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Monthly Program:

From Kilimanjaro To Serengeti

Date: 
Tue, 2022-07-26

The July 26 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. We hope to expand our meeting with a pre-meeting social time. The presentation will be  “From Kilimanjaro To Serengeti: What I Learned From The Wilds Of Tanzania” by James Wernicke. James writes “7 days. 40 miles. Over 19,000’ of elevation gain culminating at the 19,341’ top of Africa. In January 2022, I shared this adventure with my brother and dad to celebrate his 70th birthday. It is a memory I’ll never forget and a trip that I encourage everyone to experience. I will talk about the route we took, how we prepared for it (and so can you!), how awesome Tanzanians are, how we almost did not make it (multiple times), and some interesting details along the way.”

We welcome all to this Mountaineers’ meeting. Club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, starting a 7:00 PM. The presentation will be in-person at Los Alamos Nature Center; the slides will be live-streamed on Zoom. Registration is required and in-person seating is limited. Registration for both in-person or virtual attendance will be via PEEC, and announced soon.

At the summit of Kilamanjaro

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

But this isn't normal! Until the pandemic is over, we're all zoom all the time. Sign up for each talk at the Monthly Program page.

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here

 


Get a 2021 Official Mountaineers T-Shirt

To support the Mountaineers spirit in these challenging times, we are pleased to offer our members the latest Mountaineers t-shirt, with a design based on our adventures around the world, shipped to your home anywhere in the US. The design comes in women’s and unisex versions, per the pictures below, in a wicking fabric The shirts cost $20 each. They may be picked up in Los Alamos, or shipped via USPS for $5 per shirt to any address in the US. Because of the circumstances, we cannot accept returns, so we’ve measured the shirts, and they are sized as follows:
      Circumference Height
dimensions in inches # in stock under arms midriff hips collar to waist
Women's
XS 6 28 27 1/2 32 23 1/2
S 6 31 30 34 24 1/2
M 4 32 31 35 24 1/2
L 1 35 34 38 25 1/2
XL 6 37 35 40 25 1/2
Unisex
S 5 34 35 28
M 4 38 1/2 39 28 1/2
L 5 42 42 29
XL 5 44 46 29 1/2

 

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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.

 

 

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.
  • Tenth Mountain Hut System Hike/Bike – Uncle Bud’s Hut

    Leader: 
    Kathleen Gruetzmacher
    Telephone: 
    662-0770
    Date: 
    Sun, 2022-07-17
    Leader Email: 
    gkathleen1048@msn.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    A hike/bike at the Tenth Mountain Hut Division – Uncle Bud’s Hut is planned for July 17-21.  Uncle Bud's Hut is located just a few miles east of the Continental Divide at 11,380' in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, nearest town is the city of Leadville. This trip is limited to 12 participants.  No dogs are allowed at or near the huts.

  • Hiking Around and About the Upper Conejos

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Wed, 2022-08-10
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    The upper Conejos offers access to the South San Juan wilderness via several trails on the west side of the Conejos, as well as the several trails upstream of Platoro Reservoir, such as the 3 Forks trail. One can explore the high country and high lakes, and as well hike along the Conejos itself. Fly fishing is a possibility – trip leader Bill might be able to share the river with a would-be angler or two. We will establish a base at the Conejos Lake Fork Ranch, which offers rustic cabins high up along the Conejos valley.

  • Family Backpacking Trip

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2022-08-20
    Leader Email: 
    jeandewart7@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Have you wanted to go backpacking, but didn’t have the gear or experience? Or wanted more friends and kids along? This fall, PEEC will offer an easy-moderate backpacking trip, open to adults and families. The group will go on an overnight trip to Puerto Nambe in the Pecos Wilderness. Participants will meet at Los Alamos Nature Center on Saturday, August 20 at 9 AM and carpool to the trailhead. Expected return to the nature center is 5 PM on Sunday, August 21.

  • Llama trek Ladder Canyon to Silver Falls

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Mon, 2022-10-10
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Our canyon outing for autumn 2022 will be a fully catered llama trek that totals 10 days and 9 nights. The trip will be limited to 6 participants, supported by 3 guides. All meals will be provided, but we will be on our own for hiking adventures most days. BJ Orozco, proprietor for Llama2Boot, will be our outfitter.

  • Moab bike/hike/explore Nov. 5-13, 2022

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2022-11-05
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the fourteenth edition of our successful hike/explore/bike 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.

  • Moab Nov 2022 (add-on)

    Leader: 
    Al Pratt
    Telephone: 
    5056954561
    Date: 
    Sat, 2022-11-05
    Leader Email: 
    ARPratt66@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This trip is an addition (addon) to the trip Bill Priedhorsky has on the schedule (Nov 5-13). For those that were not able to secure space at the 'Moab Retreat House' I am currently planning to rent another 3-bedroom house. This comfortable house would be a few miles from the 'Moab Retreat House' and offer the same comforts. We can share the outings and possibly a few evening meals. For more information please see Bill's announcement below. Please contact me if you are interested. Thank you, Al Pratt.

  • Middle Fork Salmon raft trip (with music) September 2023

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0736
    Date: 
    Sat, 2023-09-02
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Recently back from a great trip down the Selway River in July 2021, we signed up for our next adventure. We’d like to return to experience the 5-night trip down the Middle Fork in a cooler and quieter season. 2022 is substantially booked, so the September 2, 2023 departure by Hughes River Expeditions offers adventure and beauty, and a musical serenade every night to boot.

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