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mazama bulletinMarch 2013 Vol. 95 No. 3
2 Mazama Bulletin
By far, the last month for me has been all about planning staff
changes at Mazamas. As reported last month, Eric Mayhew, our Member
Services Manager of nearly a year and a half is leaving us to move
to Colorado in March. Im sure several of you are wondering how were
going to replace Eric and how any forthcoming staff changes will
affect Mazamas. In order to do that Im going to take a moment to
describe Mazamas current status and strategic plans and then loop
back to answer this question.
Mazamas is currently working through a multi-year strategic plan
that calls for improvements in program quality and capacity as well
as more engagement in the community. Membership growth is something
we often discuss in strategic planning forums, but we need to keep
in mind that our membership numbers are simply a metric of success.
We gauge how well were doing at pursuing our mission and meeting
the needs of our members based on how many of you continue to pay
your dues. In the July issue of the Mazama Bulletin I talked about
the issue of growth and said if we focus on our strategic plan,
which calls for improving our programs and becoming more engaged in
the community we will share more experiences in the mountains with
more people each year, and our membership will grow.
Mazamas membership is indeed already growing at a slow rate of
about 3.5 percent annually. As of this writing we have more than
100 more members than we had at this time last year and more than
400 more members than just five years ago. Im convinced that this
slow growth is simply a result of better communication with our
members and some slight but real increases in program capacity. We
have a lot more to do, and at the last council retreat, Denis Lee
and the Strategic Planning Committee helped us organize our
strategic plan around three primary goals which are:
Improving Program Capacity (more classes, hikes, climbs,
outings, ski trips, cragging trips, expeditions, grants,
information resources, etc.)
Improving Community Engagement (making sure everyone who plays
the mountains knows and appreciates the Mazamas and increasing
our partnership relationships both with the public and private
Improving the Value of Membership (understanding what matters to
you, our members, and making sure that what you get for your
$60/year is an overwhelmingly good deal)
My strategy for restructuring our staff this last month has been
to look seriously at the idea of having an employee specifically
dedicated to each of these three goals. Kati Mayfield, our
wonderful new Volunteer Manager, is already focused on the capacity
issue. We believe that by doing a better job of connecting our
members interest in volunteering with the right volunteer
opportunities more people will be volunteering in Mazamas programs.
We also believe that by doing a better job of defining roles and
tasks for volunteers that the volunteer experience at Mazamas will
be even better, and again, more people will be willing to give
their time to Mazamas. More people volunteering, in a structured
way, should result in increased program capacity. So, Katis core
mission in her job is to improve program capacity by connecting
interest with opportunities.
The next person Id like you to meet is Adam Baylor, our new
Member Services and Operations Manager. Just a couple of years ago,
Adam started the successful Beacon Rock Climbers Association in
Portland. He has also been very active regionally with the Access
Fund, the AAC and the Outdoor Alliance. Adam is currently going to
graduate school at PSU to get an MPA in non-profit management. I
decided to hire Adam in a part-time capacity to partially fill
Erics role as our Member Services Manager. Adam will be responsible
for member services, our day-to-day financial management and
Adam also has formal training in media communications and has
great relationships in the regional climbing community. Were still
shaping Adams job at Mazamas, but we already know a few things.
Adam is going to work first on getting to know
all of you, our members, our committees and those of you that
are involved in our classes. Through this year, he will become a
communications hub for Mazamas, someone that knows and understands
all of our people and programs at Mazamas. He will then take this
knowledge of who we are and will work closely with me to build more
and better public/private partnerships and our community
relationships with Mazamas. The core mission for Adams job will be
to improve Mazamas community engagement by maximizing service and
communication with our members and the community at large.
Finally, Im working to fill the remainder of the open Member
Services Position with a new part-time role that is focused on
improving the value of your membership at Mazamas. In the past, our
members paid their dues in large part because they loved the
Mazamas and they directly associated many of their personal
relationships and their lifetime of outdoor experiences with our
club. In the last 10-20 years weve seen changes in how people
identify with and value being a part of a group like Mazamas. These
days, whether or not you go outside and play in the mountains
through a structured Mazama activity is directly correlated with
whether youll pay your dues. Simply put, for many people these
days, if you didnt get outside with Mazamas recently you dont feel
like youre a part of Mazamas.
We know there are a lot of ways to enhance the value of a
membership at Mazamas. In addition to improving direct and partner
benefits (rescue insurance, retail discounts, access to events and
information, etc.) we want to become a primary regional promoter of
mountain culture. Mazamas has the capacity and resources to make
sure all of our members are connected to everything happening in
the community that relates to our mission of promoting
mountaineering. Doing this will require new ideas and focus on our
information resources and our methods of communicating with you and
the public. In April, I hope to update you all on this third
position at Mazamas, the core mission of which will be to improve
Mazamas value of membership through
Executive Directors ReportMoving Forward Lee Davis
By Adam Baylor, Member Services and Operations Manager
On Feb. 13 in Olympia, Wash., Mazama Executive Director, Lee
Davis, and I met with Washington State Legislators to discuss state
park funding and climbing access issues. In particular, discussion
focused on Senate Bill 5575 that if passed would eliminate grant
funding for a project at Beacon Rock State Park.
The Mazamas met with Senator Curtis King and Representatives
Norm Johnson and Charles Ross, all from the 14th District, which
includes Skamania County, home of Beacon Rock and Mt. Hamilton. The
Legislators were unaware of the potential grant of $205,000 for
Beacon Rock State Park.
The meeting was a product of the Washington Wildlife and
Recreation Coalitions (WWRC) efforts to support the Washington
Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) which is the state office
that developed the various projects targeted by Senate Bill 5575.
The projects use Capital Funds, not General Funds, and in
particular for Beacon Rock the unfinished Doestch Day Use Area
kitchen shelter could be completed. Construction work would finish
a large event space to be used by groups such as the Mazamas.
Ultimately, all WWRP projects are designed to generate revenue
which is not easily understood when viewed against the very real
state parks problem. The WA State Parks System has seen a
significant decrease in General Funds to the point that operational
missions could be jeopardized, such as closing parks.
Park budget cut information is available online. Heres an
excerpt from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
The 201113 Operating Budget for the Washington State Parks and
Recreation Commission is $148.6 million. The budget is made up of:
$17.2 million in real dollars from the State General Fund $100.8
million in spending authority for revenue from donations
and revenue earned from fees $15.6 million in dedicated funds
including federal dollars for
special recreation programs such as boating safety and winter
$15 million in unallotted spending authority which can only be
used if revenue is earned.The 201113 budget represents a dramatic
change in the way
that State Parks operations are funded, shifting away from
mostly general fund tax support to a system based on user fees. The
agency has gone from a funding base of more than 60 percent general
fund tax support in 200709, to 30 percent general fund in 200911.
In 201113, the State Parks budget is comprised of only 12 percent
general fund, with the expectation of zero general fund next
Senate Bill 5575, which will be up for vote soon, is an honest
effort by legislators to fix the state parks problem. However,
cutting projects that the WWRP specifically designed would be a
short term fix. Better facilities for group access to parks such as
Beacon Rock would boost the local economy and help our climbing
community by opening year-round an amazing climbing area.
new and better information resources, communications and member
By centering our work around these three primary strategic
goals, we will be better able to serve our members and support our
committees in their work at Mazamas. In addition to these major
staffing strategies, I have one more person to tell you about.
Jamie Anderson, one of our office volunteers, has been working in a
limited part time capacity for Mazamas to call our lapsed members
and ask them to come back and rejoin
Mazamas. She had huge success in her first week reinstating more
than 80 past members. Were working with Jamie to see if she can
continue to have success in contacting our past members and getting
them to come back to Mazamas in the weeks ahead.
In other news, we had overwhelming success recently with the BLM
community planning meeting. Adam Baylor helped to coordinate this
event and we had well over 200 people in the MMC that night. Many
more people than expected were able to
provide input to the BLM planning process. Were also busy
planning the spring
clinic series and are excited to welcome back Arno Ilgner and
Steph Davis. We also plan to bring in Libby Sauter from Yosemite
Search and Rescue this spring in partnership with CAMP and Cassin.
As always, please feel free to contact us here at the Mazama
Mountaineering Center and tell us how we can help you get outside
and enjoy the mountains!
value of membership
My strategy for restructuring our staff this last month has been
to look seriously at the idea of having an employee
dedicated to each of our three main strategic goals.
Mazamas Offer Support for Washington State Parks Problem
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Upcoming Events & ClassesWilderness Navigation Skill Builder
ClassGPS NEW!Is your GPS more of a paperweight than a useful
Wondering if a $9 smart phone app can replace a $600 GPS
Want to increase your confidence and enjoyment of backcountry
and off trail travel?
The Wilderness Navigation GPS class, sponsored by the Expedition
committee, has you covered. This class will teach you the core GPS
skills you need for backcountry travel.
