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10 Essential Questions: Bruce Wolverton

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

Campaign Seeks to Fend Off Mining in the Methow Valley

The Methow Valley sits in the cradle of more than twenty 8,000-foot peaks, their snow-covered summits melting into a web of rivers and tributariesIt’s a human-powered recreationist’s dream, home to the nation’s largest cross-country ski area, a heralded section of the Pacific Crest Trail, and a vast expanse of wild forests with some of the best hiking, backpacking, paddling, and fly-fishing around.  Read more…

Watch out for those weeds!

Invasive non-native plants are a major threat to biodiversity in our National Forests. The Mountaineers is partnering again this year with King County and the National Forest Service to help stop the spread of invasive species in our wilderness areas. Read more…

Play Safe: Recreating in Bear Country with David Moskowitz - June 29

Washington’s North Cascades are home to thousands of black bears and fewer than twenty grizzly bears. Knowing how to play safe in bear country is as important as bringing a first aid kit and appropriate clothing for your adventure. Read more…

Outdoor Enthusiasts Take The Hill

The Mountaineers is proud to be one of the member organizations making up the Outdoor Alliance,  a group working to unite the voices of outdoor recreation advocates, including backcountry skiers, paddlers, climbers, and mountain bikers. Last month we were in DC advocating for your public lands and waters.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: George Gottlieb

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

Celebrate the New 100 Classic Hikes - June 14

With the release of our new edition of 100 Classic Hikes: Washington, we are carrying an important stewardship legacy forward. It’s time to celebrate!  Read more…

'Your Mission' breakfast a success!

A group of dedicated Mountaineers had an alpine start this morning. Not for a climb, but for our inaugural fundraising breakfast, hosted at the downtown Seattle Sheraton hotel. We’re grateful for the donors, members, volunteers, staff and friends of The Mountaineers who began their day with us. Through the generous support of nearly 300 attendees and corporate sponsors, we raised over $110,000!  Read more…

Tacoma Branch Open House and BBQ - June 16

Join us on Thursday, June 16 from 6-8pm for this all branch, community, and new member gathering. We'll have a presentation for new and prospective members to learn about opportunities to get involved with The Mountaineers, with a BBQ/potluck to follow. Read more…

Inslee announces nearly $1 million in grants to connect Washington youth to nature

How have The Mountaineers thrived for over 100 years? By continually investing in the next generation of explorers, outdoor-lovers, and conservationists. The Mountaineers’ commitment to youth recently scored a major victory when Governor Inslee announced nearly $1 million in grants to give kids access to the outdoors. The grants come courtesy of Senate Bill 5843. Read more…