Foothills Volunteer Spotlight: Phoebe Smith

Our Foothills volunteers and activity leaders are the heart and soul of our branch. This month we celebrate Phoebe Smith.
Lori Heath Lori Heath
Foothills Communications Volunteer
May 08, 2022

Meet Phoebe Smith, a Foothills hike leader, active member of the Foothills Hiking Committee, and secretary of the Navigation Committee. Phoebe earned Super Volunteer and Key Leader badges in 2021 in recognition of all she does for The Mountaineers! 

What brought you to the Pacific Northwest and when did you come?

I was born and raised in Washington.

What attracted you to The Mountaineers?

The wide range of activities and courses, the great people, and the commitment to advocacy and conservation. 

What have been your favorite volunteer memories with The Mountaineers?

I love the transformation that people go through as they learn new skills like those taught in the Wilderness Navigation Course. Supporting someone as they go from nervous and unsure to empowered and confident is pretty amazing.

What are your favorite activities and places in the PNW backcountry?

Hiking is my favorite activity, but choosing a favorite place among all the amazing PNW destinations is tough. I am very excited about a planned trip to Pete and Spectacle Lakes later in the year because I've not been there yet.