The course is taught once a year in the spring. (This class is
new for spring 2013 and we may well add another session or two
depending on demand.) The class is a single day, with lecture,
classroom exercises and a field session. The morning lecture covers
a bit of technical overview, but offers mostly solid hands-on of
how to use your GPS. The field session is held at a nearby park
(location TBD) and offers still more hands-on practice.
Sunday, March 17 2013, 9 a.m.Noon(ish) at the MMC. Field
session: 13 (ish) p.m. at a location to be determined.
Cost: $50 members, $75 nonmembers
For complete details and registration, please see the Mazamas
web under Education & Classes --> Skill Builder Classes.
Upcoming Adult CPR & AED CoursesThis course offers a
two-year certification cards from the American Heart Association,
the nationally recognized authority in resuscitation and emergency
cardiac care. Register online at:
April Course Dates
Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
May Course Dates
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.Noon
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.Noon
Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Keep an eye out for the online application this April. The
application will be open from mid-April through mid-May and the
student group will be selected by early June. The website will be
updated to include pertinent information and schedule. Lectures are
held at the MMC and the field sessions are on the glaciers of Mt.
Hood, Mt. Adams and, if conditions allow, Mt. Baker. Early
notification of acceptance into the class allows the participants
to climb through the spring and summer and become technically and
ASI Application Coming Soon!
Left: Heather Campbell and Katie Mills belaying on a multipitch
glacier tour of the lower Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker. Right:
Katie Mills picking her way through crevasses and steep ice on the
lower Coleman Glacier of Mt. Baker. Photos: Derek Castonguay.
Contact UsMazama Mountaineering Center527 SE 43rd Avenue,
Portland, OR 97215Phone: 503-227-2345 Email:
[email protected]: Mon.Thu. 11 a.m7 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.2
Mazama Lodge30500 West Leg Road, Government Camp, OR 97028Phone:
503-272-9214 Email: [email protected]: Thu. NoonMon.
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The Executive Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday
of each month. Meetings are open to members. The Mazamas is a
501(c)(3) Oregon nonprofit corporation organized on the summit of
Mt. Hood in 1894. The Mazama Bulletin is printed on recycled paper
with 70 percent post-consumer content. The Mazamas is an equal
March 1416The Mazamas Used Equipment Sale is nearly upon us, and
the coordinators still need help with gear sorting+checkout on
Saturday, March 16. To sign up, visit
https://sites.google.com/site/uesmazama/ or contact [email protected]
March 26, 6 p.m.Save our Trail Trips! The Trail Trips Committee
is in flux and will hold a planning/visioning session at the MMC to
discuss the future of the committee. Hikers, hike leaders, ramblers
if you are interested in playing a role in the reshaping of this
committee, join us!
March 30Tree Planting: Join Conservation Committee to plant
native trees and shrubs in the Sandy River Basin near Zigzag on a
Saturday. Enjoy a tromp through the woods with fellow nature-minded
folks and the satisfaction of helping the Mazamas near its goal of
becoming carbon neutral. Contact Walter Keutel,
[email protected] to sign up.
3rd Monday of the MonthRisk Management Committee works to keep
the Mazamas safe in the mountains, and is looking for a new chair.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of Mazamas committees
and activities; and experience in risk assessment and analysis.
Contact Sandra Volk, [email protected]
Ongoing and Labor Day Weekend, 2013Round the Mountain: Keep a
beloved tradition alive by helping with the 2013 Round the Mountain
Event. This years event will be led by two coordinators who will
orchestrate the three day event with the support of a committee.
Contact Kati Mayfield if interested, [email protected]
OngoingASC, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation helps
adventurers become citizen scientists by partnering them with
researchers around the globe. From glaciers to
meadows the ASC recruits explorers to help with data collection
on their trips. Check out their website to learn more:
Flexible ScheduleVirtual Mapping: Work with the Mazamas-led
Outdoor Alliance to create virtual maps of human powered recreation
in our state and region. Candidates should have experience in
website design and digital mapping software. Contact Adam Baylor,
Member Services Manager, [email protected]
Flexible ScheduleVideo Documentary Project: Watch time move
mountains. The Mazamas Library and Archives committee wants to
document how Mt. Hoods Hogsback has moved over the last century.
They need a volunteer with video editing experience and proficiency
with Adobe Premiere software to help. Contact archivist Jeff Thomas
Flexible ScheduleHike Leaders: Become a Hike Leader with Trail
Trips or Adventurous Young Mazamas. Now is the time, contact David
Zeps, Trail Trips Chair: [email protected]; or Paul Kallmann,
AYM Chair: [email protected]
Flexible ScheduleFriends of the Lodge! Enjoy the camaraderie of
other lodge fans and help keep the place ship-shape during two
lodge workdays, one in the spring and one in the fall. Contact Ron
Sikes, Mazama FOTL Coordinator, at [email protected]
You can find more information about these opportunities on the
website, or at mazamasvolunteer.blogspot.com.
Kati MayfieldVolunteer Coordinator
Mazama StaffLee DavisExecutive Director ([email protected])
Kati MayfieldVolunteer Manager ([email protected])
Adam BaylorMember Services and Operations Manager
Jamie AndersonMembership Secretary ([email protected])
Rick CraycraftMMC Facility Manager ([email protected])
Charles BarkerMazama Lodge Manager
Max RupertMazama Lodge Caretaker [email protected])
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by Tim Scott
The Mazamas Advanced Snow and Ice (ASI) Committee sponsored a
trip to Ouray, Colo. for a week to climb in the vertical world of
the Ouray Ice Park. This years group, the largest so far, had
climbing experiences as varied as the Ice Park terrain. This
article may be too brief to share all of what this years group got
into, but suffice it to say, the week focused on climbing and
enjoyment of all that Ouray has to offer.
This trip is a little less formal than most Mazama activities,
with climbers making their own schedules and pursuing their own
climbing ambitions. However, credit must be given to Richard
Caldwell for ably managing the logistics of the trip and to Climb
Committee Chair Shirley Welch for bringing the trip into compliance
with relevant Mazama policies. The ASI Committee also made
recommendations about how we could minimize the impact of such a
large number of climbers on the experience of others in the Ice
After travelling on a foggy Saturday, climbers set out in the
bright sunlight of Sunday morning to get in their first swings and
kicks. One method used to hone footwork was to climb a route with
one tool and then to climb the same route with no tools. Any ice
climber will tell you, while the tools may be the coolest-looking
gear, youll climb much better with effective foot placement and
Spreading throughout the Ice Park to avoid dominating the routes
in any one area, climbers started getting after it. Some went to
South Park to practice climbing technique on the moderate Water Ice
2 and 3 routes (WI2 and WI3). Others went to the Schoolroom, for
steeper WI4 routes and some mixed climbing. The Lower Bridge and
Scottish Gullies offered more mixed climbing that occupied climbers
On Tuesday, four members of the ASI committee participated in a
one-day clinic with Rigging for Rescue to expand our toolbox of
rescue techniques. David Byrne, Keith Campbell, Keith Thomajan and
I got to practice rescuing a stricken leader and multi-pitch
rappelling with an injured climber. Well be using what we learned
in the clinic to expand the high angle rescue curriculum in both
Advanced Rock and ASI.
As the week progressed, snowfall and cold temperatures offered
challenges in cleaning off routes and comfort management. Not
in Ouraythose obstacles slowed Mazamas much as climbers ventured
into the Alcove, the Upper Bridge and the Grad School for longer
and more sustained WI4 and WI5 routes. Some recent ASI grads
focused on lead climbing in New Funtier, which had a more alpine
feel to the routes. The Five Fingers were closed to climbing until
Thursday, but once open, Mazamas lowered down into the canyon to
give these routes a try as well.
Of course, seeing how this is vacation, Mazamas managed to
squeeze in a little play between routes. A large number of Mazamas
attended a fundraising auction and climbing presentation on Monday
night sponsored by Chicks with Picks, a local guide service focused
on teaching women to climb ice. Pretty much every day of climbing
was followed by a leisurely soak in the Box Canyon Lodges hot-tubs
fed by a geothermal spring. The more adventurous souls improvised
an old-school sauna, rolling around in the snow before jumping back
in the hot tubs. Keith Campbell should be credited with leading the
charge in decorating the area next to the lower hot-tubs with snow
By just about any measure, number of climbers, number of routes
climbednumber of goals ticked off, quality of snowball fights or
the compliments of the Ice Park Manager and climbing guides on the
behavior of the Mazamasthis trip was a big success. Looking forward
to next year already!
Clockwise, from upper left:Keith Campbell mid-route. Photo:
Doug Wilson climbing out of New Funtier. Photo: Pete
Heather Campbell dry tooling in the Scottish Gullies area of
Ouray Ice Park. Photo: Andrew Holman.
