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Ridge Loop in a Blizzard

Susan led a group of eleven skiers up to Swampy SnoPark on Sunday, January 12.  Given the blizzard-like weather, the group decided to choose the

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Paulina Lodge Moonlight Ski

Trish Nelson spontaneously made dinner reservations at the Paulina Lodge for January 10; the night of the full moon.  So five CONC members skied out

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Nordeen Maintenance

Peter Geiser was skiing the Nordeen loop Sunday, January 5 and came across a couple trees over the trail just south of Junction 41.  Before

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Ridge Loop-Swampy Loop

Five skiers went out the Ridge loop led by Susan Sullivan on Sunday, January 5.  They had so much fun that they added the Swampy

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End of 2019

On Sunday, December 29, there were a couple of outings.  Jerry (and Perry) skied up Flagline Access to where it intersects with Flagline.  They located

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Dog Leg Butte Training

On Thursday, December 19, John Fertig organized an outing for prospective trip leaders.  It was to be a short ski to Swampy shelter where we

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Dutchman Ski Maintenance

    On Wednesday, December 18, Susan Sullivan led five folks who combined a bit of skiing with some trail maintenance work in the Dutchman

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Swampy Snowshoe Maintenance

“Sunny skies, snow, and 8 smiling volunteers – a great combination to check the entire Porcupine Snowshoe trail at Swampy Lakes” said Bob Timmer on

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Dutchman Flats Warmup

Twelve skiers wanted to get out in spite of the “iffy” conditions, and warm up their ski legs.  They all set off from the Nordic

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Holiday Donations

James Cagney wanted to thank the Nordic Club for all the donations brought to the Holiday party.  He delivered his full, full carload of our

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Lava Cast Forest

Last Sunday, November 24, fifteen CONC members went on a rather untraditional outing.  We went to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and hiked around the

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Crescent Mountain Redux

Continuing with her “trails less traveled” theme, Roz led a hike to the top of Crescent Mountain on the old Cascade Crest trail  Wednesday, November

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Riley Ranch

On the edge of northeast Bend is a go-to hiking venue—Riley Ranch.  A group of CONC hikers ventured there on Sunday, November 17.  They enjoyed

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Green Lake

Susan Sullivan had the idea to hike to Green Lake Sunday, November 17 as a “last chance” before the road closure the following Thursday.  Overcast

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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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Otter Bench

Roz lead 12 CONC hikers on the Otter Bench trail on Sunday October 27.  The trail is in the Crooked River canyon, about two thirds

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Two Deschutes River Trips

There were two hikes along the Deschutes River this Sunday, October 27.   Linda Frost led 10 folks along the Deschutes River trail, keeping close

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Dry Canyon Hike

It was a chilly, wet start to the Dry Canyon hike on Sunday, October 20, but it turned out to be a great choice for

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Vista Butte Ramble

On Sunday, October 13 nine hikers from CONC left Swampy Lakes Sno-Park for a hike to the top of Vista Butte. They walked the trails

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