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Bill Priedhorsky

Major LAM Activities and Positions Held:

  • Trip Coordinator, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • President, 2004, 2003, 1985
  • Publicity Chairman

Bill is the Mountaineers' resident leader for the canyon country of northeast Arizona and southwest Utah, having explored it over 80 expeditions, starting in 1979. A quarter century ago, these were hard core backpacks, sleeping by the side of the road during the long trips there and back. But now it seems much more pleasant to stay in fine lodgings before and after the wilderness, and to hire horses or llamas to carry our loads. This allows a more gourmet selection of food and wine in base camp. The wild canyon country is a never-ending adventure, with surprises around every corner. Bill's favorite destinations are the deep canyons and expansive slickrock of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, basing his trips out of the friendly village of Boulder, Utah.  For more information see the LAM Program announcement for Bill's January 2008 club presentation by clicking here.
Bill has been given honorary "Lifetime Member" status with the club, and he is a recipient of the the clubs "Distinguished Service Award" in recognition of "Outstanding Long-term Dedication, Service, and Leadership".

Bill Priedhorsky in his favorite environment
A few other details about Bill:
When not in the canyons, Bill is also a downhill and cross-country skier, summertime backpacker, fly fisherman, and all-around outdoorsman. He served as president of the Mountaineers in 1985, 2003, and 2004. When not in the wilderness, he is an astrophysicist by training, Fellow of the American Physical Society, and coordinator of the Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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