To learn more about Everett Branch activities and be inspired by stories and images from one of many guest speakers, attend a monthly membership meeting! Held on the first Wednesday of every month (except for summer months when everyone is out hiking or paddling), meetings are open to members and the general public. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in the Snohomish County East Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Rm F107, downtown Everett.
Historic Fire Lookout Maintenance
The Mountaineers Everett Branch Lookout and Trail Maintenance Crew (LOTM) provides critical volunteer maintenance to the historic Pilchuck, Three Fingers, and Heybrook Lookouts fire lookouts on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, keeping these structures open to the visiting public so that thousands of annual visitors may see, touch and experience a piece of history that might otherwise be lost. During an average of 20 work parties each season, the volunteers paint and stain, replace roofing shakes and broken windows, and repair structural elements to lookouts originally constructed in the 1930’s and ‘40s. In the past two years, dozens of urban youth from Seattle Parks and Recreation and the International District Housing Alliance have worked closely with The Mountaineers to paint and repair the Heybrook Fire Lookout, an experience that inspired six of these youth to find seasonal jobs with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie recreation and fire crews in 2011.
The Everett Branch of The Mountaineers was founded in 1910 by H.B. Hinman, an Everett dentist. The new organization successfully sponsored over a dozen hikes that year. Its first outing was a hike to Lake Isabelle. Several hundred members of the public attended “stereopticon” presentations at the Everett High School auditorium. Dr. Hinman, his wife, and seven other branch members reached the summit of Glacier Peak in August 1910 during The Mountaineers’ annual outing. The branch was not “officially” founded until 1911 when The Mountaineers charter was amended to provide for branches. This anomaly allowed the branch to hold its centennial celebration in 2010 and 2011! Everett members share a wide variety of activities. attend one of the branch monthly meetings to discover more about the branch.
Everett courses, activities and volunteer events can be accessed through the buttons below while detailed branch specific information can be found at Everett.mountaineers.org
- *upcoming* Events
- June 03, 2015 Monthly Branch Meeting Snohomish County Administration Building
- June 06, 2015 National Trails Day Darrington White Chuck Bench Trail
- June 08, 2015 Alpine Scrambling Committee Meeting Robert J. Drewell Building
- September 12-13, 2015 42nd Annual Alpine Scrambling Reunion Stevens Lodge
- October 04, 2015 Annual Everett Branch Salmon Bake Granite Falls Maonic Park