Front cover: Gary Ballou climbs Popsicle in Ouray Ice Park.
Photo: Andrew Holman
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Programs are held at the MMC (527 SE 43rd Avenue) and begin at 7
p.m. Shows are free and open to Mazama members and the general
public. We do appreciate a voluntary contribution at the discretion
of each attendee. Carpooling, public transportation, biking and
walking to the MMC are encouraged. Thank you for supporting our
successful series by your regular attendance. Program Committee:
Nancy Bentley, Dave Grodle, John Leary, Sharon Leary, Gail ONeill,
Barbara Russell, Rick Russell and Paul Winther.
Tahoe Rim Trail: Hiking and Back Country Skiing in the Tahoe
BasinWednesday, March 6David Devoe will present a program
discussing the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail and the numerous wilderness
activities available in both summer and winter in the Tahoe Basin.
He is currently on the Tahoe Rim Trail Association board and has
worked on the construction of the trail. Dave and his wife Sue have
been fortunate to have lived in the Tahoe Basin for more than 50
years. The program will consist of two sections: The first will be
hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail during the spring, summer and fall
seasons with discussions on the various options relating to thru
hiking or segment hiking (i.e. trailheads, topography, campsites,
availability of water, etc.). The second portion will deal with the
opportunities available for backcountry skiing within the Tahoe
Basin, including both cross-country skiing and those involving
climbing and descending various peaks along the rim using alpine,
randonee and/or telemark ski gear.
Mountain Hiking: Slovenia, Tour du Mont Blanc, Japan, Bulgaria,
Norway, Patagonia, Dolomites, PyreneesWednesday, March 13John and
Amy Osaki of Mountain Hiking Holidays share their new images from
the trail in the mountains of Europe and Asia. Hike the Alps in
Slovenia, circumnavigate Mont Blanc, hiking from France to
Switzerland to Italy and back to France, hike Japans northern Alps
on Hokkaido, hike national parks in Bulgarias mountains, and hike
amidst the fjords of Norway. After 16 years leading trips
professionally, the Osakis have thousands of spectacular images.
Their program concludes with a musical and visual celebration of
the worlds mountains, including the spectacular mountains of
Patagonia, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees. Get a preview of their
images at www.MountainHikingHolidays.com where you can enjoy mini
one minute slide shows.
Sea Kayaking in Queen Charlotte IslandsWednesday, March 20More
remote than Alaskas Inside Passage, the Queen Charlotte Islands
offer sea kayakers a holy grail of wilderness paddling. Now known
by its Native American name, Haida Gwaii, this archipelago of 150
islands is known for strong currents, towering headlands, huge tide
swings, challenging at-large camping, ancient villages of the Haida
people, and stunning scenery. Joined by Bob Wilson and Dan Hannon,
Eric Hoem spent two weeks immersed in this remote marine
environment. His program will take you on their 125-mile odyssey
and share the adventure of rocky morning launches, a day of boat
repairs, abandoned village sites, rough seas swirling at headland
passages, welcome rest at one of the best hot spring sites in the
world, and the magic of sunset after a day of full engagement with
the natural world.
Exploring Easter Island and the Antarctic PeninsulaWednesday,
March 27In December 2012, Steve Bleiler spent a month-long solstice
party hiking Easter Island and Tierra del Fuego, in addition to
cross-country skiing, climbing, and exploring the Antarctic
Peninsula with Quark Expeditions. Come share in the splendor and
mystery of the Rapa Nuian Moai monuments, Easter Islands Crater
Lake and of the parks at del fin del Mundo. Our adventure then
takes us across the Drake Passage aboard the Ocean Diamond, to
experience the presence of orcas and humpbacks under the midnight
sun, to climb and cross-country ski Antarctic ridges, hike through
penguin colonies, explore century-old whaling and research
stations, Zodiac raft through iceberg fields set amongst the
sublime beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, finally re-crossing the
Drake and rounding Cape Horn on the way home. Party on!
Trekking in Nepal and Utah Slot CanyoneeringWednesday, April
6Adventure Hub owner, Kerry Loehr, will present two favorite trips,
one half way around the world and the other closer to home. Come
join in the
exploration of the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp treks
in Nepal, as well as a slot canyoneering trip in Utah. The high
Himalayas draw people from around the globe for its world-class
trekking, but its arguably the rich culture and beautiful people of
Nepal visitors will truly fall in love with. Well see tea houses,
temples, prayer flags, the vibrant Kathmandu, and, of course,
mountains beyond comparison. Then, switching gears, we will go from
the roof of the sky to the depths of Utahs slot canyons. Travel
down slots that are full of adventure, and perhaps surprisingly, a
great deal of water. On rappel!
Winter Family Festival Saturday, March 2, Noon8 p.m.
Time to get your skis and sleds waxed up for our 90th Winter
Family Festival. Formally knows at Winter Family Weekend and prior
to that known as Nordic Family Weekend. This is a one-day, free
event that is hosted by Justin and Mary Rotherham. During the event
lunch is $8.40 for adults and $5.25 for kidsgrilled bratwurst or
yummy grilled vegetables served on the north deck. Dinner will be a
pasta dinner with gluten-free alternatives and our flaming baked
Mt. Hood. Learn some great dance moves from our live band starting
at 5 p.m.
We are open for Spring Break starting Thursday, March 21 and
closing Monday, April 1 at noon. Enjoy our simpler and less
expensive meals Monday, March 25Friday, March 29 when breakfast and
lunch are only $5.25 and dinner is just $6.30at these prices its
cheaper to stay at the lodge than at home.
If this year is anything like the past couple of years spring
skiing is more like winter skiing and our winter skiing has been
more like spring skiing.
What the lodge needs? More coffee mugs, we break a few on busy
News & NotesManager: Charles Barker; Caretaker: Max Rupert
503-272-9214 [email protected]
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Do you ever wonder why you climb mountains? Anne Shannon Monroe
wrote Impressions, for the 1913 Mazama Annual, wherein she
reflected some deep philosophy instilled by her remembrance of the
Mt. Adams Outing of 1913:
The dash and dare that carried over half a hundred (Mazamas) to
the highest peak of Mt. Adams is now turned back to the sane
channels of office or home.
What did we get out of it? What paid us for crickets, flies, and
ants, the fir bough beds, the icy baths at daybreak, the long hikes
to glaciers and the summit, the cold of early dawn, the sunburn and
blisters, the grease paint and dirt? What did we get in exchange
for all we gave up? Merely the glory of attaining the summit? The
merriment of nightly campfires?
The good fellowship? No, it was not that alone.
It is something that silences one at times, gathering ones gaze
from friend to friend and sending it far off into the dim vistas
between forest trees, or to the stars, or to the mountain tops. (It
is) a something primitive and elemental; something hushed and
dimmed, but still deep in the heart of every child of nature,
buried, perhaps, by routine and habit. (It is) almost lost, but God
put there when he breathed the breath of life into the first man.
All mans tortuous city-bred ways can not take that away. This is
something that comes back to us in the mountains, the real inner us
that steals up through layers of custom-made thought and action,
crushing our small concepts of life and sitting enthroned, the
King, where sat a taskmaster.
100 years191350 years1963Time Warp
The Outing schedule was
and Deschutes River Boat trips with Bob Potter and Bob Peirce.
Harp and Susan Keller had a son, Bruce.
Two Mazamas passed away. One was optometrist Dr. Charles
Plumstead of Hillsboro. The other was O.K. Dewitt of Lyons OR. He
was prominent on the Conservation Committee and had long served on
the state and regional Bureau of Land Management Advisory
There was still a shortage of snow. No snow bivouac!
A joint meeting of Mazama council members and the Seattle
Mountaineers was held at Lewis and Clark Hotel in Centralia.
Videos now on e-NewsletterYou may have noticed something new on
direct links to climbing-related videos. These allow us to get
into the action on climbs, hikes, backpacks and all sorts of
Were anxious to view your submissions for these videos of the
month, helmet-cammed, videotaped or even smart-phone based. How
about your films of this past summers climbs or any other
adventures youve filmed that you think other Mazamas might
Send your videos to our e-Editor, Rayce Boucher, at
[email protected] He and his partner in this endeavor, Steve
Hinkle, will decide which ones to post that particular month. Be on
the lookout for these links in the e-Newsletter as well.
Thanks to Rayce and Steve for putting together what should
become one of the favorite features in all our publications.
The Publications Committee.
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Q: Who are the Adventurous Young Mazamas?A: AYM is a committee
within the Mazamas that focuses on recruiting individuals in their
20s and 30s into Mazama membership while at the same time, building
a community of individuals who like to hike, snowshoe, cross
country ski, backpack, and participate in other related
Q: What activities does AYM offer?A: We offer hikes nearly every
weekend, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trips during the winter
months, backpacking, car camping trips, Wednesday night rambles
periodically throughout the year, pub nights on the 3rd Monday of
the month, climb night at Clubsport the 1st Monday of the month
during the winter, and our annual Winter Weekend in January at the
Q: Can I participate in AYM activities even if I am not in the
target age range?A: Yes. Though we do market to individuals in
their 20s and 30s, all activities are open to everyone regardless
of age. A number of regular participants are in their 40s. Our
unofficial motto is, 20s, 30s, and young at heart!
