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Weed Watchers finish up the season!

It was another successful season! Wilderness Weed Watcher volunteers plodded along trails throughout the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest’s wilderness areas this past summer in search of invasive weeds. Many invasive plants were documented along nearly a dozen trails and 50 miles of our protected lands. The discovery of these plants reemphasizes the importance of this work – we’re doing our best as responsible recreationalists to protect the places we love so much. Read more…

Ghost Bears: Studying Grizzly Bears in Washington’s North Cascades

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and The Mountaineers are proud to present Ghost Bears: Studying Grizzly Bears in Washington’s North Cascades Ecosystem. Admission is free, but you need to secure your spot by signing up early!  Read more…

A Wilderness Trail Day

Reposted with permission from Mike & Amanda - the Access Fund Conservation Team

The Pacific Northwest is an adventurous climber’s dream. Long hikes into remote peaks and crags challenge climbers’ fitness and resolve, while towering granite peaks and spires inspire one to explore. So we were pretty psyched when we learned that we’d be heading to Darrington, Washington to work at a crag known as 3 O’clock Rock in the Boulder River Wilderness. Read more…

Explore Washington's Wilderness

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for us to protect our most pristine wild lands for future generations, and learn how you can get involved with issues facing these wild places in your backyard. Read more…

A Thank You to the Mountaineers Foundation

Over the past few years, the Mountaineers Foundation has been an integral supporter of our conservation program, making it possible for us to protect the outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their support has made it possible for us to uphold a century-old tradition of not only exploring but also protecting the lands and waters of the PNW. Read more…

Expert Team Assesses Fixed Anchors on Forbidden Peak

Written by Joe Sambataro, Northwest Regional Director for The Access Fund Read more…

Wilderness Weed Watchers in Full Swing

We're at mid-season this summer, much of the snow has melted away and that means the Wilderness Weed Watchers are hitting the trails to some of our region's most beautiful places in search of invasive weeds. We've had surveys come in from the Mount Baker, Clearwater and Henry M. Jackson wilderness areas with more on the way. Read more…

Donate Stoves and Lanterns for Residents Affected by Wildfires

The Mountaineers is collecting stoves and lanterns for those in the Methow region that have lost their homes and/or are without power due to the Carleton Fires. A significant number of people are also without running water or hot water. Read more…

Sharing the Winter Backcountry

Do you spend time outdoors during the winter? Do you backcountry or cross-country ski, snowboard, snowshoe or enjoy winter mountaineering? If your answer is yes, then you may be impacted by the new rules for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Management. Read more…

Take Only Memories…and Noxious Weed Data