A.A.C., Oregon Section. Our annual Smith Rock trail work party took place April 4. Smith Rock has become “The” place to rock climb in Oregon and is also attracting many foreign climbers to its beautiful walls. Because of this increase in use, Smith is experiencing damage to its environment and trails. The Oregon Section is working with the Oregon State Parks Department and the climbing community to find solutions to these problems. In March at the evening get-together we were given an exciting slide show by photographer/climber Avery Tichenor, featuring several ascents of El Cap. Our annual trip to the Snow Shoe Club Cabin on the north side of Mount Hood took place in December.
Tim C. Carpenter, Chairman