- Monthly Program
- NA Classics
Next month's program is to be announced! Stay tuned for more details.
Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:
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. Please make sure waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Secretary prior to your trip. In addition, the "Los Alamos Mountaineer's Trip Sign-Up Sheet" includes the trip waiver, and should be used for all club sponsored trips.
Trip Leader Awards: The club is grateful to those who lead our outdoor adventures. As a token of appreciation, our awards will be a series of caps and hats with the Club logo. To encourage first-time trip leaders, we will award a first hat to anyone who leads a Club trip. In more detail, we 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 Alex Adams, our Equipment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 Climbing School runs from March 26th through May 4th.
(registration is open for 2014!)
(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)
The class fills quickly with only 25 seats, so early registration is recommended.
This includes 6 Tuesday nights, one Thursday night, and 5 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:
Hints: You must log in to sign up for trips or to post new trips!
|Cancelled: Day hiking, based at The Wilderness Lodge, Gila Hot Springs, March 18-23, 2014||Bill Priedhorsky||Tue, 2014-03-18||Cancelled: not quite enough interest to make this go I have reserved The Wilderness Lodge at Gila Hot Springs for 5 nights, Tuesday through Saturday, departing on Sunday morning. The lodge will sleep a maximum of 16 people, and is an excellent base to explore a place I have never been - the Gila Cliff dwellings and many trails in the heart of the Gila Wilderness. This area is well to the east of the giant fire of 2012, although there is some local fire damage from earlier fires. The lodge...|
|Wheeler Peak Snowshoe Ascent||Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier||Sun, 2014-04-06||Still haven't made it to the highest point in New Mexico? Join us for a hike to Wheeler Peak! The Williams Lake trail to the summit is approximately 7 miles round trip and is a steep switchback class 2 trail. Total elevation gain of 2,970 ft; highest elevation 13,161 ft. Moderate pace. We expect to start out on snowshoes, and will finish the peak hiking (with microspikes/yak-traks). Limit of 12 hikers. One or two dogs ok, must have leash. If there's interest, microbrew & dinner...|
|Swim-Run to Santa Fe||Zack Baker||Sat, 2014-04-19||Join Zack and friends on the annual run to Santa Fe. We'll start at the Blue Dot trail, running down the trail then up to Buckman road. We'll zip lock anything you are fond of, put shoes in garbage bag, and swim across the Rio Grande, then continue up Buckman road to the railyard/REI for lunch. It's about 20 miles. The water will be very cold, the road will be very hot. You'll mostly be responsible for your own ride back, but there may be some...|
|Hall’s Creek Narrows, Horse Pack, May 3-11, 2014||Bill Priedhorsky||Sat, 2014-05-03||Update Feb 27: This trip is full but no one is yet on the waiting list. I am pleased to announce a 2014 canyon country adventure. I've been wanting for years to return to Hall's Creek Narrows, a very special place in Capitol Reef National Park at the base of the Waterpocket Fold. This is a fabulous destination that offers both a slot canyon explore and numerous possibilities in the nooks and crannies of the Fold. My last visit was 1995, so a return trip is way overdue. A nice photo trip...|
|Canyoneering in Zion National Park||Dan Creveling||Sat, 2014-06-28||Canyoneering in Zion National Park (A 2014 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers) Pre-Trip Training: June 21st and 22nd Trip to Zion National Park: June 28th - July 3rd Trip Leader: Dan Creveling (plus many people helping!) 25 February 2014 : 23 canyoneers attending, 2 spots remaining Have you been to Zion? I mean, have you REALLY been to Zion?? This is your chance to discover all of Zion's hidden gems that most people who visit the park never get to see. We will be...|
|Adventuring from a remote camp in the North Cascades, July 12-17+||Bill Priedhorsky||Sat, 2014-07-12||Update Feb. 27: Three small upstairs rooms remain available, along with nooks and crannies. For something different this summer, I am organizing an outing to the Pacific Northwest. Our destination will be the North Cascades, based at the North Cascades Basecamp, who call themselves a "European-style lodge and cabin". The camp is near the settlement of Mazama (meaning mountain goat) in the Methow Valley, which reaches into the North Cascades from the east side. The lodge is 15...|
|Grand Teton Climbing Trip||Michael Altherr||Wed, 2014-07-30||We have reserved 21 climber camps on the approach to the Grand Teton for several dates between July 31, 2014 through August 6, 2014. In addition, we have a group camp site to accommodate those not on the mountain. Besides the Grand, multiple and varied recreational opportunities exist in the area. Several spots remain and can be had for a $50 commitment fee paid to the trip leader. Several team building and training exercises will be conducted in between now and our departure in July. If you...|
|Not-a-Hut-Trip, La Veta, Colorado, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2013||Bill Priedhorsky||Thu, 2014-08-28||Update Feb 27: This trip is full but no one is yet on the waiting list. In lieu of a 10th Mountain hut trip, we are going to take up the comfort level a notch for the Labor Day weekend in 2014. I have found an isolated mountain house, just east of La Veta pass, that can serve as the base for day outings to the Spanish Peaks and to the Sangre de Cristos from the Wet Valley side. The house is on a 600 acre piece of land and has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 5200 square feet. The fireplace soars 25...|
|Exploring the Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Oct. 11-19||Bill Priedhorsky||Sat, 2014-10-11||Aerial photo of the Maze, from WikiCommons Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip. In all my years of exploring the canyons of southeastern Utah, I've never made it to the Maze country. It's time to go! The Maze and surrounding canyons are the western section of Canyonlands National Park. This is extremely remote country, with only rough four wheel drive roads, no ranger stations, no permanent water, but some of the wildest and most interesting terrain to be found...|
|Moab hike/bike Nov. 6-11||Bill Priedhorsky||Thu, 2014-11-06||Behind the Rocks, a maze of fins and canyons just over the hill from Moab, is in my experience about as spectacular as any part of the canyon country. See here and here for trip reports. Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip. Dear Mountaineers, I would like to announce the sixth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. We didn’t go in November 2013, and I missed it, even thought I was on a great adventure in Antarctica. So I look forward to...|