Angora Hiking Club marks 100th anniversary with July events | Community

July is the 100th anniversary of Angora Hiking Club. It will start off with a display at the Clatsop County Historical Society, 714 Exchange Street in Astoria.

Due to the COVID pandemic the planned 100th Centennial event has been postponed.

Planned July events are on target for Soapstone Lake and kayaking on the Necanicum River.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, is the starting of the Soapstone Lake Trail. It is located east of Seaside on Hwy 101 on Hwy 53 between milepost 4 and 5. It is a quarter mile road in to trailhead.

No facilities so bring water, snacks and sturdy shoes. The lake offers a chance to see a variety of wildlife including beaver and eagles. This is an easy 3.2 mile trail. If interested please call leader, Joe Balden 503-801-3762 by Friday, July 17.

The July Paddle is an easy ride on the Necanicum River for a maximum of eight participants. They will begin at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 18. They will meet at the Seaside Lodge and International Hostel, 930 North Holladay Drive, in Seaside.

Kayaks, life jackets and paddles will be provided. Paddlers should bring water, snacks, sunglasses and wear a hat. If interested call guide, Nguyen Trung by Friday, July 17, at 503 739-0243.

Angora is a friendly club and has a website at for more information. Membership is $10.00 annually. Dogs are not allowed to the events.

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