What we're about

I formed this group to allow retirees an opportunity to do "moderate" walking and hiking in the Portland area.

This group will offer a chance to meet other senior outdoor enthusiasts with similar walking goals. We will stop along the trails to take a breather, watch the beavers, listen to the birds, or look at different species of flowers and plants. We are a more laid-back group and we don't need to charge ahead or be the first in line.

If there is an interest, we could go beyond the Portland area -- out to the coastal mountain range, the coast, up to Mt. Hood, north to Mt. St. Helen's or south to Bend.

Let’s get out in nature and enjoy the different NW seasons with some camping, snowshoeing, SOLVE beach clean-ups, beach walking, kayaking, etc.

Beyond the great outdoors we can also enjoy social activities if your heart so desires - wine tasting, beach festivals, Outdoor concerts, movies, etc. We can certainly get together for coffee or a meal after our events, if members would like to relax and do more socializing. I'll try to mention a place to meet up.

Please:

1. When you become a member please do add your head-shot photo so we can recognize you at an event. Your real name would also be helpful.

2. There is no need to RSVP a "NO" to the event. But do RSVP a "YES" if you are reasonably sure you will attend. If you RSVP that you are attending and things change at the last minute, please go back in to Meetup and change your RSVP to a "NO". So that way I have an accurate head count and the members don't stand around waiting for you to arrive. If a member is a frequent "no-show" he/she may be removed from the group.

3. If we decide to carpool somewhere please plan to give money to the driver to allow for gasoline, wear and tear on the vehicle. Normally we will allow $ 0.10 per mile per carpooler, but a flat rate for a longer drive can be considered and agreed upon by the driver and passengers.

Declaration:

Waiver, release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for Group Activities of the Beaverton 60 Years and Over Walks, Camping and Adventures Group.

I understand that my execution of this Waiver, release and Indemnity Agreement ("Agreement") is a prerequisite for attending group activities sponsored by the Group. I further understand that there could be risks and dangers inherent in attending these activities.

I understand that in order to partake in Group activities I agree to assume all risks and to release and hold harmless Beaverton 60 Years and Over Walks, Camping and Adventures Group and its Group leaders, organizers, hosts and volunteers.

I intend by this Agreement to release, in advance, and to waive my rights and discharge all of the persons mentioned above, from any and all claims for death, personal injury, or property damage which I may have, or may hereafter accrue to me as a results of my participation in Group events, even though this liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective property, or equipment owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.

I intent and agree to financially indemnify and hold harmless the persons mentioned above from any actions brought against them by other parties on account of damages or injuries related to or caused by my participation in any of the Beaverton 60 Years and Over Walks, Camping and Adventures Group events.

I understand and agree that this Agreement is binding on me and any of my representatives.

I have carefully read this Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a Release of Liability and a contract between me and the persons mentioned above and I agree to these terms of my own free will.

When I RSVP for an event it indicates that you agree to these terms.

Thank you.

I hope you'll join us for many fun events! I look forward to meeting you in person!

Gail Brockway

Upcoming events (4)

A New Hiking Area - Battle Grounds Lake State Park

18002 NE 249th St

This super easy trail is a double loop around Battle Ground Lake featuring an upper and lower loop. The park is 280 acres of evergreen forest centered around a crater lake of volcanic Origin formed 105,000 years ago. Dogs are fine but must be on a leash. Please clean up after your pet. Please purchase a $10.00 Discover Pass at the automated pay station when you enter the park. Bring your own water and a snack/lunch you can have after the hike. Wear your mask and plan to social distance from other walkers. Address: 18002 N.E. 249th Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604 Allow 60 minutes to drive the 36 miles Direction: Take Hwy 217 N to 26 E to 405 N to I-5 N and cross over the interstate bridge. Follow I-5 and get off at Exit 11. Go right onto Hwy 502 to Battle Ground. Turn left onto N.E. Grace Avenue, then right onto N.E. 10th Street Veer left onto N.E. Heisson Road/11th Street Veer right onto N.E. 244th Street which becomes N.E. Palmer Road Turn left at N.E. 249th Street and follow road to the SECOND parking areas (by showers). Park there to start trail.

