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The Mountaineers

www.mountaineers.org

Go Guide
A special activities section to The Mountaineer
Beginning Backpacking Backcountry Cooking Intro to Wilderness First Aid Intro to Map & Compass (also outside) Leave No Trace Beginners’ Rock Day Rock Climbing Technique Learn to Belay

July, 2010

Mission: To offer anyone an opportunity to experience a new activity or skill with The Mountaineers in a safe and experience-based atmosphere that is non-committing. The Mountaineers Trailhead program offers events without commitments in a casual atmosphere, and best of all, easy on your schedule and wallet. Each month Trailhead events are offered for a variety of activities; just look for the in front of the event listing in the Go Guide. Typical events include hikes, backpacks, entry-level scrambles and climbing activities, snowshoeing, skiing and more. In-town clinics are also offered regularly throughout the season. So if you’re looking to get involved with us, taste-test a new activity, or just refresh old skills, there’s likely a Trailhead event coming up for you!

Family Activities:

July 6, Tue. – Illahee Preserve (See Kitsap) July 9, Fri. – Kids Rock Day July 10, Sat. – Who's Who at the Beach July 16, Fri. – Stephenson Canyon (See Kitsap) July 28, Wed. – Old Mill Park Walk (See Kitsap) July 29, Thu. – Kids Rock Day

UTHRs hikes:

July 7, Wed. – Mt. Pilchuck July 14, Wed. – Margaret Lake July 21, Wed. – Ollalie Lake July 28, Wed. – Cedar Butte

Learn how to use map & compass!

Three-season program series
Trip Series:
Hikes Backpacks Car Camping/Hiking Weekends

Outdoor Learning Series:
Beginners’ Rock Day

July 7-14, Wed.-Wed. - Intro To Map & Compass Map and compass are part of the Ten Essentials, but if you don't know how to use them, they are worthless. Learn the basics in this two-part program; one workshop, one field trip. Part 1 - Class session from 6:30-9 p.m. at the OR retail store, 2203 1st Ave. S., Seattle. Part 2 - Field Trip from 6:30-9 p.m. at Discovery Park (directions TBA). A special OR promotions coupon will be available to all particapants! See the listing under Seattle Navigation for more details!

Seattle Climbing Seminars:
July 11, Sun. – Beginners Rock Day; members $25, non-members $40 July 14, Wed. – Experience Rock Day; members $25, non-members $40

Clinics:

July 22, Sat. – Beginning Hiking Seminar—Free! For questions about signing up: 206-521-6001. For questions about the Trailhead program: [email protected]. For questions about specific events: please call the leader directly.

Beginners’ Alpine Scrambling

This month’s highlights
Seattle Hiking: July 22, Sat. – Beginning Hiking Seminar

Clinic Series:

Beginners’ Hiking Seminar

New exploratioNs Now
Branchwide
Board of trustees to meet
The Mountaineers Board of Trustees will take the month of July off. Meetings otherwise are held at The Mountaineers Program Center on the first Thursday of each month and are open to all. The next meeting will be Aug. 5.
recoverable expenses, will be made. Cancellation notice must be in writing and sent to the trip leader via e-mail or postal service. See the individual trip listing for cancellation deadlines.

Nepal: Dhaulagiri trek
Sept. 30-Oct. 24, 2010
The Himalaya is “a revelation of all might, majesty, dominion and power, henceforth, and forever, in color, form, and substance indescribable.” – Rudyard Kipling

Get out there!
Sign up online:

www.mountaineers.org
206-521-6001 or 1-800-573-8484
Clubwide ............................................................. 1 Bellingham (www.bellinghammountaineers.org).............. 2 Everett (www.everettmountaineers.org).......................... 3 Foothills (www.foothillsmountaineers.org) ...................... 3 Kitsap (www.kitsapmountaineers.org) ........................... 4 Olympia (www.olympiamountaineers.org) ....................... 5 Seattle (www.seattlemountaineers.org) ......................... 7 Tacoma (www.tacomamountaineers.org) .....................13 Lodge Going (events at our facilities) .................. 16 Going to the Source (who’s who) .....................19 Sending you on your way (trip registration) .....19 Go to the Marketplace .................................20 Go Volunteer ..................................................20 Gone for the Weekend (weekend trip index) .......20

Program center to close for Fourth

The Mountaineers Program Center will be closed on Mon., July 5 to observe the Independence Day holiday.

NOTE—You may also sign up over the phone:

Conservation
Conservation calendar
June 6, Wed. - Conservation Executive Committee meeting, 7-9 p.m. at the program center. All Mountaineers are welcome.

Nepali guide to present slide show

Wanted: members for issue alert e-list

Are you willing to make a phone call, send an e-mail or write a letter to voice your opinion on conservation and environmental issues? Then sign up for our action alert e-mail list. We will send you our “Conservation Currents” twice a month or when there is a need for action. E-mail [email protected] to join.

International Outings
Chair: Patti Polinsky, [email protected], 206-525-7464. The amount payable to The Mountaineers is based upon known and anticipated air and land costs and is subject to change, either UP or DOWN. Any exceptions to the travel or lodging arrangements must be approved by the leaders. The leader(s) or The Mountaineers reserve the right to cancel a trip or to make changes in the itinerary; additional costs, if any, shall be paid by the trip participants. The right is also reserved to exclude any person as a trip member should such person’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity or general deportment impede the operation of the trip or the rights or welfare and enjoyment of other trip members; a refund of unused trip services will be the limit of The Mountaineers’ liability. Cancellation: A full refund, less a $100 administration fee and less any non-

Board briefs

The Mountaineers Board of Trustees approved recognition of Jim Wickwire as an honorary member of The Mountaineers. President Tab Wilkins reported on the luncheon for 50year members and issued a proclamation recognizing the Olympia Branch for its excellent and successful membership drive. Executive Director Martinique Griggs provided a summary of “Peak Achievements” of our organization. The board discussed the signficant value of the branches to the organization as a whole, and continued discussion of possible 501(c)(3) status.

An unofficial summary of the June 3, 2010 board meeting.

Crystal Mountain Treks owner Jwalant Gurung scouted our upcoming Nepal Dhaulagiri circuit this spring. He will visit Seattle to present a slide show about his recent experience. The free program will be Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at The Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way, Seattle. There is still space if you wish to register for the trek. This outing combines spectacular mountain scenery, history, culture and diversity. Until 1808 Ecuador’s Chimborazo was believed to be the highest mountain in the world. From 1808 to 1848, Dhaulagiri was thought to be the highest mountain in the world. Between 1848 and 1852, it was Kanchenjunga. Since 1852, it has been Mt. Everest. Dhaulagiri is now known as the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 meters (26,795 ft.). “Dhaulagiri” means “white mountain” for its continuous snow. Dhaulagiri is almost unequaled on earth in its rise above local terrain—7,000 meters over the Kali Gandaki Gorge in about 30 kilometers of horizontal distance. The Kali Gandaki is especially dramatic since Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both stand near the river, giving a unique example of two 8,000-meter peaks facing each other over a deep valley. In 1950, the French team, led by Maurice Herzog, trekked up the Kali Gandaki intent on climbing Dhaulagiri on the west, but they found it too difficult and instead climbed Annapurna on the east (the first summit of an 8000-meter peak). Dhaulagiri’s summit was finally reached in 1960 by a Swiss-Austrian expedition. Our Dhaulagiri trek is one of the finest and most scenic in all Nepal. Some people say this is their favorite route in Nepal. It is like the Annapurna Circuit but without the crowds. We will hike through many climatic, biologic and cultural zones; see some of the highest mountains in the world; trek from about 4000 ft. altitude up to Dhaulagiri Base Camp and over French Pass at 17,585 feet; meet friendly Nepali people; and visit Buddhist monasteries. This is a very strenuous hike because of the altitude, but porters will haul your overnight gear, so you carry only a daypack. This is a good time of year because there is usually excellent weather for views and photography. Itinerary: Fly from the U.S. to Singapore to Kathmandu. Tour world heritage sites. Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Darbang. The Dhaulagiri trek (14 days) is rated very strenuous, with two layover days and a high altitude of 17,585 ft. An optional climb to Dhampus/Thapa Peak (19,719 ft.) will be offered. The

Questions? Give Member Services a call: 206-521-6000
The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA 206-521-6013

The Go Guide

The Go Guide is a monthly supplement to The Mountaineer, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115. Deadlines: All items must ultimately be submitted to the Go Guide by the 10th of the month preceding month of publication (branch/activity news gatherers must therefore obtain members’ listings a number of days prior to the 10th). Opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of The Mountaineers.

Go Guide July 2010 

leader will clean the trail from the high pass down to Jomsom. Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Sightsee in Pokhara and shop in markets. Optional extension to raft the Kali Gandaki River (not sponsored by The Mountaineers). Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Fly from Kathmandu to Singapore to USA. For a daily itinerary, please go to www.mountaineers.org/activities/nepal_itin.html. Lodging: Hotels in Singapore, Kathmandu and Pokhara. Camping tent on trek. Double occupancy, with optional single supplement. Food: Most meals are provided. They are a nutritious variety of Nepali and Western cuisine. In Singapore and Kathmandu, some meals are on your own to give you the freedom to explore the delicious cuisines of Asia. Limit: Minimum of two Mountaineers, maximum of 12 Mountaineers. Leader: Craig Miller has led 11 different Himalayan treks in the last 11 years for The Mountaineers (craigfmiller@comcast. net or 206-414-1609). Price: The price includes almost everything: roundtrip airfare from Seattle, Singapore hotels, Nepal visa, airport transfers, Kathmandu hotels, buses, trek permit, ACAP fee, guide, porter, food, tent, peak climbing fee, Pokhara hotels, domestic flight, Nepal departure tax, two Singapore departure taxes, rescue insurance, The Mountaineers outing fee, and a portion of leader cost. Price excludes your valid passport, medical immunizations, some meals, personal items, and gratuities. Six or more people: $5,500, 3-5 people, $6,300, two people, $6,500. Registration: Please download and complete the application form from www.mountaineers.org, then e-mail it to the leader. After the leader’s approval, call The Mountaineers; relay your credit card number and a $2,000 deposit. After your deposit is received, the leader will send you a series of three letters with information to help you prepare for this outing. Your balance is due July 1. Cancellation: If you cancel because of an emergency, you may receive a refund less expenses incurred, and less a $100 administrative fee.

tracks as far as you want and take the train home. For downhill skiers, three unique areas are accessible by train. The Gemsstock cable car in Andermatt takes you to midmountain where the facilities are located. There is another cable car that literally puts you on top of the world. From here there are two packed runs but miles and miles of off-piste skiing down the valley and back to town. This run is an incredible experience. Our family-run hotel, in the center of this small town, is alpine-styled with wood interiors, small paned windows and a huge ski room. Because the city is small and boasts snow from November to May, you can often step out of the hotel door and ski down the main street of town to the cable car. This travel adventure will depart Andermatt on a private bus to Zurich for the final day in Europe. Sunday morning, March 20, we depart for Seattle. You may extend your trip on your own. The trip leader is an experienced trip organizer for The Mountaineers. She is the director of the Meany Winter Sports Center and is an active downhill, cross-country and telemark skier, and snowshoer. This tour will be limited to 16 people, including the leader and assistant. The price (about $3,495) includes hotels (double occupancy), tips, land transportation, club and leader fees and administrative costs. Not included: airfare of about $880, travel insurance, lift tickets (about $40/day), lunches, dinner in Milan and Zurich, and evening beverages. Cancellations: The refund will be made less a $100 International Outings fee, plus any non-recoverable expenses. This price is based upon an exchange rate of $1.35/Euro. For further information contact Patti Polinsky, meanysports@ mac.com, 206-525-7464. Application available by e-mail. Deposit: $1,000 with the application. The remainder is due on Nov. 1, 2010.

explore Peaks Island on bikes or foot and enjoy happy hour at the home of the Ericksons, Mountaineers living on Peaks Island. We can end the day with a Maine lobster dinner or other entree before taking the little island-hopping ferry back to Portland. Cost: Approx. $810 for land accommodations, including all meals except one lunch, private bus transfer, transfers by AMC and lodging in AMC lodges and mountain huts. Lodging: Lodges include linens and showers; huts offer bunkhouse accommodations where a sleeping sheet is needed. Requirements: Trip limits will be a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16—open to all Mountaineers. Participants must be able to hike trails of at least moderate difficulty. Leader’s approval necessary. The leader: Patti Polinsky, has led numerous hiking, climbing and European trips for The Mountaineers. She has led five fall-colors adventures. She is also the director of the Meany Lodge Sports Center. Reservations: A deposit of $400 per person is required to reserve a space on the trip. In the event of cancellation, non-recoverable group expenses incurred will be borne by the canceling participant. There will be a cancellation fee of $250 plus any non-recoverable expenses. More details: Contact the leader, Patti Polinsky, [email protected], 206-525-7464.

Players
Theater inspired by a magical place
Escape to the Kitsap Forest Theater! Join us for a grand adventure as you stroll down the forested trail to our unique and breathtaking theater on the Kitsap Peninsula near Bremerton. Start a treasured family tradition.

North American Outings
New England fall-color adventure
Oct. 3-10, 2010
Trip preview: http://web.me.com/mrbunz/Site/2010-NEHike.html Have you ever seen the spectacular colors of maples paint the landscape of New England? If you have not, join us for a moderate or strenuous hike under a canopy of fall colors in the ancient Appalachian Mountains. The brilliantly jeweled, gold and ruby ridges of the White Mountains will remain in your memory forever. The Mountaineers Recreational Properties Division offers an eight-day adventure through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Because we will be hiking between the full-service huts and lodges of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), you will not have to carry a sleeping bag or food, except for lunch. Nate Shedd, an AMC naturalist who hiked with us last year, will hike with us again. His expertise will be the crowning jewel to this hiking adventure. If you choose to do the Presidential Traverse, most trails will be dotted with large rocks and may include short stretches of scrambling. Or you may choose moderate hiking on trails comparable to Northwest trails. We will begin the trip from Portland, Maine, taking an AMC van through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We will pass wooden covered bridges and whitewashed houses on our drive to Highland Center at Crawford Notch. We will hike from Crawford Notch to Franconia Notch on the Appalachian Trail. While at Highland Center, a multitude of conditioning hikes will be available, or you can choose to play tourist and ride the train up Mt. Washington. Once on top of Mt. Washington, where the country’s highest wind velocity has been recorded, one can hike or ride the cog railroad down the other side of the mountain. On Friday, after a short hike from Greenleaf Hut, we will take the van to Cardigan Lodge, a stately old whitewashed home in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. We guarantee you will long remember Tom Fisher, Cardigan Lodge crew chief, and those engaging ambassadors of New England’s oldest and largest version of The Mountaineers. There will be an optional Adventure Day, including an art walk Friday night in Portland, Maine. On Sat., Oct. 2, we can

Summer production, ‘Godspell,’ begins

Snow sports in Italy, Switzerland
Champoluc/Andermatt: March 2-20, 2011
A travel adventure: Downhill or cross-country skiing in the shadows of Monte Rosa at Champoluc, Italy, and in Andermatt, Switzerland. Visit Milan and Zurich. Fee: $3,495 Not included: airfare of about $880, travel insurance, lift tickets (about $40/day), lunches, dinners in Milan and Zurich, and evening beverages. Trip details: This Mountaineers adventure will begin with two days of exploration in Milan, founded by the Romans. Centrally located are Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper,” and the Duomo Cathedral with 135 spires and over 3,500 statues near our four-star hotel. After the opportunity to recover from jet lag in Milan, the adventure will continue to Champoluc, Italy, one valley over—eastward—from the Matterhorn Valley of Cervinia. This little-known area boasts access to two more valleys to the east. The skiing features long cruising runs. For the off-piste skier, this will be heaven—no people, no lift lines, and endless untracked snow. For all, the small family-run restaurants found along the runs are a delight. Champoluc is as well known for its cross-country skiing as it is for its downhill skiing. Set tracks connect the two major winter sport areas of this valley, Chanpoluc and Brusson. While in Champoluc an optional day of skiing at Cervinia and Zermatt will be offered. Our hotel in Champoluc is a family-run hotel that is located within 50 horizontal feet of the lift. Dinner is not a two-hour affair. White-capped chefs serve the antipasto (which can be dinner in itself), the soup and entrée, and the desserts from the grand buffet. After a week in Champoluc, this adventure will travel by private bus to Andermatt, a small town that imparts the true feeling of Switzerland. Andermatt, founded in 1170 by the Celtics, is centrally located. Lucern is only 41 miles to the northeast and is easily accessible by train for a day trip, as is Zermatt and the Matterhorn (via the Glacier Express train). Cross-country ski destinations are accessible by train, so you can ski on groomed

“Godspell” will be presented the weekends of July 31-Aug. 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 2 p.m. Written as a jubilant celebration, “Godspell” tells the story of the birth of a new community. The characters bring the parables of Matthew to life using song, dance, and improvisational comedy while featuring an exhilarating score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) which includes such songs as “Day By Day,” “Save the People” and “All Good Gifts.” Overflowing with irrepressible energy, this classic favorite will appeal to all with a message of hope that resonates just as deeply as the music. Take a break and spend a summer day with us enjoying this inspiring story.

Tickets available

Tickets are available for both shows online at www. ForestTheater.com, at The Mountaineers Program Center (800573-8484 and in person), at Ted Brown Music, Silverdale, and Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo. Adult tickets are $14 presale and $16 at the door. Youth tickets (age 6-18) are $8 presale and $10 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. Buy your tickets today and save. Remember, you can volunteer to help usher or park and see the show for free.

Ushers and parkers needed

We need help with ushering and parking during our shows. Volunteer your time and see the show for free. Please contact the Kitsap Forest Theater info line at 206-542-7815 or www. foresttheater.com. We would love to have your help!

Kitsap Forest Theater Facebook page

You can now follow us on Facebook (and Twitter!). Search for Kitsap Forest Theater, and become a fan. We are posting pictures and stories about the rehearsal process. Follow our story and share our excitement.

Cooks needed

We need volunteer cooks in July and August to cook for the cast and crew of “Godspell.” Come cook on our brand new restaurant-quality range! If you’ve never cooked for large numbers of people, this would be a great place to start, as there will be a small cast and crew for “Godspell.” Contact 206-542-7815 if you are interested. Kitchen Manager Diane Glenn will help you plan a menu and teach you the ropes.

Hiking

Chair: Molly Kaufmann Ph: 360-651-5006 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.bellinghammountaineers.org TO SIGN UP FOR A BELLINGHAM TRIP, VISIT WWW.MOUNTAINEERS.ORG UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (Cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)

July 7, Wed. - Goat Mtn. Lookout Site (M) (Mt. Shuksan USGS) 5 mi., 1500’ gain, moderate pace. Meet at 9 a.m. at Glacier Public Service Center. We will possibly hike the ridge depending on everyone’s energy level. Sign up online; leader permission required. Leader: JoAnne Weldon, 360-734-3935, [email protected]. July 3, Sat. - Welcome Pass/Excelsior Ridge Traverse (VS) (Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan USGS) 12 mi., 3700’ gain, moderate pace. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Glacier Public Service Center. Sign up online; leader permission required. Leader: JoAnne Weldon, 360-734-3935, [email protected]. Aug. 5, Sun. - Hannegan Peak (S) (Mt. Shuksan USGS) 9.5 mi., 3100’ gain, moderate pace. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Glacier Public Service Center. Sign up online; leader permission required. Leader: JoAnne Weldon, 360-734-3935, weldondonjo@ aol.com. Sept. , Sat. - Hidden Lake Peak Lookout (S) (Cascade Pass 90-GT and Diablo Dam 48-GT), 8 mi., 3500’ gain, moderate pace. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the W. side of bridge in Marblemount. Sign up online; leader permission required. Leader: JoAnne Weldon, 360-734-3935, [email protected].

Branchwide
Meetings and events
Thank you Ken Wilcox, author and avid hiker of the Northwest, and JoAnne Weldon, our Hiking Committee chair, for your presentations at our June membership meeting

Advanced Notice – Bellingham Branch Rendezvous! Mark Tue., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. on your calendar for the Bellingham Branch Rendezvous. We will celebrate a season of climbing and hiking. We will also award basic climbing graduate certificates and honor our first intermediate climbing course. The location of the event, to be held at a restaurant, is yet to be announced. All are welcome—members and guests.

Get In Shape Program

This series of hikes begins with easy destinations and gradually builds to higher degrees of distance, elevation and sweat! Join us for some or all of them. All ages and body types are welcome. Sign up online or email the leader, Molly Kaufmann, [email protected]. July is “moderate hikes” month. Please check out the Bellingham website for trips in July or search for Molly’s trips on The Mountaineers website to keep track of upcoming hikes.

 July 2010 Go Guide

Clubwide-Bellingham

Chair: Lorna Corrigan Website: www.everettmountaineers.org TO SIGN UP FOR AN EVERETT TRIP, CONTACT THE LEADER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (Cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)

July 4, Sun. - Fourth of July Loop (VS) (Chiwaukum Mtns GT-177) 15 mi., 4800’ gain. Limit 7. This is a strenuous, but spectacular hike. We’ll leave from the Fourth of July Creek TH and come out via the Icicle Creek TH. Moderate to brisk pace. This is a tough trip, but worth it. Sign up with leader: Carrie Strandell, 360-387-4605, [email protected]. (s6/12-6/27) July 4-5, Sat.-Sun. - Cape Alava Car Camp (EM) See Singles section for details. July 3, Sat - Grasshopper Pass (M) See Singles section for details. July 3, Sat - Mt. David (VS) (Wenatchee Lake GT-145) 16 mi., 5200’ gain. Limit 8. A classic. This trip will be at a moderate to brisk pace. Possible overnight camp near the TH for an early start. Sign up with leader: Carrie Strandell, 360-387-4605, [email protected]. (s7/17-7/25)

Check the website for a complete update of coming trips.

Lookout/Trail Maintenance
Committee meetings: The Lookout and Trail Maintenance Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except in Nov., Dec., and Jan.) at the Snohomish County East Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, in Public Meeting Room #1. Anyone interested in lookout or trail maintenance may attend. For more details contact Forrest Clark, 425487-3461, [email protected].

Branchwide
The monthly membership meeting will take a break in July. Go celebrate the Fourth of July somewhere and bring back your stories of watching fireworks from some mountain top. You can share your stories at our August meeting/picnic at Legion Park, Everett. More details to follow.

No meeting in July

Volunteers for anniversary needed

Matt Vadnal is seeking volunteers to plan and participate in an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Everett Branch. The event will be held in September or October. Matt is also asking for ideas about how we should commemorate the anniversary. If you are interested, contact him at [email protected], 206-551-1446. Sept. , Wed. - Monthly Membership Meeting: Matt will present a program, “00 Years of Everett Mountaineers.” A former branch chair, he will discuss the history of the Everett Branch which was founded in 1910. He promises not to use any technology which was invented after that year. Curious about whether he can keep that promise? Come and see for yourself.

Committee leaders needed

We are in need of talented volunteers to head our First Aid Committee and our general branch programs. These positions are very rewarding, allowing the volunteer to help organize and steer these programs into the future. Note that committee chairs generally oversee their committee and do not have to volunteer as class leaders. The First Aid Committee encompasses MOFA, CPR, and other first-aid classes. The Programs Committee chair helps recruit speakers for monthly meetings and procures speakers for other branch-wide events. Those interested in volunteering as a leader or co-leader of the First Aid Committee, or acting as an interim volunteer, should contact the branch chair, Lorna Corrigan, [email protected]. Those interested in heading our speaker programs should contact Evan Moses and Matt Vadnal at programs@ everettmountaineers.org. Got web savvy? The Everett Mountaineers is redesigning its website. If you have graphic design or website development skills, we would welcome the help. Please e-mail webmaster@ everettmountaineers.org for more information.

July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - McMillan Spire, W. Ridge (BA) Limit 6. This is a long outing with a brutal approach into the Pickets. Participants must be prepared for a strenuous climb into one of the most remote areas in North Cascades. Priority given to Everett students. Sign up with leader: Paul Gehlsen, 425-488-9362, paul. [email protected]. (s6/7-7/6) July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Rainier, Emmons Gl. (BG) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt Rainier E. GT-270, Mt Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 8. Leader’s permission required: Henry Leap, 360-658-8303, [email protected]. (s6/14-6/21) July 5-9, Thu.-Mon. - Mt. Olympus, Blue Gl. (BG) (Mt Olympus USGS) Limit 6. Meet at Newport P&R at 6 a.m. This is a strenuous four-day climb involving an average of 10 mi. a day with a full pack. Participants need to be in excellent physical condition and will be asked about prior climbs and/or conditioning regimen before being added to the climb. Sign up with leader: Stephen Bobick, 425-653-5526, sbobick2@gmail. com. (s6/1-7/7) July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Glacier Peak, Disappointment Peak Cleaver (BG) (Glacier Peak E., Glacier Peak W. USGS) Meet at Sloan Creek CG at 9 a.m. Preference for Everett students. Sign up with leader: Larry Rafferty, 425-778-9685, LarryRafferty@ hotmail.com. (s6/1-6/9) July 17-18, Sat.-Sun. - Snowfield Peak, Neve Gl. (BG) (Diablo Dam, Ross Dam USGS; Diablo Dam GT-48) Limit 6. Students only. Meet at Ash Way P&R at 5 a.m. This trip is intended for Everett Basic Course students for glacier climb credit. Sign up with leader: Terry Brenneman, [email protected]. (s6/22-7/9) July 30-3, Fri.-Sat. - Sahale Peak, Quien Sabe Gl. (BG) (Cascade Pass USGS; Cascade Pass GT-80) Limit 6. This will probably be a one-day carryover. Up the Quien Sabe, and down the Sahale Arm on Sat., 7/31. Alternatively, we might do an overnight trip—ascending and descending the QS side. Leader’s permission required: Nicholas Mayo, 360-568-7308, nicholas. [email protected]. (s7/12-7/26) July 3-Aug. , Sat.-Sun. - Mt. Cruiser, SW Corner (BR) (Mt. Skokomish, Mt. Steel USGS; Mt. Steel GT-167) Limit 6. Preference given to Everett basic climbing students. Sign up with leader: Dwayne Campogan, 206-853-7324, dcampogan@ gmail.com. (s1/1-1/1)

Check the website for a complete update of coming trips.

Trail work parties

Be sure to check online for upcoming trail maintenance days, crew leader training, National Trails Day evemts, and tool-sharpening days.

The following trail-work parties will be held at Lord Hill Regional Park, 12921 150th St. S.E., Snohomish. For further information or to participate, contact Forrest Clark, [email protected]. July 10, Sat. - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Trail Maint. Event 3 Aug. 28, Sat. - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Trail Maint. Event 4 Sept. 11, Sat. - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Trail Maint. Event 5 Nov. 6, Sat. - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tool Sharpening Workshop

Want to volunteer?

The Lookout and Trail Maintenance Committee has openings for the following volunteer positions: – Director of lookouts – Director of trail maintenance – Trail maintenance crew leaders If interested, contact Forrest Clark, [email protected].

Singles

Intermediate climbs

See “Sending you on your way,” pg. 19, for trip procedures and guidelines. Check the website for a complete update of coming trips.

Alpine Scrambling
See “Sending you on your way,” pg. 19, for trip procedures and guidelines. Check the website for a complete update of coming trips.

July 7, Sat. - Labyrinth Mtn. 6376’ (S2T2) (Labyrinth Mtn. USGS) 7 mi., 2600’ gain. Limit 9. Meet at Monroe P&R at 6:30 a.m. This is a rock scramble intended for Everett Alpine Scrambling students, but others are welcome if room allows. Leader’s permission required: Mike Mashock, 425-335-5174, mjmash@ comcast.net. (s5/8-7/9) July 7, Sat. - Mt. Watson E. Summit 6280’ (S3T4) (Bacon Peak USGS) 6 mi., 2000’ gain. Limit 7. Meet at Marysville P&R, 4th St. exit at 6:30 a.m. Scramble route via saddle between E. and W. peaks, ascend E. peak from SW. Sign up with leader: Neil Bresheare, 425-377-1850, [email protected]. (s7/7-7/15)

Climbing
Basic climbs
See “Sending you on your way,” pg. 19, for trip procedures and guidelines.

