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Meany Lodge Committee Positions Open + Snow Cat Transport

Meany Lodge Committee Positions Open + Snow Cat Transport

Looking to get involved this winter? Meany Lodge is looking to fill several committee positions. Also, we're putting out a call to help transport our snow cat to town.

Leader Spotlight: Jacob Wolniewicz

Leader Spotlight: Jacob Wolniewicz

Leader Spotlight is a monthly blog to showcase our incredible volunteer leadership at The Mountaineers. Meet this month's featured leader: Jacob Wolniewicz. He is a Seattle-based volunteer who joined to gain technical skills and stayed for the community!

It's going to be a POW year and we're ready!

It's going to be a POW year and we're ready!

While some folks are still disillusioned about last year's ski season, we're convinced that this will be a year to remember!

Stewardship

Stewardship

What does stewardship mean to you? If we, as humans, are stewards of this planet, are we doing the best we can with what we know? According to Steve, it's complicated.

Thanks for these 2014 achievements!

Thank you for all you helped us accomplish in 2014! Read about our youth experiences, conservation hours, member happiness, adult outdoor education, publishing milestones, events and activities report, volunteers, and branches and lodges.

Speak Up for the Enchantments

Speak Up for the Enchantments

A broad water management proposal could have negative impacts for outdoor enthusiasts in the Enchantments Lakes Area. We encourage you to learn more about the proposal, check out our concerns, and use the public comment period to make your voice heard.

Youth Camp on Baker! Aug 20-24, 2018

Youth Camp on Baker! Aug 20-24, 2018

We have a few slots left for our Mountaineers youth in a 5-day overnight camp to Baker Lodge! If you're a kiddo aged 10 an up, we hope you'll join us for this mini-getaway from August 20-24, 2018.

Celebrating Washington's Wilderness 50

Celebrating Washington's Wilderness 50

Our standing-room only celebration - and call to action - was a huge success. If you weren't able to attend, here are some thoughts on the event.

Fire and Drought: Impacts Beyond Recreation

Fire and Drought: Impacts Beyond Recreation

Fire season is no fun for anyone. It depletes resources and impacts recreation. But the implications are greater than many people realize.

Watch out for those weeds!

Watch out for those weeds!

Join The Mountaineers for a weed watchers hike this spring and summer! Learn how to identify and remove invasive plants and to do trail surveys to find noxious weed infestations before they get too big.

2017 Leadership Conference: Recap, Survey Results, and Presentation Materials

2017 Leadership Conference: Recap, Survey Results, and Presentation Materials

A recap and overview of The Mountaineers 2017 Leadership Conference.

Olympia Branch Picnic - July 23

Olympia Branch Picnic - July 23

Our Olympia Branch is hosting the annual summer picnic. RSVP by July 20 for picnic July 23.

Mountaineers Books Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Mountaineers Books Holiday Gift Guide 2015

When you give Mountaineers Books as gifts, you are giving more than just a holiday present -- you are encouraging a lifelong love of reading and the outdoors!

Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Each year we bring volunteers with us to the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. Learn more information about the conference and apply for a scholarship to attend.

BeWild Speaker Series - Introducing 2019 Lineup

BeWild Speaker Series - Introducing 2019 Lineup

The Mountaineers are proud to present the BeWild Speaker Series, putting passion and adventure on the stage! Come to these talks to unlock inspiration to seek adventure, connect with nature, and work to protect the wild places we cherish.

Wildfires and Smoke Create Hazards and Close Popular Recreation Areas

Wildfires and Smoke Create Hazards and Close Popular Recreation Areas

Check conditions and use caution when it comes to current wildfires across the Pacific Northwest.

Mountaineering Sisters of Adventure

Mountaineering Sisters of Adventure

Two young Mountaineers tell their story of how they got started climbing.

Wildnearby

Wildnearby

Hope that our wild nearby stays wild for future generations.

The Mountaineers & Camp Long - Partners in Serving Youth

The Mountaineers & Camp Long - Partners in Serving Youth

In the fall of 2010, The Mountaineers launched our Mountain Workshops Program — a program that partners with local youth-serving agencies to teach kids outdoor skills and give them meaningful outdoor experiences.

BeWild with Colin Haley: From Shuksan to Cerro Torre

BeWild with Colin Haley: From Shuksan to Cerro Torre

Want an inside look at life as a full-time alpinist? Join us April 10 at 7pm as Colin Haley gives you the highs and lows of his last season in Patagonia, and a look back his early years in the North Cascades.

Family Adventures at Meany Lodge

Family Adventures at Meany Lodge

Enjoy a beautiful summer weekend hiking, biking and relaxing with your family at Meany Lodge.

Olympia Branch Elections - 2015

Olympia Branch Elections - 2015

Vote for the 2015 Olympia Branch Leadership Committee, and say thank you to our leaders retiring their posts.

Spring/Summer Seattle Photography Committee Activities & Classes

Spring/Summer Seattle Photography Committee Activities & Classes

The Seattle Photography Committee invites all Mountaineer members and the public to our scheduled activities and classes.

Embracing Uncertainty: Training for a 100-Miler

Embracing Uncertainty: Training for a 100-Miler

Jessica Hewitt tells her tale of training for a 100 mile footrace with grace, wit, and an understanding of what it takes to go that extra mile.

BeWild: An Interview with Libby Sauter

BeWild: An Interview with Libby Sauter

Recent AAC Award Recipient and BeWild Speaker Libby Sauter will be here June 2. We sat down with to learn more about her and what you can expect in her talk on June 2.

Happy Birthday, Fred Beckey!

Happy Birthday, Fred Beckey!

Living legend Fred Beckey turns 93 today and we're thrilled to wish him an awesome birthday.

10 Essential Questions: Felicia Wibowo

10 Essential Questions: Felicia Wibowo

Meet Felicia, a 24-year member who started climbing and scrambling with The Mountaineers, and now is a leader in kayaking and hiking. If she had a superpower, it would be to control the wind.

Stevens Lodge Hosts Climate Change Roundtable with Rep. DelBene

Stevens Lodge Hosts Climate Change Roundtable with Rep. DelBene

We hosted Congresswoman DelBene and winter recreation industry professionals at our very own Stevens Lodge for a discussion on the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation.

Slots still available for Beginning Hiking and Backpacking Seminars!

Slots still available for Beginning Hiking and Backpacking Seminars!

Whether you are first time hiker or more experienced backpacker looking for advanced tips from our experienced group of leaders, we've got something for you. Check out our Beginning Backpacking, Intro to Hiking, and Lightweight Backpacking Seminars!

Meet our Dorothy - Kitsap Forest Theater

Meet our Dorothy - Kitsap Forest Theater

The 2017 Mountaineers Kitsap Forest Theater season is underway, with a new rendition of the classic Wizard of Oz! Here is a little more about its star, Dorothy, played by actress Jasmine Harrick.