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Paulina Peak Hike

Roz O’Donoghue led eleven  people on a “scenic walk” of about 8.5 miles and 800-1000 feet elevation gain last Sunday, August 25 in the Newberry

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Shevlin Park Walk

A third group went for a five mile walk-in-the-(Shevlin)-park on Sunday, August 18. They went out high along the west side on the newer Railroad

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McKenzie River Trail

Jerry Sebestyen lead a group of twelve people on the McKenzie River Trail on Sunday, August 18.  They began at the upper trailhead and hiked

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Wickiup Plains Loop

Eight CONC members did a hike Sunday, August 18, led by Susan Sullivan, from the Devils Lake Trailhead. They went up the South Sister climber’s

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Soda Creek Hikes

Two CONC groups set off for Soda Creek trail on Sunday, August 11th.  All started by the Green Lakes trailhead in perfect weather, cool at

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Scott Mountain

Scott Mountain sits just beyond McKenzie Pass and the Belknap Crater lava flow, in full view of the receding Collier Glacier on North Sister. On

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Todd Lake Rim

The rim viewpoints above Todd Lake afford spectacular vistas of the lake, Broken Top, and Sparks Lake. Fourteen CONC members hiked at a slow pace

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Chush Falls

Five hikers went out of Sisters to Chush Falls above Wychus Creek on Sunday, July 28.  The trail to the last, big falls was unexpectedly

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Metolius River Hike

Four CONC members hiked along the Metolius River Sunday, July 21.  The four started at the fish hatchery and hiked downstream on the east loop

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Horse Mountain Lookout

Horse Mountain Lookout Ten hikers started out on the trail at Elk Lake headed to the old Horse Mountain lookout in the Three Sisters Wilderness

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Pine Mountain Ridge

Six CONC hikers elected to hike the ridge on Pine Mountain where there is no trail on Sunday, July 21.  Everyone’s fingers were crossed that

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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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