Foothills Branch Upcoming Events

Upcoming Mountaineers events in the Foothills area (I-90 and I-405 corridors on the east side of Lake Washington).

Backcountry Film Festival - Celebrating the Winter Human-Powered Experience

THE BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SEATTLE -- A celebration of winter sports and human-powered backcountry adventure & recreation and advocacy/stewardship.

Tue, Jan 21, 2020
7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B
Tue, Jan 21, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland WA

Foothills Climbing Committee Meeting

Join the Foothills Climbing Committee as we help shape our program

Wed, Jan 22, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Rogue Brewery
35 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - 2020

Every year, The Mountaineers hosts an organization-wide Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Seattle Program Center! This event is open to all volunteers across the organization. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to supporting our programs!

Sat, Jan 25, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C

Trail Running Potluck and Celebration!!

In an exciting rendition of our January meeting (though it may be a little more food, drinks, and games than meeting...), we're going to be rocking another potluck! See below for the menu and general plan and please feel free to ping me, jump on Facebook, or throw it into the email chain, your exciting ideas or what you might like to bring! Come join us in discussing, organizing, and creating the cutting edge of trail running in the Mountaineers, along with some fantastic food, drinks, and company. Come help us help others (and ourselves) see a little more nature and wilderness a little bit faster!

Sun, Jan 26, 2020
6:45 PM to 9:35 PM
Sam's House
10712 324th PL SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Walking the Wild: Backpacking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness and the American Matterhorn with Daniel Zilcsak

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JANUARY 27 DUE TO WEATHER! In this 13th Walking the Wild event featuring photos and stories from extraordinary adventures on foot in the wilds of the world, Daniel Zilcsak is back with another great presentation featuring backpacking in Oregon's Eagle wilderness, often called Oregon's Enchantments! Come at 6:30 for snacks and socializing; presentation begins at 7. Advance ticket is required to attend.

Mon, Jan 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland WA

Leavenworth/Plain Nordic Ski tour

A fun 3 days of Cross-Country skiing on groomed trails in Leavenworth/Plain area. Several lodging options available.

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 1:00 PM to Fri, Jan 31, 2020 1:00 PM
Leavenworth/Plain

Foothills Branch Council dinner with Mountaineers CEO Tom Vogl

Mountaineers CEO Tom Vogl has invited our branch council to join him for an informal dinner to celebrate your great work and our branch progress, to get everyone acquainted with Tom, and to allow you and him to ask questions about the branch and the club. Please RSVP!

Mon, Feb 3, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wild Fin Issaquah
835 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027
Tue, Feb 4, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

CANCELED - I Won The Lottery And You Can Too: How to Plan Your Adventures

Confused about permits, passes, lotteries, and other aspects of planning your backcountry adventures? Stumped by the different systems and land management agencies? Join us and learn how to reserve campsites, select the right passes for your needs, and more.

Thu, Feb 6, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Summit Room

Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin: Secrets of a Travel Writer

Everyone can be a travel writer, but not everyone knows it. With a little practice, your snapshots, postcards, tweets, and scribbled notes can be crafted into a unique story — and in this one-of-a-kind workshop, you'll learn the secrets that travel writers swear by to turn those creative sparks into narrative arcs.

Mon, Feb 10, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Trail Running Committee - AWE Planning

Please note the location change. Continued planning of the Adventure Wellness Event.

Tue, Feb 11, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Panera Bread
4004 Factoria Blvd SE Suite A6, Bellevue, WA 98006
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

BeWild with Charlotte Austin

Charlotte Austin is an award-winning travel writer and international mountain guide. She summited Everest in 2019, and in both 2017 and 2018 she led successful mountaineering expeditions to climb Mount Khuiten (14,350'), the highest peak in Mongolia. Join us to listen to her stories of exotic places and adventure.

Thu, Feb 13, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B

Backcountry Film Festival - Bellevue

A CELEBRATION OF WINTER SPORTS AND HUMAN-POWERED BACKCOUNTRY RECREATION. Winter adventure, the environment and sustainability, youth outdoors, skiing, climbing, mushing, rafting in search of ski lines, landscape art, split-boarding -- Something for everyone!

