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Monthly Program:

Places LAM members still visit, as they were 50+/- years ago. Faded slides and memories from Ray and Joy Green

Date: 
Tue, 2018-08-28

This talk will present slides from several of many trips that Ray and Joy Green made with various groups to the Utah canyon country in the late 1960’s. The Los Alamos Mountaineers continue to frequent these areas (and capture far more impressive images of it with superior equipment), so the emphasis will be on what has changed in the last half century. In particular, we intend to note differences in natural environments (invasive species), roadways and access, land administration and rules of use, and recreational usage. Some of the locations we intend to show include Cathedral in the Desert, Davis Gulch, the Burr trail and Boulder to Escalante road, Orderville Gulch, and Squaw Flats and its surrounding trails.

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.
  • Cerro de la Olla exploratory peak climb Aug. 19

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sun, 2018-08-19
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Cerro de la Olla stands isolated on the Taos Plateau west of the Taos Gorge; it is one of the volcanic domes that dot northern New Mexico, along with San Antonio Mountain and Ute Peak. The peak lies at 9,475 feet, 1,662 feet above the trailhead. The out and back hike totals 5.8 trailless miles, and rewards those who make the summit with open views in all directions.

  • Bandelier Classic Hike

    Leader: 
    Rachel Cowan
    Telephone: 
    5055005323
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-08-25
    Leader Email: 
    rachelcowan@hotmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Now that the weather has cooled off, join us for a classic Bandelier Hike: the Middle Frijoles Trail going up Rito de Frijoles. We meet at Ponderosa Campground and set up a shuttle to Juniper Campground. From there, we'll head down the Frey Trail, up the Middle Frijoles Trail to the Ponderosa Trail, and end back at Ponderosa Campground. The shuttle back to Juniper Campground will get everyone back to their cars. Rain is predicted for later in the day, so let's get an early start, meeting at 7:30 at Ponderosa Campground to start the shuttle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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