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Ochoco Trail Mainenance

The Portland chapter of ONC accepted the responsibility of trail maintenance in the Ochoco Mountains following the dissolution of the Ochoco ONC chapter.  Last week

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Browder Ridge Meetup

Four hikers went up the Browder Ridge on Friday, July 12.  It was a strong performance, as the four veered off on the Heart Lake

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Close in to Town!

While most went further afield on Sunday, July 7, a few CONC members had other commitments and needed to stay close to town.  Two hiked

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Carl Lake Hike

Nine CONC-ers hiked to Carl Lake in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness on Sunday July 7th. The first two miles traversed an area burned in the

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Browder Ridge Hike

The CONC early Sunday hike across Browder Ridge in the Old Cascades Willamette National Forest  offered a full menu of flowering hillsides, wide open views,

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Coffin Mountain Hike

Coffin Mountain was spectacular Sunday, June 30. Twenty people made the tricky drive to the trailhead for a short, 3.5 mile hike. There were so

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Crescent Mountain

Two CONC hikers took the trail less traveled to the peak of Crescent Mountain in the Willamette National Forest on Sunday, June 30.  The north

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Browder Ridge Meetup

Tuesday, June 25, CONC Meetup hosted 15 hikers on the Browder Ridge trail in the Willamette National Forest off the Santiam highway.  Once again the

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Cougar Creek Trail

A dozen CONC hikers headed out to  the Ochocos to walk along the Cougar Creek Trail.  The group met at Bandit Springs on Hwy 26

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Cone Peak Bliss

Sixteen CONC members hiked to Cone Peak off Highway 20 just past the Highway 22 junction on Sunday, June 23.  The hike was described as

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Mid-week Lookout Mountain

In the middle of May, I flew over the Ochoco Mountains and noted one prominent, snow-covered ridge standing out against the forest of green, but

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Round Mountain

Two vehicles and eight CONC members headed out past Prineville to the Ochoco Mountains on Sunday, June 9. The objective was an out-and-back hike to

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Chimney Rock

Six folks took a stroll up the Chimney Rock trail on Sunday, June 9. They were treated with a surprising number and variety of wildflowers,

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Alder Springs Redux

A second trip to Gary’s favorite spot, Alder Springs north of Sisters, was undertaken last Thursday, June 6. The weather forecast was foreboding and an

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Alder Springs Hike

The Alder Springs trail 17 miles NE of Sisters is Gary Kelley’s favorite early season hike.  Five hikers followed him down into the desert canyon

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Tam-a-lau Hike

Nine people – and one dog – hiked the Tam-a-lau trail at Lake Billy Chinook today on Sunday, May 12. The CONC does this popular

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Dam Fiasco

The Dam Fiasco Our Central Oregon Nordic Club co-sponsored a presentation of “The Dam Fiasco” on Tuesday, May 7, by Mike Berry, a surveyor for

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North Santiam Backcountry Ski

Nine CONC members skied the backcountry from North Santiam Sno-Park toward Three Fingered Jack on Sunday, March 26. “Conditions were ideal with about one to

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