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Monthly Program:

LAM Meeting at Camp May - Campfire Stories

Date: 
Tue, 2024-07-23

On July 23, 2024, the Los Alamos Mountaineers will have a special program event where we will share "Campfire Stories" at the pavilion at Camp May on the Pajarito Ski Hill.  Specifically, we will have a series of short (3-10 minute) talks given by mountaineers about their adventures (hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, boating) around a campfire at the pavilion. Do you have an adventure you’d like to share? We welcome additional stories as time allows. Please email annsats74@gmail.com to get on the list.  We are asking that people come with a dessert to share and we will offer smores during the campfire stories.

We will start the evening at 5:30 PM with a 1 hour hike out toward Canada Bonito (led by Bill Priedhorsky and Clarissa Yablinsky).  At 6:30 PM, we will start the desserts in the Camp May pavilion.  At 7:00 PM we will start the campfire stories where we will share adventures as we roast marshmallows for smores. We will end the evening at 8:30 PM.

Please come and bring a dessert to share.  If you would like to share a story, please email Ann Satsangi at annsats74@gmail.com the title/topic by July 21, 2024 .

We will return to our normal PEEC meetings in August.

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Ongoing Events


 

Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:


Normally held in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Now offering hybrid meetings with in-person and zoom options! Sign up for each talk at the Monthly Program page.

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here

 

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.  If you do not have an account, contact  the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.

Trip Leader Awards: The club will recognize trip leaders as described here.

Borrow Equipment: We have a limited amount of mountaineering equipment for loan (e.g., avalanche transceivers). Contact our Equipment Manager listed on this page.

 

 

Trip Leaders: Anyone can lead a trip! Post your trip by logging in and then going here. If you do not have an account, contact the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.
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    Leader: 
    Ellen Mills
    Telephone: 
    5056602345
    Date: 
    Mon, 2024-07-22
    Leader Email: 
    efmillsnm@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Trip participants are expected to be prepared for the level of technicality and the level of difficulty. Trip participants should be aware that outdoor activities such as this one, can be hazardous and involve danger to participants. By signing up for this trip, the participant is accepting any and all risks of injury and death. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver at the beginning of the trip.

    Dogs: Allowed

  • Hike prior to campfire

    Leader: 
    Clarissa Yablinsky & Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    814-330-8774
    Date: 
    Tue, 2024-07-23
    Leader Email: 
    Cayablinsky@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Join Clarissa & Bill for a 1 hour pre-campfire hike.  Meet at 530 pm at the west end of the Pajarito Mtn parking lot.  We'll hike out towards Canada Bonito - returning by 630 pm to join the campfire fun at the Camp May Pavillion  

  • Campfire Stories

    Leader: 
    Ann Satsangi
    Telephone: 
    240-672-7110
    Date: 
    Tue, 2024-07-23
    Leader Email: 
    Trail.runr74@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

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    Join us 6:30 pm Tuesday evening July 23rd at Camp May. We will have a campfire and S'mores, with a brief LAM  business notes and then Campfire Stories. 
    Bring: a potluck desert to share, your own cup or water bottle, and a story to share around the campfire (optional)

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    Leader: 
    Tanja Pietrass
    Telephone: 
    575-418-7969 (leave a message)
    Date: 
    Fri, 2024-07-26
    Leader Email: 
    Tpietrass@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Advanced
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

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  • Rubber Ducky Float Trip

    Leader: 
    Zack Baker
    Telephone: 
    505-412-5961
    Date: 
    Sat, 2024-07-27
    Leader Email: 
    zackbaker@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    The 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Float Trip

    Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 8am on Saturday July 27 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.  It's about 4 miles, plus the up and down elevation gain of the Red Dot trail.

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    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sun, 2024-07-28
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

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    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5054125424
    Date: 
    Sat, 2024-08-03
    Leader Email: 
    jeandewart7@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Interested in trying out backpacking?  LAM/PEEC has organized an overnight backpack trip and we have gear (tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.) to loan.  There will be a pre-meeting on Monday night July 29 at 5:30 to go over gear, discuss food and clothing, and answer questions.   The backpack will be on Saturday-Sunday August 3-4, starting from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  We will hike 4.5 miles and camp at Puerto Nambe on Saturday night.  There are possible hikes from camp on Sunday morning, returning to Los Alamos on later on Sunday afternoon.  

     

  • Colorado Peak Backpack Weekend

    Leader: 
    Norbert Ensslin
    Telephone: 
    505-662-1408
    Date: 
    Fri, 2024-08-09
    Leader Email: 
    norbert.ensslin@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Several of us are planning a Colorado Fourteener trip for August 9-11, and we would like to invite other Club members to join us.  We are planning to drive from the highway between Saguache and Gunnison to the Stewart Creek trailhead on Friday morning, August 9, and backpack up the Stewart Creek trail to timberline that afternoon.  From that high camp, we can easily access one Fourteener (San Luis) and one high Thirteener (Stewart).  Like last year’s trip to Missouri Gulch, this will be a relaxed weekend, with an opportunity for Club members to bag one or two Centennial peaks.  Both of thes

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    Leader: 
    Kathleen Gruetzmacher
    Telephone: 
    505-204-6075
    Date: 
    Mon, 2024-08-12
    Leader Email: 
    gkathleen1048@msn.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    A hike/bike trip to the Tenth Mountain Hut Division – Fowler/Hilliard is planned for August 12-15, 2024.  We have the entire hut for 12 adults.  The deposit is $163.00 per person.  Please e-mail me with your interest.

    The route to the hut is 8.3 miles on forest service roads near Leadville, CO.  More info on the hut is at:  https://huts.org/hut/fowler-hilliard-hut/

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    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2024-10-05
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Dear Mountaineers,

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