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BeWild: Andrew Mclean, Skiing the 'Alaska Family' - September 20

Join us on September 20, 2018 to hear Andrew Mclean's stories from summiting and skiing down the Alaska Family of peaks Father Denali, Mother Sultanan and the child Mt. Hunter. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Sara Ramsay

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to.... Read more…

Everett Branch "Rocks Around the Clock" on National Trails Day

On June 2, members of the Everett Branch’s Lookout and Trail Maintenance (LOTM) Committee and a coalition of outdoor groups participated in National Trails Day. We had a great time working on the 8-Mile Trail near Darrington. The trail leads to Three O’Clock Rock, a popular rock climbing site. Other groups included the Washington Climbing Coalition, Summit Everett, and Friends for Public Use.  Read more…

The Importance of Turnaround Times

Decision-making as a leader is hard and inevitable. There are times when you are forced to face these epic inner battles rivaling Middle-Earth wars and can choose to retreat or be defeated. Retreat equates to loss of pride, but you live to die another day. Defeat may bring you to the ultimate destination but may also ensure delicious victory in the clenching teeth of the Sauron of Summit Fever. Read more…

Stories To Tell By Firelight

Much to my surprise, upon leaving park headquarters the other day, I walked to my car and discovered an envelope tucked beneath its windshield wipers. Scrawled upon it was the note: “Elk study.” Read more…

Foothills Volunteer Spotlight: Patti Polinsky and Michael Montgomery

Our branch wants to give a big shout out to Patti Polinsky and Michael Montgomery! Meet these awesome volunteers whose hard work is a huge asset to the Foothills branch community. Read more…

Meany Lodge Work Parties - Help Needed July 20 & 21

Meany Lodge is undergoing significant updates in the upcoming weeks and we need your help to get all the work done! Meany is a special place to many in our community, and these projects will significantly improve the lodge for future users. The upcoming work parties are on July 20 and July 21.   Read more…

Join us at the 2018 Wilderness Risk Management Conference!

How do industry trends affect, shape, and impact our programs at The Mountaineers? If this is a question that you've ever considered – and a conversation that you're interested in being a part of – we invite you to join The Mountaineers at this year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Portland, Oregon. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Dale Flynn

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to .... Read more…

Tips for Understanding and Preparing for Wind

Other than for the sailors among us, strong winds are generally annoying. Camping, paddling, skiing, cycling – all better enjoyed without 30+ mile-an-hour gusts. We can layer up for cold and down for the heat. We’ve got Gortex to defeat the rain and snow. But wind often feels relentless in spite of our best efforts to cope with it. Read more…