Q: How do I find out about Mazama events?A: Our webpage,
tinyurl.com/mazamaaym lists all of our activities. We also have an
e-bulletin that comes out monthly and a Facebook fan page which has
a list of current events. There are links to facebook and our
e-bulletin on our webpage.
Q: Do you offer climbs?A: Every year, a number of climbs on the
Mazama climb schedule are listed as AYM climbs. Though we do not
organize those climbs, we do have a number of climb leaders who
offer them. On the climb schedule, these are designated with a (Y)
Q: Do you need volunteers?A: Yes! We are always looking for
activity leaders to lead hikes and other activities. You need to be
a Mazama member, have (or obtain) basic first aid, and lead a
provisional hike, before becoming a hike leader. We also have other
needs for volunteers throughout the year. If you are interested,
contact [email protected] On the last Monday of every month, we have
our monthly committee meeting at the MMC at 6:30 p.m. Please stop
in and help us plan future AYM activties!We hope this Q and A
session was informative to all of you. If you have further
questions, dont hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
Our most up to date schedule is on our webpage. Here are just a
few of our scheduled March activities:
Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 3Nesika Lodge WeekendJoin AYM
for our annual trip to Nesika Lodge in collaboration with the Trail
Clubs of Oregon. Every winter, AYM and TCO join forces to offer an
exciting weekend of hiking, snowshoeing (weather permitting), and
an evening at the Nesika Lodge filled with fun, games, and hanging
out with friends. We will hike up to Nesika Lodge from Multnomah
Falls on Saturday morning (likely via the Elevator Shaft or
Franklin Ridge). After unpacking at the lodge, well explore the
trails in the area and return for a potluck dinner. On Sunday, we
will have a pancake breakfast, do some more hiking and exploring,
and return to trailhead by Sunday afternoon. There is a 25-person
maximum for this trip. Cost of the trip is $15 for Mazama and
members, $20 nonmembers, and includes lodging and the Sunday
morning pancake breakfast. This trip sells out every year so
advance sign up and fee is required. Please e-mail leader for
prospectus and instructions for payment. Leader: Paul Kallman
Monday, March 18Pub Night: Old Market Pub & BreweryJoin the
Adventurous Young Mazamas (AYM) the third Monday of the month at 7
p.m. for our roaming Pub Night! This month well be at Old Market
Pub & Brewery, 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd. Come join us for an
evening of new friends, adventure planning, and malted beverages!
This is also great time to find out what were up to, to plan your
next adventure and see what the Mazamas are all about in a more
informal atmosphere. Bring your stories and photos from your recent
adventures; extra points for pics from Mazama events. How will you
find us? Look for the ice axe!
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12 Mazama Bulletin
by Rebecca Schob
My brother told me he wanted to learn to climb ice in college
when his roommate tried to drip an ice route from their fire
escape. My response was, Youre going to die. Those people are
crazy. My words were as certain as a curse. Granted, I had never
climbed anything but some rolling hills in the Catskills of upstate
New York, but I had watched Touching The Void and generalized Joe
Simpsons experiences to all of mountaineering.
I forgot about this absurd sport for years. However, three years
ago I joined the Mazamas because my brother was still determined to
ice-climb and, as a protective older sister, I wanted to know about
what he was getting himself into. I still had no intention of
climbing ice, ever. So instead I climbed mountains and then I led
rock pitches at the top of mountains. About a year ago, my sights
started to focus in on routes that would put me on ice,on top of
rocks, on mountains. What!??!
So how does one go from Ice climbing = certain death to
When-and-where-can-I-ice-climb-next!? in 5 short months? Heres how:
intrigue, initiative, investment.
The Pearly GatesA ten foot span of ice last spring in the Pearly
Gates on Mt. Hood
brought to my attention that I needed to deal with ice to climb
the routes I wanted. Because Im a person who likes to be prepared,
I looked into the Mazamas resources for classes or tutorials. I had
climbed for two years and had a diverse resume, but not yet enough
experience to make the cut for Advanced Snow and Ice. I attended
the ASI lectures last fall and asked folks on the committee about
how to gain practical experience, though I didnt have access to
tools and was nervous to wield them if I had them. There seemed to
be so many barriers to trying out this wild thing.
How do you find ice, learn the swing, the footwork, and deal
with the fear? How do you do it on your own? How do you build a
resume to get into a class like ASI when you dont have the skills
to get on Mazama climbs with high angles that will bolster a climb
resume? A lot of people ask these questions and ASI had been
working on a response.
On the Eliot GlacierAlan Kearney offered a one-day workshop on
ice axe positions to leaders. As a candidate for the Leadership
Development Program, I had the opportunity to sign up. It was an
incredibly instructive daypracticing French technique on high angle
snow, learning to chop ice steps (who knew you had to chop the
farthest step first and then work backwards to the first?), and
climbing without tools using only footwork. I had a whole new
appreciation for movement across ice and started to conceive of how
hard it would be to get out of a crevasse.
In a CrevasseBy popular demand, ASI put together a skill-builder
this past fall.
Participants hiked out to the Eliot Glacier or the White River
Glacier in groups of 8 students and 4 instructors (ASI committee
members and ASI grads). We received demonstration and instruction.
Club tools were provided for those who didnt have their own.
Participants bouldered short distances on ice then converted a
lowering system to a top-belay in order to climb out of the
It was a chance to swing an ice tool and feel (and hear) the
difference between a good stick and a bad stick,to kick into
glacier ice and try not to feel defeated, to fall and discover the
usefulness of spinner leashes. The support and advice of the
instructors to each student was helpful to all. Overall, it was a
great chance to sample ice climbing in an organized and active day
I wanted to know more. The basic picture was coming together,
but I lacked the practical experience I needed to feel comfortable
climbing. I wanted to climb in a controlled environment and so I
planned a trip to Ouray, Colorado with a group of friends who I
knew would be supportive, instructive and fun.
Hitting the GymIn the meantime, I heard about a new class the
offering and met the instructor, John Frieh. Hes a Mazama member
as well as an accomplished climber, with first ascents in Alaska
every year since 2009. He is also a certified Gym Jones instructor
and a sincerely motivated individual. I signed on for the pilot
program and have been very pleased with the results. Johns
knowledge and coaching helped improve my fitness, inspired me to
think bigger about
finding ice ...
my abilities and goals, and unwittingly convinced me that ice
climbing was within my reach.
Strobach MountainAfter our class, we had an opportunity to go on
outing to Strobach Mountain in Washington, just east of Rimrock
Lake. Starting at 6 a.m. a group of six of us beat a boot track for
three hours through the woods to a cliff band.
I had seen videos of ice-climbing and admired the stunning
places people like Tim Emmet and Will Gadd climbed, but I had never
understood the passion or truly appreciated the ability. That is,
until I saw a cliffside of real water-ice that took my breath away.
I was shocked at how stunning I found the sight. It inspired and
lured me. That wall of hanging ice had a magical draw and, to say
the least, I wasnt thinking about dying anymore.
We split into 2 teams, with John Frieh leading Katie Mills, and
Todd Eddie and Brad Farra leading Nate Mullen and me. John had his
sights on a first ascent of Unnamed A, as it was called in the
guidebook. The day would end with many successes and a mild
My first real ice-climbing was nothing like top-roping in a
crevasse. The route Sad Cebu provided a new vocabulary related to
water ice conditions: alpine which meant thin, wet, snowy, delicate
and deserving of a lot of attention. Sudden Change of Plans offered
up some hero ice and chandeliers, which posed their own delight and
frustration. I climbed carefully, hooked icicles and friable ice,
cleaned screws with long arms and rapped off my first V-thread. It
felt like a good days work and valid introduction to alpine
We were happily rapping off our 4th pitch as twilight faded. I
knew about the objective hazards of ice-climbingfalling ice, remote
locations, falls with lots of sharp pointsits what had me shaking
my head at the idea for so long. Our team was in good communication
all day, but after an afternoon of hearing polite notices of ice
with only a couple bloody lips to speak of, my breath caught and my
head snapped up when I heard a seriously panicked scream of
An icicle the size of my leg was coming down from 70 feet above,
breaking into smaller pieces as it fell. It was dark by then and
impossible to see its path. I pulled my chin in and leaned back on
my leash from the ice screw securing me to the belay ledge. Searing
registered in my right hand, then nothing. A split-second
before, my hand was resting at my chest. Now it hung limply at my
side. Though concerned it might be broken, I was relieved that my
head had not been hit.
