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Ten Essential Mounties of Instagram for 2017

Capturing our wild places is a legacy all adventurers share, and today it's easier than ever through social media. Instagram is an incredible place to find inspiration, meet new people, and connect with the world around us.  Read more…

Only 12 hours left to Meet The Match

You've seen it, the magic of the outdoors - the dancing Northern Lights, an eagle swooping down to nab its prey, or a perfect pyramid-shadow cast by a mountain at sunrise. The moment takes your breath away. You feel awe-struck. And grateful. And connected. Read more…

A BIG reason to help today – matching gift!

Like you, Susie and her daughter love to get outside on the trails to connect with nature and each other. A few years ago, they spontaneously decided to go snowshoeing at Paradise on Christmas Day. It was their best day ever and one her daughter will never forget. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Rich Lawrence

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to .... Read more…

Gear Review: Small Avalanche Beacons

My first avalanche transceiver was the original Ortovox S1, which sported 3 antennas, a slick grid search, and looked like a transponder from Star Trek. Considering flip phones were just on the way out and Myspace was still relevant it didn’t seem out of place. Read more…

Help Connect People to the Outdoors

Remember the exhilaration you felt the first time you set foot on a mountain summit, snowshoed under a canopy of trees, or paddled in open water? Your experience not only shaped you, but also connected you to the place that made it possible. And I bet it's what inspires you to care for and protect it today. Read more…

Benefits to a Pow Stay at Stevens Lodge

When you're a skier in Washington state, one thing is certain: the rare Pow Day is reason to call in sick ("white fever" anyone?)! Your friends at Stevens Lodge have a few ways to optimize that Winter Storm Warning that you've been reading about all week! Read more…

Join us for the 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Join the Seattle Branch as we recognize the outstanding achievements of all of our Mountaineers volunteersThe event is open to volunteers across the entire organization and tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Read more…

The Doug Walker I Knew

Life is full of people you don’t know for long, but who have a profound impact on your life and work. I met a guy like that a little more than a year ago. It was at the REI flagship in Seattle, for an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read more…

Leadership Conference 2016: Recap from Women's Experience in the Outdoors

As part of the Leadership Conference, we hosted our first-ever session focused on the women’s experience in the outdoors. This session offered an opportunity for our leaders to connect and share insights surrounding the women’s experience in the outdoors and learn about the unique challenges women experience in the outdoors.  Read more…