July -5, Fri.-Mon. - Mt. Rainier, Tahoma Gl. (IM) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 4. There is a chance this will get changed to the Edmunds Headwall if conditions permit. If we do the Tahoma Glacier, expect to take four days. If Edmunds Headwall, expect three. Leader’s permission required: Marcin Porwit, 206-849-8373, [email protected]. (s6/7-6/25) July 0-, Sat.-Sun. - Forbidden Peak, W. Ridge (IR) (Cascade Pass, Forbidden Peak USGS; Cascade Pass GT-80, Diablo Dam GT-48) Limit 4. If the weather looks iffy, destination will change or be canceled entirely. Leader: Marcin Porwit, 206-8498373, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/5) July 30-Aug. , Fri.-Sun. – Mt. Rainier, Kautz Gl. (II) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 4. Meet at Eastgate P&R at 3:30 p.m. Everett intermediate students given preference. Leader: Stephen Bobick, 425-653-5526, [email protected]. (s7/6-7/26)

Hiking
Hikes
See “Sending you on your way,” pg. 19, for trip procedures and guidelines.

Jul. 4, Wed. - Singles Monthly Planning and Socializing Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Eat and socialize.Then help us plan next month’s activities at 7 p..m. We meet at Silver Lake Alfy’s on Hwy. 527 in South Everett. Half-price pizza when you mention you’re there for The Mountaineers meeting. Leader: Barb Mark, [email protected]. Co-leader: Doris Hatton, 360-6574586, [email protected]. Jul. 7, Sat. - Sequim Lavender Festival. The 14th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival is the premier celebration of the joys of lavender, and the largest lavender festival in North America. Come celebrate the joy of lavender.Visit the beautiful Farms on Tour in the stunning Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Growers share their techniques for cultivating, drying and using lavender, and visitors experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. More than 150 crafts and lavender booths, food, music, and more in downtown Sequim. Admission is free. We will catch the Edmonds ferry and drive to Sequim. After visiting farms and having lunch, we will stop somewhere for dinner on the way home. Time of departure and meeting place for carpooling TBD. More info at www.lavenderfestival.com/index.html. Leader: Teri Mixel, 425-438-8342, [email protected]. Jul. 4-5, Sat.-Sun. - Cape Alava Car Camp (EM) 9.3 mi., 420’ gain. Leisurely pace. We will catch the first Edmonds/Kingston run so that we can get a camping spot at the Lake Ozette CG. Those who are camping at Sand Point will need to get their own overnight permit. The Cape Alava Triangle starts from Lake Ozette CG and goes through the rain forest to the ocean. The hike is on boardwalks on two sides of the triangle. We will look for Native American petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks. This is an overnight car camping trip with the option of backpacking to Sand Point where there are two camp sites. The camp sites at Sand Point require a permit if staying overnight.Camping at the park is free on a first-come, first-served basis. More details to follow. Leader: Bernadette Lamarca, 425-348-6746, [email protected]. Jul. 3, Sat. - Grasshopper Pass. (M) 11 mi., 2000’ gain. Enjoy expansive views of surrounding jagged peaks on this section of the PCT. Azurite Peak and Mt. Ballard across the canyon are some of the highlights on this trail.Long drive to TH, so we meet at 5:30 a.m. in Smokey Point. Leisurely pace. Leader: Bernadette Lamarca, 425-348-6746, [email protected].

Family Activities
July 9, Fri. - Rattlesnake Ledge (M) July 4, Sat. - Tiger, Tradition Loop Trail (E) July 8, Wed. Franklin Falls Loop (E)
For the following, see details in Seattle Branch Family Activities.

Hiking
Chair: Fran Troje Ph: 425-746-6726 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.foothillsmountaineers.org TO SIGN UP FOR A FOOTHILLS TRIP, COURSE OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT WWW. MOUNTAINEERS.ORG UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (Cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)
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The Foothills Hiking & Backpacking Committee provides hiking opportunities for all Foothills Committees, including but not limited to Hiking, Singles, Family Activities, and Naturalists. Volunteers Needed! Want to help? We need volunteers to assist with trip scheduling, leading hikes and participating in new-hiker orientation meetings.

PCT Series Course

The Pacific Crest Trail Series is designed to introduce Mountaineers members to sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that they might not otherwise get to hike. In particular, the PCT Section from Green Pass to Stampede Pass is significantly under-used and in need of conservation efforts. This program is sponsored by the Foothills Hiking Com-

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Mountaineers, including the four-legged kind, flocked to the Ira Spring Trail to perform maintenance on June 5, National Trails Day. The trail is named in honor of the late Mountaineers guidebook author.
mittee and program participants will have access to a series of day hikes throughout the hiking season, starting in mid-July. In many cases these will be point-to-point hikes. In some cases, a backpack may be involved, or an overnight stay at a lodge such as The Mountaineers Meany Lodge. Program participants will have first choice on hikes offered. However, all Mountaineers members and guests will have access to any available slots up to five days in advance. Program participants will receive awards based on unique miles hiked on the PCT in Washington state. The awards are will be in 75-mi. increments. It is expected that people will be able to meet only the first award in the first year. Our goal is to offer 100125 unique mi. of hikes/backpacks in the first year. Additional awards are likely to require a multi-year commitment. Our goal is to schedule a hike or backpack on every weekend starting in mid-July and running through the end of October. Hikes outside of those time frames will be “bonus” hikes. Only hikes taken on a PCT Series hike are eligible for an award. Up to two hikes can be deferred to the following year to earn an award. There will be additional award levels for hikers that participate in consecutive years. Some participants may be able to hike the entire length of the PCT in Washington state in about five years through this program. Flexibility amongst both leaders and participants is paramount, given the process for earning the award as well as the tremendous amount of logistics that goes into planning hikes, Program participants should be able to comfortably do a 15mi. hike with about 3000 ft. elevation gain by mid-July. Actual hike distances and elevation gains will vary. What to expect: Most participants will want to do a hike on Saturday, car camp, and then do a hike in the same nearby area on Sunday. This method would likely garner you an award in 3-4 weekends. You will likely spend a lot of time driving on Forest Service roads to get to these trailheads. Due to the logistics, you are likely going to meet at the designated P&R at 6 a.m. (or earlier), and it is likely to take 3-4 hours to get to the trailhead and arrange for car shuttles. Our goal is to be on the trail by 9 a.m. Even if doing just a day hike, do not make plans for the evening after the hike. In most cases, a dinner stop will occur on the way home. How to enroll: Enrollment closes on July 15 and is limited to 20 participants. Please enroll online. Course fee: $40. As with all club hikes, participants are expected to pay the current carpool rate as established by The Mountaineers Board of Directors. Due to the nature of this program, it will be desirable to utilize AWD or 4WD drive vehicles as we will be spending a lot of time on Forest Service roads. Accordingly, riders should be very respectful and appreciative to the drivers and their vehicles. Contact: Monty Pratt, [email protected].

Hikes

AHH = After-hours hike. Check the website for an updated list of hikes offered.

July 3, Sat. - West Cady Ridge to Benchmark Mtn. (VS) (Benchmark Mtn, Monte Cristo USGS; Monte Cristo GT-143 and Benchmark GT-144) 14 mi., 3800’ gain. A nice workout combined with vast meadows and expansive views NE to Glacier Peak. 14 miles, 3800’ elevation gain. This hike is one for well-conditioned hikers who prefer and can maintain a brisk pace without many rest stops. Destination subject to change due to potential for road or trail washouts. Leader: Cheryl Talbert, 253-229-4018, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/2) July 6, Tue. - Twin Falls (AHH with Dogs) (E) (Mt. Si NRCA GT-206S) 3 mi., 650’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at TH at 5 p.m. Up to four dogs allowed. E-mail leader if bringing a dog. Leader: Linda Shewey, 253-638-3062, [email protected]. (s6/14-7/4) July 3, Tue. - Annette Lake (M) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS; Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 7.5 mi., 1700’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at TH at 9 a.m. You can bring your four-legged companion on this nice hike up to Annette Lake, but only four dogs allowed. Please e-mail leader if bringing a dog, so we can keep accurate count. Please read Mountaineers guidelines for hikes with dogs at www. mountaineers.org/seattle/seahike/Dogs/Dogs.htm. Leader: Linda Shewey, 253-638-3062, [email protected]. (s6/14-7/11) July 4, Wed. - Red Pass, Commonwealth Basin (AHH) (S) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS) 10 mi., 2700’ gain. Meet at I-90 Exit 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the stop sign just as you turn onto the frontage road heading to the Tiger Mtn. parking lot on the S. side of Exit 20. We will be leaving promptly at 4:30 p.m. Bring a headlamp or good flashlight and extra batteries as there is a good chance we will return to the cars after dark. Leader: Monty Pratt, 206718-8812, [email protected]. (s7/6-7/13) July 7, Sat. - PCT: Crystal Mtn. to Pyramid Peak (VS) (GT239 and 271) 18 mi., 2500’ gain. Limit 10. Meet at Maple Valley P&R at 6 a.m. It is recommended that this hike be partnered with the 7/18 hike, Pyramid Peak to Green Pass. This Hike is part of the PCT series (see info above). Priority for registration goes to participants signed up for the PCT Series. Otherwise, your participation will be subject to leader discretion. Some members of the group may be car camping in order to take advantage of hiking on two great hikes in one weekend. Leader: Julie Eiselt, 206-932-6174, [email protected]. (s7/8-7/15) July 7, Sat. - Rock Mtn., Snowy Creek (S) (Wenatchee Lake GT-145). 9 mi., 3350’ gain. Limit 8. Meeting place will be in the Kirkland/Bothell area. Details will be sent to those who are on the trip roster. If you have not hiked with the leader recently, please let him know of at least two other Mountaineers trips you have done in the past six months. Sign up with leader: Lawrence Landauer,

425-844-4330, [email protected]. (s5/1-7/16) July 8, Sun. - PCT: Pyramid Peak to Green Pass (M) 9 mi., 2500’ gain. Limit 10. See July 17 listing above for details and leader info. (s7/8-7/15) July 8, Sun. - Wonderland Trail Loop-Ipsut Pass/Mowich Lake/Spray Park (VS) (Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt. Rainier W. GT-269). 17 mi., 5300’ gain. Meet at Maple Valley P&R at 6 a.m. One of the premier wildflower hikes on Earth! Plus, the mountain close enough to touch. This hike covers two alternate routes of the Wonderland Trail and one of the best. Total mi. 1720, depending on the side trip, so this trip is for well conditioned hikers who prefer, and are prepared for, a steady 2-3 mph pace with few rest stops. The mountain always delivers uncertain weather, so be prepared with raingear and layers (non-cotton of course!). Trekking poles suggested in order to save the joints on the steep downhills. Leader: Cheryl Talbert, 253-229-4018, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/15) July 4, Sat. - PCT: Pyramid Peak to Green Pass (M) 9 mi., 2500’ gain. Limit 10. Meet at Maple Valley P&R at 6 a.m. The hike is part of the PCT series (see details above). You are encouraged to also sign up for the July 25 hike listed below. Some members of the group may be car camping in order to take advantage of hiking on two great hikes in one weekend. Contact leader for more details. Leader: Chris Caviezel, nordic.chris@ gmail.com. (s7/15-7/22) July 5, Sun. - PCT: Chinook Pass to Crystal Mtn. (M) 10 mi., 2500’ gain. Limit 10. The hike is part of the PCT series (see details above).You are encouraged to also sign up for the Pyramid Peak to Green Pass hike (above) which is the day before. Some members of the group may be car camping in order to take advantage of hiking on two great hikes in one weekend. Leader: Barbara Folmer, 425-271-1622, barbara.folmer@gmail. com. (s7/15-7/22) July 8, Wed. - Bandera Mtn.-N. I-90 Peak #5 (AHH) (S) (Bandera GT-206 and 207S) 8 mi., 3000’ gain. Meet at I-90 Exit 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the stop sign just as you turn onto the frontage road heading to the Tiger Mtn. parking lot on the S. side of Exit 20. We will be leaving promptly at 4:30 p.m. Bring a headlamp or good flashlight and extra batteries as there is a good chance we will return to the cars after dark. Leader: Chris Caviezel, [email protected]. (s7/20-7/27)

Photography
Chair: Dane Williams, [email protected].

Next meeting: water in motion!

What can you do with water? Take slow-speed and highspeed pictures of flowing water, then compare them with others at our next Photo Group meeting on Mon., July 12 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Highland Community Center, 14224 N.E. Bell-Red Rd., Bellevue. Feel welcome to bring any other pictures that you want to show. For a future theme, think about alpine lakes. Are you new to digital photography? Or are you just getting started with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or any of the other photo enhancing programs? If so, we have something for you. At our meetings we spend some time discussing an aspect of one of these programs, usually Elements. You will be able to learn some basic operations, ask questions and get tips from experts.

Trips

July 4, Sat. - Sheep and Crystal Lake Overlook from Chinook Pass. This is a moderate hike of about 7 mi. RT. We will start early and go at a moderate pace, with lots of time for photographs. Contact leader for details and to sign up: Dane Williams, 425-746-5649.

Skiing
Foothills Ski Committee meeting: The next committee meeting will be Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. at the K2 Headquarters, 4201 6th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Courses and schedules for this coming fall and winter will be discussed.

Trips

July 3, Fri. - Sholes Glacier (M2G) (Mt Shuksan GT-14) 16 mi., 2000’ gain. Limit 9. Meeet at Mt. Baker Ski Lodge, upper parking lot. Leader: Brent Grisim, 425-780-2945, thebwg1@ yahoo.com. (s4/1-7/12) Visitors can park in pay lots located on 5th St. or free on-street spaces along Pacific, 4th and 5th St. After the June 28 meeting, the next one will be the annual election meeting which will be held Oct. 4, 2010. These meetings are for all members and anyone interested in learning more about The Mountaineers or just interested in enjoying the program. Executive Committee meetings are held at Kitsap Cabin on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend and observe.

Chair: Katha Miller-Winder E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.kitsapmountaineers.org 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton TO SIGN UP FOR A KITSAP TRIP, CONTACT THE LEADER (cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)

Mountaineers logo clothing available

The Kitsap Branch sells Mountaineers vests for $22; T-shirts for $15; and baseball-style caps in olive green with a black underbill for $12. We have added metal whistles to our merchandise with “The Mountaineers” and our logo laser imprinted. They come in blue. Whistles cost $1. To purchase any of these items, send an e-mail to [email protected].

Volunteer alert!

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Branch officers
Chair: Katha Miller-Winder Vice Chair: Mike Raymond Treasurer: Dianne Moore Secretary: Sue Diesen Board of Trustees Rep: Jimmy James Branch Trustee at Large: Greg Thies Branch Trustee at Large: Tom Thrasher

General meetings, programs 4 July 2010 Go Guide

On a quarterly basis the Kitsap Mountaineers and their friends get together at 7 p.m. for a social time and an interesting

program at the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345 6th St. in Bremerton. June 8 program: Fun activities and a feature program are planned for those coming to the June 28 meeting. Adrian Shulock of Nature Bridge will be special guest. Nature Bridge operates the Olympic Park Institute on Lake Crescent—an educational center focused on students and families. Adrian will discuss the mission of the institute and its great variety of programs. The Mountaineers is placing a much greater focus on families and children. As the Kitsap Branch goes forward with creating its own Environmental Learning/Outdoor Education Center, the meeting provides a great opportunity to learn from another organization’s experiences in this regard.

Kitsap Branch offers a number of volunteer opportunities for our members to keep our branch functioning properly. There are volunteer opportunities that directly benefit the Kitsap Branch and opportunities that benefit the wider outdoor community. Some volunteer opportunities require a substantial investment of time; some require only a few hours. Opportunities can be as simple as providing cookies for a general meeting or as detailed as bringing to life a new program. Whatever your skills and abilities, however much time you have to spend, there is a job you can do to help. A list of opportunities is available on the website and one is posted on the bulletin board on the front door of Kitsap Cabin. To volunteer, send an e-mail to [email protected].

Theater Camp

The Kitsap Forest Theater will play host to the Kitsap Forest Theater Youth Summer Camp in August. The camp provides a

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supportive, safe, nurturing environment to engage the imagination of youths age 10-16 while developing theatrical skills and encouraging a dedicated focus towards a discipline. It is aimed at increasing self-confidence, developing cooperative skills, instilling respect for others, and building an appreciation for the great outdoors. The 320-acre Rhododendron Preserve, home to an oldgrowth forest, contains the historic outdoor theater and rustic facilities. It is located at 3000 Seabeck Hwy., Bremerton. See www.foresttheater.com for more details. Camp schedule: Week  – Aug. 2-6, Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Theme: Classic Comedy—learn elements of comedic timing, clowning, mime, singing and dancing, physical humor and comic stage fighting. Week  – Aug. 9-13, Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Theme: Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains—understand the words, act out famous speeches, project in an outdoor theater, sing and dance, learn to stage fight with weapons. Free final presentation each Friday, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Bonus stage-craft program after class – Mon.-Thu.,4-5:30 p.m., includes theatrical stage makeup and making theatrical props. Register by June 8 separately for one or more days. Fee: $10 per day per child for each stage-craft class. Introductory Class & Parent Orientation Sun., June 7, -3 p.m. at Kitsap Forest Theater. Cost: Level 1 (Week 1) - $245. Level 1 & 2 (both weeks) - $440 (recommended, as skills are cumulative.) Tuition includes all materials, hearty snack, camp t-shirt & photo CD Tuition scholarships available; sponsored by The Mountaineers Foundation and Suquammish Tribal Council. Contact: KFT Youth Program: [email protected] Registration forms available online at:http://kitsapmountaineers.org/theatercamp.html. Youth program sponsored by The Mountaineers Kitsap Branch.

Basic Rock, Crag Climbing Course

Learn how to rock climb and enjoy great crag climbing areas. Field trips to popular Washington crags west and east of the mountains. Course starts on Sept. 13.

Scrambling

Kitsap Alpine Scrambling emphasizes non-technical climbs in the Olympic Range. Many scrambles are described in the “Climber’s Guide to the Olympic Mountains,” by Olympic Mountain Rescue. Equipment: Ten Essentials, ice ax, mountaineering boots, and helmet are always required. Scrambles: See the branch website for a complete list of scrambles.

Family Activities
July 6, Fri. - Stephenson Canyon (E) 1 mi., Meet at Birch Street Entrance at 12:30 p.m. Leader: Katha Miller-Winder, 360-613-9776, [email protected]. (s6/18-7/15) July 8, Wed. - Old Mill Park Walk (E) Limit 12. Meet at Old Mill Park parking lot at 6:30 p.m. Leader: Katha Miller-Winder, 360-613-9776, [email protected]. (s6/25-7/27)

July 6, Tue. - Stephenson Canyon (Bremerton Park), Half-Hour Hikes Some steep up-and-down trails. Kid and dog friendly. Meet at the end of Birch St., Bremerton, 12:30 p.m. Leader: Katha Miller-Winder, 360-621-9916, kathaj@juno. com. (s6/30-7/16) July 7, Sat. - Grand Ridge to Elk Mountain (S) (USGS Mt. Angeles) 12 mi. RT. 2900’ gain. Meet 7:30 a.m. at Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene P&R. A high ridge walk in NE Olympics with stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and interior Olympic Mountain range. High point, 6700’. Limit 8. Leader: Greg Thies,[email protected]. (s7/1-7/16) July 8, Sun. - Royal Basin. (S) 14 mi. 2600’ gain. (USGS Tyler Peak) Ascend a pristine valley to Royal Lake in spectacular Royal Basin, surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the Olympics. Limit 8. Meet 7:30 a.m. at Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene P&R. Leader: Greg Thies, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/16) July , Wed. - Clear Creek Trail—Old Mill Park Loop, Half–Hour Hikes 2 mi., No elevation gain. Meet at Old Mill Park parking lot at 6:30 p.m, Leader: Katha Miller-Winder, 360621-9916, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/6)

HARK (Hiking and Active Recreation for Kids)
Chair: Laura Rightmyer [email protected] Check the website for HARK hikes and activities in July and August.

Photography
Chair: John Davis, [email protected] Do you have great pictures of your last hike? Was the view from that summit unbelievable? Have you shown people how much fun you have on your outings? The photography committee wants to help. Send a few of your best photos to John Davis and he’ll have them posted on the website for everyone to enjoy.

Hike/Backpack/Snowshoe
Chair: Jimmy James In a continuing effort to meet the needs of our constituents we’ve added a new series to our hikes. Beginning this month we’ll be offering a series of half-hour hikes—short hikes designed for young families and others who want a non-demanding time in the woods. Leashed, well-mannered dogs welcome. Locations are nearby, so travel time is minimal. Trailhead event; see pg. 1.

Sept. 7-9, Fri-Sun. - Photography Weekend at Mt. Baker Lodge The weekend has been reserved for all Mountaineers branches. In September the fall colors are out and Mt. Shuksan will provide some great photos. Breakfast and dinner is provided. Your members can sign up through The Mountaineers Program Center or online.

Climbing/Alpine Scramble
Chair: Mike Raymond, 360-437-9379, [email protected] Thanks to Greg Thies, Greg Wardlow, Linda Anderson-Carnahan, Bob Foster, John Howard and Elaine Raymond for making our Crevasse Rescue Course field trip on the Easton Glacier of Mt. Baker a huge success. Despite the rain, students learned a lot and we had a perfect 12 out of 12 inserted and “recovered” from an awe-inspiring crevasse. Thanks to all the teaching assistants and to the energetic and skilled students.

July -5, Thu.-Mon. - Mt. Olympus, Blue Gl. (BG) 7965’(USGS Mt. Olympus; CC Mt. Olympus Climber’s Map). Standard glacier equipment. Backcountry fees required by national park. Meet at Hoh RS at 9 a.m. Leader: Suzie Diesen, 360-710-5511, [email protected]. July 0-. Sat.-Sun. - Warrior Peak, S. Summit (BA) 7400’ (USGS Tyler Peak; CC Gray Wolf-Dosewallips) Scrambling gear. Meet at end of Dosewallips Rd. at 7 a.m. Backcountry fees required by national park. Bear canisters required. Leader: Mike Raymond , 360-204-2111; [email protected]. July 30-Aug , Fri.-Mon. - Mt. Rainier, Kautz Gl. Rt. (BG) (USGS Mt Rainier W., USGS Mt Rainier E.) Intermediate ice. By permission only. Must have MRNP climbing permit to sign up. Leader: Mike Raymond, 360-204-2111, [email protected].

Climbs

July 3, Sat. - Alpinist Conditioning Series, Mt. Jupiter (VS) (GT-168 The Brothers) 14.5 mi., 4000’ gain. This is another hike in the alpinist conditioning series. No water available on trail; carry plenty (3 liters minimum, more is better). First 1.5 mi. of trail is in clear-cut and steep. Slash may cover the trail in places. One portion of clear-cut is prone to washout. Good rest spot with views at 3600’. At 4200’ the trail leaves the tree line. Steepness increases steadily. Views get better all the way up from here. Summit views to many S. Olympic peaks and N. to Marmot Pass area, E. to Seattle, Cascades, Rainier and St. Helens. Baker can be seen from a little lower down. The Brothers are right across the Hamma Hamma. Meet at Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene at 7:30 a.m. Leader: Mark Thibault, 360-860-1037, mark.a.thibault@ gmail.com. Sign up online. (s/6/10-7/2) OM 95. July 6, Tue. - Illahee Reserve, Half-Hour Hikes, (VE) (no map) 2 mi., slight elevation gain, Kids and dogs welcome. Meet at 3 p.m. at the TH in the preserve parking lot behind the Lowes store in Bremerton. Leader: Katha Miller-Winder, 360-621-9916, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/5) July 0, Sat. - Boulder Shelter with Climbers 12.4 mi., 2000’ gain. Will accompany climbing team headed for Warrior Peak. Meet 8 a.m. at Dungeness TH. NWFP. Contact Mike Raymond, 360-204-2111, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/9) DHOP #64

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Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayak Committee Chair: Diane Hamerman, [email protected] Vice-chair: Volunteer needed Treasurer: Rich Weixler, [email protected] Basic Course Training: Violette Fitzgearald, [email protected] Equivalency: Dan Montgomery, [email protected] Secretary: Volunteer needed Pool Sessions: Volunteer Needed Meetings are for socializing, having fun with fellow paddlers and planning. They are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. If interested, contact Diane Hamerman, 360-782-1412, [email protected], for details. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Trips

Trips are listed online at www.mountaineers.org and sannounced by e-mail to Kitsap members. If you would like to be included on our e-mail list, let Diane Hamerman know at [email protected] . To sign up for a trip you must contact the leader listed in the trip description. To participate in Mountaineers sponsored kayak trips, you must be a graduate of The Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayak Course (from any branch) or have passed equivalency (see below). Equivalency: Mountaineesr members who have had kayak training and paddling experience, yet have not completed a Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking Course, may apply for equivalency. Contact Dan Montgomery, [email protected], for details. You should have taken a fundamental sea kayak course that teaches the basic skills, strokes, bracing, rescues, safety and clothing, and be able to demonstrate your skills and abilities. There is a $20 processing fee.

Chair: Mike Kretzler; [email protected] Website: www.olympiamountaineers.org Webmaster: [email protected] TO SIGN UP FOR AN OLYMPIA TRIP, CONTACT THE LEADER

Branchwide
Membership info meeting
If you have any questions about joining The Mountaineers, if you want a membership brochure sent to a friend, or if you have moved and don’t want to miss an issue of the monthly Mountaineer and Go Guide, send an e-mail to olymountaineers@ gmail.com. Please include your mailing address in any messages so that we can send you a membership packet. New and prospective members are invited to attend the monthly branch potluck/slideshow to meet local members and learn more about The Mountaineers. You may also contact one of the activity coordinators listed in the Olympia section of the Go Guide if you have questions about hiking, scrambling, climbing, kayaking, conservation or any other branch activity.

We would like to continue our tradition of giving back to MRNP, a sanctuary that can be enjoyed by all. Park trails will continue to need repairs from flooding and other impacts. How can you help? Simply place a date in each box of the form (below) for every time you are free of fossil fuel en route to a destination (i.e., walk, bike, even use a bus or carpool). Or save some fossilfueled mail delivery by sending us an e-mail (fossilfuelfree@ yahoo.com) that lists your six fossil-fuel-free trips. Your name will be acknowledged in The Mountaineer and a donation will be made for each returned Fossil-Fuel Free form. The more forms returned, the more money donated to MRNP for the purchase of trail-repair tools. Our goal: to receive your completed Fossil-Fuel Free form by Sept. 1 so that a $100 donation or more can be made to MRNP. The donation will be presented at the park on this coming Trail Work Party Day, Oct. 2. Please mark the date on your calendar. If you fill out the form below, mail to: The Mountaineers, Attn: Bonnie Betts, P.O. Box 797, Olympia, WA 98507. Or drop off your form at the front desk of the Alpine Experience store in Olympia.

at Alpine Experience (box behind the front counter). Books, DVDs and maps owned by the branch are listed on the branch’s website. Directions to Maxine’s: N. on Sleater-Kinney; left (SW) on South Bay; right (N.) on Schinke; left (W.) on 46th; right on Lemon.

Fossil-fuel free form
to reach a destination: On the following dates I used alternative fossil-free fuel #1. Date ____________________________________ #2. Date ____________________________________ #3. Date ____________________________________ #4. Date ____________________________________ #5. Date ____________________________________ #6. Date ____________________________________

Branch officers meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Olympia Branch Board will be held on Wed., July 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Alpine Experience.

Naturalist program in offing

Magazine deadline

Submissions for the monthly Go Guide, listing branch outings and activities, are due by the fifth day of the prior month. Please send input for the August 2010 issue no later than July 5 to Don Taylor, 6316 Tamoshan Dr. N.W., Olympia, WA 98502. Call 360-866-2262 (evenings) for e-mail address or if you need help transmitting materials.

Members of the Olympia Branch have expressed an interest in starting an Olympia naturalist program. Naturalist programs use outdoor activities as a means to study and learn more about the fauna, flora, geology and geography that comprise the natural wonders of the world. Activities range from local field trips to hikes/excursions. All are designed with the purpose of exploring and learning. The outdoor program is usually supported by lectures/workshops from both professionals and hobbyists. Anyone who is interested in being on a committee to bring a naturalist program to Olympia can contact Dee Ann Kline at [email protected].