Thu, Feb 13, 2020
7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Bellevue Youth Theatre
16051 Northeast 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Beta and Brews - Canyoning in the PNW

Canyoning is a burgeoning sport in the PNW, with over 40 first descents in the past 3 years! Join us for a beer and a discussion about canyoning in the Pacific Northwest (primarily Washington). We'll present some background on the sport, as well as beta on 6 classic canyons nearby.

Tue, Feb 25, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B
Tue, Feb 25, 2020
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

KUOW The Wild Podcast - Second Season Kickoff

Public Event and partnership between KUOW and The Mountaineers

Fri, Feb 28, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Regular meeting of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Issaquah Town Hall Eagle Room
130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

CANCELED - Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Regular meeting of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Issaquah Town Hall Eagle Room
130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Trail Running Committee - AWE Planning

Please note the location change. Continued planning of the Adventure Wellness Event.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Panera Bread
4004 Factoria Blvd SE Suite A6, Bellevue, WA 98006

BeWild with Brendan Leonard

Brendan Leonard bought the url semi-rad.com for $29 in 2011, intending to write a weekly post about adventure for a year and see what happened. Almost nine years later, his writings on Semi-Rad.com are read by half a million people each year. Come listen to Brendan's stories of outdoor adventure and hilarious musings on the outdoor community.

Thu, Mar 12, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B

CANCELED - Foothills CASC Kick Off lecture

Foothills CASC Kick Off lecture

Sat, Mar 14, 2020
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

Instructor training for Staying Found

REQUIRED for anyone who will be a day lead or a group leader/assistant leader. We will go through the learning objectives for the Staying Found clinic, walk through the 'parking lot exercises', and review the processes and guidelines for leading the practice hike.

Sat, Mar 21, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tradition Lake/High Point Trailhead
SE 79th St, Issaquah WA
Mon, Mar 23, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Travel and Adventure Writing Workshop with Writer Nick O'Connell

Join award-winning writer Nicholas O’Connell, MFA, Ph.D. of The Writer’s Workshop for an Introduction to Travel and Adventure Writing, one of the most exciting forms of narrative.

Tue, Mar 24, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

800 Miles on the Hayduke trail from Arches National Park to Zion

Join Alex Maier for a night of film, photography and trail advice, plus lessons about backpacking from his two months hiking the 800-mile Hayduke trail across the remote Colorado Plateau from Arches National Park to Zion.

Wed, Mar 25, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

CANCELED - B3 lecture 2

Second basics lecture for B3 course

Thu, Mar 26, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
South Bellevue Community Center
14509 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Regular meeting of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Issaquah Town Hall Eagle Room
130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay

GTCR Instructor Training

Review course materials in preparation for the 2019 ski and snowboard crevasse rescue course.

Tue, Apr 14, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Trail Running Committee - AWE Planning

Please note the location change. Continued planning of the Adventure Wellness Event.

Tue, Apr 14, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
4004 Factoria Blvd SE Suite A6, Bellevue, WA 98006
Thu, Apr 16, 2020
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay

Conditioning for Hiking and Backpacking Level II

A hands-on clinic to help hikers and backpackers develop a personalized strength and conditioning training plan to help them prepare for more challenging trips.

Thu, Apr 16, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

GTCR (Foothills) Session 1

Introductory session for Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue 2020.

Thu, Apr 16, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 1

Optional practice session for 2020 course.

Mon, Apr 20, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:10 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Walking the Wild: Trekking to Everest Base Camp and Beyond, with Doug Kabel

Is Trekking in Nepal on your bucket list? Do you need a little confidence to finally make it happen? Or do you just want to experience it through pictures and stories? Join Mountaineer Doug Kabel, as he takes you through the entire process of Trekking in Nepal’s most famous region, the Khumbu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park on one of the world's most famous treks. Come at 6:30 for snacks and socializing; presentation begins at 7. Advance ticket is required to attend.

Wed, Apr 22, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay

GTCR (Foothills) Session 2

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue session 2 - knots and belaying.

Thu, Apr 23, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:05 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

2020 Snowshoe Summit

Annual meeting of snowshoe committee leadership.

Sat, Apr 25, 2020
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Summit Room

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 2

Practice session 2 for 2020 Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course.