Powell Butte Nature Park Trails are CLOSED - hike CANCELLED

Powell Butte Nature Park is 612 acres 600 feet above southeast Portland. Its trails wind through forest settings, orchards, above underground reservoirs and up through grasslands atop the butte. There are a total of 9 miles of trails, but we'll be doing about 4.5 on today's trek. There is a gain of 530 feet to the 10 million year old Boring volcano, where, on a clear day, you can see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, Clackamas Butte, Mt. Scott. Mt. Jefferson, Gresham Butte and Olallie Butte. We'll cross through a meadow with a walnut and apple orchard (where we saw deer last time). Switchbacks ascend to cottonwoods, Douglas-fir, big-leaf maple, western hemlock, western red-cedar, oak savanna and sword ferns. The Visitor Center, picnic area, restrooms and water are NOT available due to COVID-19. Plan to bring your own drinking water. We have to keep 6 feet apart and wear a mouth/nose facial covering. Dogs are OK on a leash; please pick up after your pet. . Due to COVID-19 we cannot Park in the main parking area by the Visitors Center. Instead we will start at the Blacktail Deer trail on the opposite of the park. Use Powell Butte 2 at —- 5603 SE 145th Avenue, Portland —— as the address for your GPS.

Silver Falls State Park is CLOSED - Hike is CANCELLED

20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE

The Trail of Ten Falls is a 7.8 mile loop with the second highest concentration of waterfalls in Oregon (the Gorge is the first). The trail showcases one of the broadest collections of flor in the state. For the best view of the falls we’ll start at the North Falls Trailhead and walk on the Rim Trail towards the 177 foot South Falls. Well then go down the Canyon Trail to see the remaining falls and swimming holes. The trail ends at the 136 foot South Falls. We’ll walk in old growth forest and might see the start of Falls changing leaves. There are steps and a gain of 700 feet elevation, but we can slow down and take breaks as needed. Dogs are NOT allowed. Bring your own water and a snack/lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables before we loop back on the trail to our cars. Washrooms are available. Wear your mask and plan to social distance while hiking and picnicking. Address: 20024 Silver Falls Highway SE, Sublimity, OR 97385 Allow 1 1/2 hours to drive the 65 miles Directions: Take 217 S to I-5 and drive past Salem to Hwy 22 E. After 10 miles take exit 9 towards Aumsville. Turn right (North) onto 1st Street/Shaw Hwy SE Continue onto Brownwell Drive SE The Trailhead and parking lot for North Falls is 15.4 miles, on the left. Pay fees at automated fee station. Meet by the Trailhead sign.

Woods Memorial Nature Area Trails Should be Cool in the Morning

Woods Memorial Natural Area

The trails of Woods Memorial Nature Park are in a 36 acre native forest in the Fanno Creek watershed. We'll walk under the canopies of Douglas-fir, big-leaf maples, oak, willows, western red-cedar and Indian plum. Under those will be viburnum and red horse-chestnut among the carpets of water-leaf. We may be lucky enough to see "nature mandalas" made by a lady who visits the park and creates her designs. The 2.3 miles of trails are all natural (unpaved) and there are steps going up and down along different areas of the trails. There's a stream at the bottom of the slope and several foot bridges. We might get to view deer crossing through the park trails. There are no washrooms and water fountains. Please bring your own water bottle. Wear your mask and plan to socially distance from other walkers. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Please clean up after your pet. We will start at the South Trailhead after we park on the side of the road. Take SW Taylors Ferry Road and get off at 48th Avenue and go right. Take the 2nd Trailhead on the right (no signage) into SW Wood Parkway. Drive to end of road by dead end gate. Park on the right side of road by trees.

Past events (172)

Summerlake Park Loop Evening Walk - CANCELLED

Summerlake City Park

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