more than make-up for that. We’ll even catch some river rafters as we lounge in the late afternoon. To get more information and/or to apply, contact Tom Davidson at tedclimbs@ gmail.com. Jefferson Park—Aug. 6–7 Camp out overnight in this lovely lakes-basin located high on the north side of Mt. Jefferson with stunning views and plenty of wildflowers. After a two-hour drive from Portland, we’ll hike up the Whitewater Trail and set-up tents, explore, and spend a lovely night under the stars alongside one of the lakes (swimming is allowed). The next day, we’ll explore up to Park Ridge and then head back to Portland arriving about suppertime. Travel light, share equipment and enjoy. We’ll take only twelve so apply early. To get more information and/or to apply, contact Tom Davidson at tedclimbs@ gmail.com. Enchanted Valley (Olympics)—Aug. 9–11 Most people would rate this as their best backpack in the Olympics. Enchanting with babbling brooks, lush forests, waterfalls plunging down sheer walls, and an abundance of wildlife including marmots, deer, elk and black bears. This popular hike leads up to an alpine basin with an historic chalet. Total of 13 miles (one way) and 3,500 ft. of elevation gained with two overnight camps. If this sounds like something you might want to backpack to, come and join us, only 10 people total. To get more information and/or to apply, contact Tom Davidson at email@example.com.
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Rambles Corner Rambles are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening; descriptions are below. Special rambles that don’t conform to this schedule or meet at a different place are listed in the regular hike schedule. Tuesday and Thursday Rambles from REI-Pearl Various leaders will lead walks every Tuesday and Thursday starting at REI in the Pearl. Rambles start promptly at 6 p.m. Multiple groups will be lead at different paces. Bring a headlamp. These rambles average 4-8 miles 500-1,500ft and meet-up at REI-Pearl NW 14th & Johnson 6 p.m. Wednesday Street Rambles from the MMC Meg Linza 503-5028782. Join us at the MMC and walk at a brisk pace up to the top of Mt. Tabor. We will spend 30 minutes on the 280 stairs, climbing up and down to get fit for climbs/hiking this spring and summer, then return to the MMC. Bring water and layered clothing. We may stop at the Belmont carts at the end of our walk, so bring cash if you are interested in grabbing a quick bite/treat. Total time 2 hours. 5 miles, 500 ft Dr. 0 MMC (SE 43rd & Stark) 6 p.m.
Class A: Easy to moderate; 4-8 miles, under 1,500 feet elevation gain. Class B: Moderate to difficult; 6-12 miles, over 1,500 feet gain. Class C: Difficult to strenuous or rugged; 8 miles or more, typically over 3,000 feet. Class D and Dw: very difficult very strenuous with challenging conditions. Contact with leader for details prior to the day of the trip is mandatory . Numeral after class indicates pace: All pace information is average uphill speed. • • • • • •
1 = 1 mph: slow, easy pace 1.5 = 1.5 mph: moderately easy pace 2 = 2 mph: moderate pace 2.5 = 2.5 mph: moderately fast pace 3 = 3 mph: fast conditioning pace; 3.5 = 3.5 mph: very fast, highly aerobic conditioning pace.
