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Celebrate the "Wild Nearby"

Perhaps you saw leaves and needles taking on their fall hues this past week as you hiked to Lake Ann or Colchuck Lake. Or maybe you felt its rocky surface in your hand as you climbed Liberty Bell or at the Index Town Wall. Perhaps  you watched the moon rise over glaciated peaks from a backcountry basecamp high above Washington Pass. Whatever your last experience with the North Cascades, you'll find it reflected in the latest release from Mountaineers Books. Read more…

Incident Reporting

Ever wonder what happens when you report an incident? What happens to the information supplied, when should you report an incident, and what information is needed?  Read more…

2014 Fostering Leadership Conference Presentations

On September 13, 2014 The Mountaineers held a one-day conference to provide professional development for its activity leaders. With tremendous volunteer assistance, we were able to record most of the sessions, which are presented here. Many thanks to the speakers who volunteered their time to speak, and to the volunteers who gave their time to record.  We intend to update this site as videos are edited and uploaded. But for now, enjoy these presentations: Read more…

Info Night: Ski-Snowshoe in Maine, Ski or Winter-Walk in Austria and France

Long-time winter sports expert and Global Adventure leader Patti Polinsky will be holding an info night on Sept. 29 to talk about a lodge-to-lodge ski-snowshoe adventure in Maine and a skiing-walking adventure in French and Austrian resorts that she's leading in 2015. Read more…

A Thank You to the Mountaineers Foundation

Over the past few years, the Mountaineers Foundation has been an integral supporter of our conservation program, making it possible for us to protect the outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their support has made it possible for us to uphold a century-old tradition of not only exploring but also protecting the lands and waters of the PNW. Read more…

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Speaker Series - September

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Speaker Series Read more…

Tacoma Hiking/ Backpacking Committee Fall Potluck – Sunday, November 2

Join us for the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Fall Potluck! Read more…

Bumpy Waters lead to a 3-Capsize Paddle

Gale force winds from the NW were forecasted so our kayak trip was changed to Hope Island in Skagit Bay, hoping for some protection from the NW wind. Read more…

Scandinavian Dancing with Tacoma Mountaineers - September 27

Our monthly 4th Saturday Scandinavian Dance with the Tacoma Mountaineers will be Saturday, September 27, 7 – 10:30 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Normanna Hall. $10 for adults. $5 for students and non-dancers.  Read more…

Quick Reminder - September. Hibox. Hornets.

A lovely September day for a scramble of Hibox, and
nothing very important, just that we encountered:

multiple hornet nests
with multiple hornets
stinging multiple scramblers
multiple times