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Patjens Lakes Ramble

On August 6, John Sweat led a hike to Patjens Lakes.  It was a full house on this particular outing, many of whom had never been to Patjens Lakes, including

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A New (old?) Hager Tradition

Blistering heat on the horizon, didn’t deter four hardy hikers from summiting Hager Mountain on July 22.  But that wasn’t the “real” objective of this hike.  John Sweat planned to

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An Interesting Paulina Hike

Four club members left Thump coffee Sunday morning, August 27, and drove south on Hwy 97 through thick smoke towards the Newberry Crater.  This was actually my third choice for

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Scott Mountain 2023

Sunday, July 30, 10 CONC hikers joined me for the Scott Mountain-Hand Lake loop.  AQI out of Hoodoo showed levels well below 100, so there were no concerns about huffing

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Black Butte Hike 2023

Sunday May 28, five CONC members left Thump Coffee at 9:00 am to hike Black Butte from the lower trailhead.  Earlier in the week, the forecast called for clouds, possible

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Shevlin Park Geo-Hike

On Sunday, May 28th, there were 17 CONCer’s who met at Thump and declined Eric’s offer to lead a death march up Black Butte.  These folks decided to join a

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Metolius River Hike

A total of 10 hikers enjoyed the fabulous weather and the trail along the Metolius River Sunday, May 21st. They set out from the Lower Canyon Creek Campground, to the

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Grey Butte Hike

The weather was forecast to rise into the upper 80s on Friday, May 19th in the Grey Butte area. However, that didn’t deter 8 hikers from heading up the Cole

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Tumalo Falls Hike

An energetic group of 12 hikers set off on Mother’s Day to Tumalo Falls. The weather was sunny and warm, and the temperature was rapidly heating up. We hiked in

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Volunteers Pause for Reflection

A small group of folks had a pause for reflection recently … reflective tape that is. On April 26, volunteers spent a couple of hours applying primer to the trail

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Winter Ski Trail Work Wrap-up

It’s May! Spring is in the air, and we’re winding down our winter mode for ski trail maintenance. Although there’s plenty of snow out there (still 7 feet at Dutchman!!

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Whychus Canyon Hike

While gathering at the meetup area you could just feel it was going to a perfect day…not a cloud in the sky, and the temperature actually felt like Spring. I

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Hike to Castle Rock

On April 23rd, a day that was supposed to be rainy and cold but turned out to be sunny and warm, two intrepid hikers set out to explore the nooks

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Riley Ranch Hike

Despite a cool and wet forecast earlier in the week, the weather cooperated on Sunday morning. The brisk temperatures and partly cloudy skies provided ideal conditions for our group of

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Otter Bench Hike

Contributed by Gary Jones. On the second scheduled Sunday Hike of the season, a small but lucky group headed to the Crooked River Canyon to hike the Otter Bench and

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Three Fingered Jack Telemark

Four members from ONC-PDX drove 2 1/2 hours to Santiam Sno-Park to meetup with four members of CONC for a day of telemark skiing.  Ken Wenzel (ONC-PDX president) and I

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Sunday Ski at Swampy

On another Sunday Slow and Steady Ski led by Jerry Sebestyen, eight skiers found that the conditions were fabulous with knee-deep fluffy snow at Swampy Lakes Sno-Park! Fortunately, the Swampy

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Crater Lake Trip

The weather was perfect for the annual Crater Lake overnight trip.  26 club members enjoyed skiing and snowshoeing, and lots of snow, Feb 24 to 26.  Heavy snow made the

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Snowshoe at Edison

Five snowshoers braved a cold, snowy morning to head up to Edison Butte Sno-Park to walk along the almost 5 mile Tesla Snowshoe Loop. The snow fell pretty steadily for

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Snowshoe of Swampy Long Loop

February 18 Snowshoe of the Swampy Sno Park Long Loop with a Side Trip to the Nordeen Shelter A group of seven snowshoers headed out on the Long Loop trail out

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Lower Berley Lake Ski

Eight CONC skiers ventured from Santiam Pass to Lower Berley Lake and back on Thursday, February 16, 2023.  The route generally followed the Oregon Skyline Trail through a young forest

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CONC Ski Lessons

Three different sessions of CONC Ski Lessons happened in February. A huge thanks to all of the instructors and volunteers.  Special mention goes to Woody Keen and Mark Waters, who

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Anthony Lakes Trip

A new overnight trip was added to the Calendar this year — Anthony Lakes, Feb 8 to Feb 12.  The trip was so popular that, after the official lodging filled

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Mazama Overnight Trip

The annual club trip to Mazama was a huge success.  Thanks to Debbie Frankenberger for submitting this report and the photos. Twenty-one CONC members traveled to Mazama, Washington the week

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Bluebird Day at Todd Lake

With abundant sunshine, any prognosticating rodent that poked its head out of its burrow near Todd Lake on Groundhog Day definitely would have seen its shadow. Thus, we should be

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Windswept Ski at Swampy Lakes

“Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” had nothing over on the intrepid group of CONC skiers last Sunday.  As relayed by trip organizer Jerry Sebestyen, the winds at Swampy

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Slow Sunday Ski Jan. 22

As you can see it was a excellent bluebird day up at Dutchman Flat. There were seven of us all together. Some were regulars on the Sunday skis but we

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Snowshoe Trail Maintenance

The Snowshoe Trail Maintenance crew, under the leaderhsip of Bob Timmer, has had a busy and productive January! The first two Tuesday work sessions focussed on the snowshoe trails at

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Ski Trail Maintenance

Contributed by Sue Sullivan With the holidays over, the trails volunteers are getting back out to get a few projects completed on the ski and snowshoe trials. On January 11

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