HK=Hike; SR=Street Ramble; R=Run; BP=Backpack; TT=Trail Tending; RP=Restoration Project; W=Wilderness area–limited to a maximum of 12 persons; SS=Snowshoes; NS=Cross Country Ski. Hike fees: $2 for members, each family participant and those belonging to clubs in FWOC; $4 for non-members. No person will be turned away if they are unable to pay. Street Ramble fees: $2 per person; $1 per person if over 55 or 14 and under. Both members and nonmembers are welcome at all trail trips. Trail Tending events are free. Meeting Places: Gateway–SE corner of P&R Garage near 99th & Pacific (I-84 Exit 7); L&C–Lewis and Clark State Park (1-84 Exit 18); Oswego TC–Boones Ferry Rd at Monroe Parkway; SalmonCreek P&R–Vancouver P&R at 134 St (1-5 Exit 7 or 1-205 Exit 36); Parkrose/ Sumner Transit Center–Sandy Blvd. & 98th Ave. (1-205 Exit 23A); Durham– P&R at Boones Ferry & Bridgeport (1-5 Exit 290); MMC–Mazama Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd at Stark; Pendleton–Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal; REI–Pearl, NW 14th & Johnson; Target185 –Target P/L Sunset Hwy at 185th. Dr.–round-trip driving mileage. ft–Hike elevation gain. TH Pass–USFS parking pass needed for trailhead; SnoPass–Snow park pass. Trail Trips Hike Rules: Hikers are encouraged to carpool and share costs. The maximum suggested total rate each is a donation of fifteen cents per mile for up to three people per vehicle. Dogs are not allowed except for hikes designated as “dog-walks.” Alcohol and firearms are not allowed. Participants should wear appropriate hiking shoes; carry lunch, water, rain gear (umbrella, parka, or poncho) and the 10 essentials (whistle, extra food & clothing, sun protection, map, compass, flashlight, first aid kit, pocket knife, waterproof matches, fire starter). Participants should be in a physical condition appropriate for the difficulty of the hike. Leaders may decline anyone not properly equipped or judged incapable of completing the hike in a reasonable time frame. Hikers voluntarily leaving the group are considered nonparticipants. In case of accident, illness or incapacity, hikers must pay their medical and/or evacuation expenses whether they authorize them or not. Hikes leave the meeting place at the time listed. See hike write-ups for particulars of pace, trail conditions, mileage and elevation gain. Adverse conditions, weather and combined circumstances can affect difficulty. Hikes are classified into general categories; contact leader for further details.
Membership Report •
Applications for Membership:.....................................................29 Scott Baumberger—Mt. Hood Jon Boerner—Mt. Hood Bruce Brown—Mt. St. Helens Ruby Brunk—Mt. Adams Colin Bunn—Mt. Adams Joe Carland—Mt. Blanc Kathleen Dailey—Mt. St. Helens Scott Exo– Mt. Adams Jpe Garland—Mt. Hood Roger Garvin—Mt. St. Helens Mary Herrera—Mt. Hood Eric Holscher—Mt. St. Helens Kendra Howard—Mt. Shasta Carrie Kyser—Mt. St. Helens Gustavo Lacarra—Mt. Hood
Grady Lamon—Mt. Hood Michael LeClair—Mt. St. Helens Viet Nguyen—Mt. St. Helens Ruth Oman—Mt Adams Elaine Paul—Mt. Hood Stephen Penaskovic—Sahale Peak Sergio Perez—Mt. Baker Lindsey Phelps—Mt. St. Helens David Pratt—Mt. Hood Erica Price—Mt. Hood Claudia Rudolph—Mt. Rainier Peter Schmidt—Mt. Hood Lindsey Stallard—South Sister Lauren Tenney—Sahale Peak
Michael Calvert (2010), Tranced Creagh (2009), Jason Eckess (2012), William Ennis (2000), Josh Gold (2011), Nancy Lloyd (1995), Patrick Mccormick (2012), Clifton Merle (2006), Aaron Morgan (2012), Eric Poteet (2004), Len Schulwitz (2011), Stephen Smith (1995), Ronald Sikes (2001), Lee C. Stevenson (1997)
Deceased:................................................................................ 0 Total Membership Net New Members...................................................................43 Mar. 31, 2013:................................................................... 3,214 Mar. 31, 2012:................................................................... 3,073
Nominations Sought for Honorary Mazama Membership
Honorary members are those who, in the words of the Mazama by-laws, “have rendered distinguished service to the Mazamas or who are eminent for achievement over a period of not less than 10 years in climbing, conservation, exploration, scientific research or outdoor activities.” Each year only one person may be elected. Any Mazama member may submit the name of a candidate. A nominating committee made up of the chairpersons of all standing committees will consider all proposed names. If the committee finds that a person is qualified and the purposes of the Mazamas would be furthered by the nomination, the nomination shall be presented to the Executive Council. To assist the nominating committee and the council in making an informed choice, nominations must be accompanied by a statement detailing a candidate’s qualifications. Please submit nominations to Mazama Executive Council Member Meg Goldberg for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 9, 2013
