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Adventure Series Speakers Wanted

NW Peaks Brewery is looking to The Mountaineers for someone who could offer informative, interesting presentations on topics that will  inspire the community to get outside, enjoy the wilderness that surrounds Seattle, and to get involved in protecting our wild spaces. This series is a new aspect of this vision and will feature one or two speakers giving a 30-45 minute audio/visual presentation, Q&A, and discussion or mingling with attendeesRead more…

Seattle Branch Council Leadership Opportunities

Every two years Seattle Branch Executive Committee officers are up for election or appointment. Any branch members in good standing are invited to nominate candidates for the two-year positions as noted below. Per Branch Manual policy, an ad hoc committee of Secretary Peter Hendrickson, Hiking Chair Heidi Walker and First Aid Chair Mary Panza are screening nominations. They have extended the deadline for nominations to June 15. Read more…

Yakima Wildflower Hiking Series!

 This spring  wildflowers are at their peak in the desert country of the Yakima Canyon! Join Foothills hike leader and photographer Chris Pribbernow for a fun series of hikes through beautiful desert wildflowers in the Yakima Canyon!  Read more…

Naturalist Speaker Series - March 12

Gone for nearly 40 years, the Western Bluebird had completely disappeared from the San Juan Islands. But local bird lovers are bringing them back. Read more…

Seattle Naturalists Speaker Series - Feb. 11

The fisher, native to the Olympic range, was trapped to extinction some 80 years ago. In 2008, wildlife biologists began an ambitious project to bring fishers back. Read more…

Take a Photo Tour of the San Juans and Gulf Islands with Craig Romano

Foothills Branch brings you another fascinating photo journey with prolific traveler and guidebook author Craig Romano! Read more…

Seattle Naturalists Speaker Series - Jan. 15

The Earth’s surface is made up of a dozen or so tectonic plates floating over the planet’s mantle. The collision of the Juan de Fuca plate and North American plate uplifted and formed our North Cascades range. Donn Charnley, longtime college geology instructor, will walk you through the process. Read more…

Celebrate Winter Trails in the Methow

Picture yourself tromping through a winter wonderland with your friends, family and favorite Mountaineers trip leaders. The Mountaineers will be celebrating Winter Trails Day in the Methow Valley this January. And, instead of just one day, we will be there the whole weekend! The Mountaineers will be leading snowshoe and cross-country ski trips for members and the public of all ages and abilities. Read more…

Mystery of the 120-year-old biscuit

Some of you may have seen a little fruit cake tin in the Mountaineer Archives which contains a very old cookie or biscuit. I've seen this before and have always set it aside for another time (after scratching my head over why it was even there). Read more…