Mon, Apr 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Basement: South Bay, Basement: North Bay

GTCR (Foothills) Session 3

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course session 3 - prusiking.

Thu, Apr 30, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

GTCR (Foothills) Practice Session 3

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course practice session.

Mon, May 4, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

GTCR (Foothills) Session 4

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course session 4 - rescue systems.

Tue, May 5, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:40 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

GTCR (Foothills) Session 5

Mandatory planning session for field trip.

Thu, May 7, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B

Trip Planning Basics for Backpackers

Lecture for B3 students to provide them with tools and methods to develop good trip plans for safe and successful backpacking adventures, long and short.

Mon, May 11, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A

Trail Running Committee - AWE Planning

Please note the location change. Continued planning of the Adventure Wellness Event.

Tue, May 12, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Panera Bread
4004 Factoria Blvd SE Suite A6, Bellevue, WA 98006

BeWild with Vik Sahney

Vik is an avid outdoor adventurer, and in 2011 he became one of ~350 people and the first Indian-American to complete the 7 Summits, summiting the tallest peak on each continent including Mt. Everest (May 2009). Join us to hear Vik's story of adversity and persistence to climb to the top.

Thu, May 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B

Meet The Mountaineers and Gear Grab

Join us for our next Gear Grab, open to members and non-members. Come to meet our activity leaders and learn about winter and spring course offerings, and score from other outdoor enthusiasts at our used gear sale. Anyone can sell gear but you need to contact garretta@mountaineers.org to secure a table.

Tue, May 19, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Cascade A, Cascade B

Tips and Tricks for Women Backpackers

Join long-time backpacker and all-around adventurer Teresa Hagerty for this discussion of women-specific tips for gear, hygiene, and traveling safely / responsibly. This event is tailored for those who are familiar with the basics of backpacking. Teens are welcome!

Thu, May 21, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman B

Trail Running Committee - AWE Planning

Please note the location change. Continued planning of the Adventure Wellness Event.

Tue, May 26, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Panera Bread
4004 Factoria Blvd SE Suite A6, Bellevue, WA 98006

The Mountaineers 50-Year Member Luncheon 2020

Each year, The Mountaineers celebrates our legacy members by hosting a luncheon for those who have been members for over 50 years or have received an honorary membership. This event is by invite only.

Wed, Jun 10, 2020
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Goodman C: Rock Walls, Goodman C: Ice Walls

Foothills Branch Council Meeting

Regular meeting of committee and branch leaders and key volunteers to make decisions and advance actions for the benefit of the Foothills Branch and its communities.

Tue, Jun 16, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Issaquah Town Hall Eagle Room
130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

WALKING THE WILD SERIES

Photos, stories and planning details from extraordinary adventures on foot by Mountaineers members in the wilds of the world.

Wed, Jun 24, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

2020 Foothills Climbing and Scrambling Extravaganza

Inaugural scrambling and climbing celebration weekend, hosted by the Foothills Climbing Committee

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 5:05 PM to Sun, Oct 4, 2020 11:55 AM
Leavenworth, WA
4905 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

WALKING THE WILD SERIES

Photos, stories and planning details from extraordinary adventures on foot by Mountaineers members in the wilds of the world.

Wed, Oct 7, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Goodman A, Goodman B

Planned Giving Information Session

What will your legacy be? For new and potential members interested in learning more about how to make a lasting difference in your community. Join us as we hear from qualified estate planning and financial planning professionals for this free, one hour presentation to help you with the basics of estate planning, charitable opportunities, and estate taxes. 

Thu, Oct 15, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

Planned Giving Information Session

What will your legacy be? For new and potential members interested in learning more about how to make a lasting difference in your community. Join us as we hear from qualified estate planning and financial planning professionals for this free, one hour presentation to help you with the basics of estate planning, charitable opportunities, and estate taxes. 

Thu, Nov 12, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B

Planned Giving Information Session

What will your legacy be? For new and potential members interested in learning more about how to make a lasting difference in your community. Join us as we hear from qualified estate planning and financial planning professionals for this free, one hour presentation to help you with the basics of estate planning, charitable opportunities, and estate taxes. 

Thu, Dec 10, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Cascade A, Cascade B