Olympia Adventure Speaker Series 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 Olympia Adventure Speaker Series takes place on the first Wednesday of each month from November 2022-April 2023. The speakers will share their adventures to all areas of the world and inspire you to chase your dreams.
Dee Ann Kline Dee Ann Kline
Olympia Branch Super Volunteer
November 22, 2022
Olympia Adventure Speaker Series 2022-2023

Mountaineers from all branches, their guests, and community members are invited to join the Olympia Mountaineers on the first Wednesday of each month from November 2022 through March  2023 for our much-loved Adventure Speaker Series! Olympia Mountaineers have hosted this amazing free event for many years, and are pleased to be able to return this year with a line up of new and familiar speakers.

Craig Romano - Backpacking Washington, 2nd Edition | Dec 7

Drawing from his latest release, Craig will be spotlighting spectacular backpacking destinations from the wild Olympic Coast to the sun-kissed canyons of the Blue Mountains. Highlights include Mount Olympus’s Glacier Meadows, Mount St Helens’ Loowit Trail, the Pasayten Wilderness’s Cathedral Lakes, Northeastern Washington’s Salmo-Priest Wilderness - and so many more stunning trips. Backpacking Washington includes 80 trips from throughout the state, ranging from 14 to 46 miles - making them perfect for weekend and week-long adventures. Romano has written more than 25 books and has hiked more than 30,000 miles in Washington.

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Tami Asars - Fall Color Hikes washington | Jan 4

Come see amazing photos and get tips for planning fall and winter outings. Tami highlights scenic drives and hiking trail particulars.

Tami Asars is an outdoor writer and nature photographer living in the Cascade foothills of Washington with her husband, Vilnis, and her rough collie, Scout. She is the author of five hiking guides, including Hiking the Wonderland Trail and Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington, as well as a contributor for outdoor publications and online hiking resources. Her work has appeared in several magazines, including Alaska Airlines, City Dog, Washington Trails, and Washington Magazine. See more at www.tamiasars.com.

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PAUL SOUDERS - ARTIC SOLITAIRE | FEB 1 

For more than 30 years, Paul Souders' adventures have taken him across all seven continents as a professional photographer. His photography has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including National Geographic, Geo ( France and Germany), Time, and Life magazines. His images have won first place awards at the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions, the National Geographic Photo of the Year contest, and the Grand Prize in the Big Picture Competition. Paul lives in Seattle with his wife Janet and pup, Lulu.

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LAUREN BRADEN - 52 WAYS TO NATURE WASHINGTON BY SEASON | Mar 1 

This presentation will highlight ways to get outdoors and experience nature all year long, from waterfall hikes to apple picking, cross country skiing, and digging for clams. Each of the 52 adventures in Lauren's featured book provides a detailed “how to” section, places to go to try each activity, and a guided nature journal prompt so that you can record your connections to nature and make memories. 

Lauren is an outdoors and travel writer in Seattle, and founder of the local trip-planning website Northwest TripFinder. She is passionate about connecting PNW locals to close-to-home getaways and outdoor adventures that nurture the soul. Her work has been featured in Washington Trails, ParentMap, Outdoors NW, and the Seattle PI, as well as in books on travel, gardening, and citizen activism. She lives in Seattle with her beloved veggie garden, husband, young son, and their golden retriever.

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Event Details

  • Location: Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Drive, Olympia
  • Doors open at 6pm 
  • Speaker begins at 7pm
  • Doors will remain open for proper ventilation, please dress accordingly
  • Masking requirements will be in compliance with any CDC, state, and local guidelines in place at the time of each event

RSVP Information 

Please RSVP for each Speaker Series event you and any guest plan to attend. Non-members are welcome to sign up as a guest. 

To RSVP, sign into The Mountaineers website as a member or as a guest. Click on the event's RSVP button. Changes to the time and date of any events are possible. Those who have RSVP'd will receive notice of any changes. 

Questions

Reach out to Carolyn Burreson at cbburreson@gmail.com for more information. 

Past events

LESLIE ROMER - LOST FIRE LOOKOUTS, HIKES AND HISTORIES: OLYMPIC PENINSULA AND WILLAPA HILLS | NOV 2 

Local mountaineer Leslie Romer has been hunting and discovering the locations of fire lookout sites in the Northwest and Southwest US for 20 years. She has hiked to almost every fire lookout between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Columbia River.

Leslie will share her favorite hikes in this coastal region with us through pictures and stories. Copies of her book, Lost Fire Lookout Hikes and Histories: Olympic Peninsula and Willapa Hills, will be available.

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Questions

Reach out to Carolyn Burreson at cbburreson@gmail.com for more information. 

Past events

LESLIE ROMER - LOST FIRE LOOKOUTS, HIKES AND HISTORIES: OLYMPIC PENINSULA AND WILLAPA HILLS | NOV 2 

Local mountaineer Leslie Romer has been hunting and discovering the locations of fire lookout sites in the Northwest and Southwest US for 20 years. She has hiked to almost every fire lookout between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Columbia River.

Leslie will share her favorite hikes in this coastal region with us through pictures and stories. Copies of her book, Lost Fire Lookout Hikes and Histories: Olympic Peninsula and Willapa Hills, will be available.

Learn more


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