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Re-Roofing the Top of the World

Three Fingers is, quite possibly, the most exceptional Grange Hall style L-4 lookout cabin ever built; it was, most certainly, built in the most impossible location.  Read more…

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Special Presentation - Nov 19

Meet your fellow Mountaineers and learn how to get involved in our outdoor activities, then stay for our feature presentation by Julie Myer. Read more…

Winter Carnival

As all Meanyites know, Meany is all about family (yes not only about skiing or snowboarding), and in this vein Meany starts the season with Holiday Week and ends with Winter Carnival. This family centered weekend features fun and games for all ages and sizes. Read more…

Outdoor Education: A Salmon Safari

Walking down the steep switchbacks to the creek, I was startled by the sound of a herd of third graders yelling, “I see them! There they are!” I was being particularly careful to focus on the trail and keep a hold not only of my footing but my camera as well. I thought to myself what everyone else was thinking, “Boy, I didn’t bring the right shoes for this trip.” The ground was wet and everyone was excited to keep moving, which made navigating the exposed roots difficult and our trip down to Wildcat Creek slow going. I could feel the anxiousness rising when one boy stopped to tie his shoe. The whole line stopped. I took a breath and looked around at the dewy forest canopy covered in rich green moss. I was on a Salmon Safari.  Read more…

Celebrate the Return of Salmon - November 14

Celebrate the return of the salmon to Kitsap County on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-2pm. Join us at this free event to watch migrating salmon and learn from fish biologists  on Chico Creek at the Mountaineers Kitsap Forest Theater and Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve. Read more…

Why the Antiquities Act is Important to The Mountaineers

Some of our country's most iconic outdoor areas, from San Juans National Monument in Washington State to places like Giant Sequoia and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, are designated through the Antiquities Act. This Act gives the President authority to protect natural, cultural, or scientific features through the creation of a National Monument designation. We're concerned about legislation recently introduced to limit its effectiveness. Read more…

Ski Sale for Mountaineers Members - Expires Nov 15

Our friends at Backcountry.com are hosting a special ski sale just for Mountaineers members now through November 15. With snow predicted in the forecast, now is the time to gear up to get out! Read more…

Mountaineer Magazine Reader Survey

We're conducting a survey and we want to hear from you. We'd like to find out how often you read the magazine and what your favorite parts are. Read more…

The Wild Edge: A Foreword by Bruce Barcott

This book is about a new way of looking at the world. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Anita Elder

For our member profile this week we talked to ... Read more…