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Pine Mountain Observatory

 Wind, dropping temperatures and moisture clouds were the challenges for seven hikers to do what they planned.  After the long drive to Pine Mountain, we

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Chimney Rock on a Warm Day

With vaccination rates high and confidence higher, a COVID bubble went out to Chimney Rock on Sunday, April 18.  Temperatures hit 80 degrees, but it

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Santiam Slalom

A COVID bubble of four took one last ski on Santiam Pass, on Sunday, April 18.  The snow on the ski up in the morning

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A Fine Day for Tam-a-Lau

Linda Frost led a hike on Tam-a-Lau to Lake Billy Chinook on Sunday, April 11.  The flowers were quite nice, especially the Arrowleaf Balsamroot and

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Paying Firewood Forward

Gary Elnan joined Chris Sabo and Joe Welke (FS) in supplying future firewood to the AC/DC shelter on Thursday, March 18. Chris  and Joe  provided the

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2013 Yellowstone Trip

On March 16, 2021 —  St. Patrick’s Day Eve —  John Fertig gave a Zoom presentation of his ski trip to Yellowstone in 2005.  

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Request for SNS Bindings

Can you help provide sit-skis to schools by donating your old bindings? CXC (Central Cross Country Skiing), out of Wisconsin, needs bindings for sit-skis which

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Berley Lakes Ramble

There were no CONC group hikes again this past weekend, but adventure is still out there to be had.  Thursday July 23rd was a sunlit

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Flower Fotos-July 2020

Photos below are arranged “roughly” in alphabetical order, according to the common name identified by the photographer.  The captions are embedded in the photo by

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Midweek Gray Butte

Wednesday, July 1, a hardy group of CONCers hiked up and around Gray Butte, led by Roz.  They hiked via a combination of road, trail

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Black Crater

Jerry Sebestyen led a hike up Black Crater off McKenzie Pass on Sunday, July 12.  The hike is about 7.5 miles with roughly 2,000 feet

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Lookout Mountain Redux

Lookout Mountain was perfect Sunday, June 21.  Best of all, it wasn’t crowded.  All the mountains were on display from the summit cliff, and the

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