Alpine Scrambling
Experience scrambles
Alpine scrambles are off-trail trips, often on snow or rock, with a non-technical summit as a destination. They are scheduled primarily for scrambling course students to complete course requirements. Trips are also open to Mountaineers members who are scrambling or basic climbing graduates (or equivalents) and intermediate climbing students or graduates. Sign up and arrange carpooling with the leader no later than two days prior to the trip, if it is on a weekday or by Thursday, if the trip is on a weekend. See pg. 19, “Sending you on your way,” for trip guidelines and procedures.

Olympia Branch Library

Join fossil-fuel free program

The library is located at Maxine Dunkelman’s house, 5418 Lemon Rd. N.E. Contact Maxine, 360-352-5027, maxdunk@ comcast.net, if you’d like to come by to browse or check out books. Feel free to drop off books at any time, either here or

Help us give back to our community as we help Earth by being free of using fossil fuel on six different occasions. Last year, through tremendous participation, we were able to make a generous donation for well-needed tools to Mt. Rainier National Park during the October Trail Work Party Day.

July 0, Sat. - Foss Peak/Unicorn Creek (RS) (USGS Mt. Rainier E.) Limit 8, including 6 students. Preference given to Olympia scrambling and basic climbing students. Sign up with leader Curt

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The trail follows the PCT S. from Chinook Pass, weaving around alpine lakes of all sizes, old growth, and alpine meadows. Sign up before July 28. Contact leader Mary Jo Buza, 360-923-1733, [email protected].

Backpacks

July 7-8, Sat.-Sun. - Trapper Creek Wilderness (M) (GT #396 Lookout Mtn.) 15 mi. 2500’ gain. Hike a loop in the Trapper Creek Wilderness area in the southern Cascades. We’ll include a stop at the top of Observation Peak to see what can be observed. Contact Mike Kretzler, 360-866-4497, mkretzler@ comcast.net. Aug. -, Sat.-Sun. - Hoh-Bogachiel Trail (S) (CC Bogachiel Valley) 22 mi. 5300’ gain. Hike a primitive trail, also known as the S. Snider-Jackson Trail, N. from the Hoh River Rd. up and over the divide to the Bogachiel River. Explore the S. shore of the Bogachiel before returning to the Hoh Rd. Contact Mike Kretzler, 360-866-4497, [email protected]. Sept. 4-7, Sat.-Tue. - Thousand Acre Meadow (Dosewallips River) (S) (CC Gray Wolf-Dosewallips) 39 mi. 4800’ gain. Hike up the main fork of the Dosewallips River to Hayden Pass with the aim of traversing to the Thousand Acre Meadow E. of Hayden Pass, between Sentinel and Wellesley Peaks. Contact Mike Kretzler, 360-866-4497, [email protected].

Sea Kayaking
Co-Chair Ron Jones, 360-359-3395 Co-Chair Henry Romer, 360-357-7638 Basic Course Will Greenough, 360-508-0456 Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, Sept. to May. This is where all the brainstorming and planning takes place. The committee plans the annual basic kayak course, trips, special events, training and other fun activities. We welcome your enthusiasm. The next meeting will be on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Alpine Experience. Call Ron Jones, 360-359-3395, or check the Olympia Sea Kayaking community section of The Mountaineers website, www.mountaineers.org, for details about the committee. Olympia sea kayaking on the web: To improve communications among paddlers, we’ve developed an Olympia Sea Kayaking section in the communities area of the main Mountaineers website, www.mountaineers.org. Here you’ll find meeting minutes, trip reports, photos and much more. You’re going to like it. If you need help getting in, call Tim Nagle, 360-561-5504, or Ron Jones, 360-359-3395. Sea Kayak Equivalency: Mountaineers members with previous kayak training and experience, but who have not completed a Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Course (offered in Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle), are encouraged to apply. Olympia Branch members should contact Steve Gorton, 360-866-2788, for an application. The process may take 3-6 weeks.
John Flanagan photo

Brandon McAferty, 14-year-old Olympia scrambler, mans The Mountaineers information table to meet and greet potential Mountaineers during Cabelas’ Family Camping Weekend event, May 1-2. Such events have proven successful for Olympia’s recruitment of new members.
Rosler, 360-438-5610, [email protected]. (s4/24-7/8) July 3, Sat. - Kaleetan (RS) (USGS Snoqualmie Pass) Limit 8, including 6 students. Sign up with leader Mike Garrick, 360789-4779, [email protected] (s6/5-7/29) Aug. , Sun. - Fay & First Mother Peak (RS) (USGS Mowich Lake) 6 mi. 3000’ gain; highest point 6492’. Travel up from Mowich Lake to Knapsack Pass and area peaks. Carpool from Martin Way P&R in Lacey, 2.5 hours. Limit 9, including 6 students. Preference given to Olympia alpine scrambling students. Sign up with leader Doug Hutcheson, 360-786-8535, dhutcheson360@ comcast.net. (s6/6-7/30) Aug. 8, Sun. - Mt. Angeles (RS) (USGS Mt. Angeles) Limit 10, including 8 students. Preference given to Olympia scrambling and basic climbing students. Sign up with leader Curt Rosler, 360-438-5610, [email protected]. (s4/24-8/4) cliffs and snowfields. Sign up closes July 6, 8 p.m. Contact leader: Lindsay Barlow, 360-239-3751, lindsaybarlow3@ hotmail.com. July 0, Sat. - Tatoosh Range (M) (GT #270 Mt. Rainier E., #269 Mt. Rainier W., #310 Randle) Leader will provide suitable maps. 4.5+ mi. 1970’ gain; highest point, 6370’. This hike is intended for recent Wilderness Skills Course graduates and hikers looking for their first trip into the alpine country, seeing some late wildflower blooms, exploring and getting a brief introduction to alpine scrambling. You’ve seen the Tatoosh Range from Paradise—now take a closer look at one or two of the more accessible peaks. Only basic hiking skills required, but the terrain includes a summit with wonderful views of the Tatoosh Range. Some experience with hiking at higher elevations is very helpful. Contact leader: Jim French, [email protected]. July , Sun. - High Rock Lookout (E) (GT #301 Randle or USGS Sawtooth Ridge) 3.2 mi. RT. 1400’ gain; highest point, 5658’. Family hike, especially for children but anyone is welcome. Located SW of Mt. Rainier National Park. Moderate/slow pace on a well-maintained trail. Climb to an “awesome cliff-dwelling fire lookout” with 360-degree panoramic views including Mt. Rainier. Contact leader: Anne Whitney, 360-7536526, [email protected]. July 7, Sat. - Duckabush River to 5 Mile Camp (M) (GT #168 The Brothers; CC The Brothers-Mt. Anderson) 10.6 mi. 1500’ gain in, 700’ out. Little Hump and Big Hump divide the elevation gain into two parts, going in and coming out, providing alternative up and down portions of trail. A shady, old-growth forest trail follows the river for portions of the trip. Views of Mt. Jupiter and St. Peter’s Dome are available from rocky outcroppings. Leader: Bruce Weese, 360-888-2302, [email protected]. July 8, Sun. - Marmot Pass/Buckhorn Mtn. (S/VS) (CC Buckhorn Wilderness or GT #136 Tyler Peak) 12.6 mi. RT. 4400’ gain. This hike starts out on the Upper Big Quilcene River Trail #833.1 with a mostly moderate grade for the 5.3 mi., 3500’ gain to Marmot Pass. We will set a moderate pace through the oldgrowth forests, open meadows, and spectacular views of Iron and Buckhorn Mtn., as well as Hood Canal, Puget Sound, and the Cascades. If weather is good, we will hike the steeper, rough, open path above the pass for a 1 mi., 900’+ gain to the top of Buckhorn Mtn. Registration closes July 16, 8 p.m. Let leader know what hikes you have done recently. Contact leader: Doug Hutcheson, 360-870-9793, [email protected]. July 3, Fri. - Silver Lakes (M) (GT #136 Tyler Peak) 10.4 mi. RT. 2700’ gain; highest point, 5600’. Hike through open forests in the Olympics to a notch on the side of Mt. Townsend and descend on an open slope with wildflowers into a tranquil lake basin. Good views abound. Registration closes July 21, 8 p.m. Contact leader: Lindsay Barlow, 360-239-3751, [email protected]. July 4, Sat. - Polallie Ridge-Tired Creek (S) (GT #208 Kachess Lake) 13 mi. RT. 3220’ gain. Enjoy a challenging trail ascending a sunny ridge near Salmon la Sac. It’s a yo-yo trail up to an old lookout site and exploring beyond. Hoping for birds and wildflowers along the way. Plenty of water, sunscreen and bug juice are needed. Registration closes July 22. Hiking experience a plus. Let leader know what hikes you’ve done recently. Contact leader: Eric Quinn, [email protected]. Aug. , Sun. - Stevens Canyon, MRNP (M/S) (USGS Mt. Rainer E.) 13 mi. RT. 2267’ gain. Stevens Canyon segment of the Wonderland Trail, Mt. Rainier. We will pause at several above-average waterfalls before returning on the same trail. The hike begins near the Box Canyon interpretive trail and continues within view of the Stevens Canyon road to Paradise. In route we will pass through terrific forests alongside the churning Stevens Creek. Expect an aerobic, quick pace. Registration closes July 28, 8 p.m. Contact leader: Greg Lovelady, 360-791-6615, [email protected].

Trips, events

Climbing
Experience climbs
Experience climbs are scheduled primarily for Basic Climbing Course students to complete course requirements. Experience climbs are also open to Mountaineers members who are basic graduates (or equivalents) and intermediate climbing students and graduates. See pg. 19, “Sending you on your way,” for procedures and guidelines.

July 0-, Sat.-Sun. - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Gl. (G) (USGS Cascade Pass) Limit 8, including 6 students. Preference given to Olympia basic climbing students. Sign up with leader Richard Irwin, 360-942-5696, [email protected]. (s5/26-7/3) July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Anderson/Eel Gl. (G) (USGS Mt. Steel) Limit 12, including 9 students. Sign up with leader Richard Irwin, 360-942-5696, [email protected]. (s6/15-7/3)

Conservation/Stewardship

July 9, Fri., and July 3, Sat. - Church Creek Trail #87 Backcountry trail maintenance at Olympic National Forest. This is a beautiful trail that connects the Skokomish and Wynoochee watersheds, so it involves climbing to the drainage divide at 1400’. The trail provides an interesting diversity of terrain, including an old-growth forest with huge trees and unique flora, surprise overlooks into interesting gorges, waterfalls and lakes. The U.S. Forest Service has asked the Olympia Mountaineers to help it reopen the trail after several years of closure. The trail is in reasonably good shape and steadily improving as it receives more hikers each year. Work will include trail clearing, removing fallen trees, brushing and some tread repair in areas damaged by erosion. Backcountry trail maintenance requires your Ten Essentials, water, lunch work boots, (hiking boots are great), long pants, long-sleeve shirt and work gloves (leather or other durable material). Meet at Mud Bay P&R off SR-101 at 7:45 a.m. Carpool to Church Creek. The Mountaineers will supply hard hats and several hand tools for brushing and tread repair. To help, you can bring a sturdy tool for working in and on the trail surface. Return about 5:30 p.m. To participate, you must contact Jim French, [email protected].

Hiking
For information on leading hikes and other hiking-related questions, please contact one of the Hiking Committee co-chairs: Carla Jonientz, 360-359-8412, [email protected]; or Darlene Dickinson, 360-357-3527, [email protected]; or Vera Sutton, 360-426-0231, [email protected]. Monthly hiking coordinators for the remainder of 2010 are: August - Mary Jo Buza September - Peta Henderson October - Mary Jo Buza November - Nancy Lloyd December - Eric Quinn

May 9-Sept. 8 - Wednesday Evening Paddles (SK II+/-) Normally, less than 6 nm. Come out after work on Wednesday and get a little on-the-water socializing, exercise, skills practice and therapy. These trips are open to all kayak course graduates and equivalents. They are not structured to be considered an “experience paddle” for course graduation. No need to sign up—just bring your boat, required gear and essentials, and be ready to launch at 6 p.m. from the boat ramp at Boston Harbor. Actual destination will be selected by group consensus under leader direction/discretion. For more information, contact Bob Burreson, 360-705-2055, [email protected]. July 0, Sat. - Hammersley Flush (SK II+) (Green Trails #205) 16 nm. The lucky few who join the leader will “ride the tide” from Shelton to Arcadia, lunch at Hope Island, spend some leisure at Squaxin Reef viewing sea life, then ride the flood to Shelton. This 16 nm trip can be an easy day (no SW wind) or a real work out (SW blow). Contact trip leader Dan Halsey, 360-438-9212. July 7, Sat. - Cooper Point to Arcadia Point (SKII) (NOAA 18448 or Sea Trails 205) 9 nm. We’ll launch at about 10:30 a.m. near the end of Cooper Point and cross over to Hunter Point. We’ll then head for the W. side of Hope Island, where we’ll stop for lunch and learn something of the history of Hope Island. From there, we’ll paddle over to Arcadia Point. On the return, we’ll travel on the E. side of Hope Island through Squaxin Passage and then directly over to Cooper Point for the pullout. This trip is designed as an experience paddle for basic course graduates and registration preference will be given to them. To register, contact Tim Burke, 360-866-4286, [email protected]. July 4, Sat. - Fox Island (SKIII) 11 nm. Circumnavigate Fox Island. This is a classic South Sound Islands Paddle Pin trip. NOAA Chart 18445, Page C, or Sea Trails South Puget Sound WA 204. Henry Romer, 360-357-7638, [email protected]. July 5, Sun. - Hartstene Island Circumnavigation (SKIII) 23 nm. Hartstene Island is the largest of the South Sound Seven Paddle Pin islands. Early launch at the W. end of Hartstene Island Bridge. We should be assisted by incoming tides on return to the launch. Immersion protection required and the ability to paddle 20 mi. in a day. Leaders: Carolyn Burreson and Will Greenough. Sign up with Carolyn, 360-705-2055, [email protected]. July 3, Sat. - Annual Mountaineers Kayak Picnic, Paddle, and Party A social, scenic, two-hour paddle in Eld Inlet. Followed by friendly kayak games/activities with prizes. Barbecue and potluck picnic. Kayaking essentials required. Leaders: Carolyn Burreson and Tim Burke. Sign up with Carolyn, 360705-2055, [email protected]. Midweek trips: Are you on a non-standard work schedule or no schedule at all? Want to paddle midweek? Let Henry know a date, and we’ll see what can be done. Contact Henry Romer, 360-357-7638.

Trips are open to all Mountaineers who have graduated from the basic course or been granted equivalency. Trips are classified by the Sea Kayak (SK) rating system. Check with the trip leader to see if the trip is right for you. Some trips are scheduled too late to make it into the Go Guide, so also check The Mountaineers website (www.mountaineers.org). If there is a particular trip you would like to see offered, contact Tim Nagle, 360-561-5504, tnagle@ stmartin.edu.

Singles
Social activities are organized for the enjoyment of all adult Mountaineers. Participating in activities provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy our Northwest outdoors, while getting acquainted with people who have similar interests. Singles Coordinator: Linda Hayes, [email protected]. E-mail updates: The Olympia Singles Yahoo group is a great way to learn about last-minute activities and get reminders of upcoming events. If you would like to be invited to join the Olympia Mountaineers Singles Yahoo Group, send an e-mail to Linda at [email protected] asking to be invited. Include a brief message that you heard about the group from the Go Guide!

Hikes

Hikes with dogs

July 8, Thu. - Denny Creek to Melakwa Lake (M) (GT #207 Snoqualmie Pass) 8.2 mi. RT. 2360’ gain; highest point 4510’. Ascend through a forest and open areas with views of waterfalls,

The Mountaineers are now allowing Mountaineers-sponsored hikes with dogs. All members are invited to join hikes with dogs, whether or not they have a dog, but they must love dogs.

July 3, Sat. - Anderson Lake (M) (GT #270 Mt. Rainier E. and #271 Bumping Lake) 10 mi. Minus 600’ gain in, plus 600’ out.

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TO SIGN UP FOR A SEATTLE TRIP, VISIT WWW.MOUNTAINEERS.ORG OR CALL 206-521-6000, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Chair: Courtland Shafer Ph: 206-763-1510 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.seattlemountaineers.org (cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)

Branchwide
Meeting to spotlight Ptarmigan Traverse
The July new members’ meeting for the Seattle Branch will be highlighted by a presentation on the challenging yet rewarding Ptarmigan Traverse. The Seattle Branch new members’ meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Mountaineers Program Center. The show will start at 7:45 p.m. An overview of what the branch offers will be provided before Tab Wilkins begins the Ptarmigan Traverse show, based on his eight-day trip in 2009. On the traverse, his team ended up participating in a helicopter rescue of another team. Wilkins will talk about reaching the summit of Dome Peak, the mix of weather encountered and receding glaciers along the traverse. He will also offer tips and information for those wanting to tackle the traverse.

Alpine First Aid Course

Alpine Scrambling
Website: http://www.mountaineers.org/seattle/scramble Committee Chair: Ed Dominguez, 206-322-9343, [email protected] Course Attendance & Equivalency Questions: Deborah Walker, 206-2858444, [email protected] Workshop Questions: Mary Panza, 206-236-8801, makinanoise@hotmail. com Field Trip Questions: Mike Sweeney, 425-417-3081, michael.m.sweeney@ boeing.com Leadership Questions & Advanced Scramble Course: Randy Nelson, 206328-9465, [email protected] Winter Scramble Questions: Johnny Jeans, 425-746-2328, jjmtnjoys@ yahoo.com

The Alpine First Aid (AFA) Course is approved by the Seattle Climbing and Alpine Scramble Committees as a means for 2010 basic climbing and alpine scramble students to meet their wilderness first aid requirement in lieu of a Mountaineers MOFA (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid) course. Due to the high number of participants in these programs and limited availability of MOFA courses, the AFA Course is offered as an opportunity to complete the first aid requirement without travelling or waiting an extra year to graduate. Basic climbing and alpine scramble students are encouraged to register for and complete the AFA Course as soon as their schedule allows. The AFA Course consists of two parts: —The AFA Wilderness First Aid Course - taught by Remote Medical International (RMI) at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park; a fee applies. —AFA Scenarios, a hands-on practical session at the Program Center to test your skills after completing the Wilderness First Aid Course To complete the Alpine First Aid Course, participants must complete both a Wilderness First Aid and a Scenarios section. See the online activity listings for available dates. Individuals interested in participating in the 2011 Seattle Basic Climbing or Alpine Scramble Course are invited to take the Alpine First Aid Course at this time. It will be accepted to fulfill the wilderness first aid requirement for these courses in 2011.

Alpine Scrambling Committee

Alpine Scrambling Course

The Alpine Scrambling Course is under way. Watch for announcements of the 2011 course late this year. The course teaches skills used to reach non-technical snow and rock summits. Alpine scrambling involves off-trail travel on moderately exposed rock and snow. It does not include roped climbing. The scramble course will give you access to hundreds of peaks in the Cascades and Olympics. The skills, conditioning, gear, and experience you acquire will also serve you well should you continue on to technical climbing courses. Graduation requirements: —Attend each workshop, pass all quizzes, and satisfactorily complete each field trip. —Reach the summit in a competent manner on three separate alpine scramble trips. —Complete the separate Basic Navigation Course (November, February, or March). —Complete the separate Mountaineering-Oriented First Aid (MOFA) Course. —Apply for graduation. Date TBA. See www.mountaineers.org/seattlescramble for current course information. If you have questions, come to a new members’ presentation at The Mountaineers Program Center on July 7 or contact Mary Panza, [email protected].

Alpine Scrambling Committee meetings are held each month, September through May, at The Mountaineers Program Center from 7 to 9 p.m., typically on the third Monday of the month. If you have questions about the committee’s work or are interested in attending, presenting an issue, or submitting an agenda item, contact the committee co-chairs. The committee welcomes input from scramblers on how to improve the alpine scrambling program. Send your ideas, suggestions or complaints to the committee co-chairs.

Trips

Alpine scrambles are strenuous off-trail trips to a summit. Scrambles often travel over snow and rock and through brush. Most routes will cross some exposed areas. These trips are open only to Mountaineers members who are Alpine Scrambling Course students or graduates, basic climbing graduates, or those with alpine scrambling or basic climbing equivalency. Exploratory scrambles: These trips investigate new scramble routes. Scrambling students are not eligible to participate. After Hours Scrambles are denoted in the listing by “AHS.” Registration procedures: The preferred registration method is through the Activity Search area of http://www.mountaineers.org. Before committing to a trip, please check the trip details online. Contact the leader well before the trip if you have questions. See “Sending you on your way” on pg. 19 for all other procedures and trip ratings.

Quinault (M) (Mt. Chrisie, Mt. Steel USGS) 26 mi., 1050’ gain. Limit 11. Meet at Graves Creek TH at 7 a.m. This is a beautiful rolling hike along the East Fork of the Quinault with views of the river and of waterfalls. Bear, elk, and dear are almost guaranteed to be seen along the way. We’ll be staying at Graves Creek CG/ TH on Friday night, July 2, so we can start at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Bear canisters are required, no exceptions—the park service rents them for a nominal fee. Leader: Tim Nair, 425-8918668, [email protected]. Leader’s permission required: Tim Nair, [email protected]. (s5/31-7/1) July 3-5, Sat.-Mon. - Heather Trail/Blackwall Peak, Manning Provincial Park, B.C., Canada (M) (Manning Park & Skagit Valley Recreation Area topo; Manning Park 92H/2 topo) 17 mi., 1150’ gain in, 705’ gain out. Currently full with 3 on wait list. Limit 8. A premier, scenic early-summer or early-fall backpack through subalpine forests and open meadows. Photo-oriented backpack for Mountaineers members only. Find park and trail info at www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ecmanning/heather.html (drop heather.html for park map, trail report and front-country camping). Current passport, Washington State enhanced driver’s license, or state enhanced ID card is required. Backcountry camp fee: about $10/person. Car camping recommended for Friday evening. Sign up with leader: Linda Moore, 425-347-7650, [email protected]. (s5/15-6/27) July 5-9, Thu.-Mon. - Hoh River to Third Beach, La Push (163S-GT; CC Olympic Coast, S.) 18 mi., 1700’ gain. Limit 10. Meet at Aurora Transit Center at 7 p.m. We will take four nights and do this hike in reverse, beginning at the Hoh River and ending at Third Beach. We will take 2 cars that hold 5 people + 5 backpacks; a car will be dropped at each end of the hike. In order to lighten each person’s load, we will have community meals for breakfast and dinner. Leader will set up a menu and participants can split the cost. Please let leader know if you have any special food considerations when you sign up. Contact leader first if you plan to bring a child along. There are a couple of rope ladders on this hike that have to be negotiated around the beachheads. Bear canisters are required and can be rented from the park service in Port Angeles where we will be stopping to attain our overnight permit. Leader: Geneva Sullivan, 206-963-5958, biking.hiking@ gmail.com. (s6/7-7/10) July 16-18, Fri.-Sun. - Pacific Crest Trail: White Pass to Chinook Pass (VS) (Bumping Lake GT-271, Mt. Rainier E. GT270, White Pass GT-303) 29.5 mi., 3100’ gain. Limit 9. Meet 8 a.m. at Chinook Pass. This is a one-way backpack trip of 30 mi. on the PCT. We’ll do a car drop at Chinook Pass, then travel to White Pass where our adventure begins. With the exception of one somewhat steep climb out of Fish Lake, halfway through our journey, the PCT climbs gently through the William O. Douglas Wilderness Area. Hundreds of small lakes and tarns dot the scenery in this area, and we should see Mt. Rainier, Goat Rocks and Mt. Adams. Some backpacking or camping experience is recommended for this trip. You must be able to hike at least 10 mi. a day (for three days in a row) with your overnight pack. We will make our own carpool arrangements. This hike is not part of the Pacific Crest Series, so these 30 mi. don’t count towards the PCT Series course requirements. Leader: Mary Rohlman, 206523-1243, [email protected] (preferred). (s6/28-7/9) Aug. 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Trophy Mountain Meadows/Skyline, Wells Gray Provincial. Park, BC., Canada (M) (Topos: West Raft River 82 M/13, Wells Gray Prov Park) 10+ miles mi., 1000-2000+’ gain. Limit 8. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Trophy TH. Hike through beautiful subalpine forest and pocket meadows, and emerge onto vast meadows and highlands dotted with dozens of subalpine lakes and tarns among the Trophy Mountains. Base camp at Sheila Lake with explorations beyond. Park info, trail updates, map, brochure: www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/ parkpgs/wg_tradd. Photo-oriented backpack. For Mountaineers members only. Sign up with Leader: Linda Moore, 425-3477650, [email protected]. (s6/15-7/31)

Climbing
Web pages
The Climbing Committee’s web pages are available for the convenience of members and are accessible from The Mountaineers home page or directly at www.mountaineers. org/seattle/climbing

Advanced Scramble/Leadership

Seattle

Experienced scramblers wanting to develop advanced scrambling and leadership skills are invited to apply to the Advanced Scrambling and Leadership Course (Course #7866). The course is flexible and we expect enrollees to provide input on what they want to learn. Admission can be done at any time, but is open only to Mountaineers members and depends on an interview with the course chair or Alpine Scrambling Committee chair. Course summary There are six independent modules. We expect most students to take two years to develop the skills and experience required to graduate from the course. A) Rock and Snow Protection: Rope protection techniques for rock, hard snow, and ice. Emergency rope use, belayed lowering, and running belays. B) Winter Scramble: Winter scrambling and emergency bivouac techniques. C) Avalanche: American Avalanche Association Level 1 training. D) Hard Snow: Hard snow self-arrest. French crampon and ice ax techniques. Emergency belay and lowering methods. E) Leadership Training: Preparation to become a scramble trip leader. Trip planning and scramble party management; safety and emergency procedures. F) Backcountry Navigation: Route-finding, map-reading, and GPS skills beyond the basic navigation course. Cost: The complete course with all modules is $175. Qualified members may take an individual module (except for the avalanche modules) separately for $50. Questions: Contact the course chair, Randy Nelson, [email protected].

July 3-4, Sat.-Sun. - Martin Peak/W. Ridge Please contact leader for more info. Leader: Ed Greutert, 206-230-8215. (s6/7-6/23) July 3-4, Sat.-Sun. - Adams/S. Spur 12,276’ (5-4) (USGS Mt. Adams E. & W.) 14 mi., 6600’ gain. Meet 9 a.m. at Trout Lake RS. Leader: Debra Moore, 425-745-5995. (s4/12-6/18) July 3-5, Sat.-Mon. - Maude & Seven Fingered Jack 9082’ & 9077’ (5-4) (USGS Trinity) 20 mi., 8500’ gain. Leader: Carolyn Graham, 425-830-1158. (s6/21-7/01) July 5, Mon. - Mount St. Helens 8363’ (5-4) (USGS Mount St. Helens) 12 mi., 5660’ gain. Meet 7 a.m. Lone Fir Resort. Leader: Michael Sweeney, 425-417-3081. (s6/21-7/01) July 0, Sat. - Hibox 6560’ (4-4) (USGS Chikamin Peak) 8 mi., 3900’ gain. Meet 7a.m. Rachel Lake TH. Leader: Dave Morgan, 206-659-9833. (s6/01-6/25) July 4, Wed. - McClellan Butte (AHS) 5162’ (3-3) (USGS Bandera) 8 mi., 3500’ gain. Meet 4:30 p.m. Leader: Mary Aulet, 425-822-0128. (s7/06-7/13) July 6-7, Fri.-Sat. - The Brothers 6866’ (5-4) (USGS The Brothers) 17 mi., 6200’ gain. Meet 9 a.m. Lena Lake TH. Leader: Michael Sweeney, 425-417-3081. (s6/21-7/14) July 8, Sun. - Fay, Hessong & Pleasant 6492’, 6385’ & 6454’ (3-3) 7 mi., 3000’ gain. Meet 9 a.m. at Mowich Lake. Leader: Frank Jesseph, 206-300-2168. (s6/28-7/14) July 4, Sat. - Observation Rock 8364’ (USGS Mowich Lake) 13 mi., 3800’ gain. Meet 8 a.m. at Mowich Lake. Leader: Michael Sweeney, 425-417-3081. (s7/05-7/22) July 8, Wed. - W. Granite (AHS) (3-3) (USGS Snoqualmie Pass) 8 mi., 4000’ gain. Meet 4:30 p.m. Leader: Robert Mac Onie, 253-639-0698. (s7/19-7/27) July 3, Sat. - Longfellow 6577’ (USGS Poe Mtn) 9 mi., 4000’ gain. Meet 8 a.m. at Little Wenatchee Ford CG. Leader: Michael Sweeney, 425-417-3081. (s7/12-7/29)

Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Note: course registration is currently closed. Registration for the 2011 course will open up fall of 2010. The Seattle Branch Basic Alpine Climbing Course is an intensive and thorough program, training students to become competent climbing partners on technical rock, snow, and glacier climbs in the Pacific Northwest. Skills and experiences include belaying and rope handling, rappelling, Class 5 rock climbing, snow/glacier climbing, basic technical rescue, first aid, map and compass navigation (separate programs and prices), backcountry camping including snow camping, emergency survival skills, guidance on gear purchases and conditioning, basic risk assessment, weather, avalanche assessment, and more. Students are trained to become solid and competent participants in the realm of alpine climbing on rock and glaciers to the summits of the PNW.

