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Future program presenters are requested to send the Programs Chair (officer list here) brief write-ups of your intended presentations and one or two representative photos. This information will be posted on the webpage and included in the local newspapers, handouts, and posters. Note that future presentations are listed as well, if we have the details. Presentations predating this website can be found here

Trekking the John Muir Trail

Date: 
Tue, 2022-11-15

The November 15 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature Alan and Casey Kaplan’s trek along the John Muir Trail.

Hiking, Biking, and Geology of the Quebradas Backcountry Byway

Date: 
Tue, 2022-10-25

The October 25 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature Jean Dewart and Shari Kelley’s exploration of the Quebradas Backcountry Byway.

Jean Dewart has been a member of the LAM for 20 years and enjoys leading hiking and backcountry ski trips. Shari Kelley is an avid outdoors person and a geologist with the NM Bureau of Mines. Shari has explored the Socorro area and the Jemez Mountains extensively. Shari also leads a geophysics field camp for geology graduate students during the summertime.

Adventures in Morocco

Date: 
Tue, 2022-09-27

The September 27 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature James Hunter and Beth Cortright’s May 2022 expedition to Morocco. With two of their friends, they toured around central and western Morocco. They climbed the highest mountain in northern Africa, Mount Toubkal, and visited three caves in the Atlas Mountains. The Toubkal massif is an area of volcanic rocks which have weathered into alpine crests, cut by deep, narrow valleys.

Almost 20 Years of Tenth Mountain Division Hut Trips

Date: 
Tue, 2022-08-23

The August 23 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature Kathleen Gruetzmacher’s many outings to the 10th Mountain Division backcountry huts.

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.

Hiking in Northern New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2022-06-28

The June 28 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. We are thrilled to be back in person for the second time. The presentation will be  “Hiking in Northern New Mexico” by Eric Bjorklund. His talk will feature some of the less known hiking areas, such as Vista Verde, the ruins of the John Dunn hotel along the Rio Grande, eagle traps on Burnt Mesa, the Lower Paliza Goblin Colony, and perhaps explorations southeast of Ghost Ranch, with remarkable rock formations.

The Seven Summits

Date: 
Tue, 2022-05-24

The May 24 Mountaineers meeting will be our first in-person meeting since early 2020 (while also including a virtual option). This milestone will feature a presentation on the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountains on every continent, by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Gary will share the story of his adventures, challenges on each mountain, and the logistics behind the summit hikes.

Rock Climbing Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park

Date: 
Tue, 2022-04-26

The April 26, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Sandra Corso, wilderness instructor and outdoor adventure guide, BIKEternity.com and rioclimbingadventures.com. Join us for a fun and entertaining program about a unique rock climbing area.

Predicting Powder and the Science of Snow in New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2022-03-22

The March 22, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Julien Ross, New Mexico Forecaster, OpenSnow.com. Join us for a fun and entertaining program full of snow and winter weather forecasting science! Julien will provide a live forecast of any upcoming storms, walk through the techniques we can use to forecast snow and find the best powder in New Mexico, and how certain weather patterns and wind directions bring more (or less) snow to the Jemez, Sangre de Cristos, and other New Mexico winter playgrounds.

Exploring a Few New Mexican Volcanic Plugs

Date: 
Tue, 2022-02-22

The February, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Evan Rose.

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