Hiking

Let’s Hike More

Off the couch and into the woods! Come along, join in. Lets ALL do what we can to get all our Trails Club members trekking and sharing in the joy of our awesome NW outdoor playground.

We can never have enough Hiking Committee Volunteers, Hike Leaders or Club Hiking Participants.
WANTED: Trails Club long time member whose B and C hikes days are dwindling.
We also need someone who wants to stay involved as Hiking Awards Coordinator. Share the experience of our long milers by assisting them in keeping track of what, where and how far they’ve gone. If this is you please email me.

Raya Budrevich – Trips Trustee TripsChair@trailsclub.org

Before –
. Become a certified hike leader (basic form, get access to hike admin stuff)
. Decide where you want to hike
. Publish hike
At hike –
. Every participant must sign in
. Collect funds
After hike –
. Return log form and money collected to the Event Committee Chair or Club Trips Trustee.
. Submit an optional trip report via website

The Trip Log form is used to register participants and have them sign the Recognition of Risks and Declaration of Intent.
Trip Log Form PDF Word


Emergency Report Forms

These forms are carried by hike leaders and used when there is an emergency on the trail.
The Emergency Rescue Request Card is used to record important information when someone goes for help.
The Emergency Contact Information Card form is information each hiker should carry in case of an emergency.
The Emergency Contact Information Form is to be used for extended trips involving transportation, risk and extended stay away from home.

Emergency Rescue Request Card PDF
Emergency Contact Information Card PDF
Emergency Contact Form PDF Word

The following files are information for trip leaders to use to plan their trip.
Leading Trips: Information for all trip leaders.
Hike Information: Distance, elevation gain, and driving distance for a lot of hikes.
Leader Tips: Suggestions and tips for hike leaders. Especially helpful for new hike leaders.
Hiking with The Trails Club: A pamphlet with club hiking guidelines.

Leading Trips PDF
Hike Information PDF Word
Leader Tips PDF Word
Hiking with The Trails Club PDF

Hike Awards Mileage tracking
Beginning January 1, 2009 Trails Club members will be responsible for tracking their own mileage if they are interested in competing for the Mary Lou Greene High Miler Award and the Una Davies High Traveler Award to be presented at the annual banquet. The Mary Lou Greene Award is presented annually to the member who accumulates the most total miles on TCO-sponsored hikes, backpacks, snowshoes, skis, and a percentage of bike rides. The Una Davies Award goes to the member who has hiked the most new miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington. Application forms for the awards will be available from Carolyn Jenkins, the Trips Trustee.

Awards applications forms and Policies are available on the Forms page in the member’s area.