Basic climbs

SIG = Small Instructional Group in Basic Climbing Course.

Backpacking

July 3-5, Sat.-Mon. - Enchanted Valley, East Fork of the

July -4, Fri.-Sun. - Eldorado Peak, Inspiration Gl. (BG) (Cascade Pass GT-80, Diablo Dam GT-48; Eldorado Peak USGS) Limit 10. Priority will be given to members of Doug Smart’s SIG, who will be signed up by leader if they so request before open registration begins. Registration for all begins June 15. Leader: Doug Smart, 206-517-2800, d.j.smart.seattle@gmail. com. (s6/15-6/30) July 3-5, Sat.-Mon. - Glacier Peak, Sitkum Gl. (BG) (Glacier Peak E., Glacier Peak W. USGS; Glacier Peak GT-112) Leader: Tom Nims, 360-805-1472, [email protected]. (s6/28-7/1) July 3, Sat. - Ingalls Peak, S. Ridge (BR) (Mt. Stuart USGS; Mt. Stuart GT-209 Limit 6. (Moved from 6/5-7 combo climb of Ingalls/Stuart; now one day climb). Leader’s permission required: Dave Morgan, 206-659-9833, go.climbing@gmail. com. (s4/1-6/30)

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July 3, Sat. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) (Silver Star Mtn., Washington Pass USGS) Limit 6. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-5957237, [email protected]. (s6/14-6/28) July 3-4, Sat.-Sun. - Little Tahoma, E. Shoulder (BG) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) Limit 12. Meet at White River Park entrance at 7 a.m. Leader: Cebe Wallace, 206-842-3409, [email protected]. (s6/7-7/2) July 3, Sat. - Mt. Baker, Coleman Gl. (BG) (Mt. Baker USGS; Mt. Baker GT-13) Limit 9. Meet at Glacier RS at 4:30 a.m. Fastpaced, one-day climb. Participants must be able to maintain a fast pace for most of the day. Sign up with leader: Mark Scheffer, 360-805-6420, [email protected]. (s5/18-7/1) July 5, Mon. - S. Early Winter Spire, S. Arete (BR) (Washington Pass USGS) Limit 6. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s6/14-6/28) July 9-0, Fri.-Sat. - Eldorado Peak, Inspiration Gl. (BG) (Cascade Pass GT-80, Diablo Dam GT-48; Eldorado Peak USGS) Limit 9. Meet at Marblemount RS at 7:30 a.m. Leader: Paulo Albuquerque, 253-630-8283, [email protected]. (s4/1-7/2) July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - Eldorado Peak & Klawatti Peak, Combo (BG) Limit 6. A relaxed-pace trip to a beautiful area; will take just bivy sacks if the forecast is good. Approach is strenuous! Leader: Peter Clitherow, 206-632-9844, [email protected]. (s4/1-7/6) July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - Glacier Peak, Disappointment Peak Cleaver (BG) (Glacier Peak E., Glacier Peak W. USGS) Limit 9. Leader: Brent Grisim, 425-780-2945, [email protected]. (s2/26-6/26) July 9-, Fri.-Mon. - Mt. Logan, Fremont Gl. (BA) (Diablo Dam GT-48, McGregor Mtn., GT-81; Forbidden Peak, Mt. Goode, Mt. Logan USGS) Limit 7. Could be done in 3 long days, best 3 of the 4 weather days. Possible key exchange at Park Creek Pass? Leader’s permission required: Ken Dungan, 206-920-0657, [email protected]. (s3/12-7/2) July 0, Sat. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) (Silver Star Mtn., Washington Pass USGS) Limit 6. Meet at Cutthroat Lake TH at 5 a.m. One of the best basic rock climbs. Climb starts at 5 a.m.; car camp Friday night recommended. Leader will camp at Cutthroat Lake TH (sign and access road on left, roughly 5 mi. E. of Washington Pass). Leader: Cebe Wallace, 206-842-3409, [email protected]. (s6/7-7/8) July 0, Sat. - Silver Tip Peak, S.E. Route (BA) Limit 6. Meet at Mountain Loop Highway gate at Monte Cristo Rd. at 7 a.m.. Mountain bike approach. Leader: Timmy Williams, 206-2356402, [email protected]. (s6/29-7/8) July 3-8, Tue-Sun. - Eldorado Peak-Austera Peak Traverse (BG) Limit 4. Will start our traverse at Hidden Peak Lake TH, traverse under the triad and then summit six peaks before doing a low route through the ice lakes (Klawati and Moraine). Then it is up the Inspiration Icefall back to the standard Eldorado TH. Leader’s permission required: Jeff Street, 425-827-2850, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/12) July 4-6, Wed.-Fri. - Temple & High Priest, Combo (BR) (Leavenworth GT-178, Liberty GT-210; Liberty, Mt. Stuart USGS) Limit 6. We’ll try for a permit through the lottery on 7/14. If we can’t get a permit, we’ll drive around through Winthrop to Washington Pass and do one or two climbs there, depending on what is open. Contact leader for further details: Ken Small, 360-527-3552, [email protected]. (s6/28-7/12) July 6-9, Fri.-Mon. - St. Andrews Rock (Upper Puyallup Gl.) (BG) Limit 8. Meet at Longmire at 7 a.m.. Best 3 of 4 weather days. Strenous exploratory climb of seldom-visited area for folks in excellent condition. Day 1 to campsite, Day 2 climb St. Andrews Rock and return to camp, Day 3 climb Tokaloo Spire on the way out. Leader’s permission required: Dave Morgan, 206-659-9833, [email protected]. (s5/10-7/9) July 7-8, Sat.-Sun. - Eldorado Peak, Inspiration Gl. (BG) (Cascade Pass GT-80, Diablo Dam GT-48; Eldorado Peak USGS) Meet at 145th P&R at 7 a.m. Annual fast and light Schurman climb with plenty of time for lots of photography. Leader’s permission required: Courtenay Schurman, 206-368-8926, court@ bodyresults.com. (s7/1-7/15) July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Ruth-Icy Peak Traverse (BG) (Mt. Shuksan USGS; Mt. Shuksan GT-14) Limit 9. This is a photography-oriented climb—priority to amateur photographers. The climb will open up for general registration two weeks prior for any remaining spots. This is a long climb to a very beautiful area. We will make base camp on the shoulder of Mt. Ruth, in the shadow of Mt. Shuksan. E-mail with questions: MikeW@ Warrenduggan.com. Assistant leader: Steve Yi. Leader: Mike Warren, 206-200-7388, [email protected]. (s7/2-7/18) July 6, Fri. - Sahale Peak, Quien Sabe Gl. (BG) (Cascade Pass USGS; Cascade Pass GT-80) Limit 4. This is part of a Sahale/Boston/Buckner/Horseshoe three-day climb. Rain cancels or changes destination to another Bulger List grouping. Because Bucker/N. Face is an intermediate ice climb, this is not open to basic students. Must be an intermediate student or intermediate grad. Day 1: Sahale & Boston Peak. Camp on Boston Glacier. Day 2: Buckner and Horseshoe Peak. Camp on Boston Glacier. Day 3: head out. This trip will go Friday-Sunday or SaturdayMonday (whichever presents the best weather). Sign up with leader: Joe Dumelin, joe[dot]dumelin@gmail[dot]com. (s6/17/3) July 8-9, Sun-Mon. - Mt. Rainier, DC Route (BG) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 9. Meet at Paradise parking lot at 9 a.m. Sign up with leader: Mark Scheffer, 360-805-6420, [email protected]. (s6/8-7/15) July -5, Wed.-Sun. - Spickard & Redoubt, Combo (BA) Limit 6. We might add a day and try and do Mt. Custer. Leader: Ed Greutert, 206-230-8215, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/16) July -7, Thu.-Tue. - Eldorado Peak-Austera Peak Traverse (BG) Limit 6. This is a high alpine traverse through remote areas of North Cascades National Park. Half-dozen potential summits along the way. The route is well described in Peggy Goldman’s guidebook, “Washington’s Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes.” Basic students are recommended to have completed one glacier climb prior to the outing. Leader: Robert Brown, 360-658-4728, [email protected]. (s1/17-7/16) July -4, Thu.-Sat. - Mt. Rainier, Emmons Gl. (BG) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W., Sunrise USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT270, Mt. Rainier W.GT-269) Limit 12. Meet at White River CG,

Rainier Park, at 6 a.m.. The N. side is longer but more alpine than the popular DC route. Three-day schedule allows time to savor the experience—two nights at high camp. Recommend Wed. night car camp at White River CG. Assistant leader: Grace Parker, [email protected]. Leader: Cebe Wallace, 206842-3409, [email protected]. (s6/28-7/21) July 4-5, Sat.-Sun. - Mt. Rainier, DC Route (BG) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 12. This is a private SIG climb. Leader’s permission required: Wesley Cooper, 206-229-4101, [email protected]. (s7/12-7/22) July 4, Sat. - Sahale Peak, S. Slope (BA) (Cascade Pass USGS; Cascade Pass GT-80) Limit 9. This is a climb for leader’s SIG. Car camp on Friday night for a long day and early start. Sign up with leader: Mike Lawrence, 206-935-0600, mlawrenc@ starbucks.com. (s6/14-7/16) July 4, Sat. - S. Early Winter Spire, S. Arete (BR) (Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Meet at Blue Lake TH at 4 a.m. Leader’s permission required: Patrick Mullaney, 206-782-3498, mullp@ foster.com. (s6/15-7/16) July 5, Sun. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) (Silver Star Mtn., Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Priority given to students who can also sign up for S. Early Winter Spire S. Arete climb on Saturday, as we may hike in Saturday night and camp below Kangaroo Pass following climb. Leader’s permission required: Patrick Mullaney, 206-782-3498, [email protected]. (s6/15-7/19) July 30-, Fri.-Mon. - McMillan Spire, W. Ridge (BA) Limit 6. The southern Pickets! A rarely-visited spectacular area. Strenuous climber’s path with lots of elevation gain to camp. Steep snow and Class 3 rock to the summit from camp. Can be done in three long days. Best three weather days of the four? Leader’s permission required: Ken Dungan, 206-920-0657, kendungan@ comcast.net. (s3/12-7/26) July 30-, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Rainier, Emmons Gl. (BG) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W., Sunrise USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 9. Meet at White River CG at 7 a.m.. Contact assistant leader Jessica Todd, icmtns@gmail. com, for questions. Leader’s permission required: Geoff Georges, 206-234-4724, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/26) July 3-Aug. 3, Sat-Tue. - Mt. Triumph, W. Route (BR) Limit 6. Meet at Marblemount Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m.. A seldom-visited area with incredible views of the North Cascades and Pickets. Three-day trip of either July 31-Aug. 2, or Aug 1-3, whichever has the best weather. First-day approach to base camp is via ridge directly above Thornton Lakes TH to 6100’ low spot along ridge leading N. to Triumph. Second day is standard Triumph W. route via Triumph Pass, with the brushy traverse at 4500’. Third day is a leisurely exit from base camp. Leader’s permission required: Dave Morgan, 206-659-9833, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/5)

Aug. 5, Sun. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 2 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier Leader: Edward Palushock, 206-2235565, [email protected]. (s6/1-8/11) Intermediate Climbing Course details: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/climbing/Courses/IntermediateCourse.html, as well as upcoming editions of the Go Guide. Or, send an e-mail to [email protected]. Course continuation fee: There is no longer a limit on the number of years a student may take to complete the course; however, an annual continuation fee is required to remain enrolled. In order to add another year to your intermediate course, please contact the Intermediate Administration Subcommittee at [email protected] and sign up online for the continuation.

Intermediate climbs

Advance notices

Aug. 5, Thu. - Sloan Peak, Corkscrew Route (BA) Brent Grisim, 425-780-2945, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/29) Aug. 6, Fri. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) Tord Kurthy, 425-255-8940, [email protected]. (s7/12-8/4) Aug. 7, Sat. - Sahale Peak, Quien Sabe Gl. (BG) Mike Warren, 206-200-7388, [email protected]. (s8/6-8/6) Aug. 3-4, Fri.-Sat. - Huckleberry Mtn., E. Face (BA) Peter Heinz, 425-898-1208, [email protected]. (s7/19-8/10) Aug. 3-6, Fri.-Mon. - Sluiskin Mtn., The Chief, Chief-Squaw Saddle (BA) Dave Morgan, 206-659-9833, go.climbing@gmail. com. (s7/1-7/30) Aug. 4, Sat. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) Leader: Wesley Cooper, 206-229-4101, [email protected]. (s8/2-8/12) Aug. 5, Sun. - Kangaroo Temple, N. Face (BR) Jonathan Hawkins, 206-915-3697, [email protected]. (s8/2-8/12) Aug. 5, Sun. - S. Early Winter Spire, S. Arete (BR) Leader: Wesley Cooper, 206-229-4101, [email protected]. (s8/28/13) Aug. 0, Fri. - Dewey Peak (BA) Tord Kurthy, 425-255-8940, [email protected]. (s7/26-8/18). If you possess significant and up-to-date climbing skills and sufficient climbing experience, you can apply for alpine climbing equivalency to participate on club climbs and events. To find out more, please contact the program coordinator, Joe Dumelin, [email protected].

Alpine climbing equivalency

Intermediate Climbing Course

This year’s class started in January; enrollment is closed for 2010. The Intermediate Climbing Course is a program of classroom and field instruction designed to teach techniques of safe lead-climbing on rock, snow, ice and mixed alpine terrain. Technical and non-technical aspects of leadership and safety are also major components of the program. The typical student completes the course in 2-5 years. Graduation from this course also requires Avalanche Level 1 AIARE. Field trip schedule: July 0, Sat. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier Ice 1 is now one day only. No overnight camping required. Leader: Priscilla Moore, 425-879-2063, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/7) July , Sun. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier. One day only. Leader: Priscilla Moore, 425-879-2063, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/7) July 7, Sat. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier. One-day only. Leader: Anne Meegan, 206-240-6336, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/14) July 8, Sun. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier. One day only. Leader: Anne Meegan, 206-240-6336, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/14) July 4, Sat. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 2 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Leader: Anne Meegan, 206-240-6336, ammeegan@gmail. com. (s6/1-7/21) July 5, Sun. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 1 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier. One day only. Leader: Anne Meegan, 206-240-6336, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/21) Aug. 4, Sat. - Intermediate Alpine Ice 2 (Mt. Baker) Limit 12. Lower Coleman Glacier. Leader: Edward Palushock, 206223-5565, [email protected]. (s6/1-8/11)

July , Thu. - Concord Tower, N. Face (IR) Limit 4. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s6/146/28) July , Thu. - Liberty Bell, SW Face (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, kenh@ mountaineers.org. (s6/14-6/28) July , Fri. - S. Early Winter Spire, W. Face (IR) Limit 4. Leader’s permission required: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, kenh@ mountaineers.org. (s6/14-6/28) July 3-5, Sat.-Mon. - Bonanza Peak, Mary Green Gl. (IM) Limit 6. Leader’s permission required: Eileen Kutscha, 206-2763683, [email protected]. (s6/7-6/30) July 4, Sun. - Kangaroo Temple, NW Face (IR) (Silver Star Mtn., Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Leader’s permission required: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s6/14-6/28) July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Rainier, Kautz Glacier (II) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W., Sunrise USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 6. Leader’s permission required: Eric Docktor, 206-352-6464, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/2) July 0-3, Sat-Tue - Mt. Fury, N. Buttress of E. Peak (IR) (Mt. Challenger, Mt. Prophet USGS) Limit 4. Part 1 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all subsequent peaks listed by leader. This part will include a scramble up Luna Peak, as well as a traverse to West Peak of Fury. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-2235565, [email protected]. (s5/27-7/2) July 4-5, Wed.-Thu. - Swiss Peak, S. Route (Exploratory) (IR) (Mt. Challenger USGS) Limit 4. Part 2 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all previous and subsequent peaks listed by leader. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565, epalushock@ alum.syracuse.edu. (s5/27-7/2) July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Buckner, N. Face (II) (Cascade Pass USGS; Cascade Pass GT-80, McGregor Mtn. GT-81) Limit 4. This trip will actually be a Sahale/Boston/Buckner three-day climb. Day 1: Sahale & Boston Peak; camp on Boston Glacier. Day 2: Climb Buckner; camp on Boston Glacier. Day 3: head out. This trip will go Fri.-Sun. or Sat.-Mon. (whichever presents the best weather). Rain over the stretch cancels or changes destination to another Bulger List grouping. Sign up with leader: Joe Dumelin, joe[dot]dumelin@gmail[dot]com. (s6/1-7/3) July 6, Fri. - Spectre Peak (Exploratory) (IR) (Mt. Challenger USGS) Limit 4. Part 3 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all previous and subsequent peaks listed by leader. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565, [email protected]. (s5/27-7/2) July 7-8, Sat.-Sun. - Mt. Torment - Forbidden Peak, Traverse (IR) Limit 4. Meet at TBD at 6 a.m. Leader’s permission required: Rich Draves, 206-669-3405, [email protected]. (s6/9-7/12) July 7-8, Sat.-Sun. - Phantom Peak, N. Route (Exploratory) (IM) (Mt. Challenger USGS) Limit 4. Part 4 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all previous and subsequent peaks listed by leader. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565, epalushock@ alum.syracuse.edu. (s5/27-7/2) July 8, Sun. - Liberty Bell, SW Face (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Leader: Karl Themer, 206-428-8207, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/12) July 9-0, Mon.-Tue. - Crooked Thumb, NW Face (Exploratory) (IR) (Mt. Challenger USGS). Limit 4. Part 5 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all previous and subsequent peaks listed by leader. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565, [email protected]. (s5/27-7/2) July -3, Wed.-Fri. - Mt. Challenger, Challenger Gl. (IM) Limit 4. Part 6 of North Pickets Traverse; participants must be able and available to climb all previous peaks listed by leader. Leader’s permission required: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565,

Trailhead offerings

Beginner’s Rock Day—Rock Climbing for Novices - July , Sun. Location TBD. Limit 6. No prerequisites. Fee: $25 members; $40 non-members. Are you curious about rock climbing but do not want to be scared or get in over your head? This is a chance to try this fascinating sport in a low-pressure, easygoing atmosphere with experienced Mountaineers climb instructors. This seminar is especially for people with no prior experience. Our goal is to let you get on the rock in a safe, non-threatening way and to have a lot of fun doing it. Location is not an indoor gym, but a real outdoor climbing crag, so you can experience the full aesthetic. Sign up online or by calling 206-521-6001. Contact leader for details and logistics: Peter Heinz. Peter. [email protected], 425-898-1208. (s 6/14-7/9) Experience Rock Climbing - July 4, Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m, at The Mountaineers Program Center. Limit 8 (14 years and older). Fee: $25 members; $40 non-members. Try rock climbing and learn about The Mounaineers’ climbing programs. A fun evening especially for those with no experience who would like to sample this fascinating sport. Climb on the new artificial walls at our Magnuson Park facility. A safe, low-pressure environment with experienced instructors. Equipment provided. Leader: Jim Nelson, jim@ promountainsports.com.

See pg. 1 for info on Trailhead activities.

8 July 2010 Go Guide

Seattle

[email protected]. (s5/27-7/2) July 3, Fri. - Liberty Bell/Concord Tower Combo (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) 7720’ gain. Limit 4. Leader would like at least one intermediate student who is willing to stay the rest of the weekend and lead a basic rock climb on Saturday and Sunday. The plan would be to leave Seattle area sometime on Thursday to get an early start on Friday. Leader’s permission required: Patrick Mullaney, 206-782-3498, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/16) July 4-5, Sat.-Sun. - Mt. Stuart, W. Ridge (IR) (Mt. Stuart USGS; Mt. Stuart GT-209) Limit 4. Leader’s permission required: Rod Sawyer, 206-356-8686, [email protected]. (s6/4-6/4) July 3-Aug. , Sat.-Sun. - Mt. Baker, N. Ridge (II) (Mt. Baker USGS; Mt. Baker GT-13) Limit 4. Meet at 65th St P&R at 6 a.m. Must be competent in alpine ice techniques. Leader’s permission required: Tom Lewis, [email protected]. (s7/12-7/26) July 3-, Sat.-Sun. - Prusik Peak, W. Ridge (IR) (Cashmere, Enchantment Lakes USGS; Mt. Stuart GT-209) Limit 4. Sign up with leader: Colt DeWolf, 206-352-9113, colt0045@gmail. com. (s7/19-7/26) Aug. , Sun. - Liberty Bell/Concord Tower Combo (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) Limit 4. Meet at Blue Lake TH at 5 a.m.. Leader’s permission required: Charles Amon, 253-8380459, [email protected]. (s7/10-7/25)

Schedule: March 24 - Kickoff party at the program center, 6-9 p.m. April 9 - Skills day field trip at the program center, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17, 23, 24 - 2 hr. falling seminar—students sign up for one of the dates April 30-May 1 - Tieton crack climbing field trip; half of class attends each day May 21-22 - Leavenworth field trip; all students attend both days June 4-5 - Leavenworth field trip; all students attend both days June 11-12 - Leavenworth field trip; half of class attends each day Beginner’s Rock Day—Rock Climbing for Novices - July , Sun. Location TBD. Limit 6. No prerequisites. Fee: $25 members; $40 non-members. Are you curious about rock climbing but do not want to be scared or get in over your head? This is a chance to try this fascinating sport in a low-pressure, easygoing atmosphere with experienced Mountaineers climb instructors. This seminar is especially for people with no prior experience. Our goal is to let you get on the rock in a safe, non-threatening way and to have a lot of fun doing it. Location is not an indoor gym, but a real outdoor climbing crag, so you can experience the full aesthetic. Sign up online or by calling 206-521-6001. Contact leader for details and logistics: Peter Heinz. Peter.Heinz@ univarcorp.com, 425-898-1208. (s 6/14-7/9) Experience Rock Climbing - July 4, Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m, at The Mountaineers Program Center. Limit 8 (14 years and older). Fee: $25 members; $40 non-members. Try rock climbing and learn about The Mounaineers’ climbing programs. A fun evening especially for those with no experience who would like to sample this fascinating sport. Climb on the new artificial walls at our Magnuson Park facility. A safe, low-pressure environment with experienced instructors. Equipment provided. Leader: Jim Nelson, [email protected]. Friday nights on the wall: Friday night climbing is outside at the south plaza from April 9-Sept. 3. The Friday night climbing sessions on the indoor wall of The Mountaineers Program Center will resume Sept. 10. The outdoor wall is open to the public, so this won’t be a Mountaineers hosted event, but it is a great place to hang out and climb. 5.9 in the Alpine Group: For more information about the 5.9 in the Alpine Group, go to http://groups.google.com/group/59Alpine.

Seminars

Advance notices

Aug. 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Rainier, Kautz Gl. (II) (Mt. Rainier E., Mt. Rainier W., Sunrise USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270, Mt. Rainier W. GT-269) Limit 4. Leader: Glenn Glover, 425-2711248, [email protected]. (s6/27-7/28) Aug. 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Triumph, NE. Ridge (IR) Mt. Triumph (USGS) 7270’ gain. Limit 4. Sign up with leader: Sean Sullivan, 206-632-0523, [email protected]. (s7/26-8/2) Aug. 3, Fri. - Liberty Bell/Concord Tower Combo (IR) (Washington Pass USGS). 7720’ gain. Limit 4. Leader’s permission required: Wesley Cooper, 206-229-4101, wcooper06@ yahoo.com. (s8/2-8/11) Aug. 3-4, Fri-Sat. - Observation Rock, N. Face (II) Limit 6. Leader: Takeo Kuraishi, 425-823-9452, takeo.kuraishi@ attglobal.net. (s6/21-8/6) Aug. 4, Sat. - Cutthroat Peak, SE. Buttress (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) 8050’ gain. Limit 6. Leader’s permission required: Stephen McKim, 206-250-4585, stephen2337@msn. com. (s8/1-8/10) Aug. 4, Sat. - Liberty Bell/Concord Tower Combo (IR) (Washington Pass USGS) 7720’ gain. Limit 6. Leader’s permission required: Jonathan Hawkins, 206-915-3697, [email protected] (preferred). (s8/2-8/12) Aug. 4-5, Sat.-Sun. - Wedge, NW Couloir (II) Limit 6. Sign up with leader: Mark Scheffer, 360-805-6420, mark_scheffer@ yahoo.com. (s7/1-8/12) Aug. 6, Mon. - Mt. Baker, N. Ridge (II) (Mt. Baker USGS; Mt. Baker GT-13) 10,778’ gain. Limit 4. Leader: Edward Palushock, 206-223-5565, [email protected]. (s7/26-8/10)

Alpine First Aid Course

Intro to Rock Climbing Course

The Introduction to Rock Climbing Course is designed for those who have little to no outdoor rock climbing experience. Students will learn the basics of top-roped outdoor climbing. This includes learning basic climbing knots, belaying skills, climbing techniques and converting to rappel. At the end of this course, you will be able to safely follow a lead climber on sport/crag climbs as well as know the basics for top-roping on your own. Note: this course is a top-rope course only. It does not prepare you for an alpine environment or leading rock climbs. Course schedule: Aug. 11, Wed. - Kickoff lecture at Mountaineers Program Center at 7 p.m. Aug 18, Wed. - Vertical World gym night Aug. 28, Sat. - Field Trip at Mountaineers Program Center Sept. 11-12, Sat.-Sun. – Field Trip; Location TBD Note: Attendance is required for all sessions; there are no make-ups. Registration: Enroll online (www.mountaineers.org) or call the program center at 206-521-6001. Enrollment continues through Aug. 9. Fee: $150. For more information regarding the course, you may contact Amy Hardie, [email protected], or Susan Sayers, [email protected].

The Alpine First Aid (AFA) Course is approved by the Seattle climbing and alpine scramble committees as a means for 2010 Basic Climbing and Alpine Scramble Course students to meet their wilderness first aid requirement in lieu of a Mountaineers Mountaineeering Oriented First Aid Course. Due to the high number of participants in these programs and limited availability of MOFA courses, the Alpine First Aid Course is offered as an opportunity to complete the first aid requirement without travelling or waiting an extra year to graduate. Basic Climbing and Alpine Scramble students are encouraged to enroll and complete the AFA Course as soon as their schedule allows. The Alpine First Aid course consists of two parts: AFA Wilderness First Aid Course - taught by Remote Medical International (RMI) at The Mountaineers Program Center; a fee applies. AFA Scenarios - A hands-on practical session at The Mountaineers Program Center to test your skills after completing the Wilderness First Aid Course. To complete the AFA Course, participants must complete both a wilderness first aid and a scenarios section. See the online activity listings for available dates. Individuals interested in participating in the 2011 Seattle Basic Climbing Course or Alpine Scramble Course are invited to take the AFA Course at this time. It will be accepted to fulfill the wilderness first aid requirement for the aforementioned courses in 2011.

