Here's the first look at Ozone, the guidebook and fund-raiser we've been pushing for the past couple months. We think it's pretty sweet. This cover shot is of Amy Stewart climbing Burrito Killa. (Photo by Mark Deffenbaugh, layout and design by Jerrel McQuen of DHX Advertising.)
At present, the book is undergoing some final edits and prep work before it hits the printer later this week. It's running just about 60 pages, which includes tons of full-color photographs, topo maps provided by Tim Olson, history and development information, and route descriptions for more than 75 routes at Ozone.
It's taken a lot of hard work from a crew of volunteers to put this beauty together, but it'll all be worth it come Oct. 1. Not only will a top-notch guide hit the streets that day, but we — that means everyone! — will also be able to take a lot of pride in knowing that substantial proceeds from the sale of Ozone will go directly to benefit our friend Kevin Rauch and his family. (We'll be selling the guidebooks for a minimum donation of $25.)
Please, spread the word, pass on the link to this site, and turn out for the event Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in Northwest Portland. (And if you or anyone you know would like to donate to the silent auction, let us know!)