We successfully finished our final rappel, packed up and hiked
out. Congratulations were exchanged. Todd had led his first route,
Ice Dreams, WI3. Both he and Katie had followed Johns first ascent
of Hate Pony: WI4, M4 (formerly Unnamed A). The day was a total
win. Despite uncertainty about the condition of my hand, I was
smitten. Ice-climbing had become synonymous with graceful and
promising in my mind.
Ouray, ColoradoJust two weeks later (following intensive rehab
for bone bruising
and swelling), I was able to spend a stellar week climbing in
the Ouray Ice Parka fantasy land of ice climberswith easy access to
hundreds of farmed ice routes in the San Juan Mountains, and a
brief walk from town and hot tubs?! Who could ask for more? It was
a great opportunity to work with San Juan guide Dawn Glanc, an
award-winning mixed climber, and drill technique with fine friends
with watchful eyes. By the end of the week, I felt more consistency
in my form and more certainty in my swing, and I used more
breathing to keep my head in the game. That all paid off in my
ability to top rope a WI5 route, Tooth Decay.
Hyalite ... And NowThe danger in ice-climbing still exists, as
in any of our pursuits. One
can focus on that danger or prepare for it, stay aware and
enjoy. Ill choose the latter. The most recent trip to Hyalite in
Bozeman, Montana (with the climbing crew from Strobach) succeeded
in emulating a larger scale alpine adventure, within driving
distance. With help, I tightened up my kit, encountered more
varieties of water ice, climbed in snowy, spin drift conditions and
lead my first pitches of WI3 on multi-pitch route Dribbles. Bigger
things are on the horizon. Climbing partners, friends/mentors, and
the Mazamas each provided instruction and support along the way,
for which I continue to be thankful. Whatever your passion is, even
something you think is impossible right nowI hope you find and
pursue it, however that suits you. You never know until you
From left: Nate Mullen, swinging leads on Dribbles, p2: WI4
Super snowy conditions in the Hyalite Canyon. Rebecca Schob
(belay) and Nate Mullen (top of p1)
The author, 1st ice lead: 2nd step of Dribbles, p1 (WI3)
The author, topping out on the final 1/2 pitch of Dribbles. 1st
ice lead (WI3). Nate Mullen on belay.
Photos: John Frieh
14 Mazama Bulletin
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The Return of the Wolverine?Conservation C
by Mike Leonard-Maguire
Apparently, it was simply the shortest route between two points.
He gained 4,900 feet in ninety minutes, over steep snow, ice, and
rock, directly up and over Mt. Cleveland, the highest point in
Glacier National Park, in January. M3, as he was known, was one of
the first Glacier wolverines to be implanted with a radio
transmitter that allowed researchers to follow their movements.
Since then, much has been learned. As Doug Chadwick writes, The
future of this long-mysterious, often-reviled species in the
contiguous states depends on people quickly uncovering enough about
its behavior and ecology to assemble the first true-to-life
portrait of what this animal does and what it requires to survive.
The picture is becoming clearer.
Wolverines are built for deep snow and ice, with large paws that
act as snowshoes and claws that make excellent crampons. They can
climb almost anything, and have a restless, loping gait that eats
up the miles. Theyll be out scavenging and hunting all winter.
Avalanche victims are some of their winter food supply, as they can
smell a carcass through twenty feet of snow. When rescue crews do
an aerial search for missing climbers in Jasper, they look for
wolverine tracks that converge (a disturbing thought, but a useful
detail for that backcountry murder mystery youve been working on).
Known to bring down caribou or even, by one account, moose, they
have many times been observed driving grizzlies from their kill. It
takes some nerve for a thirty pound animal to start a fight with a
full grown grizzly. They dont always win, but theyre willing
to die trying, and that attitude is what usually wins the day.
Powerful jaws and strong stomachs make it possible to eat bones and
all. Everything. The genus and species names are gulo gulo, which
means gluttonous glutton. Their stomachs can be like bags of
All this makes the Demon Monster legends seem apt, but they are
actually sociable, bright, and playful. They are devoted parents,
with the father known to fully participate in the teaching of
survival skills. They require their own territory to raise a
family, and they can roam great distances. As climbers, we know
their habitat better than most. They live in the high mountains,
near the tree line, where snow cover lasts late into May or June.
Deep persistant snow is where the females build elaborate dens, to
protect the young kits from the weather and predators, from
February through May. Once again, Doug Chadwick, This is a central
feature of their lives and absolutely critical to the population as
a whole. The insulated shelters are where the females give birth
and rear their youngthe litter size varies from one to four, with
an average of twountil they are strong enough to keep up with her.
Wolverines dont hibernate. Far from it; each mother actively hunts
a large area around the den site and carries food back to the
babies once they begin to eat solid food. A mother may dig several
dens in succession through the late winter and spring, transferring
the infants from the birth den to different maternal dens as they
grow older. She is especially likely to move her babies if she
detects some sort of alarming or unfamiliar activity in the
This brings us to the crux of
their situation. Even as they are making bold new inroads into
former territory, with new sightings in the Wallowas, on Mt. Adams,
and even one in the Tahoe area, their cold and snowy habitat is
being reduced. It is predicted that the wolverine habitat will be
reduced by 31 percent by 2045 and 63 percent by 2085. What is left
will be fragmented islands with greater distances between
populations, which drastically decreases their chances for
reproducing in sustainable numbers.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has proposed listing the
wolverine as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Your opinion counts on this, and you can submit a comment to the
Learn more, fill in that portrait. Theres an excellent PBS
Nature video called Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom, which can be
viewed online. Other online material worth looking up includes the
Cascades Carnivore Project and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force,
which have photos of the wolverine on Mt. Adams. For the Wallowas
sightings, visit the websites of the Wolverine Foundation, at
They write good reports, and have two animals that have set up
Doug Chadwicks excellent book is called The Wolverine Way. Its a
good read. The wolverine is a fascinating animal, and this point in
history finds us participants in its survival. Youll find it
rewarding to learn what you can.
16 Mazama Bulletin
Hiking and Touring in Tuscany
April 28May 8, 2013While known for its medieval
villages and magical rolling hill country, Tuscany is also home
to some fantastic mountain hiking, a beautiful Mediterranean coast,
thousands of years of history and, of course, some amazing food and
This outing will take in all these attractions. Start with two
nights in Florence to get settled, wander the bustling streets and
admire some of the worlds fin-est art, including Michelangelos
David. Then well head to the Apennine Mountains for two nights,
hiking through a forest preserve to a 10th Century mon-astery and
eating lunch in the home of a local shepherd. Well also picnic at a
1,000-year-old castle and visit another thats pri-vately owned.
After another Appenine hike, well head for the coast, where we
spend two nights hiking, explor-ing and maybe swimming. Well also
visit the island of Elba. Then well settle into a villa in the hill
country of Chianti for six days of hiking, touring, dining and
visit-ing not just the charming hilltop villages but also private
homes, wineries and olive oil mills.
The cost of $4,300$4,600 (it all depends on trip details, number
of people and the exchange rate) covers everything but airfare and
souvenirs. For more information, contact leader Paul Gerald,
[email protected] or 971-227-2059.
ChamonixMt. Blanc Climbing OutingJuly 417, 2013
Join us on this Mazama Outing to the birthplace of alpine
moun-taineering, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, France. Well be there in
peak alpine climbing season for two full weeks. Based at the foot
of the Mt. Blanc massif with hun-dreds of day-trip alpine
objectives, this will be a unique opportu-nity for climbers to
fully explore the French Alps and stretch their skills. This will
be a strenuous outing with climbing opportu-nities 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-mem-bers). Costs include all lodging and transportation within
the ChamonixMt. Blanc area for 14 days (all lifts, gondolas,
cog-trains, and cable cars are included). Par-ticipants 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
([email protected]); Assistant Leaders: Shirley Welch
([email protected]) and Marty Scott ([email protected]). Contact
leader or assistants for further details.
Hiking Glacier National Park
July 28Aug. 3, 2013Full/Alternates Only
See January for more information.
Exploring Idahos Mountains
Aug. 417, 2013Join us on a climbing and
backpacking outing to Idaho. One segment will be in the Seven
Dev-ils Wilderness, another in the Saw-tooths, 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 3-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 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
Lastly, we move southeast to climb Idahos highpoint, Borah Peak,
as a day trip.
Participants should be able to carry a 40+/- lb. pack, on rough,
off trail terrain, and be comfort-able climbing class 3 rock.
