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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

Flyfishing for recreation, conservation, and exploration

Date: 
Tue, 2023-03-28

The March 28 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. Rob McCormack will speak about “Flyfishing for recreation, conservation, and exploration.”

Rob looks forward to sharing the three phases of fly fishing with Mountaineers: 1.) fly fishing basics and recreation 2.) ecology and conservation 3.) exploration and travel. Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado have some of the most unique, beautiful, and wild places in the world and Rob is excited to share the waters with you.

Mother/daughter paddling trips: 10 years and 125 miles of the Green River

Date: 
Tue, 2023-02-28

The February 28 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. Mary Thompson will speak about her adventures with “Mother/daughter paddling trips: 10 years and 125 miles of the Green River”.

Mary writes “The 125 mile section of the Green River between Green River State Park and the confluence with the Colorado River is an accessible and fun paddling (and hiking) trip for beginners as well as seasoned outdoors people.  I will tell you about our latest trip and how we did it so that you can plan your own venture on the Green.

Los Alamos to Tuktoyaktuk and Prudhoe Bay

Date: 
Tue, 2023-01-24

The January 24 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. Lucy Frey and Wes Even will speak about their adventures from “Los Alamos to Tuktoyaktuk and Prudhoe Bay”.

Potpourri Fuller Lodge Wednesday, Dec. 14

Date: 
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.

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.

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