Thunderbird
Mt Jefferson
The
Chemeketans
Sharing A Common Interest
In Outdoor Activities
Annual Outing - 2017

The Annual Outing this year will be something new and different. Rather than the mountains we will camp, hike, and enjoy outdoor camaraderie in the California Redwoods. There are plenty of interesting forest and beach hikes and fun kayaking locations.

Mark your calendar for a week, or even two, July 29 to August 12. Donít miss out. Registration begins March 1. See The Outing Documents section below for details.

Mazamas, Obsidians, and members of other Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs registering for the outing are eligible for member prices, and should indicate on the application the club with which they are affiliated.

Non-Chemeketan registrations will be accepted as of April 1. Registrations for non-Chemeketans received prior to April 1 will be treated as if received April 1.

Outing Documents

     Outing Guide (covers camp life and outing activities)

     Registration Form

     Liability Form : Each camper or their guardian must sign a waiver.

For more information, contact Ken Ash.

History:

Find a list of many of the past outing locations here.

The 2016 Outing was in the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon with their abundance of hiking trails and nearby attractions. We were guests of the Nez Perce on their Tribal Homeland.

The 2015 Outing campground was near home at Deschutes Bridge, southwest of Bend. Campers hiked Three Sisters Wilderness trails which are too far from home for a day trip and kayaked the numerous area lakes.

The 2014 Outing was held on the Blackfeet Tribal Campground just north of St. Mary, Montana. Participants enjoyed the magnificent hikes of Glacier National Park and the abundant wildlife.

The 2013 Outing campground was in the town of Packwood, a few miles south of Mt. Rainier National Park. Participants had access to the National Park, as well as many trails in the Goat Rocks area. Wildflowers on many of the trails were spectacular.

The 2012 Annual Outing was held in the Fawn Group Campground in the Trinity Alps of northern California, adjacent Trinity (Claire Engle) Reservoir. Temperatures were unseasonably hot, even for that area, but hikers found many beautiful hikes and swimming holes to enjoy.

The 2011 Annual Outing was held at the Chemeketan Campground July 30 through August 13, 2011 in Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. The Outing was held near the south end of Idaho’s Stanley Basin,  located about 35 miles north of the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. This is the headwaters of the Salmon River, “The River of No Return.”

The 2010 Annual Outing was held near Trout Lake, Washington July 31 through August 14, 2010 on the south side of 12,276-foot Mt. Adams. Mt. Adams is a spectacular glacier-clad mountain which presides over a land rich in Native American history.

The 2009 Annual Outing was held at Skykomish, Washington from Saturday, August 1 through Saturday August 15, 2009.  Skykomish is located on U.S. Hwy 2 on the west side of Stevens Pass and is approximately 49 miles east of Everett, WA. or 55 miles west of Leavenworth, WA. 

The 2008 Outing was held at the Wallowa Mountains of northeast Oregon beginning Saturday, August 2, 2008.   The campsite was located on the Wolfe Ranch near Lostine, Oregon .  

The 2007 Outing was held at the Olympic National Park from Saturday, July 28th through Saturday, August 11th. The Outing campsite was at the Clallam County Fairgrounds at Port Angeles, Washington.

The 2006 Outing was held at the Broken Arrow Campground at Diamond Lake, Oregon from Saturday, July 29th, to Saturday, August 12th.

The 2005 Outing was held in the Maroon-Bells Wilderness, Colorado at the Bogan Flats Group Camp Saturday, July 30 through Saturday, August 13.

The 2004 Outing was held July 31st through August 14th at the North Cascades National Park at the Lower Goodell Group Camp. The North Cascades are in northern Washington easterly from Sedro-Woolley, Washington. 

The 2003 Outing was held Aug. 2-16 near Lassen Peak, California at Hat Creek Campground with hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

The 2002 Outing was held at the Chemeketan Group Camp site in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho about 27 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.

The 2001 Outing was July 29 to August 12 at the North Fork Group Camp sites on the North Fork of the Cispus River near Randle, Washington.

The 2000 Outing was July 29-August 12 in the Wind River Range in Wyoming at North Fork Lake near Pinedale, WY. 

The 1999 Outing was July 31-August 14 at Excelsior Park in northern Washington near Mt. Baker.

Revised 28 Dec 2016