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Potpourri Fuller Lodge Wednesday, Dec. 14

Wed, 2022-12-14

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host the annual Potpourri at Fuller Lodge starting at 6:15PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.  Potpourri is a stew that consists of one part potluck and six parts ten-minute talks, simmered slowly in conversation and camaraderie. This is by far the most popular Mountaineers meeting of the year. Make your own early New Year's resolution to attend! The potpourri is a strictly in-person event, with no hybrid adjunct. It is the only meeting of the year not held at the Nature Center.

This is a Members Only event, so it is an excellent opportunity to renew or initiate your annual membership if you have not already done so.  You can do this in person at the Lodge with cash or check, or to avoid the line at the door, ahead of time with PayPal or credit card at 

You can also print out and sign the waiver and deliver it to us.

Membership for 2023 is still a bargain at $15 for individuals or $20 for families.

Because this is a potluck, please bring a dish to share. The Club will provide barbecue, vegetarian enchiladas, non-alcoholic drinks, and a large chocolate cake. You provide the salads, vegetables, breads, additional desserts (but there will be a lot of cake), and main course alternatives.

Dinner will begin at 6:30. Please bring a place setting to reduce waste - cup, plates, utensils. A tablecloth for your table would be festive.  Bring your kit to Fuller Lodge. There will be soapy water for clean-up.

Also, to benefit the homeless is Santa Fe, we will be collecting used winter outdoor gear. Bring coats, hats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, etc. to donate to the cause. For details, see

The mountaineering journal collection of George Bell (world renowned climber and former LAM member) is available to members who may be interested.  Carolyn Bell, his daughter, is making these available to LAM.  George had the American Alpine Journals dating back to 1960. And  the Himalayan journals back to 1938!   Primarily they are annual volumes.  If you are interested in looking at these (no need to take the entire collection), please let Jean Dewart know (, and we will arrange to bring them. 

Bring your appetite, stories to share with your table mates and your enthusiasm for the six 10-minute talks, following directly after the potluck dinner. The lineup includes:

Lana Martin: Hiking in Portugal

Tim Whalen: Making it home safely

Alex Wass: Lake Powell

John Sarracino: Annapurna past and present

Clarissa Yablinsky: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Daniel Reass / Carly Poremba: Climbing El Capitan

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