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2015 Member Clubs and Organizations
Angora Hiking Club
California Alpine Club
Chinook Trail Association
Contra Costa Hills Club
Friends of Mt. Hood
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Indian Creek Botanical Mission
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Montana Wilderness Association
Mt. St. Helens Club
Oregon Nordic Club
Santiam Alpine Club
Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
Sierra Club, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
Sierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter
Siskiyou Audubon Society
Siskiyou Field Institute
Skagit Alpine Club
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Tamalpais Conservation Club
Trails Club of Oregon
Washington Alpine Club
Winter Wildlands Alliance
The Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area viewed from Menucha
2015 Convention Theme - “Innovative Conservation”
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 15, 2015
Interested in attending pre-convention overnight at Nesika Lodge on Thursday August 27th?
Pre-Convention Overnight at the Historic Nesika Lodge
The Trails Club of Oregon invites those attending the 2015 convention to visit and stay overnight at their historic Nesika Lodge near the Columbia River Gorge. Come on Thursday, August 27th and stay over to Friday, August 28th, the day the Convention begins at nearby Menucha Retreat and Conference Center.
Nesika is located on the rim of the Columbia River Gorge surrounded by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The main lodge, a stone and log structure mainly built by club members, provides a full kitchen centered around a wood burning range, dining space, game areas, and plenty of space to sit around the fireplace. The main lodge is supported by two dormitories that provide bunk room sleeping for about 60 people in 3 sleeping areas. If desired, you can bring a tent to sleep outside. Nesika is normally reached by trail. The more scenic approach starts from the Columbia River highway at Multnomah Falls just 30 miles from Portland. The route follows along Multnomah Creek with its many waterfalls and cascades, then cuts through Multnomah Basin and a tall timbered area, a total distance of about four miles. The other main approach is by road via Palmer Mill road near Larch Mountain, then by trail.
Nesika Lodge is the place where the idea of having a Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs was formed and where the founding member clubs brought stones from their area for the lodge’s stone fireplace. This event is $20 per person, which includes dinner, breakfast, and dorm lodging. Bring your own sleeping bags and towels.
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