Dancing

Co-chairs: Dennis Bayer, 206-784-4011; Ivan Sleveland, 206-522-1316. Website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/folkdance.

International Folk Dancing

Aid, Big Wall Seminar

Yosemite Climbing Trip: Sept. 18 - 26 Contact: Takeo Kuraishi, [email protected], 425-273-3856.

The Seattle Mountaineers International Folk Dancers have a new home in Warren G. Magnuson Park at Sand Point; we are dancing in the Brig (Building 406). The Brig has beautiful hardwood floors, plenty of free parking and is located a few buildings SE of The Mountaineers Program Center located in Building 67.

2011 Crag Climbing Course

The 2010 Crag Climbing Course is completed. The next course begins in December of this year. Applicants must be able to LEAD climb 5.6 in the gym or on bolted routes outdoors. This class is designed for the sport climber who wants to learn to climb routes and build anchors on gear. This is not a class for learning to climb. New offering: Intro to Lead Climbing. Wednesday nights at the program center from 6 to 9 p.m. for six weeks starting on Wed. Jan. 12, 2011, and ending on Wed., Feb. 16. If you have been gym climbing and top-roping routes for a while, and want to get on the sharp end of the rope, this course is designed for you. We will be teaching all the elements that are important to safe lead-climbing for both indoor and outdoor routes. This is also designed to be a helpful for entering the crag course. Registration will begin Nov. 1. New offering: An Intensive Week-Long, Multi-Pitch Crag Course in Squamish, B.C. This course is intended for lead climbers and crag course graduates who want more experience and are comfortable leading at 5.7, and who want to bump to the next level. Squamish offers world-class, multi-pitch routes with lots of cracks and slab! Mark your calendar for the week of Sat., July 23 to Sat. July 30, 2011. Enrollment will begin April 2011 and will be limited.

Every Tuesday - Folk dancing Dance just for the fun of it in the Brig at Magnuson Park from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Your favorite dance is waiting for you. We have informal lessons taught by our experienced dancers. There’s always something for everyone. Mountaineers members, $5; non-members, $6. Free admission for dancers age 30 and under. Drop-ins are always welcome. No partners necessary; there are plenty of delightful ones here! We’re the friendliest outfit in town. For more information, driving directions, or a map of Magnuson Park, please visit our new website listed above.

Rock & Roll Dance

Please visit the Rock & Roll Dance website, www.dbmechanic. com/dances/rock.htm. Still have questions? Contact Karen Ludwig at: 206-484-9187, [email protected].

Family Activities
These are opportunities for families with children to get outside together and enjoy the great outdoors with other families. Kids learn best from being around other children. Committee chair: Courtenay Schurman, [email protected]. Guidelines: See pg. 19, “Sending you on your way,” (first paragraph) for procedures and rules regarding participation in family activities. If you need to cancel your attendance, please alert the activity leader ahead of time. Updated information: For impromptu offerings that don’t make it into the Go Guide in time, join the Family Activities group on Yahoo! To receive an invitation, send a request to [email protected] and you can be alerted to any changes or new listings throughout the winter. Trailhead event; see pg. 1.

July , Thu. - Burke Museum (E) Meet at E. entrance of Burke Museum at 2:30 p.m. The International Conservation Photography Exhibit will have just opened. Free First Thursdays—a great way to visit the museum’s newest and existing exhibits. Take the bus to avoid parking issues (on-campus parking is $15 at gate but ticket is pro-rated for time spent at museum). Will keep a 6year-old’s viewing pace. Counts toward education/conservation badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Leader: Courtenay Schurman, [email protected]. July 3, Sat. - Bridal Veil Falls (M) 4+ mi. 1000’ gain. Start your Fourth of July weekend with a great hike to incredible waterfalls! If weather is incurably hot, alternative will be Denny Creek waterslide with details to follow about changed destination. Start time 10 a.m. Come ready to wade (towel, snacks, sunscreen). Counts toward waterfall badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Leader: Courtenay Schurman, [email protected]. July 5, Mon. - Rattlesnake Ledge (M) 4 mi. 1100’ gain. Kids of all ages welcome. Hike leader’s daughters are 10 and 12. Meet at TH at 10 a.m. Please register children at same time as parents. Leader: Rich Draves, 206-669-3405. July 7, Wed. - Skookum Flats This is an easy and relaxing trail along the banks of the White River. An old-growth-forest hike, at 1.8 mi. Skookum Falls comes into view. Pace to be set to the level of the kids attending. NWFP. Meet at 10 a.m. at the parking area near the TH, a half-mile from the highway, just after crossing the bridge over White River. For more details, contact the leader: Stacey Isaacs, (get info) July 8, Thu. - Kids Rock Day Meet at The Mountaineers Program Center at 4:30 p.m. Leader’s daughters are 10 & 12. Kids of all ages welcome. A parent must accompany kids; helpful if the parent can belay but not required. Helmets and harnesses provided. Wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals), bring rock shoes only if kids have them. We will climb indoors if the weather is not good. We will climb roughly 4:30-6 p.m. depending on the kids’ energy level; optional social/picnic time afterwards. Leader: Rich Draves, 206-669-3405. Please register children at same time as parents. July 9, Fri. - Kids Rock Day Meet at The Mountaineers Program Center at 9 a.m. School’s out and it’s time to get the kids outside! We’ll climb on The Mountaineers outdoor wall. Gear provided; kids should come in sturdy closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes okay). Bring some snacks and water, and clothes appropriate for a day in the park. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Family social, picnic, or playtime afterward is optional. Note: This is not a drop-off event; parents must stay on site with their children. This is a midday session that will run from 9 a.m. through roughly noon. Ages 4 and up. No open-toed shoes (sandals, flip-flops, etc). Tennis shoes or hiker’s are best. Bring swimwear; there will be water fun as well! Note: Kids of parents who volunteer to help belay are allowed to climb for free! Contact leader for details. Members: $15, Non-members: $25. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s6/11-7/9) July 9, Fri. - Rattlesnake Ledge (M) 4 mi. 1100’ gain. Meet at N. parking lot at 10 a.m. Adult participants signing up must be in attendance with at least one child family member. Include children’s names when registering so that we can have an accurate count (limit: 12 hikers). New families welcome. No dogs. Will hike at a 3-year-old’s pace. Significant rain cancels. Summit is optional, though the views are well worth the effort. This trail is steep, and having fun is more important than reaching the destination. If time/weather/interest are so inclined, the lake is a great place to relax, explore, and throw rocks in the water after the hike. Leader: Theresa Soares, 425-818-4068. July 0, Sat. - Digging-Swimming-Crawling-Flying: Who’s Who at the Beach Meet at Constellation Park, 63rd Ave. S.W. and Beach Dr. S.W., Seattle, at 9:30 a.m. Part of the Junior Naturalist program. A trip out to low tide on the beach where we’ll have the opportunity to see what usually only a fish can see. Each child will have something to remember about the outing and walk away with a sense of accomplishment. Please bring clothing for potentially wet weather. Also, keep in mind that it can be breezy along the shore. Snacks and water a good idea as well. Members: $8, non-members: $10. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s5/25-7/9) July 0, Sat. - Magnuson Family Photography (E) Class includes 1 hr. of classroom time, 2 hrs. of scavenger hunt photography around Magnuson Park, and 1 hr. to share images. Suggested age appropriateness: 5+ with parents. Fees: $20 per member family, $30 per non-member family. The class will be taught by members of the Photography Committee. Whether your camera is a point-and-shoot or a DSLR, you can expect to pick up some pointers and have lots of fun. To get the per family rate, one adult should register per family. In notes, include total number of participants and age/names of kids. Bring a camera and pencil/paper. Handouts will be provided. Light snacks available; bring lunch and water. For more information, contact Courtenay Schurman, 206-368-8926. July 3, Tue. - Mirror Lake (E) 4 mi. 600’ gain. Very easy hike, good for young children. At the far end of the lake there is a stream outlet that usually has bear flowers and a little waterfall for the kids to play in. Counts toward lake or beach badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Meet at 9 a.m. at N.E. 65th P&R. Leader: Geneva Sullivan 206-963-5958. July 7, Sat. - Wallace Falls (M) 5.5 mi. 1200’ gain. Start time 9:30 a.m. at TH. Counts toward waterfall badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Adults must be in attendance with at least one child. Include children’s names when registering for accurate count (limit: 12 hikers). New families welcome. No dogs. Will hike at a 5-year-old’s pace. Great hike for views of three falls, five bridge crossings to count, and time afterward to wade in the river. Bring a lunch, snacks and plenty of water and sunscreen. Leader: Roxanne Kenison, [email protected]. July 3, Fri. - Marsh Island/Foster Island Walk (E) 2 mi., no gain. Meet at MOHAI parking lot at 9:30 p.m. We’ll explore Marsh and Foster Islands and watch the ducks from the Arboretum. Bring a snack, sunscreen, sunglasses and water. Great first outing for kids of 3-7. Change of clothes and footwear a good idea for afterward in case of mud. Counts towards education/conservation badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Contact leader for more information: Courtenay Schurman, [email protected]. July 4, Sat. - Tiger, Tradition Loop Trail (E) 1/2 mi., 50’ gain. Meet at 10 a.m. at Tradition Plateau TH parking lot. Adult participants signing up must be in attendance with at least one child family member. Include children’s names when registering

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so that we can have an accurate count (limit: 12 hikers). New families welcome. No dogs. Will hike at a 3-year-old’s pace. Significant rain cancels. Plan to explore some easily-accessible, low-lying lakes. Leader: Theresa Soares, 425-818-4068. July 4, Sat. - Rainier/Paradise: Skyline to Panorama Point (M) 5 mi. 1500’ gain. Meet 8 a.m. at Renton P&R. Leader’s daughters are 10 & 12. Kids of all ages welcome. Adult participants signing up must be in attendance with at least one child family member. Please register children at same time as parents. Hiker limit: 12. Leader: Rich Draves, 206-669-3405. July 5, Sun. - Family Kayak (E) Explore Lake Union by boat! Plan for 60-90 minutes on the water taking a lake-side peek at houseboats, ducks, and more. Meet at Northwest Outdoor Center (2100 Westlake Ave N., Ste. 1, Seattle, 206-281-9694) at 2 p.m. to gear up. Bring sunscreen, water and light snacks. Kids of all ages welcome. Life jackets, kayaks (singles, doubles or triples) and paddles can be rented for $20/hour or less, or you can bring your own kayak. Adult participants signing up must be in attendance with at least one child family member. Please register children at same time as parents. Leader: Doug Schurman, 206-368-8926. July 8, Wed. Franklin Falls Loop (E) 3 mi, 300’ gain. Meet at 10 a.m., meeting place TBD. Adult participants signing up must be in attendance with at least one child family member. Include child(ren)’s name(s) when registering for accurate count (limit 12 hikers). New families welcome. No dogs. 3-year-old pace. Significant rain cancels. Prepare for some water play at the falls! Leader: Theresa Soares, 425-818-4068. July 9, Thu. - Kids Rock Day Second time around. See the July 9 listing for all the details. (s6/11-7/29) July 30-Aug. , Fri-Sun. - Shi Shi Beach Backpack (E) 8 mi. 200’ gain. Children must be in attendance with an adult. Sign up all children when signing up adults. Food storage method: hard-sided food containers are required to store all food, garbage and scented items. Further questions about containers can be answered by calling 360-565-3100. We will stop at the Makah Museum to obtain a recreation permit, $10 per car and valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased. Overnight parking for Shi Shi is only allowed at designated private parking lots; there is a daily fee—EXACT CASH ONLY of $10 per car per day. Counts toward backpack badge in the Junior Mountaineers program. Leader: Geneva Sullivan, 206-963-5958. July 3-Aug. , Sat-Sun. - Chain Lakes (E) 4 mi. 400’ gain. We’ll see what wildflowers are out, whether the lakes are warm enough for kids to splash in, and then find a nice place to camp—perhaps hike up some side trails. If by some chance the Mt Baker Highway is not melted out enough, trip will be relocated. Will hike at a 9-year-old’s pace. Limit 8. Sign up with leader: Peter Clitherow, 206-632-9844. Aug. 7, Sun. - Naches Peak Loop (E) 4.5 mi., 700’ gain. Families and kids welcome. No dogs. Register children when signing up so that we can have an accurate head count. Adults must be in the presence of at least one child. Will hike clockwise to get the best view of Mt. Rainier. Bring snacks, water, clothing layers (wind breaker, visor or hat, sunglasses) sunscreen, bug spray and camera, as the flowers are incredible if we time it right. Will hike at a 6-year-old’s pace. Option to caravan from Seattle depending on size of party. Contact leader for more information: Courtenay Schurman, [email protected]. Aug. -5, Thu.-Sun. - Table Mountain Star Party (E) Blewett Pass hiking by day, car camping and stargazing by night. Individual registration required, not through the program center but rather through www.tmspa.com. Since attendance is on an individual or family registration basis only, group sites are not available. It is best to plan for at least two nights on the mountain to relax and take it all in. If you have questions about how best to enjoy the experience, your informal leader is Marc Kramer, [email protected], 425-205-7300. Aug. 4, Little Fish… (KEN) Aug. , Sat. - Youth Leadership Seminar. Save the date! Teach your kid(s) the foundations of leadership. They’ll participate in fun skits and role playing to get them laughing and understanding the importance of leadership—what happens if you aren’t a good leader or a good follower. Small work groups (4-5 kids each) so that each kid has a chance to be a leader in a given situation. Kids will make lunch for the parents through teamwork. Top it off with a bigger “challenge” and take home material to ponder. You won’t want to miss it! Kids of ages 6-12 with parents, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Magnuson Program Center. Contact leader for more information: Eric Linxweiler, [email protected].

are no courses being offered currently.

Hiking
Hiking Committee: Our next meeting is Tue., June 8, at 7 p.m. at the program center in Magnuson Park. All members are welcome! Hiking website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/seahike. This website has lots of good information on hiking leader registration, seminar schedules, hiking trails, carpooling, and how to sign up for a hike.

July , Thu. - Beginning Hiking Seminar - Learn what to put in your pack, how to dress for comfort and safety, and what to expect on a Mountaineers hike. Experienced Mountaineers hiking leaders will discuss clothing, boots, pack, the Ten Essentials, seasonal trail hazards, where to shop for equipment (and save money), and how to research your hikes. This free seminar is designed to answer questions a beginning hiker or new Mountaineers member may have about how to get started. We will show samples of our equipment and show pictures of some of our favorite places to hike. You don’t have to be a Mountaineers member to attend. However, registration is required for this seminar with a limit of 75. Members and non-members are asked to utilize the online registration system. If assistance is needed to sign up, call member services at 206-521-6001. A minimum of three participants is required by the registration close date (two days prior to event) or the seminar will be canceled. Please check with the program center on the day of the seminar to make sure that it has not been canceled. Leader: Kelly Cleman, 360-5630320, [email protected]. (s6/22-7/22)

Trailhead event; see pg. 1.

Trips

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First Aid
Website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/MOFA

MOFA Course Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA) is a 24-hour first aid course for the wilderness traveler. The course meets the requirements for the American Red Cross (ARC) Standard First Aid Course with 18 hours of additional wilderness-focused, first-aid training. Volunteer instructors are certified by the ARC. The class is often held two evenings a week for four weeks, or for one Saturday plus a full weekend, though some other schedules are sometimes available. All classes must be attended. A MOFA Refresher Course for those who took MOFA in the last 3-1/2 years is available, as well as an instructor class, and a waiver program for health care professionals. Course fee for Standard MOFA: $90 for Mountaineers members and $125 for non-members. The fee includes textbooks, which are available the first night of class. MOFA courses held on weekends at Mountaineers lodges cost an additional $80, which covers room and board. When held at Meany Lodge, a Sno-Park permit and a groomed trail sticker are required. Registration: To register or for more information, call member services, 206-521-6001. You can also sign up online using the activity search, then indicate “first aid” and don’t limit the dates or the branch. Also, the Seattle MOFA website has a link that displays only current Seattle classes. Do check the website for additional information on MOFA, MOFA refresher, MOFA waivers for health care workers, and the instructor course.

Upcoming MOFA courses 0 July 2010 Go Guide

All open courses are listed at www.mountaineers.org. There

July 3, Sat. - Fifes Ridge (S) (Bumping Lake GT-271) 10 mi., 3000’ gain. Meet at Grady P&R at 6:30 a.m.. One of the lessertraveled routes in the Norse Peak Wilderness. Trail follows a stream up the valley then climbs up a wooded ridge before breaking out into the open at 6300’ with views all around. Expect a good workout and (fingers crossed) great views as the reward. Leader: Brian Carpenter, 206-324-6140, brianc110@earthlink. net. (s6/14-6/30) July 3, Sat. - Sourdough Mtn. (VS) (Diablo Dam USGS) 11 mi., 5250’ gain. Meet at TH at 9 a.m. This is an extremely challenging hike and not for the faint of heart. If you sign up, please be certain you are in good enough shape—we will be going, for the most part, at a moderate pace (not slow or leisurely). We will be climbing roughly 1000’ per mile for 5.5 mi. up to a historic 1933 fire lookout at the summit (a super steep hike: think Mailbox Peak). But our reward will be a stunning panorama of high mountain peaks (like Ruby, Pyramid and Colonial peaks, and Jack Mtn.) with Diablo Lake nestled below, and wildflowers dotting the way. Preference will be given to those who are also signed up for Sue Shih’s Windy Pass (Pasayten) hike on 7/4. Three car camp sites allowing two cars with eight people have been reserved at Newhalem CG from Fri., July 2, through Mon., July 5 (three nights). Contact leader or co-leader ASAP to reserve your spot at the campsite—no later than June 25, as we need to confirm numbers and cancel any sites/dates not needed. Fees should be no more than $10 per night for the campsite, possibly less. For those not staying overnight in Newhalem: we will be meeting at the TH at 9 a.m., which is about a 3-hr. drive from Seattle. Contact leader with any questions (e-mail preferred): Laurie Carter, 206-484-3060, [email protected]. Co-leader: Susan Shih. (s6/18-6/30) July 4, Sun. - Windy Pass (Pasayten) (M) Pasayten Peak (USGS), Washington Pass (USGS). 7 mi., 500’ gain. Meet at Newhalem Visitor Center at 9 a.m. The Windy Pass trail is part of the final section of the PCT before it ends in Canada. From the TH at Harts Pass, the trail winds through flower-drenched meadows surrounded by endless peaks with such names as the Needles, Silver Star, Golden Horn and Azurite. Hardly anywhere can one find such spectacular views with so little effort. Elevation gain is reported to be 500’ in and 1000’ out. Preference will be given to those who are signed up for Laurie’s Sourdough Mtn. hike on 7/3 by June 25. Three campsites allowing 2 cars/8people have been reserved at the Newhalem CG from Fri., July 2, through Mon., July 5 (three nights). Anyone interested should contact the leader ASAP and no later than June 25 so leader can cancel all sites and/or dates not needed. The fee should not be more than $10/night and will most likely be less. Please don’t hesitate to contact the leader with any questions. Leader: Susan Shih, 206-935-7824, [email protected]. Co-leader: Laurie Carter. (s6/18-6/30) July 6, Tue. - Mt Baldy (AHH) (S) (Kachess Lake GT-208) 9 mi., 3000’ gain. Meet at Silver Creek, Easton, at 6:30 p.m. Headlamps are absolutely required, as we expect to descend in the dark. We will organize potential carpools via email. Leader: Sean Sullivan, 978-621-5290, [email protected]. (s6/9-7/4) July 7, Wed. - Lake Lillian (AHH) (MS) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS; Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 10 mi., 2000’ gain in, 800’ out. This hike is up and down with only a few moderate switchbacks. We’ll meet at the stop sign on the frontage road heading to the Tiger Mtn. parking lot on the S. side of Exit 20. Daylight will be scarce, so we’ll be leaving promptly at 4:30 p.m. Headlamps required. Co-leader: Masako Nair. Leader: Sheryl Lamberton, 253-473-0819, [email protected]. (s6/29-7/6) July 7, Wed. - Rattlesnake Traverse (S) (GT Rattlesnake Mtn.) 10.5 mi., 2600’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at S.E. 8th P&R, I-405, Bellevue, at 6:30 a.m. to consolidate riders. Bring a treat to share. Hint: the leader likes chocolate. Leader: Chuck Gustafson, 425-481-6540, [email protected] (no calls after 7 p.m., please). (s6/28-7/5) July 0, Sat. - Gothic Basin (S) (Monte Cristo, Sloan Peak USGS) 9 mi., 2600’ gain. Meet at Mariner P&R, S. Everett at 8 a.m. Flanked by Gothic and Del Campo Peaks, Foggy Lake is within Gothic Basin. National Forest Recreation Day Pass is required to park at the TH. Please assure you’re capable of an elevation gain of 2,600’ at a pace of 2 mph. Leader: Michael Arriaga, 206-718-8924, [email protected]. (s6/17-7/8) July 0, Sat. - Harry’s Ridge via Boundary Trail (M) (GT Spirit Lake #332) 8 mi., 1200’ gain. Meet at S. Renton P&R at 7 a.m. 3 hrs. Mount St. Helens eruption’s 30th anniversary memorial hike. NWFP or equivalent. Highest point, 4750’. Hike Boundary Trail and spur trail to Harry’s Ridge from Johnson Ridge Observatory. Superb views of Spirit Lake and crater are along this route. The route has some exposure along a narrow pathway near Devil’s Elbow. Register with leader: Glen Strachan, 425-869-8094, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/8) SCO

July 0, Sat. - Palisades Lakes (EM) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt Rainier E. GT-270) 7.5 mi., 700’ gain. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at [email protected] with any questions. Leader: Robert Michelson, 206-363-6035, [email protected]. (s6/28-7/8) July 0, Sat. - Sourdough Gap (E) (Bumping Lake GT-271, Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 6 mi., 1100’ gain. Limit 10. We’ll start from Tipsoo Lake, passing Sheep Lake on the way to Sourdough Gap. We’ll have lunch at Picnic Rock above Crystal Lakes. Leader: Lisa Gadeken, 206-919-2839, [email protected]. (s6/28-7/8) July , Sun. - Berkeley Park, Rainier (EM) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 7 mi., 1100’ gain. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Contact Bob Michelson, [email protected], with any questions. Leader: Linda Moore, 425-347-7650, abenteuerbc@ yahoo.com. (s6/28-7/8) July , Sun. - Van Trump Park (S) (Mt. Rainier W. USGS) 8 mi., 2600’ gain. Meet at Longmire flagpole at 9 a.m. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Visit majestic Comet Falls and rugged Van Trump Park. Flowers and possible side-trip to Mildred Point/view of Kautz Glacier, depending upon snow and water levels. Possible return via Rampart Ridge to Longmire if group chooses. Maximum 9 mi. and 3000’ gain with all options. Queries via e-mail preferred. Leader: Marion Bauman, 206-437-4773, m.bauman@comcast. net. (s6/28-7/8) July 7, Sat. - Iron Peak (S) (Mt. Stuart USGS). 7.5 mi., 2700’ gain. Meet at 29 Pines at 9 a.m. Let’s find some good views in the Teanaways! Slow but steady pace. Meeting place is end of paved road by the CG. Leader: Karen Chi, 206-679-8353, [email protected]. (s7/6-7/15) July 7, Sat. - Miller Peak/Iron Bear Loop (VS) (Liberty, Mt. Stuart USGS). 13 mi., 3800’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at S.E. 8th P&R, Bellevue, at 6 a.m. Moderate pace. Bring a treat to share. Hint: the leader likes chocolate. Leader: Chuck Gustafson, 425-4816540, [email protected] (no calls after 7 p.m., please). (s7/5-7/15) July 7, Sat. - Sourdough Ridge & Silver Forest, Rainier (E) (Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 6 mi., 800’ gain. Limit 10. Two trails in one trip. Up Sourdough Ridge to Dege Peak and then after returning to TH the lower Silver Forest trail. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at bob_michelson@yahoo. com with any questions. Leader: Lisa Gadeken, 206-919-2839, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/15) July 8, Sun. - Glacier Basin, Rainier (M) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 7 mi., 1700’ gain. Limit 10. Meet at TH at White River CG at 9:30 a.m. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Slow-moderate pace. Please contact Bob Michelson at [email protected] with any questions. Leader: Betty Renkor, 206-706-5698, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/15) July , Wed - Wright Mtn. (AHH) (VS) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS). 10 mi., 3100’ gain. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at the stop sign on the frontage road heading to the Tiger Mtn. parking lot on the S. side of Exit 20. Daylight will be scarce, so we’ll be leaving promptly at 4:30. Headlamps required. Leader: Neil Carlsen, 206-551-0572, [email protected]. (s7/13-7/20) July 4, Sat. - Klahhane Ridge, Sunrise Ridge (M) (Mt. Angeles, Port Angeles USGS) 8 mi., 1700’ gain. A beautiful ridge walk ending at a high point below Mt. Angeles on the dry side of the Olympic Mountains. If you like expansive views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, wildflowers and mountain goats, this is the hike for you. The trail begins at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and the views never stop. The trail follows a ridge most of the way, dips into woods and travels through fields of wildflowers along the flanks of Mt. Angeles before it begins to switchback up to Victor Pass, where the best views and mountain goats (usually) are. This hike is open to Basic Wilderness Travel Course students. Leader: Mary Rohlman, 206523-1243, [email protected]. (s6/23-7/22) July 4, Sat. - Lake Janus (M) (Bench Mark Mtn. USGS) 7 mi., 1400’ gain. Meet at Stevens Pass summit, N. side at 9 a.m. NWFP required. Hike on the PCT past Union Gap to a peaceful lake in lake in the Henry M Jackson Wilderness. We are starting from the Smithbrook Rd. TH. Leader: Robert Michelson, 206363-6035, [email protected]. (s7/10-7/22) July 4, Sat. - Second Burroughs Mtn., Rainier (E) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS) 5 mi., 1200’ gain. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at [email protected] with any questions. Leader: Jim Gross, 206-283-5154. (s7/12-7/22) July 5, Sun. - Grand Park, Rainier (S) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS) 13 mi. 700’ gain in, 1500’ out. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Federation Forest SP, 7 mi. past Enumclaw and just before Greenwater. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at bob_michelson@ yahoo.com with any questions. Because we will be starting from Sunrise, you will have to pay park admission. From Sunrise, we will go through Berkeley Park and into Grand Park. The wildflowers should be spectacular. Bring your cameras. For those interested, we will stop in Enumclaw on the way home for dinner. Leader: Andy Cahn, 425-391-4447, andycahn@gmail. com. (s7/12-7/22) July 5, Sun. - Grand Park: Sunrise from Lake Eleanor (S) Mt. Rainier E. USGS) 11 mi., 3000’ gain. Leader: Jan Davis, 206-282-7092, [email protected]. (s7/12-7/22) July 5, Sun. - Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, Rainier (S) (Mt. Rainier W. USGS) 7 mi., 2500’ gain. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle

Seattle

Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at [email protected] with any questions. Leader: Rebecca Agiewich, 206-713-2403, [email protected]. (s7/12-7/22) July 5, Sun. - Rachel Lake (MS) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS) 8 mi., 1900’ gain. Meet at Tibbetts P&R in Issaquah at 7:30 a.m. Come enjoy the view of this broad lake and the towering wall of Rampart Ridge. NWFP or National Forest Recreation Day Pass is required. Please assure you’re capable of an elevation gain of 1900’ at a pace of 2 mph. Leader: Michael Arriaga, 206-7188924, [email protected]. (s7/8-7/22) July 30, Fri. - Snowgrass Flats/Goat Ridge Loop (S) 13 mi., 3200’ gain. Gain includes large dips. Trail crosses Goat Creek in the forest on a bridge with a nice falls, then gains steep and steady—1400’ in the next mile. Arrive at Snowgrass Flats. Lush flower meadows all the way to Goat Lake and beyond. Some steep loose sections cross the vertical meadows of Goat Ridge. Optional fork to old lookout. access to PCT, Lilly Basin, Jordan Basin. Want to do this hike on a Friday when it will be less crowded. More information will be posted a month or so before. May lead or co-lead another hike on Saturday, 7/31 for anyone wishing to spend the night in the area. Co-leader: Jan Davis. Leader: Susan Shih, 206-935-7824, sushih@comcast. net. (s7/5-7/28) July 3, Sat. - Skyscraper Pass, Rainier (M) (Mt Rainier E. 270-GT) 7 mi., 1200’ gain. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at [email protected] with any questions. Leader: Jon Shields, 206-932-0857, [email protected]. (s7/19-7/29) July 3, Sat. - Tolmie Peak Lookout, Rainier (M) 6.5 mi., 1020’ gain. (USGS Carbon River) Forest hike from Mowich Lake, breaking into the open at Eunice Lake. Then 0.8 mi. more up to the lookout with stunning view of Mt. Rainier. Optional continuation 0.1 mi. along the ridge to Tolmie Peak at 5939’. This hike is part of the Parklands of Mt. Rainier Series, sponsored by the Seattle Hiking Committee, the Foothills Hiking Committee, and the Seattle Retired Rovers Committee. Registration is open to all. Please contact Bob Michelson at bob_michelson@yahoo. com with any questions. Leader: Lisa Gadeken, 206-919-2839, [email protected]. (s7/19-7/29)

mal gain. Meet at Redmond Transit Center at 9 a.m. Hike through Redmond to the E. Lake Sammamish Trail and then S. along Lake Sammamish to Issaquah. Bring a lunch and plenty of water because after we leave Redmond there will be no place to buy drinks or lunch until we walk near a convenience store, located over 6 mi. S. of Redmond. Bring lunch to eat along the trail. Due to the length of the hike we will not walk through Issaquah, but will catch a bus near the corner of E. Lake Sammamish and S.E. 56th St. to take us to the IATC. Busing to and from hike is hugely recommended. Register online or via the program center. Coleader: Kathy Biever, 206-283-9047. Leader: Ron McConnell, 425-451-2142, [email protected]. (s7/14-7/23) July 7, Tue. - Skyscraper Pass, Rainier (M) (Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 7 mi., 1200 ft gain. Meet at Charlie’s Restaurant, Enumclaw, at 8 a.m. A beautiful wildflower hike at Sunrise with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier. No registration, members only. Leader: Jane Barrett, 425-455-2314, j.s.barrett@comcast. net. (s6/10-7/27) July 8, Wed. - Noble Knob from Road No. 7 (EM) (Greenwater GT-238, Lester GT-239) 4 mi., 1000’ gain. Meet at small gravel parking lot E. of Charlie’s in Enumclaw at 8:30 a.m.. This is the shortest way to Noble Knob. View fields of flowers where 65 years ago there was a fire. Many great views from the summit, weather permitting. No registration. Leader: Pete Girard, 360-886-5072, [email protected]. (s6/7-7/28) July 9, Thu. - Snow Lake (M) (Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 7 mi., 1700’ gain. Meet at IATC (see preamble above) at 9:30 a.m. This superb but very popular hike is best enjoyed midweek. Moderate pace. Sign up via e-mail with leader: Peter Stevens, 425-483-8851, [email protected]. (s6/15-7/27)

couraged and we will have lots to talk about at lunch. Parking at the TH is very limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Mt. Rainier National Park pass or entrance fee required. Contact assistant leader Eric Smith with questions: 253-880-4561. Leader: Ann Schaechtel, 509-548-9967, [email protected]. (s7/7-7/21)

Navigation
Committee chair: Lynn Graf, [email protected] Navigation website: For the most up-to-date information on navigation, including instructor registration, details of required homework assignments (which you must complete before attending the workshop), navigation card replacement, and compass requirements, see the website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/navigation. Trailhead event; see pg. 1.