Dan-gers include falls, weather, rock-fall, and possibly black
bears. For a photo preview of the Sawtooths, go to
Costs range from $119 to $190 with maximum group size of 12
(including leaders). Partici-pants responsible for transporta-tion,
camping, hotel, 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
Breivo-gel 503-297-4284, [email protected] or co-leader: Paul
Ste-ger, 503-281-2443, [email protected]
Wallowa Mountain Trek
August 1824, 2013Join us as we hike and climb in
the beautiful and scenic Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa
Moun-tains of NE Oregon. The 68 par-ticipants 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
climb-ing. We will have a flexible sched-ule dependent on weather,
terrain, and team strength. Possible peaks that we will climb
include Aner-oid, Sentinal, Cusik, Eagle Cap, Matterhorn, and
Sacajawea. The pace will vary with up to approxi-mately 10-15 miles
per day pos-sible 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 protected]), for more
2013 yosemite National Park/High
Sierra Camping, Hiking and Backpacking
Aug. 26Sep. 8, 2013Full/Alternates Only
See January for more information.
local national international 2013
ChinaTibetSep. 29Oct. 19, 2013Join us on an amazing spiri-
tual, 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 Tibets Lake
Manasarovar and then to Mt. Kailash where we will do a three-day
kora or trek around the sacred mountain. From Mt. Kai-lash well
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 29Oct 19) costs approx. $4,200$4,500, or the 16-day Tibet only
trip (Oct. 419, begins and ends in Lhasa) costs approx.
$3,700$4,000. Airfare is not included. Group size will be 1015. The
deposit is $500.
For more info, an itinerary, or an application, contact trip
leader Joe Whittington ([email protected], 503-297-6344).
Our assistant leader is Ken Searl ([email protected],
Day Hikes in BhutanOct. 21Nov. 7, 2013
If you missed the 2004 or 2005 Bhutan Day Hikes Outing, you have
another chance. The group travels to Bhutan with an over-night stop
in Bangkok. As one flies toward Bhutan, great jagged shapes looking
like clouds appear outside the airplane. When the plane descends,
you realize that these fantastic shapes are the high-est mountains
anyone has ever seenthe Himalayas. Isolated vil-lages dot the
hillsides, ancient foot-paths connect the settlements, and temples
are perched on high cliffs. The houses have wooden shingle roofs
held in place by chunks of granite and highlighted by brilliant
patches of drying red chilies, the staple of almost every Bhutanese
Bhutan, the Dragon King-dom, is the only Mahayana Buddhist
Kingdom in the world. Because of a deep traditional rev-erence that
the Bhutanese have for nature, the kingdom is one of the leading
countries in environmen-tal preservation, with more than 64 percent
of the land still under forest cover. It is understood that if the
number of tourists exceeds the Kingdoms capacity and begins to
drain resources and harm the environment, the government can
restrict the annual number of peo-ple allowed to enter Bhutan.
Having been shielded from the outside world until the 1960s,
Bhutan has retained the charm of a medieval kingdom. Wedged
between two giant neighbors, India and China, Bhutans terrain
ranges from the tropical southern foothills near sea level to
heights of over 24,000 ft. Mazamas day hikes in Bhutan provides an
opportunity to wander through villages and enjoy Bhutans natural
beauty, meet local Bhutanese and visit the historic sites that are
a part of the countrys unique cultural heritage. Bhutan Land Cost:
$4,790$5,266. Con-tact David Christopher via email with questions
and details: [email protected]
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
Mountaineerswww.seattlemountaineers.org, Colorado Mountain
Clubwww.cmc.org, Appalachian Mountain Clubwww.outdoors.org, and the
American Alpine Clubwww.americanalpineclub.org.
Publications Committee Asks You to
Think Ahead for Next Years
Annual The Publications
Committee is already in the planning stage for the 2013 Annual.
would love to hear about your adventures this
winter, spring, summer and fall, especially any climbing-related
stories you would like to share
with fellow Mazamas. We will help you edit any submissions
make. Its not too early to consider writing
about anything exciting or interesting on any of
your trips. Please submit materials to mazama.
[email protected] also like to
encourage you to submit high-resolution photos of climbing,
hiking or backpacking, even if
they are not attached to an article. We would
like to print a number of stand-alone photos from
members in upcoming Annuals and we
especially need vertically-oriented (portrait mode)
pictures. Photos must be 300 dpi. Please give
your photographs a descriptive file name
and submit with a photo caption and credit. You can submit your
to the email address above.
Many thanks Mazamas Publications
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Mountaineering Center (527 SE 43rd)
Clear out your gear room! Make way for more!
The Used Equipment Sale is a great opportunity to clean out your
gear room of stu that you no longer need. Who knows? You may also
nd some great deals.
What should you do if youd like to buy field tested gear at very
cheap prices? Mark your calendars for Friday, March 15 from 56 p.m.
members & students in climb classes Friday, March 15 from 68
p.m. Open to the
public Plan to come early for best selection. Mazamas accepts
cash, checks or
Once again, well be collecting warm clothing for Fish Emergency
Services to distribute to Portlands needy.
Questions? Ask the organizers: Kathleen Hahn, Lori Coyner
(Lambert) & Annie McCartney Contact us at:
Go to www.mazamas.org for more information.
Clockwise, from top left:
Tim Scott and Keith Campbell tandem rappel. Photo: Keith
Todd Eddie above the creek. Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, Colo. Photo:
David Byrne makes a powerpoint during Rigging 4 Rescue training.
Photos: Keith Thomajan.
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HK A1.5 Mar 01 (Fri) Powell Butte Loop. Charlene Degener
503-235-2028. Hike the loop around Powell Butte, watch construction
progress, see new trail routes. 3.1 miles 300 ft. Dr. 15 MMC 9
HK A2 Mar 02 (Sat) Forest ParkWildwood. Mark Sanzone
[email protected] day, close in, done by noon. Meet at Wildwood
Trailhead on NW 53rd at 9 a.m. (North most of 3 parking areas on
53rd.) 5 miles 600 ft. Dr. 0 None 9 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 02 (Sat) University Falls Loop. Rex Breunsbach
971-832-2556. Coast range Gravelle Loop hike past University Falls.
This trail is named for the Gravelle twins, Elroy and Edmund, who
spent countless hours helping to develop and maintain the Tillamook
State Forest trail system. 8.4 miles 1950 ft. Dr. 50 Gateway 8
HK B2 Mar 03 (Sun) Hamilton Moun-tain Loop. Sheri Alice Smith
503-807-9373. Good classic Gorge hike on the Washington side. If
weather permits well take a short side trip out to a scenic
viewpoint and an additional trip up little Hamilton. 8.6 miles 2100
ft. Dr. 88 StatePark Gateway 8 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 06 (Wed) Forest Park - BPA/all firelanes. Larry
Solomon [email protected] Hike the BPA road from Skyline to
Hwy. 30 then back up to hike firelanes 13, 12, and 15 up to
Skyline. Then back down to BPA and up to Skyline and the cars.
Mountain views, forest and lots of exercise. 7 miles 1800 ft. Dr.
32 MMC 9 a.m.
HK A1.5 Mar 08 (Fri) Mt Talbert Butte. Charlene Degener
503-235-2028. Extinct volcanic butte. Series of loops though fir,
oak and prairie. Birds. 4 miles 200 ft. Dr. 21 MMC 9 a.m.
HK A1.5 Mar 09 (Sat) Elowah & Upper McCord Falls. Flora
Huber 503-658-5710. WildernessLimit 12. Possible dipper bird
sightings. 3 miles 600 ft. Dr. 60 TH Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK A2 Mar 09 (Sat) Lacamas Lake Trail. Jim Selby (828) 508-5094.
This all-weather trail is a great winter op-tion with plenty of
wildlife and re-strooms on each end of the trail.
You can hike this one in any kind of weather. 7 miles 100 ft.
Dr. 30 Gate-way 8:30 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 09 (Sat) PCT to Greenleaf Overlook. Rex Breunsbach
971-832-2556. We will hike from the Bridge of the Gods trailhead up
to the Pacific Crest trail and visit Gillette Lake on the way to
the Greenleaf Overlook for a nice view over the Gorge. We will stop
for lunch at Gillette Lake on the way back. 8.2 miles 1,200 ft. Dr.
80 Gateway 8 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 10 (Sun) Elk Mountain. Sheri Alice Smith 503-807-9373.
Re-memberset clocks ahead one hour. Uphill from the get-go on this
enter-taining hike. Come and enjoy coast range views and get a good
workout. Bring extra clothes and boot traction devices. Poles
recommended. 8.5 miles 2,250 ft. Dr. 60 Gateway 8 a.m. (Ad-ditional
carpool location Target & 185th at 8:30 a.m.)
HK B2 Mar 11 (Mon) Nick Eaton Gorton Creek Loop. Cloudy Sears
503-695-5947 or [email protected] WildernessLimit 12. Hike to
Deadwood Camp Cutover. Be pre-pared for rain or snow; bring
traction devices and possibly snowshoes. 8 miles 2,600 ft. Dr. 80
Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 13 (Wed) Coyote Wall. Dick Meissner 503-692-9065. We
will head out east in the Gorge, and hope-fully get some nice
weather. The hike will be to the top of the wall, for some great
views, weather permitting. 7 miles 1520 ft. Dr. 125 L & C, near
toilets 8:30 a.m.
