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Leaked Report Kicks Off Whirlwind Week for National Monuments

After weeks of uncertainty, a leaked report from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has reignited concerns about the fate of National Monuments and what this could mean for our public lands. The memo, titled Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act, doesn’t specify boundary changes, but does issue clear recommendations to shrink or alter ten National Monuments. Read more…

Introduction to Hiking - Oct 16 in Issaquah

Are you new to the Pacific Northwest and to giving hiking/backpacking a try for the first time? If you're not sure where to go, how to find compatible people to go with, what gear you need, or how to do it safely, join us on Monday, October 16 for a free seminar. Read more…

Walking the Wild: 18 Days on the John Muir Trail with Daniel Zilcsak - October 4

The Mountaineers Walking the Wild Series celebrates extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures by Mountaineers members with stories, photography, and information for other members to add those same experiences to their life list! Read more…

2017 Mountainfilm on Tour - October 12 & 14

Established in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues, and adventures. Read more…

Sail on the Adventuress September 24

As Mountaineers, many of us have spent the majority of our days roaming the hills, but haven't spent enough time on the waters of Puget Sound! On Sunday September 24, you're invited to try sailing without any prior experience, at just $45 for our members ($50 general public)! You can't find an experience like this anywhere else. Read more…

We're Searching for Our Next Development Director

In July, we were sad to say goodbye to our Development Director, Mary Hsue, after six very impactful years. Now we're looking to fill her shoes. Read more…

Find a Park, Drink Wine, Get a Discount - Sept 14

Fjallraven, a new outdoor clothing and gear brand in the Northwest, and Canoe Ridge Vineyard, a Seattle-based winery, are anxious to meet Mountaineers, show you what they offer, and give you a big discount - all while you learn about Seattle parks that you've probably never heard of. Read more…

Two Mountaineers Books Titles Named Finalists in 2017 Washington State Book Awards

Mountaineers Books is thrilled to announce that two of our recent titles are finalists for the 2017 Washington State Book Award — My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir by Leif Whittaker and Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild by Adrienne Ross Scanlan. Each of these are debut books by the authors. Read more…

Sign up for Mushroom Weekend At Meany Lodge - Oct 27-29, 2017

Join The Mountaineers and Puget Sound Mycological Society, along with our guest speaker Tom Keller, at Meany Lodge for the annual Mushroom Weekend. It is the perfect place to learn about foraging in the northwest and using mushrooms in both in food and non-food ways. You will experience various mushrooms served in a variety of entrees, and meet others who enjoy mushrooms as much as you do!

All participants will receive a mushroom kit at the end of the weekend that will include everything you need for a delicious mushroom meal at home. Books and waterproof mushroom identification keys will be available for purchase. Read more…

Remembering Mountaineer Sue Bennett

With great sadness we share the news of the passing of Sue Bennett, a beloved member of The Mountaineers community - a Mountaineer, Bellingham branch member, volunteer leader, and board member. Read more…