Navigation Courses
Basic Navigation Course
The Basic Navigation Course is offered every year in November, February and March. See dates below. Learn how to get more info out of your map. Learn how to figure out what bearing you should be on to get to where you want to be. Learn how to follow bearings in the great outdoors! Get a head start on your course requirements! The course consists of a map and compass workshop (one full evening) and a challenging field trip (one full day at Heybrook Ridge, about 1,500’ of elevation gain and considerable off-trail travel). Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a navigation card. Basic Navigation is required for courses in basic climbing, snowshoe and alpine scrambling, and some ski classes. The course is strongly recommended for all hike leaders and backcountry skiers, and is useful for hikers. Enrollment opens Sept. 18, 2010 for all sessions. If you were registered for the 2009-10 course but did not complete it, you must do so in October/November 2010 if you don’t want to pay again. Fee: $35. See the Navigation website for additional information or contact info. Registration: Members can enroll online. Step 1 - Sign up and pay for “Basic Navigation Course-Seattle.” Step 2 - Sign up for one workshop. Step 3 - Sign up for one field trip (workshop needs to be completed prior to field trip). Non-member? Please sign up via the Program Center, 206-521-6001. Workshops (7 p.m. at Mountaineers Program Center): Mon., Oct 25 and Tue., Nov. 2. Come at 6:45 p.m. to prepare maps and have compass declination checked. Field trips (at Heybrook Ridge all day): Sat. and Sun., Nov. 6 and 7. What you need to bring to the workshop: • USGS Mt. Baring 7.5’ topographic map • USGS Index 7.5’ topographic map • Pencils & paper • A working familiarity with the book, “Wilderness Navigation,” by Burns and Burns—read it before the first workshop! • Appropriate compass with declination adjustment (17° E). See www.mountaineers.org/seattle/navigation for acceptable models.

Naturalists
Visit our website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/naturalists.

Intro to Natural World Course

Midweek hikes
Hikes in the Issaquah area will meet at the Issaquah Alps Trail Center (IATC) in Issaquah instead of Tibbetts Field. Directions to the center are as follows: Take I-90 Exit 17 and turn right. Go about one mile to light on Sunset, then go two more blocks to Bush St. and turn left. Go two blocks and you will see the yellow trail center building and parking area on your left.

The Introduction to the Natural World Course is wrapping up with field trips in the Mt. Rainier area. Naturalists Lecture Series: A series of lectures open to all members and non-members is being planned for the upcoming fall and winter months. Specific details will be available later in the year. Trip of the Month: Marmot Pass/Big Quilcene Trail—This strenuous trip is one of the great Olympic hikes in the Buckhorn Wilderness; through old growth trees along Quilcene River, then up and out of the trees to the view trail with snow-capped peaks to the south and sheer rock faces on the north.

Study Group

Trips

Leaders are continually adding new trips for July. These trips will be listed on the website, so check back often. The Naturalists web page has a direct link to the activity database, and returns all upcoming trips. Unless otherwise noted, any Mountaineers member is welcome to take part. Not yet a member? Join us as a guest. Call the Program Center at 206-521-6001 for details.

Registration for the 2009-2010 Naturalist Study Group remains open. The Study Group is for members who want to keep learning about plants and animals in the Northwest. Study group members who enrolled in prior years do not need to re-register. Check the Study Group section of the Naturalists website.

Trips

July , Thu. - Iron Goat Loop (E) (Stevens Pass GT-176) 6-7 mi., 500-700’ gain. Loop from Martin Creek TH along lower trail to Iron Goat interpretive site and then back to Windy Point crossover trail up to Windy Point for lunch. Return along upper trail. Call leader for meeting time and place. Leader: Ruth Godding, 425-836-9873, [email protected]. (s6/20-6/30) July 6, Tue. - Oyster Dome (M) 7 mi, 1700’ gain. Meet at Mariner P&R at 8:30 a.m. at Mariner P&R (13132 4th Ave W., S. of 128th St. S.W., Everett). This superb but very popular hike is best enjoyed midweek. Sign up via e-mail with leader: Peter Stevens, 425-483-8851, [email protected]. (s6/20-7/4) July 8, Thu. - Lodge Lake and Beyond (E) (Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 6 mi., 900’ gain. Meet at IATC (see preamble above) at 9 a.m. A pretty alpine lake plus a view. No registration. Leader: Joe Toynbee, 425-228-6118, [email protected]. (s6/4-7/8) July , Mon. - Humpback Mtn. (S) (Bandera GT-206, Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 4.2 mi, 2300’ gain. Meet at Preston P&R, I-90 Exit 22 at 9 a.m. Great 360-degree views, weather permitting, from a seldom-visited peak. The last 1900’ elevation gain covers just over one mile. As the path nears the top, we climb through several short boulder fields. Although short, the steepness and boulder hopping rates it as strenuous. Trekking poles will be useful on the way down this steep path. No registration, members only. Leader: Peggy Owen, 425-746-1070, hikerpeggy38@ comcast.net. (s6/4-7/12) July 5, Thu. - Snowshoe Butte (MS) (Lester GT-239, Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 10 mi., 2300’ gain. Meet at Preston P&R, I-90, Exit 22 at 8 a.m. Hike on the PCT before following a short combination of boot paths, old roads and Cascade Crest Trail to an old lookout site with expansive views (weather permitting). No registration, members only. Leader: Ralph Owen, 425-7461070, [email protected]. (s6/4-7/15) July 16, Fri - Lightfooting to Lighthouses, Hike #6 Dofflemyer Point (M) 8.5 mi, minimal gain. Meet at Capitol Bldg. steps in Olympia at 10:15 a.m. This hike offers a bit of everything: two tours (of Capitol and a garden), two parks, one lake, one artesian well, Farmers Market, and Dofflemyer Lighthouse, to which we will carpool (road conditions not pedestrian-friendly). Hike is #6 of Lightfooting to Lighthouses series organized by Julie Miller (206-283-1406) and Kathy Biever (206-283-9047). No drop-ins, please, as we need exact numbers for the tours and for carpooling to Dofflemyer Lighthouse. Bring lunch to eat at Tumwater Historical Park. Leader: Louise Mihay, 360-923-0385, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/14) July , Wed. - Normandy Park Neighborhood Hike (M) 10 mi, 600’ ft gain. Meet at Burien Transit Center at 10 a.m. From Burien Transit Center we’ll walk to Normandy Park Cove, along the beach at low tide, up and through the neighborhood and parks for a picnic lunch and back to Burien Transit Center. Bring lunch. Sign up online or via the program center. Co-leader: Kathy Biever, 206-283-9047, [email protected]. Leader: Linda Peritore, 206-246-9866, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/19) July , Thu. - Longs Pass (M) (Mt. Stuart GT-209) 6 mi., 1900’ gain. Meet at IATC (see preamble above) at 8 a.m.. Great view of a well-balanced rock on Mt. Stuart! Leader: Ted Katsanis, 206-420-1319, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/21) July 7, Tue. – Everett-Issaquah, Part 5 (MS) 12.5 mi., mini-

Leaders are continually adding new trips for July. The Naturalists’ wesbite has a direct link to the activity database, and lists all upcoming trips. Unless otherwise noted, any Mountaineers member is welcome to take part. Not yet a member? Join us as a guest. Call the program center at 206-5216001 for details.

July 7, Wed. - Mason Lake/Ira Spring Trail (M) (Bandera GT-206) 6 mi., 2550’ gain. Meet at TH at 9 a.m. NWFP required. Pace will be moderate with time to identify flowers and trees. This is a lovely hike with a lake destination and great views along the way. Leader: Mickey Eisenberg, 206-526-8855, gingy@ u.washington.edu. (s6/14-7/5) July 0, Sat. - Alki Beach (E) Limit 15. Meet at Constellation Park, Alki Beach at 9 a.m. Trip is to explore the fauna and flora of the Alki Beach intertidal. Marine intertidal animals and plants have unique adaptations that permit them to survive in this environment. The animals are more abundant than you might think. Plan to bring water, a field guide, curiosity and a small plastic, clear tupperware bowl for observing the endless number of animals while in seawater. Wear shoes that can get wet, or calf-high wading boots. Cameras are good. If you can serve as an assistant instructor, the leader would be delighted to have you join us. Let leader know. Leader: David Slater, 253-630-1059, [email protected]. (s6/6-7/8) July 7, Sat. - Iron Goat Trail, Stevens Pass (E) (GT-176; Forest Service Map) 7 mi., 300’ gain. Meet at Skykomish RS at 9:30 a.m. Iron Goat Trail interpretive hike This is coordinated with VOW for wildflowers and history. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Skykomish RS (E. of town of Skykomish) on Hwy. 2 to drive to the TH. NWFP required to park at trailhead. Start from the Wellington TH. We expect to see lots of colorful wildflowers in bloom, including Indian paintbrush, penstemons, Columbia lilies, Sitka columbine, monkeyflower, bluebells, and many more. We’ll also see remnants of the old railroad including a runaway track, tunnels, snow sheds, and artifacts from the people who used to live and work on the railroad. We’ll also visit the site of 1910 avalanche at Wellington. Leader: Jim Vanden Brook, 425-844-1539, [email protected]. (s7/6-7/15) July 7, Sat. - Marmot Pass, Big Quilcene Trail (S) (Tyler Peak USGS) 10.5 mi., 3500’ gain. Limit 10. This is one of the great Olympic hikes in the Buckhorn Wilderness through old-growth trees along the Quilcene River, then up out of the trees to the view trail with snow-capped peaks to the S. and sheer rock faces on the N. We will meet in Seattle to take the Edmonds-Kingston ferry (departing around 7 a.m.). The flowers should be spectacular. Leader is okay with those who live on the peninsula (or those who will otherwise be in that area already that weekend) meeting us at the TH as long as the arrangements are made clear to the leader in advance. Contact leader for more details as date draws nearer. Leader: Carly Waterman, 253-670-3173, carlyw@psbc. org. (s7/7-7/15) July 4, Sat. - Summerland & Panhandle Gap (S) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt. Rainier E. GT-270) 12.5 mi., 2900’ gain. Meet at S. Renton P&R at 6:45 a.m. This is a beautiful hike with a wide variety of habitats to enjoy, which leads to lots of plants and wildflowers. We should see lilies, paintbrush, monkeyflower and marmots. Due to the distance and elevation gain we will need to set a moderate to brisk pace in order to finish the hike and get everyone home at a reasonable hour. This means that protracted stops to ID plants will be kept to a minimum. Cameras are en-

Intro to map and compass seminar

July 7-4, Wed.-Wed. - Intro To Map & Compass Meet at Outdoor Research retail store at 6:30 p.m. Map and compass are part of the Ten Essentials, but if you don’t know how to use them, they are worthless. Learn the basics in this two-part program; one workshop, one field trip. Register by contacting the OR store downtown at 206-467-8197. Part 1 - Class session from 6:30-9 p.m. at the OR retail store, 2203 1st Ave. S., Seattle. Part 2 - Field Trip from 6:30-9 p.m. at Discovery Park (directions TBA). A special OR promotions coupon will be available to all particapants! Members: $20, Non-members: $35. Leader: Ken Hahn, 206-595-7237, [email protected]. (s6/14-7/7)

Navigation instructors needed

Experienced navigators and those who have completed the Basic Navigation Course in previous years are welcome to help us instruct the course. We welcome both new and experienced instructors at the workshops and field trips. Instructing is a great way to renew your navigation skills and get to know others in The Mountaineers community. An optional instructor training session for those who want some extra tips will be offered in early October, date TBD. If you have any questions, contact Lynn Graf, [email protected], 206-632-8117. Thanks to all of you who volunteered this season!

Photography
Events
July 7, Sat. - Lavender Festival, Sequim (E) Meet at Ravenna P&R at 7:30 a.m. Celebrate the joy of lavender at the annual Sequim Lavender Festival. Tour various lavender farms to photograph colorful fields of purple. We will head for Sequim via the Edmonds/Kingston ferry. Cost is $15 for a pass to tour all the lavender farms (total of 7) and unlimited use of the Farm Tour Buses. Tickets can be bought at the information booth at the street fair or at the entrance of the first farm. U-pick lavender is offered at each farm. You can also go to www.lavenderfestival. com/festival/festival-buttons.html to find other locations to purchase tickets (and see discounts). Leader: Anita Elder, 206832-1036, [email protected]. (s6/1-7/16) July , Wed. - Potluck and Image Presentation (E) Meet at Mountaineers Program Center at 6:30 p.m. Socializing begins at 6 p.m.; potluck at 6:30 p.m. Meeting and creative image show starts at 7:15 p.m. Bring a potluck dish and up to eight slides, prints or digital images to share. Check our website at www. mountaineers.org/seattle/photography for digital image instructions. No registration; just come and bring your photos. Guests are welcome. Leader: Herb Johnson, 206-523-4544, wherbjohn@ msn.com. (s6/2-7/21) July 30-Aug. 1, Fri.-Sun. - Hurricane Ridge Wildflowers (E+) Meet at Heart of Hills CG at 7:30 p.m. Photograph wildflowers, mountain panoramas, sunrises, sunsets, deer and marmots in one of Olympic NP’s premier locations. Optional hikes of 2-5 mi., 400-1300’ gain. Join the group Fri. night at Heart of Hills CG or

Seattle

Go Guide July 2010 

Sat. noon at the visitor center on top. Fees for car camping. For more info, directions, and carpools, contact leader: Paul Harrett, 425-338-2349, [email protected]. (s6/13-7/23)

Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s7/13-7/27)

Retired Rovers
Chair: Wally Walton, 206-417-6385, [email protected]. All Mountaineers are welcome at Retired Rovers events. For information contact the chair. Note: In addition to events listed below, our Retired Rovers also enjoy participating in Midweek Hikes and Naturalist Hikes (check those sections). If you need advice on the best hikes for you, feel free to call any of the hike leaders.

Sea Kayaking
The committee normally meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at The Mountaineers Program Center. Chair: George Swapp, 206-770-9099 Co-Chair: Annette Brigham, 206-322-3922 Secretary: Alice Laird Basic Class: Kim Frasher, [email protected]; Barbara Stein, 206-6331793, [email protected] Equivalency: Dede Chinlund, [email protected]; Kim Frasher, Kim. [email protected] Leadership: Sharon Rindal, [email protected] Policy: Kirt Lenard Safety: Bob Laird Social: Felicia Wibowo, 206-525-2490 Special programs: Felicia Wibowo, 206-525-2490 Training: Mike Kennedy and Carol Asplund, 206-633-3948 Treasurer: Carol Asplund, 206-633-3948 Trips: Leslie Carpenter, 206-417-0729, [email protected]; Sharon Rindal, [email protected] Web Page: Brian High, [email protected]

Events

July 8, Thu. - Twin Falls at Olallie State Park Meet at 10 a.m at the Issaquah Alps Trail Center. We’ll carpool from there to the park—off I-90, Exit 38. This is a beautiful historic park with two spectacularly high thundering falls of the Snoqualmie River. We’ll hike 4-6 mi. and may also include a bit of the connected Iron Horse Trail (path of old Milwaukee Railroad). For slower hikers we will have a backup leader. Bring lunch, hiking boots and Ten Essentials. Call main leader for info and to sign up: Barb Chodakauskas, 425-649-8821. July 3 Tue. - Potluck Picnic and Meeting 11 a.m. Come to our annual picnic for members and guests in Shelter 1 at Woodland Park, opposite Woodland Ave. N. & N. 50th St. Please bring a dish to share. Those who can should bring folding chairs. Drinks, paper plates and utensils will be provided. There will be a brief meeting. No program is planned. Afterwared, guests may join a sociable walk around the park and/or the zoo (with senior Gold Card, now $4). July , Thu. - West Seattle’s Jack Block Park via the Water Taxi Meet at Pier 50 (note new departure location) by 10:15 a.m. to take 10:30 a.m. water taxi to West Seattle, arriving there about 10s:45 p.m. (senior fare is $1.50 each way). From the dock we will walk about a mile to Jack Block Park for a wonderful view of downtown. Then we will walk back to dock for lunch (buy/bring). Plan to return to Seattle on the 1 p.m. taxi—about a 15-minute trip. Contact Muriel Stoker, 206-723-5039, for information. No registration. July 30-Aug. 6, Fri.-Fri. - Retired Rovers Summer Outing at Mt. Baker Lodge Come to the Rovers’ 21st Annual Summer Outing and enjoy the myriad hikes in a beautiful alpine setting. The lodge has comfortable sleeping quarters, indoor plumbing, including two warm-water showers, and tasty meals by our Magic Chefs, Donna Osseward and Evelyn Lester. Cost per day is not finalized but will be approximately $38 for members, $46 for guests and $42 for guest children under age 14. All Mountaineers members are welcome. Sign up and pay by July 14 at the Program Center or online via Baker Lodge activities (you cannot sign up through Retired Rovers). Questions? Call Barbara Post, 206-937-1374. Plan to bring a sack lunch if you arrive midday. The first meal will be Friday evening. Stay as many days as you can.

Aug. 5-8, Thu.-Sun. - Whistler Singles Weekend Limit 50. Enjoy 4 amazing days and 3 fabulous nights in spectacular Whistler including 3 hearty breakfasts and 2 dinners. Accommodations are at the spacious Fireside Lodge between Whistler Creekside and Whistler Village. Check-in after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Refrigerators and a fully equipped kitchen are available to use. Relax and socialize in the huge lounge or sit out on the deck and look for shooting stars. Activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, golfing, Zip-lining, Geocaching and much more. Enjoy the numerous restaurants and shopping in the Village. Bring proof of citizenship and your customary personal items, including sleeping bag, towel, swimsuit and bikes. $120 for members, $140 for non-members. Register with member services at 206-521-6001 or 1-800-573-8484. Cancellation fee of $10 from July 30 onward and no refunds after Aug. 3. Carpool assignments available on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Call Karen, 253-202-7458, for questions. Additional lodge information at www.firesidelodge.org.

Trips

Leaders needed for hikes or outings in September. By July 25, contact Jerry Wheeler, 206-242-9344, [email protected].

Related websites

Seattle Mountaineers Kayak: www.mountaineers.org/Seattle/kayak Marine Weather: www.seawfo.noaa.gov/products/CWFSEA Puget Sound Shoreline Aerial Photos: www.ecy.wa.gov/apps/shorephotos Puget Sound boat launch sites: www.boat.iac.wa.gov Equivalency: If you are interested in obtaining equivalency from Mountaineers Sea Kayaking (Seattle Branch), please contact Dede Chinlund or Kim Frasher (contact information above) for an application. Equivalency usually takes 3-4 weeks to process after your application is received. In order to receive equivalency, you must have taken a fundamental sea kayaking course that teaches basics in such skills as paddling, bracing, rescues, safety and clothing, or have significant experience and knowledge to demonstrate such skills. A demonstration paddle is required for applicants whose skills or experience are not clear to the equivalency team.

Trips

Trips are open to all Mountaineers who have graduated from our course or have been granted equivalency. Contact Dede Chinlund, dchinlund@ comcast.net, if you think you might qualify for equivalency. Sign up with the designated trip leader unless otherwise indicated. The sea kayaking group follows the procedures listed in the “Sending you on your way” section on pg. 19 of this Go Guide when signing up through the program center. Please contact the leader as soon as possible to cancel if you are unable to attend after signing up. The “sea kayak essentials” as listed on pg. 19 are required and the trip leader may require additional equipment. Call the trip leader if there are any questions. Late Breaking Trip Announcements: Some trips may not make it into the Go Guide. We suggest visiting the activities search page at www.mountaineers. org for late-breaking trips.

Sailing
Website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/sailing

Cruise the San Juans in July

Cruise beautiful San Juan Islands, B.C. Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast & Desolation Sound in the1982 Newport 33 Sloop Blue Sky. Leave Tacoma or Seattle about June 26. Change crew in Westview (Powell River, B.C.) about July 11. If we have a new crew, then we will revisit Desolation Sound for 5-6 days and return to Westview about July 17 to start heading home. Allow 7-10 days for returning to Seattle or Tacoma about July 24-28. Two or three crew needed. If interested, e-mail skipper, Nick Parish, [email protected].

Day sails

First sign up online or via a call to the program center, then contact the skipper on the following sails.

Sept. 5-6, Sat- Sun. - Ocean Surf Kayaking Clinic. This clinic is devoted to learning ocean surf kayaking fundamentals, improving wave-riding skills, and taking your surf kayaking to a new level. While the focus will be on techniques best suited for high performance in surf-specific kayaks and wave skis, planing-hull, whitewater kayaks and surf-oriented sit-on-tops are also suitable for this clinic. Topics include safety, strokes, equipment, wave selection, strategy and maneuvers (such as various types of turns on glassy/green wave faces). Our instructors are ACA certified in surf kayaking. Location: Makah Bay (past Neah Bay) or Crescent Bay (past Port Angeles), depending on weather and surf conditions. Instructors: Hamp All, Deb Volturno, and other ACA certified instructors and their qualified assistants. Equipment: Please bring a high performance, surf-specific kayak or wave ski, if you can. Surf-oriented sit-on-tops (like the Kaos, Strike, Five-O, etc.) and some types of river kayaks (planing-hull “river runners” and the faster “playboats”) are also acceptable, but do not use a sea kayak (or a high volume “creek boat”, inflatable, etc.) for this clinic. You must provide your own equipment, including helmet, PFD, and immersion-wear appropriate for cold-water swimming. Skills required: All participants must be graduates of The Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking Course or equivalent. Proficiency in the kayak roll will be helpful for closed-deck kayakers. To sign up and gain more details, contact Brian High, [email protected].

July 7, Wed. - 6:30 p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Beneteau 30’ Ca Va! 4 crew + skipper Hal Tobie, 206-242-9658 for more information. (s6/22-7/6) July 9, Fri. - 6 p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s6/29-7/8) July , Sun. -  a.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s6/29-7/8) July 3, Tue. - 6:30 p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Beneteau 30’ Ca Va! 4 crew + skipper Hal Tobie, 206-242-9658 for more information. (s6/29-7/8) July 4, Wed. -  p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Day sail, no lunch. Catalina 42’ Blue Fin. 6 crew + skipper Alan Vogt, 206-295-8788. (s6/29-7/13) July 4, Wed. - 6 p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s6/29-7/13) July 7, Sat. -  a.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Shared potluck lunch. Catalina 42’ Blue Fin. 6 crew + skipper Alan Vogt, 206-295-8788. (s7/6-7-15) July 7, Sat. -  a.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s7/6-7-15) July 7, Sat. -  a.m. Elliott Bay Marina. To Puget Sound. Catalina 36’ Avalon. 4 crew + skipper Rich Clapp, 206-2436825. (s7/6-7-15) July 8, Sun. -  a.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Shared potluck lunch. Catalina 42’ Blue Fin. 6 crew + skipper Alan Vogt, 206-295-8788. (s7/6-7-15) July , Wed. -  p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. Day sail, no lunch. Catalina 42’ Blue Fin. 6 crew + skipper Alan Vogt, 206-295-8788. (s7/6-7-20) July 4, Sat. -  a.m. Elliott Bay Marina. To Puget Sound. Catalina 36’ Avalon. 4 crew + skipper Rich Clapp, 206-2436825. (s7/13-7/22) July 5, Sun. -  a.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper Mike Brough, 206-782-6892. (s7/13-7/22) July 8, Wed. - 6 p.m. Shilshole Marina. To Puget Sound. J/92 30’ Heart of Gold. 4 crew (plus one alternate standby) + skipper

Singles
All Mountaineers members are welcome at all Singles events. Carpools are encouraged to save the environment and minimize global warming. A restaurant stop after hikes is normal. For a complete updated list of hikes and social events that may not be listed in the Go Guide and for online registration, go to www.mountaineers.org and the “Activities” link. Activity Information Website: Also, for further information about the Singles group, see our website: www.mountaineers.org/seattle/ssingles.

