The Mountaineers is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization with 14,000 active members in the Pacific Northwest.
With several branches and mountain lodges, it’s easy to find a nearby community of enthusiasts for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, including hiking, trail running, climbing, backpacking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, nature photography, and more.
About The Mountaineers
Founded in 1906, the Mountaineers has been connection people of all ages with the outdoors and getting them outside safely and responsibly for over 100 years. They also played a pivotal role in the development of the greater outdoor community in the Pacific Northwest.
Many of today’s recreational resources came from actions and activities of early Mountaineers members, including the creation of trails, wilderness areas, and national parks. They were also critical in the development of alpine skiing in the Cascades, climbing courses in the U.S., and founding the national Mountain Rescue Association.
Led by their devoted coalition of volunteers, the Mountaineers hosts hundreds of monthly hikes and other outdoor activities that offer ways for everyone to get outside and connect with the natural world. They also advocate for and protect of the outdoor experience for future generations.
For more information, visit The Mountaineers website.
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Virtual Events at The Mountaineers
Connect with The Mountaineers community for the following virtual events.
Not a member? No problem! Create a FREE account as Guest Adult or Guest Family and then register for any two Mountaineers virtual events! If you plan to enjoy more than two virtual events, join The Mountaineers. Member ship begins at $75/individual and $130/family. For more information, visit the The Mountaineers membership page.
Virtual event: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Aug 2, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM. Join legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and outdoor advocate Barney Scout Mann as he spins tales from his new book “Journeys North”, the compelling story of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada. This ensemble story unfolds as these half-dozen hikers–including Barney and his wife, Sandy–trod north, slowly forming relationships and revealing their deepest secrets and aspirations. In a time when we’ve all been diverted from our paths, Scout’s journey is the perfect metaphor for the endurance and commitment we need to find our way back. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/books/authors/events-web-series/journeys-north-the-pacific-crest-trail
Virtual event: Pacific Northwest Trail from Glacier Park to Cape Alava
Aug 4, 2020 from 07:30 PM to 07:30 PM. The Pacific Northwest trail is a 1,200 mile route from the continental divide in Glacier National park to the western most point in the contiguous US, Cape Alava in the Olympic National Park. It’s still young and unestablished compared to more popular trails like the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest trail, which is why Alex Maier chose it for his first thru hike in 2015. Alex is a thru-hiker and filmmaker who has chosen to focus on some of America’s lesser known long-distance trails because he likes the solitude and adventure of route-finding on less established trails. In this virtual event, Alex will introduce the trail and the making of the film, take a pause for everyone to watch the film on YouTube, then come back for a discussion of all the behind the scenes logistics of hiking and filming on a trail like the PNT. The session will end with plenty of time for Q&A and the opportunity to look at and ask questions about Alex’s gear from the trip. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/foothills-branch/events/1200-miles-on-the-pacific-northwest-trail-from-glacier-park-to-cape-alava
Virtual event: nature photography images, tips, and techniques
Aug 12, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM. In this presentation, Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn will share images, tips, and techniques he has refined over decades of traveling the world. Bruce is a seasoned safari guide, wildlife and landscape photographer, and a cinematographer with fifty years of experience. Bruce is also a Contributing Writer and Senior Photographer for The Overland Journal. A number of Bruce’s safari attendees have won prestigious nature and wildlife competitions with images captured by his side. If travel, nature, and wildlife photography is your passion, don’t miss this entertaining and educational presentation. More info: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/photography-workshop-tbd-7
For more events, visit The Mountaineers virtual event calendar.
More upcoming walks, hikes, and related events
Here are the upcoming live and virtual walks, hikes, and related outdoor events on our calendar. If nothing is listed below, there are no events currently on our calendar. Theoretically, this shouldn’t happen. We update these types of events throughout the year.
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But wait, there’s more!
- Join free guided hikes with the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
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- Find free and cheap things to do every day on the Greater Seattle on the Cheap event calendar.
- Visit the Greater Seattle on the Cheap home page and choose from a menu of free and cheap activities in the Puget Sound region.
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