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Future program presenters are requested to send the Programs Chair (officer list here) brief write-ups of your intended presentations and one or two representative photos. This information will be posted on the webpage and included in the local newspapers, handouts, and posters. Note that future presentations are listed as well, if we have the details. Presentations predating this website can be found here

Almost 20 Years of Tenth Mountain Division Hut Trips

Date: 
Tue, 2022-08-23

The August 23 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature Kathleen Gruetzmacher’s many outings to the 10th Mountain Division backcountry huts.

From Kilimanjaro To Serengeti

Date: 
Tue, 2022-07-26

The July 26 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. We hope to expand our meeting with a pre-meeting social time. The presentation will be  “From Kilimanjaro To Serengeti: What I Learned From The Wilds Of Tanzania” by James Wernicke. James writes “7 days. 40 miles. Over 19,000’ of elevation gain culminating at the 19,341’ top of Africa. In January 2022, I shared this adventure with my brother and dad to celebrate his 70th birthday. It is a memory I’ll never forget and a trip that I encourage everyone to experience.

Hiking in Northern New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2022-06-28

The June 28 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. We are thrilled to be back in person for the second time. The presentation will be  “Hiking in Northern New Mexico” by Eric Bjorklund. His talk will feature some of the less known hiking areas, such as Vista Verde, the ruins of the John Dunn hotel along the Rio Grande, eagle traps on Burnt Mesa, the Lower Paliza Goblin Colony, and perhaps explorations southeast of Ghost Ranch, with remarkable rock formations.

The Seven Summits

Date: 
Tue, 2022-05-24

The May 24 Mountaineers meeting will be our first in-person meeting since early 2020 (while also including a virtual option). This milestone will feature a presentation on the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountains on every continent, by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Gary will share the story of his adventures, challenges on each mountain, and the logistics behind the summit hikes.

Rock Climbing Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park

Date: 
Tue, 2022-04-26

The April 26, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Sandra Corso, wilderness instructor and outdoor adventure guide, BIKEternity.com and rioclimbingadventures.com. Join us for a fun and entertaining program about a unique rock climbing area.

Predicting Powder and the Science of Snow in New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2022-03-22

The March 22, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Julien Ross, New Mexico Forecaster, OpenSnow.com. Join us for a fun and entertaining program full of snow and winter weather forecasting science! Julien will provide a live forecast of any upcoming storms, walk through the techniques we can use to forecast snow and find the best powder in New Mexico, and how certain weather patterns and wind directions bring more (or less) snow to the Jemez, Sangre de Cristos, and other New Mexico winter playgrounds.

Exploring a Few New Mexican Volcanic Plugs

Date: 
Tue, 2022-02-22

The February, 2022 Mountaineers meeting will feature a talk by Evan Rose.

A Lifetime in the Canyon Country – One "Wow" After Another

Date: 
Tue, 2022-01-25

Bill Priedhorsky is the Mountaineers’ Canyon Country veteran, having spent 43 years exploring slickrock and canyons in 124 multi-day trips. Something special about this part of the world keeps him, and so many other Mountaineers, coming back again and again. It is a country of “wow”, where beautiful and amazing sights are waiting just around the next year. The landscape is one where the bones of the Earth are open to the sky, with its bare slickrock surfaces extending for miles. The world is turned on end in the canyon country, one cleft following another.

Holiday Mountaineers Potpourri

Date: 
Tue, 2021-12-14

Tuesday, December 14, at 7:00 PM we'll have our annual Holiday Potpourri program featuring five 10-minute long presentations on a variety of topics.

Due to the COVID pandemic and restrictions, we'll be doing this online via Zoom again.

The presentations are: 

Nathan Burnside: Bikepacking the New Mexico Off Road Runner Route

Deirdre Monroe: Back Country Horsemen Need Volunteers to Help With Trail Clearing

Brett Kettering: Brett's & Ron's Mountaineering Adventures of 2021

The Salmon Seekers: Coastal Bears of Alaska

Date: 
Tue, 2021-11-16

Speaker Ed MacKerrow’s presentation will focus on the relationships between salmon and the wildlife species that depend on their return to Alaska each year.

A scientist who researches complex adaptive social systems, MacKerrow is also a professional nature photographer and a wilderness explorer. His award-winning images have been published in magazines and journals. He serves on the boards of scientific societies and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

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