July 3, Sat. - Little Ranger Peak (EM) (Greenwater) 6 mi., 1500’ gain. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Federation Forest Interpretive Center. Views of White River valley and Mt. Rainer. A first-time destination for Mountaineers. Jerry Wheeler, 206-242-9344, [email protected]. (s6/24-7/1) July 0, Sat. - Blewett Ridge to Miller Peak (S) (Liberty) 13 mi., 2300’ gain. Meet 6:30 a.m. at Tibbetts P&R. This trail starts and stays high, with great views in all directions. Trail follows the county line between Kittitas and Chelan counties and used to be known as the County Line Trail. Rain-shadow hike, so the weather should be good and the rocks strange and wondrous. Brian Carpenter, 206-324-6140, brianc110@earthlink. net. (s6/21-7/6) AL July 0, Sat. - Wallace Lake Loop (S) (Mt. Index) 14 mi., 1600’ gain. Meet 8:30 a.m. at TH in Wallace Falls SP. Cool, verdant forests, spectacular cascading waterfalls, and a pristine alpine lake—what’s not to love? Gregg Pilgreen. 425-485-2686, [email protected]. (s6/29-7/8) WHFL July 7, Sat. - Scatter Creek Pass (S) (Stevens Pass/Chiwaukum) 9 mi., 2880’ gain. Meet 9 a.m. at Salmon la Sac guard station. Hike little-used trail through meadows to pass. Jerry Wheeler, 206-242-9344, [email protected]. (s7/8-7/15) AL July 8, Sun. - Melakwa Lake (MS) (Snoqualmie Pass) 9 mi., 2300’ gain. Meet 10 a.m. at Tibbetts P&R in Issaquah. I-90, Exit 15, go S., left at Newport. P&R on right. Barbara Price, 425-6140283, [email protected]. (s7/8-7/15) AL July 5, Sun. - Mildred Lakes (S) (Mt. Steel) 10 mi., 2300’ gain in, 600’ out. Meet 7:45 a.m. at TH. Thomas Hodges, 206-3293151, [email protected]. (s7/9-7/22) SCO July 30-Aug. , Fri.-Sun. - North Cascades Car Camp Limit 10. Camping at Newhalem CG on the North Cascades Highway, SR-20. Scenic area near Ross Dam with majestic hiking trails. Large CG with interpretive center and amphitheatre. Be surrounded by breathtaking views while you explore the many activities that are available in the area. We’ll camp at Site B which has a picnic shelter and BBQ grill. Bring a portable stove if you plan to cook. The space will be available at noon Friday and check out at noon Sunday. Minimal cost to cover the reservation fee, which will be collected once we are there. Alice Yasui, 206-789-1119, [email protected]. (s7/1-7/27) July 3, Sat. - Summerland (M) (Mt. Rainier E.) 8.5 mi., 2100’gain. Meet 9 a.m. at Frying Pan Creek TH. Enjoy panoramic views of Rainier and Little Tahoma, plus wildflowers and possible mountain goat or bear sightings. Nancy Zwicker, 360-886-0152, [email protected]. (s7/22-7/29) Aug., Sun. - Mt. Dickerman (VS) (Sloan Peak) 8.5 mi., 3800’ gain. Panoramic view of 16 major peaks & abundant wildflowers. Meet 8.15 a.m. at S. end, Ash Way P&R, I-5, exit 183, W. side. 1/3 hr. Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405, [email protected]. (s7/22-7/29) GP Aug. , Sun. - Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground via Kautz Creek (VS) (Mt. Rainier W./Randle) 11 mi., 3300’gain in, 200’ out. Meet 9 a.m. at Kautz Creek TH in MRNP. A wonderful hike with wildflowers, spectacular views of Rainier, animals and other splendors. Geezer hike leader: Bob Pankl, 206-729-0162, pankl@ earthlink.net. (s7/23-7/29) MR

Social
Events
July , Fri. - Games Night and Snacks 7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., #3. Bring a snack or beverage (with cups) to share and a game if you want. No registration. Eldon Ball, [email protected], 206-366-8405. Note date change to first Friday! July 4, Sun. - Barbecue at Noon To sign up and for directions: Lawrence Landauer, 425-844-4330, lawrenceglennlandauer@ yahoo.com. (s2/18-7/4)

Singles Committee leaders
(Contact between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.)
Chair: Lawrence Landauer, 425-844-4330, lawrenceglennlandauer@yahoo. com Secretary/Webmaster: George Liu, 206-320-1136, [email protected] Treasurer: Steve Sears, 425-821-5945, [email protected] Hiking: Jerry Wheeler 206-242-9344, [email protected] Lodges/ELC: Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405, [email protected]

Social Events: Karen Ludwig, 206-484-9187, [email protected] Dancing: Karen Ludwig, 206-484-9187, [email protected]

Weekly events

Outings

Leader/Work Party Incentives: Earn annual trailhead parking or Sno-Park permits by leading five or more Go Guide-listed Seattle Singles hikes, and/or cross-country ski outings, and recording trip reports on the website, or leading two trail work parties. Permits will be awarded for the season following participation. Contact Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405, [email protected], for details. Sign up now to lead and earn your permits. Fellow Mountaineers—If you enjoy the activities and events that the Singles Committee presents, then it is time to help! This is a volunteer organization. The more who help, the better we can do. Volunteers are needed for the committee, the R&R Dance subcommittee, and to lead hikes and social events. Contact the committee members listed above. Thanks. Lodge & Environmental Learning Center Weekends: Plan ahead and mark your 2010 calendar. Fireside Lodge, Whistler, B.C., Aug. 5-8; Baker Lodge, Sept.10-12; Stevens Lodge, TBD (need leader). Questions/details: Eldon Ball, eldonball@juno. com, 206-366-8405. Leaders and co-leaders needed for some of these.

July , 8, 5,  &9, Thu. - Outdoor Social Volleyball at Green Lake 6 p.m. to dark every Thu. until mid-Sept., near 5800 block E. Green Lake Way N. & Kenwood Pl. Members, $1; others, $2. Optional nearby food stop later. No registration. Questions? Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405, [email protected]. July , 9, 6, 3 & 30, Fri. - Eastside Outdoor Tennis Intermediate Doubles Meet at Robinswood Tennis Center, 2400 151st Pl. S.E., Bellevue at 7 p.m. for a Friday evening of intermediate and above tennis & fun! Skill level is minimum intermediate (3.0 to 4.0) and above. Play from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Court fee is $3 per person collected by the Robinswood cashier. Registration begins on Thursdays, eight days before we play, and closes the following Wednesday. Call 425-452-7690 for directions. Those canceling on Friday and no-shows for any reason must refund court fee to leader, no exceptions. Questions? Greg, 425-828-8590, or Fay 206-281-5029. Leader: Gregory Kidd, 425-828-8590, Gregory. [email protected]. (s6/14-6/30) July 3, 0, 7, 4 & 3, Sat. - Green Lake Walk Meet 11 a.m. outside the Urban Bakery, 7850 E. Green Lake Dr. N. at Wallingford Ave. N. for a walk around Green Lake. After the walk, we will lunch at a nearby restaurant. No registration. Questions? Contact Karen Nordal, 206-366-2736, [email protected].

 July 2010 Go Guide

Seattle

July 6, 3, 0 & 7, Tue. - Eastside Social Outdoor Volleyball Every Tue. 6 p.m. to dark through Sept. in Bellevue Downtown Park, E. of 100th Ave. N.E., S. of N.E. 4th St. and Bellevue Square. Members, $1; others, $2. No registration. Questions? Eldon Ball, 206-366-8405, [email protected]; Steve Kruse, [email protected] or John or Milyn McManus, 425-6080788, [email protected]. July 7, 4, , 8 & Aug. 4, Wed. - Evening Outdoor Inline Skate 7 p.m. Have fun and keep in shape year-round! If it rains we may walk. Optional restaurant socializing later. Questions? Mark Olsoe, 206-937-7454, or Jenefer Huntoon, 206-632-8804. No registration. July & August: Meet at Seattle’s Myrtle Edwards Park. From Elliott Ave. W., which becomes 15th Ave. W., take the Magnolia exit (labeled Pier 89 through 91) and follow the signs to Pier 89. Meet at the N. end of the parking lot. Mark Olsoe, 206-937-7454, [email protected].

Under the Hill Rovers (UTHRs)
July 3, Sat. - Blanca Lake—Kids Welcome (S) (Monte Cristo USGS) 8 mi., 3300’ gain. Meet at N.E. 65th St. P&R at 8 a.m. 2700’ climb to ridge top, and 600’ descent to Blanca Lake. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, [email protected]. (s6/18-7/2) July 7, Wed. - Mt. Pilchuck (M) (Verlot USGS) 6 mi., 2200’ gain. Meet at N.E. 65th St. P&R at 5 p.m. Leader: Jovica Spasic, (206) 245-3922, [email protected]. (s6/21-7/7) July 4, Wed. - Margaret Lake (Snoqualmie Pass GT-207) 6 mi., 1300’ gain. Meet at Mercer Island P&R, N. Mercer Way at 5:30 p.m. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, jovicas@ gmail.com. (s6/28-7/14) July 7, Sat. - Rachel Lake—Kids Welcome (MS) (Snoqualmie Pass USGS) 8 mi., 1900’ gain. Meet at Mercer Island P&R, N.
Trailhead event; see pg. 1.

Mercer Way, at 8 a.m. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, [email protected]. (s7/2-7/16) July , Wed. - Olallie Lake (M) 8 mi., 2300’ gain. Meet at Mercer Island P&R, N. Mercer Way, at 5:30 p.m. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, [email protected]. (s7/5-7/21) July 8, Wed. - Cedar Butte (E) (Mt. Washington USGS) 4 mi., 950’ gain. Meet at Mercer Island P&R, N. Mercer Way, at 6:30 p.m.. Views of the Issaquah Alps, Mt. Si and the North Bend area. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, jovicas@gmail. com. (s7/12-7/28) July 3, Sat. - Marmot Pass, Big Quilcene Trail—Kids Welcome (S) (Tyler Peak USGS) 10.5 mi., 3500’ gain. Meet at N.E. 65th St. P&R at 8 a.m. This is one of the great Olympic hikes in the Buckhorn Wilderness through old-growth trees along Quilcene River, then up out of the trees to the view trail with snow-capped peaks to the S. and sheer rock faces on the N. Leader: Jovica Spasic, 206-245-3922, [email protected]. (s7/16-7/30)

Tacoma Branch Contacts

TACOMA
See Tacoma Branch official contacts in box on this page Clubhouse: 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA 98403 Website: www.tacomamountaineers.org TO SIGN UP FOR A TACOMA TRIP VISIT WWW.MOUNTAINEERS.ORG OR CALL 206-521-6000, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED (cancellation fees may apply for fee-based events and classes; contact leader)

Branchwide
Tacoma Branch website: www.tacomamountaineers.org. Our goal is to provide information on current and coming activities. Constructive feedback and ideas about the website are gladly accepted. The Mountaineers website: www.mountaineers.org Check it out. You should log on and check your profile to be sure that your contact information (email, phone, address) is correct. Then, click on the “Activities” tab and go to “Advanced Search” to search for trips by type, by branch, by date, etc. The “Communities” tab will take you to the various communities set up by different activities at the various branches. Be sure to check the website for late-breaking events.

Trip registration procedures, guidelines

Membership meeting, program

July 6, Fri., 7 p.m.—New Member Show and Program. Come see what The Mountaineers are all about! On the third Friday of each month we welcome new and potential members to find out what we offer, including avalanche training, climbing and scrambling, sea kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, first aid, navigation, biking, and social and family activities. This is a chance to chat with representatives in the activities of interest to you. 8 p.m. - Outing Outtakes: Has this ever happened to you? You’ve spent countless hours planning, preparing, and anticipating that perfect trip or outing, only to have everything go wrong! Some of our members have, and they will share their sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes poignant experiences with all. Be sure not to miss this entertaining evening.

Branch board to meet

Please read the preamble on pg. 19 of this Go Guide for Ten Essentials, travel cost-sharing (Note: now 12¢ per mile RT) and guest participation. To register for a Tacoma branch trip, register online at www.mountaineers. org, or call the leader listed for that activity. If you need additional details about the trip ask the trip leader. Advance registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. The leader may cancel a trip if too few registrations are received by the deadline for the trip, so register earlier rather than later to reserve your spot. P&R = Park & Ride th 6 Ave P&R = 7100 block at 6th & Skyline, Tacoma. CR = Charlie’s Restaurant, Highway 410, Enumclaw. T-112 = Behind Wells Fargo Bank, 112th & Pacific Ave., Tacoma. T-56 = P&R, E. of I-5 on south side of 56th St., Tacoma. TCC P&R = NE corner of Tacoma Community College campus at 19th & Mildred St. 512 P&R = Behind McDonald’s, south of I-5 & 512 interchange on S Tacoma Way. MTTA = Mt. Tahoma Trails Assoc. at Rainier Overland, 1 mi. past Ashford on SR 706. Southhill P&R = NW of Southhill Mall, Puyallup, at 104th St. E & 9th St. SW. Tacoma clubhouse = N 30th St. & Carr St. Bonney Lake P&R = South of Hwy. 410 on 184th 410 Cafe = Hwy. 410, Buckley Classifications for Hikes: (E) = Easy, (M) = Medium, (S) = Strenuous Classifications for Climbs: (C) = Conditioner (A) = Alpine Climb (R) = Rock Climb (G) = Glacier Climb, (I) = Ice Trail Guides: AL = 100 Hikes in the Alpine Lakes; BHWC = Best Hikes With Children; BSHS = Best Short Hikes in the South Cascades; F1 (2, 3, 4) = Footsore 1 (2,3,4); GP = 100 Hikes in the Glacier Peak Region; MR = 50 Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park (MRNP); NC = 100 Hikes in the NorthCascades; SCO = 100 Hikes in the South Cascades & Olympics

Chair: Darin Brekke, [email protected], 253-549-4245 Chair-elect: Geoffrey Lawrence, [email protected], 253-627-1619 Secretary: Jim Harvey, 425-432-9575, [email protected] Treasurer: Marian Shepherd, 206-355-0141, marian.shepherd@ tacomamountaineers.org Trustee on Mountaineers Board: Tom Shimko, tshimko@peoplepc. com, 253-272-0656 Branch Trustee: Jim Feltus, [email protected], 253-468-4787 Branch Trustee: Margot Tsakonas, [email protected], 425-208-2165 Branch Trustee: Karen Turner, [email protected], 253202-7458 Branch Trustee: Bill Goodman, [email protected], 253-564-8337 Branch Trustee: Don Thompson, [email protected], 360692-8236 Social Division Chair: Karen Turner, [email protected], 253-202-7458 Outdoor Division Chair: Peggy Gablehouse, gablehousep@aol. com, 253-884-2987 Climbing Division Chair: Joel Edwards, [email protected], 253-732-4231 Clubhouse Sec.: Helen Engle, 253-566-6965, [email protected]

July 6, Mon., 7 p.m. - Tacoma Branch Board Meeting at the clubhouse. Members can join us and see our board of trustees and division chairs in action.

Climbing Division
Chair Joel Edwards, 253-732-4231, [email protected] Feel free to contact course leaders for more information about the programs. If you can’t get your questions answered through them, contact the division chair.

events. Due to course volume, current year make-ups for a missed class or field trip will not be possible. Students may register for a second year to complete the course. Enrollment: Registration opens in July. The course begins Mon., Sept. 13. Register online at www.mountaineers.org. Course fee: $100. Schedule: Class dates, field trips and equipment requirements will be posted online prior to July. Graduation Requirements: 1. Successful participation in all classes and field trips. 2. 80 percent or higher on all written and hands-on testing. 3. Instruct at Tacoma Rock I or II. 4. Instruct at Tacoma Snow I or II. 5. Plan, list and lead a mentored conditioner. 6. Assistant-lead a scramble trip. 7. Plan, list and lead a mentored scramble trip. 8. Current Mountaineers Basic Navigation certification. 9. Basic GPS Course graduate. 10. Current MOFA certification. 11. Avalanche Level I certification. 12. Tacoma Leadership seminar participant. 13. Submit completed graduation packet. More information: Larry Dunn, [email protected].

Basic Climbing Course

Publicity opportunity

If you’ve ever been hiking you’re amply qualified to give us a hand with our ongoing branch publicity program, the popular “Hike of the Week” feature, in the News Tribune and The Olympian on Fridays. Help us keep this effort going by detailing some of your favorite day hikes. All levels of hikes are needed, from easy family hikes to strenuous conditioners. Contact Amy Mann, [email protected], 253-759-2796.

Alpine Climbing/Scrambling

New member mentoring/membership

Contacts: Donna Bisogno, 253-922-4147, [email protected]; Kathleen Brammer, 253-896-4849, [email protected]; Jim Harvey, 425-4329575, [email protected].

Co-Chairs: Margot Tsakonas, 425-208-2165, [email protected]; and Jeff Wilhelm, 360-871-4701, [email protected] Critical Skills: Mike Bujnowski, [email protected], 253-850-1806 Records: Becky Hines, [email protected], and Marla Pelowski, [email protected] Field Trips: Gary Zink, [email protected], 253-631-4004, and Robyn Singh, [email protected]

Chair: Mike Lund, [email protected], 425-271-5891. Climbs: Bill Hecker, [email protected], 253-876-0658 Critical Skills: Ben Miller, [email protected], 253-396-1191 Field Trips: Danika Madison, [email protected], 360-631-6471 Lectures: Rick Applegate, [email protected], 503-508-1289 Manual: Joy Parobek, [email protected], 206-948-8708 Mentoring: Gregg Gagliardi, [email protected], 253-566-9490 Records: Bill Wood, [email protected], 206-255-2723

Are you new to the club or thinking about joining? You can contact Donna, Kathleen or Jim (contact info above) with questions. There are several ways you can find out if this club is the one for you. Are you interested in a specific activity? The chair or leader of each of our activities is ready and willing to talk to you. See specific activity listings in this Go Guide for contact information. Tacoma new member meetings are a great way to meet fellow Mountaineers, see a presentation of the various activities, become oriented with the branch during new-member dinners (contact [email protected]) and have your questions answered. Meetings are held at Tacoma Clubhouse on the third Friday of most months. New member dinners are held monthly. Contact Jim Harvey, [email protected], for details. And finally, for those ready to jump right in, try one of the hikes (under “Hiking”), especially one noted as “slow” or “moderate” pace (if you prefer). Some leaders note that their trips are great beginner hikes, and all leaders are willing to share tips about gear if you’re still accumulating things. Other activities you might try out are photography meetings, backpacking trips, singles events/volleyball, social events, one-evening seminars like hiking/backpacking. The expression in The Mountaineers is, “so many activities, so little time!” Join us and get out there!

The 2010 Alpine Climbing and Scrambling Course (ACSC) is winding down. Check the Tacoma Mountaineers website later this fall for information on 2011 ACSC. In this course you will learn how to reach those non-technical snow and rock summits. The course leads into high-angle roped climbing or glacier travel techniques for those students who would like to continue in Basic Rock and Glacier Climbing. However, graduates of the Alpine Climbing and Scrambles series develop a strong foundation of skills to put to use immediately. Comprehensive instruction includes proper equipment and clothing, route finding, avalanche awareness and avoidance, rock and off-trail scrambling, snow travel, ice-ax arrest, glissade techniques and wilderness ethics. ACSC remaining schedule: Oct. , Sat. - Graduation Banquet, 6 p.m.

Advanced Scrambles/Leadership
Chair: Larry Dunn, [email protected]

The 2010 Basic Climbing Course is closed for enrollment. The next course will commence in February of 2011. Watch for enrollment announcements in fall and winter of this year. This is a one- or two-year course of classroom instruction, field instruction and climbing experience designed to provide the basic skills necessary to safely climb rock, snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest. This course covers selection and care of equipment, wilderness travel, roped and glacier travel, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse rescue, and many other topics. Past BCC Graduates: Graduates of the course are encouraged to participate on basic climbs, particularly alpine and glacier outings. Review all the climb listings, call the leader if you find something of interest. The intent is to create opportunities for you to be involved, to share your knowledge and experience with others, and to improve or maintain proficiency in your skills. 009 Records: Graduation materials (forms for completed MOFA, trail maintenance, etc.) should be sent to Bill Wood, [email protected], 206-878-0438. Remaining Schedule: Oct. 2, Sat. - Graduation and Course Potluck 6:30 p.m.

Climbs

Seattle-Tacoma

Alpine Scramble and Basic Climbing Course graduates who would like to continue their climbing education and improve their leadership skills are invited to register for this course. Course focus is on safety, leadership, trip planning and alpine rescue. The curriculum is designed to provide an achievable, challenging learning experience for all participants. Classes are a mix of presentations, skill development and testing. Clubhouse sessions are broken down into two parts: one hour of lecture and one hour of skills training. Field trips are active, scenario-driven

July 5, Mon. - The Tooth, S. Face (BR) Bill Hecker, [email protected]. July 9-, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Adams, Mazama Gl. (BG) Ben Miller, [email protected].

Eligibility for participation is subject to students completing required activities in accordance with the Basic Course Manual and leader permission. Climbs are open for registration for Tacoma basic course students at 8 a.m. on the date of the climb, one calendar month prior to the climb, and open to students from other branches two weeks prior to the climb. Register with the climb leader directly.

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July 0, Sat. - Mt. Walkinshaw, Route  (BA) Steve Townsend, [email protected]. July , Sun. - The Incisor, Route  (BR) Steve Townsend, [email protected]. July 7-8, Sat. & Sun. - Mt. Rainier, DC Route (BG) Bill Hecker, [email protected]. July 4-5, Sat & Sun - Little Tahoma, E. Shoulder (BG) Curtis Stock, [email protected]. July 3, Sat. - S. Early Winter Spire, S. Arete (BR) Bill Wood, [email protected].

Navigation

Committee: Chair: Jim Harvey, 425-432-9575, [email protected] Lead Instructor: Steve Frank, 253-232-6134, stephen.m.frank@hotmail. com Records Keeper: Chuck Bredl, [email protected] Communications: Don Campbell, [email protected] Field Trips: Gary Zink, 253-631-4004, [email protected]

Contact Jim Harvey (info above) for details. Recommended you carry a spare tube and any tools necessary to remove your wheels. E-mail Jim and ask for a copy of “Mr. Goofy’s Bike Rider’s Ten Essentials.” If you have pre-ride-day questions, e-mail Jim, [email protected]. If you’re trying to reach the ride leader on ride day (you’re lost or late) call Jim’s cell, 206-399-6758.

Basic Navigation Course

Advance notice

Aug. 4-7 Sat.-Tue., Mt. Olympus, Blue Gl. (BG) John Hazelton, [email protected]. Sept. -, Sat.-Sun. - Mt Ruth-Icy Peak Traverse (BG) Steve Kleine, [email protected].

Intermediate Climbing Course

Co-Chair: Tom Labrie, [email protected], 360-710-6577 Co-Chair: Joel Edwards, [email protected], 253-732-4231 Manual: Bud Truitt, [email protected], 253-503-3814 Field Trips: Frank Neumann, [email protected], 425-503-2803 Lectures: Jeremiah Woods, [email protected], 206-931-6723 Critical Skills: Dan Lauren, [email protected], 253-279-7421 Website: tacomamountaineers.org/activities/intermediate_climbing.cfm The 2010 Intermediate Climbing Course began on Jan. 20 and is now underway. Our next intermediate course will commence in January 2011. If you have any questions about our intermediate course, please contact one of the committee members (above). Leader promotions, equivalency: Climbers who would like to be placed on the intermediate climbs leader list or request basic equivalency should contact Joel Edwards, [email protected], 253-732-4231 or Tom Labrie, [email protected], 360-710-6577, for information on submitting the application.

Remaining lectures: July 29, Thu. - Hard Snow/Intro to Ice Climbing Aug. 12, Thu. - Ice Climbing Oct. 7, Thu. - Exam Remaining field trips: Aug. 7-8, Sat.-Sun. - Hard Snow/Intro to Ice Climbing Aug. 21-22, Sat.-Sun. - Ice Climbing

Intermediate climbs

If you’d like to lead an intermediate climb and are not familiar with the new database, contact Joel Edwards, [email protected], 253-732-4231, or Tom Labrie, [email protected], 360-710-6577, for assistance. Check the internet database for current listings.

Navigating through the wilderness without getting lost is a skill that can save your life. Tacoma Branch’s sole remaining 2010 Basic Navigation Course is Sept. 1, 8 and 11. Basic Navigation provides the skills necessary to safely find your way through wilderness. During the course you’ll learn to use a topographic map; orientation and feature identification; relate features on a topo map to your surroundings; use your compass and its various features; use a map and compass to determine your location and desired direction of travel; navigate accurately while traveling cross-country through challenging terrain. Students must use an appropriate compass (about $50-$75). See Tacoma Mountaineers website for details, www. tacomamountaineers.org. Eligibility requirements: This is an entry-level course. No prior backcountry experience or understanding of maps, compasses or wilderness navigation is necessary. We’ll teach you what you need to know! Participants must be at least 14 years of age; non-Mountaineers are welcome. Class locations: All classes are held at the Tacoma Clubhouse; field trips are at Irish Cabin property, near the Carbon River entrance to MRNP. Course fees: Course fees are $48 for Mountaineers and $73 for non-members. The course fee includes any maps used in class, handouts and/or student field trip booklets. Students are responsible for website downloads, other readings and field trip necessities. Controlled risk: Participants must be aware that navigation field trips have some degree of risk. The courses involve travel through steep, rugged terrain with fallen trees, slippery logs, rocks and swampy areas adjacent to streams. Rain, cold and possibly snow may create challenging conditions. How to register: Register online, with a credit card, at www. mountaineers.org: click “Navigation,” then “Search Now,” to find Tacoma Branch navigation classes.

July 5, Mon. - Burke-Gilman Bike Trail Ride, Seattle; 10 a.m. Magnuson Park, playfield parking lot, opposite The Brig. July 4, Sat. - Cedar River Bike Trail Ride, Renton; 10 a.m. Renton Community Center, parking lot by the baseball diamond. Aug. 5, Sun. - “Ride to the Art Festival!” Bike Trail Ride, Lacey; 10 a.m. Chambers Lake Park parking lot. Aug. 8, Sat. - Sammamish River Trail Ride, Redmond-Bothell; 10 a.m. Marymoor Park, Redmond; we’ll start by the velodrome entrance.

Contacts: Kathleen Brammer, [email protected], 253-896-4849; Kris Paynter, [email protected], 253-759-4861. Family Activities have gone online! You can register for Tacoma Family Activities by visiting the website, www.mountaineers.org. Please register the names of all family members who plan to participate. If your child is under 14 and doesn’t have a membership ID, contact The Mountaineers Program Center to help with the registration process: 206-521-6001 or 1-800-5738484. Guidelines for Family Activities: Please see “Sending you on your way,” pg. 19.

Family Activities

Basic GPS Course

Trad Rock/Crag Climbing

Chair: Marty Babare, [email protected], 253-756-5576. Field Trips: Mark Lemon, 253-314-6998 Critical Skills: Ed Lansing, Mindy Nichols, 253-394-4383, mindyrd@gmail. com Mentoring: Gregg Gagliardi, 253-566-9490

Are you interested in learning to lead moderate (5.4-5.8) rock routes using trad gear (no bolts)? Are you interested in enhancing your current trad skill level? We are developing a new course to build our climbing curriculum and we have you in mind. This crag course will cover placing passive and active protection, building anchors, and setting up rappels, as well as hanging belays, swinging leads, and crack-climbing techniques. We’ll be outside at some of the local crags (like Tieton, Vantage, and Leavenworth), but we’ll get started at the clubhouse and Spire Rock. Schedule: Date TBD – Field Trip to Spire Rock Register online: $150 members, $200 non-members. For details: Marty Babare, [email protected].

The 2010 Basic GPS Course will be scheduled in mid-July. Once the class calendar is finalized it will be posted in the Go Guide and registration information will appear on The Mountaineers website, above. For more info: Basic Navigation Course – Chair Jim Harvey, [email protected], 425-432-9575; Basic GPS Course - Lead Instructor Steve Frank, [email protected], 253-232-6134 or Advanced Scrambling Chair Larry Dunn, [email protected].

Conservation Division
Contact: Bill Goodman, 253-564-8337, [email protected].