HK A1.5 Mar 15 (Fri) Gresham Butte Saddle Trail. Charlene
Degener 503-235-2028. Walk through Gresham largest natural area,
part of Spring-water Corridor for a loop around this extinct
volcanic butte. 3.7 miles 200 ft. Dr. 22 MMC 9 a.m.
HK A2 Mar 16 (Sat) Triple Falls Loop. Terry Lawson
[email protected] WildernessLimit 12. This short hike visits
many falls as well as a view of the Oneonta gorge. E-mail leader to
reserve a spot. 4.3 miles 950 ft. Dr. 60 Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK B2.5 Mar 16 (Sat) Kings Moun-
tain. Tom Dodson [email protected] This is a short hike with
three steep sections that require careful hiking. The view can be
stupendous and includes the coast, ocean, Wil-son River drainage,
Saddle Mountain, and nearby Elk Mountain. Battered sword ferns will
be recovering from the winter and we might see some spring flowers.
Estimated time back at 185th is 2pm. 5.4 miles 2,780 ft. Dr. 66
Target/185th 8 a.m.
HK C2 Mar 16 (Sat) Horsetail to Wahkeena Traverse. Rick
Craycraft 503-679-2113 or [email protected] WildernessLimit 12.
Every March, for years now, Ive led this hike. Come see what the
buzz is. Up and over Franklin Ridge. In and out of three different
watersheds. Maybe a side trip to the Trails Club complex. Pre-pare
for lingering winter. Car shuttle. 12.2 miles 3,300 ft. Dr. 63
Gateway 7:30 a.m.
SS B Mar 16 (Sat) Twin Lakes. David Nelson 503-657-4058. We will
snow-shoe from Frog Lake snow park to the lower and then upper Twin
Lakes where we may get a glimpse of Mt. Hood. Have lunch and then
return to cars. Pace will be easy/moderate. Call leader if
questions. 5.6 miles 700 ft. Dr. 110 SnoPark Gateway 8 a.m.
HK A1.5 Mar 17 (Sun) Catherine Creek-East. Richard Getgen
[email protected] Wildflower loop in eastern Columbia River
Gorge. Grass widow, salt-n-pepper and a few others. 7.0 miles 1,200
ft. Dr. 126 Gateway 8 a.m.
HK A2 Mar 17 (Sun) Cannon Beach to Arch Cape. Joe Whittington
[email protected] or 503 297-6344. Shuttle Hike. Hike beach from
Can-non Beach to Arch Cape. Go around Humbug and Hug Point (at low
tide) to our shuttle vehicle at Arch Cape. 7 miles 0 ft. Dr. 140
Target/185th 7 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 17 (Sun) Aldrich Butte Cedar Falls. Larry Solomon
[email protected] From atop the Butte, southern views from
Beacon Rock to Dog Mtn. Return route via Hamilton, Cedar and Table.
Down to the gushing multi-tiered Cedar Falls and lunch. 5.8 miles
1,700 ft. Dr. 90 Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK C2.5 Mar 17 (Sun) Table Mt. West Ridge. Bob Breivogel
503-297-4284. An early season conditioning hike for those who want
to get in shape. Be prepared for possible slippery rocks on the
trail higher up. Maybe some snow too. Good boots, gaiters, and
trekking poles recommended. 9 miles 3,450 ft. Dr. 84 Gateway 8
HK B2 Mar 20 (Wed) Sedum Ridge from Trout Creek. Rex Breunsbach
971-832-2556. We will travel south along the PCT from the Trout
Creek Trailhead. Some great views of Ex-perimental forest and the
Gorge above Stevenson. Bring traction devices. 10 miles 2,700 ft.
Dr. 90 MMC 8 a.m.
HK A2 Mar 22 (Fri) Lacamas Lake Loop. Charlene Degener
503-235-2028. Lake, creeks, waterfalls, birds. Trail hike. 6 miles
400 ft. Dr. 36 MMC 9 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 23 (Sat) Hagg Lake. Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556. Long,
low around the lake we will go. Abundant waterfowl and tree
shrouded panora-mas. $5 daily car fee. 14.8 miles 1000
Contact Trail Trips Committee chair David Zeps at 503-638-5430
with any questions. To lead a hike in April, log on to the Trails
Trips website at http://www.mazamas2.org.
Note: Wilderness Limit 12 means the hike enters a Forest
Service-designated Wilderness Area,
and the number of participants is limited to 12, including the
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 http://www.mazamas.org/your/adventure/starts-here/C93/ for
AYM is also Hiking: Adventurous Young Mazamas (AYM) offers hikes
too, and everyone is welcome. See the separate list at
TRAIL TRIPSTake to the Trails!
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ft. Dr. 65 Target/185th 8 a.m.
HK A2 Mar 24 (Sun) Coyote Wall Flowers and Photos. Bob Breivogel
503-297-4284. We will leisurely ramble through the hills and
meadows. This will be oriented towards see-ing how many varieties
of wild flowers we can find and photo-graph. Leader will give tips
on flower photography techniques. 5.8 miles 1,520 ft. Dr. 125
Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 24 (Sun) Franklin Ridge. Dyanne Foster 503 267-8937.
WildernessLimit 12. Loop hike starting at Horse-tail Falls, up past
Triple Falls to the top of Franklin Ridge. Down to Multnomah Creek
and then back to Multnomah Falls Lodge. Car Shuttle. 10.1 miles
2,800 ft. Dr. 60 Gateway 8 a.m.
HK B2 Mar 27 (Wed) Bald Butte. Rex Breunsbach 971-832-2556.
Great views of Mt. Hood and Hood River Val-ley. Hike up through the
oak trees and along Surveyor Ridge. Poles and traction
recommend-ed. 8.4 miles 2,300 ft. Dr. 144 TH MMC 8 a.m.
SS B Mar 29 (Fri) Trillium LakeMoon Light Snow-shoe. David
Nelson 503-657-4058. Plan is to snowshoe/hike around Trillium Lake
at night, (March 27 is a full moon.) In the past, the trail has
been snow-packed from the day us-
ers, thus may not need snow-shoes, but bring them anyway.
Estimate time back to the cars is 1 a.m. The pace will be easy to
moderate. Bring warm clothes and headlamp. Contact leader to
register. Meet at Clackamas Town Center Transit Center: 9225 SE
Sunnyside Rd, north end of parking structure (lower level) at 8:30
PM. 5.2 miles 800 ft. Dr. 100 SnoPark Clackamas Town Center P&R
HK A1.5 Mar 30 (Sat) Dry Creek Falls. Jim Selby (828) 508-5094.
Dry Creek Falls promises to be anything but dry! Well follow the
PCT trail on an easy section from Cas-cade Locks to the falls and
back; mainly bluffs overlooking the Gorge. Stop for ice cream after
the hike. 5.4 miles 710 ft. Dr. 78 TH Gateway 8:30 a.m.
HK B3 Mar 30 (Sat) 1/2 Wild-wood 15-Miler. Rex Breun-sbach
971-832-2556. Warm-up for hiking the entire 30.2 miles in May. We
will hike north half from Newberry Road to Saltzman Road. 15 miles
500 ft. Dr. 25 Gateway 8 a.m.
HK A1.5 Mar 31 (Sun) Lyle Cherry Orchard. Richard Get-gen
[email protected] Wildflower hike up some steep sections of
trail with excellent views, returning on a more gen-tle grade. 7
miles 1400 ft. Dr. 140 Gateway 8 a.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
HK=Hike; SR=Street Ramble; R=Run; BP=Backpack; TT=Trail Tending;
RP=Restoration Project; W=Wilderness arealimited to a maximum of 12
per-sons; 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
per-son; $1 per person if over 55 or 14 and under. Both members and
nonmembers are welcome at all trail trips. Trail Tend-ing events
Meeting Places: GatewaySE corner of P&R Garage near 99th
& Pacific (I-84 Exit 7); L&CLewis and Clark State Park
(1-84 Exit 18); Oswego TCBoones Ferry Rd at Monroe Parkway;
Salmon-Creek P&RVancouver P&R at 134 St (1-5 Exit 7 or
1-205 Exit 36); Parkrose/Sumner Transit CenterSandy Blvd. &
98th Ave. (1-205 Exit 23A); DurhamP&R at Boones Ferry &
Bridgeport (1-5 Exit 290); MMCMazama Mountaineer-ing Center, 527 SE
43rd at Stark; Pend-letonPendleton Woolen Mills in Wash-ougal;
REIPearl, NW 14th & Johnson; Target185 Target P/L Sunset Hwy at
185th. Dr.round-trip driving mileage. ftHike elevation gain. TH
PassUSFS parking pass needed for trailhead; Sno-PassSnow park
Trail Trips Hike Rules: Hikers are encour-aged 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
pon-cho) 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 condi-tion 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, hik-ers must pay their
medical and/or evacua-tion expenses whether they authorize them or
not. Hikes leave the meeting place at the time listed. See hike
write-ups for par-ticulars 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 fur-ther details.
