- Monthly Program
- NA Classics
Next month's program is to be announced! Stay tuned for more details.
Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:
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. Please make sure waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Secretary prior to your trip. In addition, the "Los Alamos Mountaineer's Trip Sign-Up Sheet" includes the trip waiver, and should be used for all club sponsored trips.
Trip Leader Awards: The club is grateful to those who lead our outdoor adventures. As a token of appreciation, our awards will be a series of caps and hats with the Club logo. To encourage first-time trip leaders, we will award a first hat to anyone who leads a Club trip. In more detail, we 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 Melanee Hand, our Equipment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 Climbing School runs from March 26th through May 4th.
(registration is closed for the year, the class is in session)
(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)
The class fills quickly with only 25 seats, so early registration is recommended.
This includes 6 Tuesday nights, one Thursday night, and 5 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:
Hints: You must log in to sign up for trips or to post new trips!
|Enchanted Forest X-C Ski Day||Jean Dewart||Sat, 2013-12-07||Have you wanted to try cross country (X-C) skiing? Let's go up to the Enchanted Forest X-C Ski Area, just west of Red River, NM, for an introduction to X-C. Enchanted Forest has rental gear and lessons, as well as miles of groomed trails. http://enchantedforestxc.com/ Enchanted Forest offers a package for rentals, lessons, and trail pass for $45. The trip is also suitable for folks who want to get out and ski - a trail pass is $18. To sign up,...|
|X-C Ski at Cumbres Pass||Jean Dewart||Sun, 2013-12-22||Let's get some fresh air poisoning before the holidays! Let's ski the Dixie Creek out/back trip or the Spruce Hole Yurt/Pinarealosa Peak Loop. Both are about 8 miles. Meet in Los Alamos at 6:45 am, leave at 7 am. Ski from 10:30 am thru 3:30 pm. Back to LA by 6 pm. Email email@example.com to sign up. Meeting location will be sent to participants.|
|Cumbres Pass Weekend||Jean Dewart||Sat, 2014-01-04||This is a 2 day (Saturday & Sunday) X-C ski trip to Cumbres Pass. The Saturday ski is designed to set up a longer tour on Sunday. We'll stay at a motel in Chama on Saturday night. Participants are welcome for one or both days. This trip is weather dependant - if there were to be a blizzard on Sunday, we might decide to postpone until a later date. The Saturday tour will start from the Neff Mountain yurt trailhead parking lot, We will ski down to the...|
|El Cajete Ski Tour||Norbert Ensslin||Sun, 2014-01-12||NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (662-1408) NOT via the Mountaineers website. This ski tour is open to members of the Mountaineers, the Southwest Nordic Ski Club, the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club, and guests of LAMC members. The ski tour will start from the Valles Caldera Visitor Center at 9:30 AM on Sunday, January 12th, provided that there is enough snow for the Valle to be open for skiing. Before departing, all...|
|Chama Chile Ski Classic - Instruction & Races||Rotary Club of Chama||Sat, 2014-01-18||The 41st Chama Chile Ski Classic will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Jan 18-19, 2014. There will be clinics for X-C skiing and telemark skiing as well as races. See the website http://www.chamaski.com/index.htm for information on signing up.|
|Pajarito Mountain to Valle Grande Ski Tour||Norbert Ensslin||Sun, 2014-01-26||NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email (email@example.com) or phone (662-1408) NOT via the Mountaineers website. This ski tour is open to members of the Mountaineers, the Southwest Nordic Ski Club, the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club, and guests of LAMC members. The tour will start from the west end of the Pajarito Mountain ski area parking lot, and skiers can depart anytime between 8 AM and 9 AM. (If the ski area is open, you may be able to take a bus to...|
|La Cueva to San Antonio Hot Springs Ski Tour||Norbert Ensslin and Scott Baily||Sat, 2014-02-08||NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email to the trip leaders, NOT via the Mountaineers website. Advanced signup is required by Thursday night, February 6th. We will start from the highway near La Cueva and go to the San Antonio Hot Springs. The tour will be led by Norbert Ensslin and is intended to meet up at the hot springs with the ski party coming from Pajarito Mountain, led by Scott Baily. Our goal is to have a fun, relaxed day of skiing, and hopefully provide...|
|Pajarito Mountain to La Cueva Ski Tour||Scott Baily and Norbert Ensslin||Sat, 2014-02-08||NOTE: Sign up for this trip is via email to the trip leaders, NOT via the Mountaineers website. Advanced signup is required with a deadline of Thursday night, February 6th. This ski tour will start from the west end of the Pajarito Mountain ski area parking lot at 6 AM sharp. The tour will be led by Scott Baily, with Norbert providing logistical support. All skiers must sign a Valles Preserve waiver and a Los Alamos Mountaineers Club trip waiver before departing, and we...|
|Day hiking, based at The Wilderness Lodge, Gila Hot Springs, March 18-23, 2014||Bill Priedhorsky||Tue, 2014-03-18||Note: new dates I have reserved The Wilderness Lodge at Gila Hot Springs for 5 nights, Tuesday through Saturday, departing on Sunday morning. The lodge will sleep a maximum of 16 people, and is an excellent base to explore a place I have never been - the Gila Cliff dwellings and many trails in the heart of the Gila Wilderness. This area is well to the east of the giant fire of 2012, although there is some local fire damage from earlier fires. The lodge is 4 miles from Gila Cliff Dwellings...|
|Not-a-Hut-Trip, La Veta, Colorado, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2013||Bill Priedhorsky||Thu, 2014-08-28||In lieu of a 10th Mountain hut trip, we are going to take up the comfort level a notch for the Labor Day weekend in 2014. I have found an isolated mountain house, just east of La Veta pass, that can serve as the base for day outings to the Spanish Peaks and to the Sangre de Cristos from the Wet Valley side. The house is on a 600 acre piece of land and has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 5200 square feet. The fireplace soars 25 feet to the ceiling of the great room with views out to the mountains. More...|