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Monthly Program:

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.

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 http://lamountaineers.org/drupal7/Member_Benefits.html 

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 https://www.lamountaineers.org/drupal7/node/1583.

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 (jeandewart7@gmail.com), 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

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.

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here

 


Get a 2021 Official Mountaineers T-Shirt

To support the Mountaineers spirit in these challenging times, we are pleased to offer our members the latest Mountaineers t-shirt, with a design based on our adventures around the world, shipped to your home anywhere in the US. The design comes in women’s and unisex versions, per the pictures below, in a wicking fabric The shirts cost $20 each. They may be picked up in Los Alamos, or shipped via USPS for $5 per shirt to any address in the US. Because of the circumstances, we cannot accept returns, so we’ve measured the shirts, and they are sized as follows:
      Circumference Height
dimensions in inches # in stock under arms midriff hips collar to waist
Women's
XS 6 28 27 1/2 32 23 1/2
S 6 31 30 34 24 1/2
M 4 32 31 35 24 1/2
L 1 35 34 38 25 1/2
XL 6 37 35 40 25 1/2
Unisex
S 5 34 35 28
M 4 38 1/2 39 28 1/2
L 5 42 42 29
XL 5 44 46 29 1/2

 

Size
Delivery Method

 

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.

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 our Equipment Manager listed on this page.

 

 

LAM 70th Anniversary Trips!


Check out all of these special events and trips to help celebrate our 70th anniversary
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.
  • X-C Ski at Cumbres Pass

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    15054125424
    Date: 
    Fri, 2022-12-09
    Leader Email: 
    jeandewart7@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Friday, December 9.  Cross country ski at Cumbres Pass - 8 mile out/back ski on Dixie Creek to Chama Valley Overlook.  Metal edged, backcountry skis are required.

    I really want to go skiing, and the forecast for the Tues-Thurs storm this week appears to me, to give Cumbres Pass enough snow to ski.  (I follow the Cumbres Trestle snowtel station - when it reaches about 18 inches, there is enough snow to ski at Cumbres Pass).

  • Gear Drive for Santa Fe Homeless Shelters

    Leader: 
    Mary Thompson & Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    505-469-9499
    Date: 
    Wed, 2022-12-14
    Leader Email: 
    mary14er@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Dear Mountaineers, Santa Fe homeless shelters are asking for donations of warm clothing and gear for the many people in need. Please bring your donations to the December14th potpouri meeting at Fuller Lodge and we will take them to the shelters*! We are looking for intact jackets, pants, sweaters, socks, boots, hats, gloves, raingear, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, blankets, and sleeping pads for men, women, and children. If you bring a bag of socks, please label them for men, women, or children so we know where to deliver them.

  • Cabezon Peak

    Leader: 
    Evan Rose
    Telephone: 
    505-695-8945
    Date: 
    Sat, 2023-04-08
    Leader Email: 
    evanrose999@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

       This annual outing offers an opportunity to climb iconic Cabezon Peak.  The description below is the same as for 2022.

       Cabezon Peak towers 2000 feet above the Rio Puerco Valley.  This volcanic plug is the remnant of the core of a volcano - like Shiprock.  Appearing impregnable, Cabezon can nonetheless be ascended by the intrepid mountaineer who follows the hidden route that wends its way through a crack in the plug's defenses.  Said mountaineer must be able to execute a couple of low fourth class maneuvers in pursuit of the summit.

  • Hiking and Fishing in the upper Conejos valley

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Thu, 2023-07-13
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This is a repeat of a successful trip held in August 2022. I would not be scheduling it so early, but found when I checked that only one opening was still available for summer 2023. The upper Conejos offers access to the South San Juan wilderness via several trails on the west side of the Conejos, as well as the several trails upstream of Platoro Reservoir, such as the 3 Forks trail. One can explore the high country and high lakes, and as well hike along the Conejos itself. Fly fishing is a possibility – trip leader Bill might be able to share the river with a would-be angler or two.

  • Middle Fork Salmon raft trip (with music) September 2023

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0736
    Date: 
    Sat, 2023-09-02
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Recently back from a great trip down the Selway River in July 2021, we signed up for our next adventure. We’d like to return to experience the 5-night trip down the Middle Fork in a cooler and quieter season. 2022 is substantially booked, so the September 2, 2023 departure by Hughes River Expeditions offers adventure and beauty, and a musical serenade every night to boot.

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