High up on Smith Rock


Smith Rocks, a magical place to hike, was our last hike of the season today. A bit cold and grey but always amazingly beautiful.  Our group of six hiked 14 miles and around 2500′.  We hiked in from Skull Hollow … Continue reading

First Snow of the Season


Susan Sullivan, John Mowat and Al Matson walked the Nordeen loop Sunday — mostly 4″ to 6″ of snow—-Bare patches and just a skiff of snow many places. Al cut 10 or 15 small logs.  North part of the Loop mostly clear for … Continue reading

CONC Members Hike Along Metolius River


Seven members of the Central Oregon Nordic Club hiked along the Metolius River on Sunday, Oct. 9, from the Wizard Falls fish hatchery to Lower Canyon Creek campground — about five-mile round trip. “It was a perfect day for this hike; recent … Continue reading

Lost in a Sea of Colors


Seven hikers braved the rain and were rewarded with a spectacular hike around Clear Lake.  The colors were intense and almost hallucinatory.  The rain came down lightly but steadily, but no one felt cold or even wet.  The bright forest … Continue reading

Ten Enjoy Last CONC Crossover Hike Of Season


  Ten hikers enjoyed the Theilson-Tipsoo hike on Sunday, Sept. 25 – the last crossover hike of the season with group leaders Eileen Woodward and Hilloah Rohr. “We were greeted by blue skies and warm weather,” Hilloah reports. “Fifteen miles … Continue reading

Swampy III is done!


The core team (less Chris Sabo – but he is recovering!!) headed out to the Swampy III shelter Wednesday to do the final touch – DOORS!  Steve created magnificent doors for the new shelter and then devised and built an … Continue reading