Trail Trips, continued from previous page
Rambles CornerTuesday & Thursday Rambles from REIPearl
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
500-1500ft and meet-up at REI-Pearl NW 14th & Johnson 6
Upcoming Backpacking tripsRogue River Backpack. Leader: Tom
Davidson, April 2629, 2013 Escape the rain and cold of Portland.
Head to Southern Oregon and backpack along the wild and scenic
Rogue River. Well spend four days and three nights exploring the
trail along the Rogue. The pace and elevation gain will be moderate
and some of the campsites will even have toilets and water. Maybe
even some early wildflowers and rafters. But mostly of all well
have fun and sun. To get more information and/or to apply contact
Tom Davidson ([email protected]) Cost: $15 members/$30
trail tendingFor all of you that enjoy hiking in northwest
Oregon and want to help keep some wonderful
trails open, its not too early to start marking your calendars
with the following upcoming events!On June 15, Rick Pope will be
leading a trip on Kings Mountain in the coast range to clear
the tangle of winter growth that threatens to bury this popular
training hike. We need 10 people for this one-day work party.
After a great turnout last year, Ray Sheldon will once again be
leading a four-day effort to clear out the Mazama Trail on Mt. Hood
from August 811. Volunteers can sign up for any length of service
from one to four days with camping available at the trailhead. As a
bonus, two days of work earns a NW Forest Pass for a year of free
parking at trailheads requiring a valid pass.
Watch for trip details on these and other trail tending
opportunities in future editions of the Bulletin and in the online
hiking schedule. As always, all levels of strength and experience
are welcome, we provide the tools and training!
Contact Info: Rick Pope [email protected] and Ray Sheldon
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Applications for Membership:
(2002), Sharon Baker (2006), Elizabeth Barbieri (2010), Blair
Batson (2000), Marcum Bell (2012), Stewart Boedecker (2000), Aaron
Braun (2010), Emily Brew (2012), Matthew Brown (2012), Don Burnet
(1966), Jason Casmira (2003), Betty Cobb-Colgan (2006), Elizabeth
Cole (2010), Morrie Conway (1997), Elizabeth Copeland (2012),
Martin Crouch (1993), John Cunningham (2005), Patrick Delloway
(2012), Maggie DiUlio (1982), Carol Edelman (1998), Steve
Eisenbach-Budner (2001), John Fairgrieve (1994), Susan
Farley-Barker (1981), Eric Folkestad (2011), Jennifer Folkestad
(2011), Bus Gibson (1969), William Gleason (1969), Adam Haas
(2007), Mark Hardy (1981), Michael Harris (1991), Jim Hashimoto
(1996), Joanne Heiser (2000), Chelsea Heveran (2009), Alexis Hult
(2010), Richard Hunter (2009), Marlene Huntsinger (1991), Mat-thew
Jones (2011), Ryan Jones (2010), Gregory Kime (1999), Rob Kline
(2001), Sue Ann Koniak (2010), Kristi Lahusen (2002), Viola Lai
(2008), Dirk Lakeman (2012), Annie Lee (2009), Craig Leis (2005),
Alissa Lesper-ance (2012), Jennifer Levo (2011), Eric Lozano
(2011), Kari Lyons (2007), Bob McGown (1990), Martha Mealy (2004),
Andrew Mittelman (2005), Alden Moss (2012), Steven Moss (2012),
Christopher OLeary (2010), Liz Oliver (2012), Tiffany Pelott
(2009), Scott Peterson (2011), Nancy Phillips (2011), Andrew
Pinelli (2008), Bill Prendergast (1988), Shawn Reddy (2000),
Shannon Regan (1988), Michael Riley (1996), Jeanette Rob-erts
(2003), Sam Romanaggi (1990), Jim Ronning (2000), Todd Russell
(2008), John Sample (1995), John Schaffroth (2012), Dennis
Schantzen (1987), Mike Schoen (1993), Mark Seker (1999), Karen
Sharples (1998), Tim Shields (2008), Ross Stein (2008), Scott
Stevenson (2010), Natasha Strength (2011), Virginia Terhaar (2000),
Barbara Timper (2006), Joshua Tippett (2009), Natalie Todd-Zebell
(2009), Grant Van Hoomissen (2009), Jill Vonderhaar (2009), Helen
Wahl-Stephens (1988), Charles White (1998), Robbie Whitecotton
(1985), Laura Whitehorn (2002), Michaelene Wilcox (2004), Lee
Wilson (1999), Charles Young (2002), Rebecca Young (2010), Simon
Zivny (2010), Suzanne Zoller (2010)
Rathbone (1948), Michael LaMarte (1947), Phylllis Towne (1975)
Jan. 31, 2013: ...............................................
3,050Jan. 31, 2012: ...............................................
Membership ReportJanuary 2013
April BerlinMt. HoodMatthew BoydMt. OlympusGabriel BruneanMt.
AdamsJeanette CaplesMt. HoodErin DevlinMiddle SisterAbnishek
DhanotiaMt. St. HelensMichael EmeryMt. RainierMegan
ErspamerAlphnbel (Switzerland)Robert FetterMt. HoodCaryn FiedlerMt.
St. HelensSean FitzpatrickMt. KilimanjaroKarl FurlongMt. St.
HelensAnna FurrerMt. St. HelensLeontine Galante - Mt. St.
HelensRichard GoodallMt. HoodSabina GroverMt. St. HelensMichelle
HarveySouth SisterClark HollenbergMt. St. HelensRon HopeSouth
SisterGraeme JackMt. St. HelensClay JohnsonMt. Hood
Tina KellerMt. AdamsReed KellyMt. AdamsRyan KilgrenMt. St.
HelensMatthew KramerMt. AdamsLeanora MerwinSouth SisterPatricia
NeighborSouth SisterBarry OMahonySouth SisterBrandon PaxtonMt. St.
HelensKristie PerryMt. HoodNaveen RamaswamyMt. St. HelensWarren
RoeSouth SisterLisa RomanoMt. AdamsJustin St. JamesMt. AdamsRebecca
SchreiberMt. St. HelensLeslie ShotolaSouth SisterColin SmithMt. St.
HelensHannah SouterSouth SisterIsabel SuhrMt. RainierHarry
TachikiMt. KilimanjaroScott ThompsonMiddle SisterJason WagnerMt.
HoodNick WhiteOld Snowy
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Submitted by: Meg GoldbergIn Attendance: Executive
Council Members: Doug Couch, president; Terry Donahe, treasurer;
Meg Goldberg, secretary, Judith Baker, Dyanne Foster, Sojo Hendrix,
Bill McLoughlin and Joan Zuber. Absent: Bronson Potter, vice
Doug Couch called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m.
The minutes of the Jan. 8, 2013 meeting minutes were
Membership Report: Oral Report by Meg Goldberg. There were 43
applications for membership and 95 reinstatements. Total membership
as of Jan. 31, 2013 is 3,050. This is an increase of 50 members
since last year this time.
Treasurers Report: Written report submitted by Terry Donahe.
Report filed for audit.
Executive Directors Report: Oral report by Lee Davis. Lees
complete report is available for membership on page 4.
Written committee reports pre-submitted:
Annual Celebration CISM Conservation Education Publications
Programs ResearchReports unanimously
approved and received on the consent agenda.
Committees with no reports submitted:
Library and Historical Collections
Regular Committee ReportsGoverning DocumentsChair John Rettig
action from the EC to approve the general requirements for
Policies and Procedures. Motion by Judith Baker approve general
requirements with the forced expiration clause removed. Motion
seconded. Motion passed. Action: Approved.
John Rettig requested action from the EC to accept as published
policies and procedures for the additional 101 pages so they can be
archived and controlled. Motion by Bill McLoughlin: Mazamas
policies and procedures have a mandatory review of five years from
original issue with no expiration date.
LodgeRon Sikes from the Lodge
Committee recommended that EC move forward on the deposit to the
Forest Service to begin the application for the lodge parking lot
in order that momentum not be lost on the project going
Financial AffairsChris Simmons reported
on first quarter reforecast: Council approved a budget with a
projected deficit of $34,000 at the recommendation of our executive
director who encouraged us to provide the financial resources to
volunteer manager. The deficit has been partially offset by a
substantial savings in our insurance package.
The first quarter budget reforecast suggests that the projected
deficit will be slightly less ($33,000) than anticipated.
New BusinessLee Davis: Staffing Updates.
With Eric Mayhew leaving at the end of the month, Lee determined
that the position would be better served with two part-time
positions. Lee hired Adam Baylor to fill a part time position of
Member Services and Operations