Executive Council Minutes
Submitted by: Meg Goldberg, EC Secretary In Attendance: Executive Council Members: Doug Couch, president; Bronson Potter, vice-president; Terry Donahe, treasurer; Meg Goldberg, secretary, Judith Baker, Sojo Hendrix, Dyanne Foster, Joan Zuber. Absent: Bill McLoughlin (by phone for Conservation Committee discussion) Doug Couch called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. The minutes of the March 13, 2013 meeting were approved. Membership Report: Oral Report by Meg Goldberg. There were 26 applications for membership and 13 reinstatements. Total membership as of January 31, 2013 is 3,209. This is an increase of 136 members since last year this time. Treasurer’s Report: Written report submitted by Terry Donahe. Report filed for audit. Executive Director’s Report: Oral report by Lee Davis. Lee’s complete report is available for membership in the Mazama Bulletin. Written Committee Reports Pre-Submitted: • Annual Celebration • Conservation Committee • CISM • Education • Governing Documents • Publications The reports were unanimously approved and received on the consent agenda. Committees with no reports submitted: • Library and Historical Collections • Lodge
Executive Council Meetings—2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the MMC. All members are welcome to attend. • Nominating • Programs • Research Regular Committee Reports Conservation Committee. John Rettig, Co-Chair requested action from the EC to approve $7,500 from the Conservation Committee’s endowment funds to Friends of Mount Hood as a gift to help FOMH pursue the Timberline Mountain Bike Park Litigation. $5,000 would be from the Lothian Fund and $2,500 from Oberteuffer Conservation. Bill McLoughlin moved that the Mazamas do not provide funds of any type to CRAG, FOMH or other groups to oppose RLK’s proposed mountain bike park. Motion seconded. Motion passed. Action: approved. New Business Conflict of Interest Question Joan Zuber raised a question regarding the possibility of a council member having an apparent conflict. After discussion, the council decided that the matter unfounded and no vote taken. Durham and Bates Insurance Review: Diane Girard, CPCU-Vice President of Durham and Bates (D&B). Diane Girard reported that at the general liability and umbrella policies were moved to James River, property coverage is with Travelers and professional liability is with Landmark. The changes to James River resulted in approximately $24,000 in
savings. The directors and officers coverage for both the Mazamas, and the Mazamas Foundation and the MMC Building and personal property owned by the foundation are on track for renewals in April. Diane plans on performing a walk through of the lodge, and will be available to meet with the Risk Management Committee to discuss insurance needs for upcoming youth program opportunities. Crime policy is in place with effective date of Aug. 13 (for crimes by volunteers up to $10,000). Other areas of coverage yet to be addressed are crime exposure overall; hired/ non-owned auto liability; sexual abuse/molestation; international; accident and health policy for members; cyber liability and values clean-up on property policies. EC Retreat Agenda Update Doug Couch. The mid-year retreat will be 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on April 13 at the MMC. Council Listserv and public access will be moved to next month’s agenda. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. Council went into Executive Session Next Executive Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the MMC.
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Front Cover Photos: (Main) Mazamas hiking up to Mt. Hamilton in the Columbia River Gorge. Photo: Joe Fitzpatrick. (Inset) Mazama member Joe Fitzpatrick explores the trails on the East Coast while hiking in the White Mountains with his nephew Alejandro. Photo: Joe Fitzpatrick. (Inset) Flowers in bloom on the Fifteenmile Creek trail. Photo: Matt Reeder Below: Katie Mills and Derek Castonguay following on the upper slope of the Sandy Glacier Headwall on Mt. Hood. Photo by Jed Stasch.
Does this look like something you want to do? You might want to consider applying for ASI. See page 6 for more information.