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Monthly Program:

Trekking in Patagonia

Date: 
Tue, 2018-09-25

Mountains, Glaciers, Birds and Orchids!

Robin Gurule will talk about her 10-day trekking expedition in Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile. She will discuss the logistics as well the the adventure.

 

Ongoing Events

 

 

Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:


Normally held in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
on the fourth Tuesday of each month

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here.
Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

 

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Future Club Speakers:  In addition to frequent presentations by nationally known adventurers, we love to hear from our own members....not that some of you aren't in that group.  A presentation gets you a free club membership and dinner at the restaurant of your choice in Los Alamos.

LAM Member Presentations Wanted! The LAM Board would like to encourage our members to provide more of our monthly presentations.  We understand well that club members are an active lot, with a wealth of activities in their repertoire that can and have been inspiring to new and old members alike.  We have often focused our monthly presentations on the elite of the outdoor adventure world, and perhaps created the undesired effect of squelching the voices of our own members who participate in frequent beautiful and exciting adventures of their own.  Although our own activities are not always "world class", they are representative of what we "weekend" athletes can and do accomplish.  We want many of our programs to inspire the "I can do that" attitude in our members, not merely entertain.  Shock and awe may have their rightful place, but inspiration to participate and shine is our true goal.

 

Trip Leaders:  Post your trip by logging in and then going here.  If you do not have an account, contact  the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.

Trip Leader Awards: The club will recognize trip leaders as described here.

GMRS / FRS Radio Usage on Club Trips:  The Los Alamos Mountaineers encourage you to carry portable "family" radios as a safety measure on appropriate LAM trips, and urge participants to agree on a contact channel at the beginning of the trip.  As a default, if no channel has been selected, LAM suggests channel 3.14.  These three first digits of "pi" might be easily remembered in this scientific community.

Borrow Equipment: We have a limited amount of mountaineering equipment for loan (e.g., avalanche transceivers). Contact our Equipment Manager listed on this page.

 

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2018 Climbing School will happen in May.
 
<Please see this page for the most up-to-date info

The class fills quickly with only 25 seats, so early registration is recommended.

This includes 6 Thursday nights, and 6 Saturdays; some 36-40 hours of instruction. The Los Alamos Mountaineers Climbing School is a great way to learn about technical rock climbing and mountaineering.  The school should offer a good experience to:

  • beginning climbers with no climbing experience,
  • new climbers who want to gain experience,
  • climbers who need outdoor experience and instruction, and
  • anyone wanting a chance to tap into the expertise of some of the area's most experienced climbers.
Trip Leaders: Anyone can lead a trip! Post your trip by logging in and then going here. If you do not have an account, contact the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.
  • Lazy River Hike

    Leader: 
    Rachel Cowan
    Telephone: 
    15055005323
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-09-22
    Leader Email: 
    rachelcowan@hotmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    How about a Lazy River Hike for a Lazy Saturday Morning? We will go down Hidden Valley from the Valle Grande, following the upper East Fork of the Jemez River. Beautiful meandering high country stream with lush riparian areas, complete with elk wallows. About 3.5 mi roundtrip with some cross-county and wee hill or two to get the the stream. Bring your wading shoes or poles for several stream crossings. Meet at Sullivan Field at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the trip leader if planning to go.

  • Fall Equinox Hike and Potluck

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5056629592
    Date: 
    Sun, 2018-09-23
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    This hike is a joint LAM/PEEC hike; registration is at the PEEC website (see below).

    Let's celebrate the Fall Equinox with a potluck social dinner and a night hike on Sunday, September 23.

  • Ullr Fest by Foot - September 29

    Leader: 
    Evan Rose
    Telephone: 
    505-695-8945
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-09-29
    Leader Email: 
    evan_rose@msn.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Would you like to hike to Ullr Fest this year?  Hike with Evan from Sullivan Field to the Pajarito Mountain ski area on September 29, starting at 8:00 a.m.

    The 10-mile trek offers beautiful views of Los Alamos and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the option to enjoy Ullr Fest after the hike, and a ride back to your vehicle via Atomic City Transit.

  • Fool’s Canyon, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, October 6-14, 2018

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-10-06
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

     

    Wanted: 7 companions to accompany me as I continue my lifelong exploration of the Canyon Country, and especially the slickrock-rich Escalante country. We will head to a destination that we have never yet visited: Fool’s Canyon, deep in the wilderness beyond Scorpion Gulch, our October 2012 destination.

  • Beginner Backpack

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5056629592
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-10-06
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    LAM and PEEC are offering a beginner backpack trip on Saturday October 6 - Sunday October 7th.   This is an opportunity to get acquainted with packs, tents, stoves, and then go on an easy backpack.  

    Sign up for this activity is thru the PEEC website:  https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=25484    Please sign up by Sept 24th.

  • Comb Ridge/Cedar Mesa/White Canyon hiking Oct. 24-28

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Wed, 2018-10-24
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    In a revival of an old tradition, I'd like spend a hiking weekend based in Bluff, Utah, which is the closest corner of the canyon country, just 5 1/2 hours drive from Los Alamos. Going in late October, we should have fine, cool weather, perfect for exploring the slick rock and ruins in the vicinity of Bluff, farther afield in the canyons that carve into Comb Ridge, in the canyons that drain Cedar Mesa, and in White Canyon and its tributaries. We spend many winter long weekends in the vicinity, but haven't been back since 2009.

  • Fall Color Bike Ride to the Gilman Tunnels

    Leader: 
    Ross Lemons
    Telephone: 
    5056721586
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-11-03
    Leader Email: 
    lemonsra@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back. The trip is in conjunction with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), and is free for Los Alamos Mountaineers Members and PEEC Members, but PEEC charges a small fee for non-members. 

  • Moab bike/hike Nov. 7-12

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    (505) 412 0376
    Date: 
    Wed, 2018-11-07
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the tenth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. We have been going most Novembers since 2008, and every time has been a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at http://lamountaineers.org/node/479#comment-57.

  • lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019 (respond by Jan 31)

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Mon, 2019-05-20
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Dear Mountaineers,

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