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Maintaining and building trails in Central Oregon




The Central Oregon Nordic Club enhances the experience of backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in Central Oregon by:

  • Organizing volunteers to maintain winter trails (diamonds, signs, brushing)
  • Organizing outings for ski touring, snowshoeing & hiking
  • Providing trail maps at Sno-Parks
  • Advocating for protection of the backcountry experience
  • Constructing and maintaining shelters
  • Stocking shelters with firewood
  • Teaching Nordic skiing skills for members
  • Organizing annual social events for member
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Your donation  helps us buy trail signs, blue diamonds to mark ski and snowshoe trails.  Your donation buys tools to clear the trails.  And your donation helps us maintain snow shelters. CONC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible.

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As a member, you can volunteer to work on trails – marking them and clearing them.  You also can join us on our outings – weekly and overnight cross country ski and snowshoe outings.

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Volunteer to help us keep the back country ski and snowshoe trails clear and well-marked.  Help us cut wood for our snow shelters.  Help us maintain those shelters.  

Upcoming Events and Activities

  1. Cross Country Skiing the Dolomites, Jan. 29-Feb. 15, 2020

    January 29, 2020 - February 15, 2020
  2. Methow Valley February 2-7, 2020

    February 2, 2020 - February 7, 2020
  3. Crater Lake Ski

    March 6, 2020 - March 8, 2020
  4. Walking in the Azores

    May 3, 2020 - May 18, 2020
  5. Iceland – A Land of Fire and Ice

    June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Swampy Shelter Ramble

Linda Frost led eight folks along the Swampy Lakes loop to the shelter on Sunday November 10.  She remarked that the hiking trail is always

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Matthieu Lakes Loop

Susan Sullivan led 11 CONC members on a hike on Sunday, November 10 from McKenzie Pass to Matthieu Lake; taking advantage of the last Sunday

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Horse Lake Loop

Eric Ness led 11 CONC members on one of his favorite hikes to Horse Lake on Sunday, November 10 starting from the Elk Lake trailhead.

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Grey Butte Key Exchange

Roz led a classic key exchange hike on Sunday, November 4.  One group of seven started at Smith Rock and hiked uphill to Orchard trailhead

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Lava Butte

This time of year, the red-paved road up to Lava Butte is closed to cars, making it perfect for hiking.  So Linda Frost and ten

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