Adventure Speaker Series- Jim Wilson: Explorations in the Great Basin Desert

Adventure Speaker Series- Jim Wilson: Explorations in the Great Basin Desert

Meet the Mountaineers, Potluck and Adventure Speaker Series
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Jim Wilson -Explorations in the Great Basin Desert
The Great Basin Desert covers parts of 4 western states. As a result of tectonic forces this
desert has numerous fault block mountain ranges and their corresponding basins. The ranges
are often forested, some of the basins have vast vistas of sage brush and dried lake beds from
ancient inland seas. Experience 40 years of car camping, hiking, climbing, ski tours and hot
springs in an area lightly visited and barely regulated. Areas presented include Steens Mountain
OR, Pine Forest Range NV, Black Rock Desert NV, Ruby Mountains NV, Red Rocks NV, White
Mountains CA., and Death Valley NP.

Who: All members and anyone interested in learning more about the Mountaineers are welcome. Free!

What: The Monthly Meet the Mountaineers Adventure Speaker Presentation and Potluck. Bring a dish to share, your own plate and flatware. No paper tossing at our potlucks!  Or just come to hear the Speaker at 7pm- your choice!

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road. (From I-5, Plum Street, head north, left side, next to Priest Point Park)

When: The first Wednesday of the Month, September to May (excluding November), at 6:00 PM for a shared potluck and socializing hour, followed by an Outdoor Adventure Presentation at 7:00 PM

Why: Meet your fellow Mountaineers, share ideas, learn about others’ escapades and adventures, and connect with our great community of outdoor enthusiasts. (Librarian Maxine Dunkelman will have a selection of books available for checkout to Mountaineer Club members. Contact her at if you have special requests.)