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10 Essential Questions: Stevie Russell

For our member profile this week we talked to Stevie Russell, a 26-year member and 2014 Super Volunteer.  He shared his favorite Mountaineers memory and why he continues to volunteer with us. Read more…

BeWild: The Amazing Night Sky

Join us on May 19 for the next event in the BeWild Series for more of the great adventure stories you’ve come to expect and enjoy. This time, you’ll leave with the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. Read more…

Earthquake in Nepal

At The Mountaineers, we are grieving for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Thousands of lives have been lost, many more are injured without access to basic essentials, and local communities have been completely destroyed. Read more…

Trails Loved to Death?

Blame the Internet. Blame social media. Blame me and other guidebook writers. Blame the Washington Trails Association (WTA). Read more…

How to change your membership type

Have a guest family account and want to upgrade to a family membership? Just turned 65 and want to pay the senior rate instead of the individual rate? Need to add family members? All of your membership changes can be done from the My Profile page.  Read more…

Sharing the Backcountry - New Winter Trails Policy For Our Forests

Ten years ago the Forest Service issued a travel management rule designated to regulate wheeled vehicle use on Forest lands. At the time, snowmobiles were considered “optional” to regulate, and were therefore not included in the legislation. Then, last summer, we asked you to share your voice on a new proposal for winter travel management in our National Forests. Now, a new regulation known as the Over Snow Vehicle Travel Rule has been passed to account for snowmobile use. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Rajesh Pillai

For our member profile this week we chatted with Rajesh Pillai, an Everett Mountaineer and volunteer. He told us about his inspiration and revealed a few of his favorite Mountaineers memories. Read more…

Celebrate Earth Day by Speaking Up for Mountains to Sound Greenway!

We are facing a unique opportunity to protect 1.5 million acres of land in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Extending from the Seattle waterfront to Ellensburg, the Greenway is an outdoor recreation paradise, hosting 1,600 miles of trails, excellent whitewater run, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing terrain, rock climbing routes, mountain bike trails, and views of the stunning Cascade Crest. Read more…

Earth Day Reflection

Today, on the 45th Rachel Carsonanniversary of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on the fact that it was a book -- Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring -- which is credited with launching the environmental movement in the United States. Read more…

Cleaning up Camp at Lena Creek

Eleven Olympia Mountaineers members joined forces with the Forest Service to help restore Lena Creek Campground on the Olympic Peninsula on April 15. The group cleaned up four camp sites that had been damaged in winter flooding. Read more…