Sport Climbing Course

Course Committee: Head Cheese: Chris Willett, [email protected] Lectures: Bill Hecker, [email protected] Field Trips: Maggie Showalter, [email protected]

This class, to be held in the fall, is open to anyone who wishes to safely learn and enjoy sport climbing, as well as those already accomplished rock and gym climbers who wish to expand and round out their skills. There are no prerequisites for the class. This is a perfect course for new members who have not yet taken any courses but have an interest in rock climbing. It is also great for continuing students from scrambling or basic climbing programs that have an interest in sport climbing, as well as gym climbers who want to transition to setting up their own top-ropes and anchors while enjoying independent climbing on great sport routes. Prospective intermediate climbing students are especially encouraged to take the course: learning to lead sport routes will help significantly with the learning process for leading the alpine rock routes that you will encounter in the intermediate course. This is a student-centered course: learning objectives will be dependent on students’ interests and skills. We will customize teaching to each student’s skills and interests. Topics of instruction include climbing sport routes on toprope, leading sport routes using bolts and quick-draws, setting up anchors on bolts and chains, clipping bolts, belay technique, rappel technique, climbing signals and communication, untying from rope at anchor and transitioning to rappel, lowering techniques, necessary knots, and safe use of equipment. There will be an emphasis on safety. Fees: $125 members, $175 non-members. Possible camping fees depending on enrollment. Required equipment: Helmet, harness, rock shoes, personal anchor system, several carabiners and slings. Optional but recommended equipment: rope, chalk bag, quick-draws. Contact Chris Willett with equipment questions. Lectures (7 p.m. at the Tacoma clubhouse): Sept. 9, Thu. - Introduction, equipment, climbing, safety Sept. 16, Thu. - Technique, anchors, knots, belay practice, rappels Sept. 23, Thu. –Leading, cleaning, rappels Field Trips: Mon. and Wed. evenings - Gym climbing at Edgeworks in Tacoma. Optional but highly recommended. Sept. 25-26, Sat.-Sun. - Vantage Oct. 9-10, Sat.-Sun. - Vantage Registration: Via the website only. For more info: see the website, http://tacomamountaineers. org/climbing/sport_climbs.html, or contact Chris Willett.

Here’s your opportunity to be involved in conservation: We’re forming a committee to address conservation concerns at the local level (primarily Tacoma/Pierce County, which includes but not limited to the wilderness areas). We also intend to be a player in protecting the outdoor experience in the urban/suburban environment where most of us reside. The vision is for us as a branch to be involved in a hands-on way at the local level, not a national level. There are already a number of organizations in our area that are active in preserving our natural environment for the enjoyment of all and, when appropriate, we can possibly partner with others who share our concerns. We are in the formative stage. We need people to help organize this committee and better define our mission and priorities. Possible actions we can take include: • Informing our membership and general public about local conservation concerns via courses, seminars, guest speakers. • Organizing and attending local conservation projects and/or partnering with other similar-minded groups. • Participate in trail maintenance projects both in the suburban environment (like the Foothills Trails) and in the wilderness (national forests and parks). • Advocacy on a local level for bike lanes/trails, hiking trails, parks, etc. • Adopting and preserving a piece of the outdoors in our local region. We ask that you commit to be on the committee for at least a year. We might meet monthly for the first year until we get established. If you want to make a difference, contact Bill Goodman, [email protected].

July 6-8, Fri.-Sun. - Family Camping at Ohanapecosh Group Camp Join us at Ohanapecosh for a relaxing family camping weekend in MRNP. Check in Friday after 12:30, check out Sunday by noon. Ohanapecosh CG is located in the SE corner of the park and is nestled between Douglas firs, red cedars and western hemlocks of an old-growth forest. Nearby are popular hikes to Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs. The cost of approximately $10-$15 per family, per night (not including the park entrance fee), will be determined by how many families register. A $20 deposit is required. Each family will be responsible for bringing all necessary tents, camping equipment, food, etc. Group sites are designed for tent camping only, RVs are not permitted in group sites. This is an alcohol-free event. No pets. Register early to ensure a space or to avoid cancellation. Contact Kathleen Brammer, 253-896-4849, email brammerka@comcast. net for more information. July , Sun. - Hike to Skookum Flats Meet at 10 a.m. at the TH for an easy, relaxing hike along the White River near Enumclaw. Listed in the “Old Growth Forest Hikes,” the trail is noted for its large Douglas fir and western red cedar. Skookum Falls is at 1.8 mi. NWFP required for parking. Get directions when you register with Stacey Isaacs, [email protected]. Aug. 0 -, Fri.-Sun. - Family Camping at Cougar Rock CG, MRNP Check in Friday after 12:30 p.m., check out Sunday by noon. Cougar Rock CG is located in the SW corner of park between Longmire and Paradise. Paradise is the most popular destination in the park, with a lodge and visitor center, many miles of hiking trails, and a commanding view of the mountain. Visitors travel through majestic old-growth forest, past tumbling waterfalls to reach subalpine meadows, where world-famous wildflower displays are seen in July and August. The cost of approximately $10-$15 per family, per night (not including the park entrance fee), will be determined by how many families register. A $20 deposit is required. Each family will be responsible for bringing all necessary tents, camping equipment, food, etc. Group sites are designed for tent camping only; RVs are not permitted in group sites. This is an alcohol-free event. No pets. Register early to ensure a space or to avoid cancellation. More info: Kathleen Brammer, 253-896-4849, [email protected].

Trips

Mountaineering Oriented First Aid Committee Chair: Leah Munion, 206-200-4715, [email protected] Co-Chair: Angela McKee, 253-460-0727, [email protected]

First Aid (MOFA) Course

Outdoor Division
Chair: Peggy Gablehouse, 253-884-2987, [email protected]. The division includes Mountain Oriented First Aid (MOFA), Hiking/Backpacking, Family Activities, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Skiing, Biking.

Bicycling

Chair/trail rides coordinator: Gary Peniston, [email protected] Secretary/pavement rides coordinator: Jim Harvey, [email protected] Information contact: Jim Harvey Tacoma Mountaineers Bike Committee holds both mountain bike (trail) rides and beginner-level road (pavement) rides. Gary Peniston is in charge of the dirt rides, Jim Harvey in charge of pavement rides. All bike rides are open to all Mountaineers and guests. The “pavement rides” will be on both paved bike trails and relaxed, uncongested city streets and country roads. We want these rides to be a welcoming experience for new or “rusty” riders; either a fun, relaxing end in themselves or a stepping stone to longer, harder rides with area bike clubs (Tacoma Wheelmen, etc.). Jim’s an experienced rider and ride leader, and he’s slow—you may learn some things and should have fun. Rides typically will be out and back, roughly an hour each way; ride as short or far as you want. And since Jim, aka “Mr. Goofy,” is our pavement ride leader, we’ll work in an in-ride snack break, a post-ride pizza or Chinese buffet, or some other excuse for all that exercise. Find more detailed information and ride registration on The Mountaineers home page, left margin, “Bicycling.” If you want to join the committee or lead some rides, contact Jim Harvey; contact info above.

Our Tacoma Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA) is a 28-hour first aid course for the wilderness traveler. The course consists of lecture, demonstration and practical experience, including Red Cross adult CPR and standard first aid. MOFA instructors are club volunteers who are also certified Red Cross instructors. Two or more instructors teach each class, with final practical scenarios evaluated by other instructors. Our make-up artists add realism to these final exercises by outfitting our many volunteer victims with simulated injuries. No previous first aid or climbing experience is required. If you are interested in taking only CPR/First Aid, contact Leah. See above for phone/e-mail. Course attendance: Participation is required at all class sessions. The class involves hands-on, interactive learning that builds on skills learned in previous sessions. Wear casual clothes suitable for working on the ground and outdoors. Arrangements cannot be made to make up class sessions. Please do not register for a class unless you can attend all class sessions. Sept. Irish Cabin MOFA Class: Sept. 12, 19, Sun., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tacoma Clubhouse and a field-trip the weekend of Sept. 25-26, Sat.-Sun., at our Irish Cabin Property in the Carbon River Valley. The last two days of class will be conducted during a car/tent camp, which may reasonably reflect the circumstances of wilderness first aid. We will ensure class participants have the proper equipment during the first two class sessions. Course fee (includes textbook): $85 members, $110 non-members. Fall weekends MOFA Class: Oct. 23-24, Sat.-Sun., and Nov. 6-7, Sat.-Sun., from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tacoma Clubhouse. Course fee (includes text book): $80 members, $105 non-members. Registration: Online self-registration at www.mountaineers. org or call 206-521-6001 or 800-573-8484.

Hiking/Backpacking

Rides

Please note: Bicycle helmets are required on all Mountaineers bike rides.

Chair: Amy Mann, 253-759-2796, [email protected]. Web Guru: Catherine Kwon Walters, 253-759-1127, kwon 1962@yahoo. com Committee members: Dick Bacon, Donna Bisogno, Kathleen Brammer, Nancy German, Joan Hays, Lyn Higaki, Gordon Jenkins, Diane Malone, Nancy Mooney, Mike Waiss, and, how about you, too? Give Amy a call if you’d like to help out. Website Alert - for leaders and hikers: All Tacoma hikes and backpack trips are listed on the club interactive website, www.mountaineers.org. Check the website for late breaking events that didn’t make the Go Guide

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deadline. If you haven’t done so already, you should log on and check your profile to be sure that your contact information (e-mail, phone, address) is correct. Then click on the Communities tab and check out the Tacoma: Hiking & Backpacking Community on the website. Click on the Activities tab to search for trips. You can sign up for most trips on line. Fundrai$er: Write up your favorite hikes for the “Hike of the Week” feature in the News Tribune to help us raise $$$ to support the Hiking/Backpacking Committee and the branch. Contact Amy, [email protected], 253-7592796, for a list of hikes that have been submitted so far and for a copy of our easy-to-use fill-in form. Hike Sign-Up Etiquette: Mountaineers trips, led by volunteer leaders, are group activities, intended to provide a mix of exercise, enjoyment of our wilderness backyard, and an opportunity to spend the day with like-minded people. Everyone is responsible for being at an appropriate level of conditioning before signing up for a trip and is expected to wear appropriate clothing and carry adequate gear – for the trip and for any unplanned overnight bivouac in the mountains. Check the Outdoor Essentials icon on the website, www. mountaineers.org. If you find you are unable to participate in a trip for which you are signed up, you need to notify the leader ASAP, so someone from the waiting list can be given your spot. If you are forced to cancel at the last minute a phone call to the leader is better than an e-mail, so the group will not be delayed waiting for you at the carpool or trailhead. Hiker Educational Opportunities/Confidence Builders: The Tacoma Branch regularly offers three courses of interest to hikers: 1) map and compass work is taught in the Navigation Course; 2) MOFA (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid, see First Aid above) offers invaluable information and skills training to help you deal with emergency situations and to better prepare yourself and your equipment before each trip; and, 3) basic information on equipment and conditioning for hiking and backpacking is offered by the Hiking/Backpacking Committee in our evening introduction sessions held throughout the spring and summer. Dates are posted after the first of the year, with details and registration online at www.mountaineers. org. Search for “Introduction to Hiking.” Hiking Participation Award: A fabric Mountaineers patch is awarded for participating in five or more Tacoma Branch hikes and/or backpacks in any twelve-month period. Eligible trips must be branch-approved trips led by Tacoma Branch leaders to different destinations. One Tacoma Branch Mt. Rainier trail maintenance work party trip (see Tacoma Conservation section of the Go Guide) can be substituted for two hikes or backpack trips. Send your list of trips to Amy Mann to get your patch. Leaders – Hike Submission Deadline: Trips need to be listed on the website by the 9th of the month to be included in the Go Guide for the next month. If you want help listing your trips on the website, please send your trips to Amy, [email protected], by the first of the month. Leaders – Miscellany: Save yourself some paperwork and postage hassles by having non-members sign waivers on the website and by filing your post trip report on the website. New Leaders – A Continuing Opportunity: Curious? Thinking about it, but not sure if you’re ready to lead? Get in touch with Amy Mann to find out about our hike and backpack leader mentoring program. Outreach: The third Friday branch meetings include a new and prospective member slide show and Q&A session. Join us to greet people and answer questions about what we do when we “get out there.” Trip Classifications: See pg. 19, “Sending you on your way.”

massive rock slide 5000 years ago. Giant moss-covered boulders provide mid-trip scenery and cause Lena Creek to “mysteriously” vanish before it gets to the bridge that crosses it. NWFP or Park Access required for parking. Leader: Steve Townsend, 253-5657172, [email protected]. (s6/5-7/16)

Sailing

activities by searching the online activities page or visiting the Tacoma Sea Kayaking Community on The Mountaineers website at www.mountaineers.org. Like to go someplace not offered? Contact Howard Owen, 253851-2677, [email protected], and he will try to incorporate it into future trips.

Co-chairs: Robert and Laura Crews, 253-677-6949, [email protected] (please write “Mountaineers-Sailing” in subject line). Skippers: Captain Jerry Stephenson, 253-381-7859, [email protected], Ron Broekemeier, Tom Davis, Stew Renn and Frank Thorpe.

Skiing (Backcountry, Nordic, Snowboard)

Basic Crewing Course

The spring sailing course is underway. Keep posted as we plan to offer sailing activities to Mountaineers Basic Crewing Course graduates once students have completed their course requirements. Check online under sailing, www.tacomamountaineers.org.

Sea Kayaking

Chair: Don Thompson, [email protected], 360-692-8236. Cross-country ski: We have beginner and moderate ski trips. Make new friends and skiing partners for the ski season. For trips, contact Fred Ostmann, 253-565-7680, [email protected]. Check www.mountaineers. org for up-to-date listings. Backcountry ski: Telemark and randonee. Beginners and experienced skiers who want to ski “off-piste.” Check www.mountaineers.org for current trip availability. Backcountry ski trips most Saturdays: Announced at www.mountaineers. org. Search activities and also by clicking on communities, and then under Tacoma Backcountry Skiing. You can also contact the Tacoma backcountry ski chair, Don Thompson, [email protected], 360-692-8236.

Committee Chair: Christine Burris, 253-651-6610, christineburris@centurytel. net Secretary: Alex Otto, [email protected] Treasurer: Peggy Gablehouse, 253-884-2987, [email protected] Leadership Subcommittee Chair: Barbara Mitchell, 253-853-3399, [email protected] Training Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Bob Burnett, 206-321-0011, [email protected]; Christine Burris, 253-651-6610, christineburris@ centurytel.net Equivalency Subcommittee Chair: Mike Everett, 253-905-0613, mikeedvm@ aol.com Pool Play Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Bob Burnett, 206-321 0011, [email protected]; Christine Burris, 253-651-6610, christineburris@ centurytel.net Basic Course Subcommittee Chair: Laurie Davis, 206-403-6924, [email protected] Roll Class Subcommittee Chair: Gary Peniston, 253-851-8348, ghpghp@ earthlink.net Safety Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Gary Peniston, 253-851-8348, ghpghp@ earthlink.net and Jurgen Herweg, 253-853-3399, jurgenherweg@gmail. com NewsSplash Editor: Alex Otto, [email protected] Videographer: Brian Hollander, [email protected]

Social Division
Chair: Karen Turner, [email protected], 253-202-7458. (Folk Dancing, Photography, Singles)

Folk Dancing

Contacts: Ned Raymond, 253-218-5205; Yvonne Braune, 253-640-6359, [email protected]. Tacoma Mountaineers Folk Dancers are taking June, July, and August off. The next scheduled dance will be Sept. 25. In the meantime we will be dancing with the Totem International Folk Dancers at South Park Community Center on Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Please join us for a variety of no-partner line or circle dances, contra-style set dances, as well as couple dances and couple mixers. We always have some instruction or walk-through for newcomers. No partner is needed. Hope to see you on the dance floor. For more information, contact Ned or Yvonne (info above).

Photography
Events

Chair: Joe Becker, 253-970-3100, [email protected]

Committee meetings

Events, seminars

July 6, Tue. - Introduction to Hiking and Backpacking & Special Membership Coupon Promotion 7-8:30 p.m. If you’ve been thinking about joining The Mountaineers, this is the event for you! When you attend this event you’ll get a coupon good for a waiver of the one-time $35 initiation fee if you join by July 3, and you’ll get great information on what you need to do to start hiking the glorious trails in our Pacific Northwest. Exercise is good for you; hiking in the Pacific Northwest is more than just exercise. Join us at the Tacoma Clubhouse (2302 N. 30th, Tacoma) for this information-packed evening. Register online at www.mountaineers.org or at the door at 6:45 p.m. with exact change or check for the $5 fee.

The committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. This is where the brainstorming takes place as well as plenty of socializing. Come and join us as we plot and scheme new fun things to do. Note: July and August meetings will be held on the water after skill sessions in Gig Harbor. For additional information contact Christine Burris, 253-6516610, [email protected].

Trips

Advance notice

Aug. 3, Tue. - Introduction to Hiking and Backpacking 7-8:30 p.m. Repeat of the July 6 program listed above. Aug. 6-9, Thu.-Sun. - Mt. Baker Lodge Tacoma Hiking Committee Weekend. Please note that reservations for the lodge must be prepaid through www.mountaineers.org or by calling 206-521-6001. A great opportunity to explore the North Cascades! New this year – the lodge will be open Thursday night as well as the usual Friday and Saturday nights. Thank you, Jim Gipson, for organizing this for us! Join us for as many nights as you can. Hiking destinations will be determined when we get there, based on snow level and access conditions. Check the lodge website (via www.mountaineers.org) for information on how to reserve a lodge space. Contact Amy Mann, agmann@comcast. net, 253-759-2796, for more information on the weekend.

Hikes

July , Fri. - Gobbler’s Knob, West Side Road—New Members Welcome! (M) (Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt Rainier W. GT-269) 11 mi., 2000’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at 7 a.m. at a Tacoma location TBD. Hike 3 mi. up the old Westside Road to Round Pass, 0.9 mi. to Lake George and another 1.5 mi. from there to Gobbler’s Knob. About a mile of the road portion is on a dirt (sand?) trail constructed around the more recent washouts. This is a two- or three-lunch hike. We’ll hike as a group, at a leisurely/moderate pace, with lots of stops, for comfort, for photos, equipment adjustment, admiring the vistas, etc. Optional stop on the way home for pie or a burger; driver’s choice! Leader’s permission required: Amy Mann, 253-759-2796, agmann@ comcast.net. (s6/10-6/29) July 0, Sat. - Paul Peak Trail to Mowich River—New Members Welcome! (E+) (Mt. Rainier W. USGS; Mt Rainier W. GT-269) 7 mi., 1100’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at 7 a.m. at a Tacoma location TBD. TH is at 3700’, Mowich River shelter is at 2600’. The gain is on the way out. We’ll hike as a group, at a leisurely/moderate pace, with lots of stops, for comfort, for photos, equipment adjustment, admiring the vistas, etc. Optional stop on the way home for pie or a burger; driver’s choice! Leader’s permission required: Amy Mann, 253-759-2796, agmann@ comcast.net. (s6/18-7/7) July 7, Sat. - Crystal Lakes, Rainier—New Members Welcome! (M) (Mt. Rainier E. USGS; Mt Rainier E. GT-270) 6 mi., 2300’ gain. Limit 8. Meet at 7 a.m. at a Tacoma location TBD. A high-alpine lake basin with beautiful meadows and peaks surrounding three sides. Steep trail. Usually snow-free earlier than other similar elevation Rainier trails. Upper lake is at 5800’ and the lower has campsites and is at 5400’. We’ll hike as a group, at a leisurely/moderate pace, with lots of stops, for comfort, for photos, equipment adjustment, admiring the vistas, etc. Optional stop on the way home for pie or a burger; driver’s choice! Leader’s permission required: Amy Mann, 253-7592796, [email protected]. (s6/25-7/14) July , Wed. - Lower Lena Lake (EM) (Mt. Washington USGS; The Brothers GT-168) 6.4 mi., 1300’ gain. Limit 6. Meet at Tacoma, 6th Ave. P&R at 8 a.m. A wonderful day hike through new- and old-growth forest to a sub-alpine lake formed by a

July 0, Sat. - Deception Pass (SKIV) (less than 7 km) This is a nice opportunity for those new to currents for a guided instructional trip. Plan to get wet, as rescue practice will be mandatory for beginners before heading into the pass. The currents are perfect for an afternoon trip. Leader will meet with the beginners at 1:30 p.m. on the bridge to discuss the water dynamics. We will shove off at around 2:30 p.m. to cover low brace turns, practice rescues in Bowman Bay, and then head out to the pass to begin peel-outs on an easy, slow buildup of current. We can also practice ferrying and work both the Island and the North side eddies of Canoe Pass. Max ebb is at 7:30 p.m., so we don’t have to stay until it reaches maximum (depending on the ability of beginners) but we can if they are up for it and not too tired. A maximum of four beginners to and up to six experienced paddlers who just want to play and have rescue practice with the beginners. Sign up with leader: Christine Burris, 253-858-1119, [email protected]. July 7, Sat. - Case Inlet to Stretch Island to Reach Island (SKII+) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: Peggy Gablehouse, 253-884-2987, gablehousep@ aol.com. July 7, Sat. - Lisabuela (on Vashon Island) Overnight (SKIII) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: Michael Everett, 253-905-0613, [email protected]. July 3, Sat. - Crescent/Freshwater Bay (SKIV) Watch www. mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: David Price, 206-718-4335, [email protected]. Aug. 6, Fri. - Blake Island Weekend (SKII) Watch www. mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: Laurie Davis, 206-403-6924, [email protected]. Aug. 4, Sat. - Herron Island to McMicken to Joemma (SKII) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: Peggy Gablehouse, 253-884-2987, [email protected]. Aug. 8, Sat. - Horsehead Bay to Raft Island (SKII+) We will be leaving from Horsehead Bay, stopping at Kopachek SP for a quick break, then around Raft Island and on to Cutts Island for lunch before heading back. Wetsuit or dry-suit is required. Students will have the opportunity to practice wet exits and re-entries. Sign up with leader: Beth Owen, 253-514-1865, [email protected]. Aug. 9, Sun. - Saltwater Park to Point Robinson (SKIII) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: David Price, 206-718-4335, [email protected]. Sept. , Sat. - Cutts/Raft Island Moonlight Paddle (SKII) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: David Price, 206-718-4335, [email protected]. Sept. 3, Thu. - Hood Head and Squamish Harbor (SKII-III) Watch www.mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: Julie Beck 253-535-5260, [email protected]. Sept. 5, Sat. - Cypress Island Overnight (SKII) Watch www. mountaineers.org for updates. Sign up with leader: David Price, 206-718-4335, [email protected]. Many more trips and activities to come! Keep up with all our

To participate in Mountaineers-sponsored sea kayak trips you must be a graduate or continuing student of the Basic Sea Kayaking Course or have received equivalency (see below). Trip reservation: To sign up for paddles contact the trip leader listed in the trip description below. Feel free to ask the trip leader any additional questions/concerns about the trip. Due to heavy demand for trips from Seattle basic class students, all Tacoma trip leaders will give preference to Tacoma members for all trips. Equivalency: Mountaineers members who have significant kayak training and experience, yet have not completed a Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Course (offered in Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, and Kitsap) are encouraged to apply for equivalency. There is a $20 processing and evaluation fee. To apply for equivalency contact Mike Everett, 253-905-0613, for an application form.

July -Aug. 3 - 8th Annual Tacoma Mountaineers Photography Exhibition at the Tahoma Center Gallery, located in the Catholic Community Services building at 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma. Our annual exhibit proudly displays 40 juried photographs from members of the Tacoma Mountaineers, featuring landscape, adventure, and travel photography from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The exhibition is being judged by Peter Haley, photographer for the Tacoma News Tribune. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 3, Tue., 7-9 p.m. - Monthly Photo Meeting at the clubhouse. We will be discussing summer photography plans and upcoming outings. Bring some photos to share from your recent photographic outings: prints, digital, or slides are all welcome. For more information, you may contact the chair, Joe Becker, [email protected]. See www.tacomamountaineers.org for more information and for upcoming outings. July 5, Thu., 6-7:30 p.m. - Reception for the 8th Annual Tacoma Mountaineers Photography Exhibit at the Tahoma Center Gallery (see address above). Come view this year’s exhibition, visit with the photographers, and vote for your favorite image for the People’s Choice Award. Refreshments will be served.

Singles

Welcoming Committee: Karen Turner, [email protected], 253202-7458. The Tacoma Mountaineers social group was organized for the enjoyment of all adult Mountaineers. The social group plans a wide variety of social and outdoor activities. Meet people of diverse ages and cultures with a similar interest in hiking, biking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, dancing, kayaking, dining, sailing, snowshoeing and theater—just a few of the activities we enjoy together. See our current activities on our new website at Meetup.com and search for Tacoma Mountaineers Singles.

Advance notices

FREE 4th of July BBQ - Our fifth year for having a BBQ in the backyard of the Tacoma Mountaineer Clubhouse. We’ll have the grill going and will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, beans, chips, condiments, water, pop, and ice cream. BBQ is 6-8 p.m. Feel free to bring your own to throw on the grill, too. The Freedom Fair will be in full swing one street below us on Ruston Way! So bring your tired feet and hungry appetites to the clubhouse. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. and the fireworks barge is located very close to us. Two years ago it was right outside our door. There will be a fire going out back in the evening with the makings for smores. Kids, families and all Mountaineers welcome! July 8, Thu. - Dinner at Katie Downs, 5:30-8 p.m. Come join us on Ruston Way, Tacoma, for happy hour and dinner with friends. Watch the sun setting on the waterfront with friends. July , Thu. - Wine Tasting at the Tacoma Clubhouse, 2302 N. 30, Tacoma. The beginning of our Summer Series in the clubhouse backyard. BYOB and bring a small snack to share. Aug. 5-8, Thu.-Sun. - Whistler Singles Weekend Fee: $150 for members, $160 for non-members. Check in after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy four amazing days and three fabulous nights in spectacular Whistler, including three hearty breakfasts and three dinners. Accommodations are at the spacious Fireside Lodge, just 5 min. outside Whistler Village. Refrigerators and a fully equipped kitchen are available to use. Relax and socialize in the huge lounge or sit out on the deck and look for shooting stars. Activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, golfing, zip-lining, geo-caching and much more. Enjoy the numerous restaurants and shopping in the Village. Bring your customary personal items, including sleeping bag, towel, swimsuit and bikes. Earplugs are suggested for light sleepers. Ladies’ quarters are downstairs and the gentlemen are upstairs. Enroll via www.mountaineers.org or with member services at 206521-6001. Cancellation fee of $10 from June 30 and no refunds after July 29. Registration is through Aug. 4, Wed. Carpool assignments available on Sat., July 30. E-mail Karen Turner for more details. Additional lodge information at www.firesidelodge.org. ID required at the border: a passport, passport card or state issued Enhanced Driver’s License is necessary.

Advance notice

Sept. 0-, Fri.-Sun. - Mt. Baker Singles Weekend.

Tacoma

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Lodge going
Baker Lodge
The lodge provides a rustic yet comfortable home base for the numerous trails within walking distance or a short drive. Many trails are suitable for children. Lake Ann Trail lets you “look a glacier in the eye.” Artist Point is just three miles away at the end of a paved road, with panoramic views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and the North Cascades. Snow-play opportunities usually are abundant through August. Unless otherwise indicated, all Mountaineers members and non-members, as well as all ages and abilities, are welcome to enjoy the camaraderie of other lovers of the out-of-doors in a family-friendly environment. Families with children age 5 or under should call the host prior to registering. Though some Mountaineers activity groups have signed up for specific weekends, non-group members are welcome to attend. Reservations are made on a first-call basis at 206-521-6001 or through online registration. Payment at time of reservation can be made with credit card or check. Make your plans now to be part of our summer fun. The following schedule lists the activities planned to date. Questions about lodge facilities can be directed to the hosts indicated, or check the Baker Lodge website at www.mountaineers. org/lodge/baker for details. For information about hikes and other activities planned by the activity groups using the lodge, refer to descriptions of trips elsewhere in the Go Guide. Schedule: July 30-Aug. 6—Retired Rovers. Donna Osseward, 206362-3296 Aug. 6-8—Private Wedding, Judy Sterry, 206-366-2750 Aug. 13-15—Open if adequate number of reservations. Hosts to be determined. Aug. 20-22—Mountain Sisters and Second Wind. Bill Woodcock & Arlene Younce, 206-725-7750; Leslye Coe, 206524-7345 Aug. 26-29—Tacoma Hiking and Seattle University. Jim & Barbara Gipson, 425-985-0616 Sept. 3-6—Labor Day Weekend. Bill Woodcock & Arlene Younce, 206-725-7750 Sept. 7-9—UW Women. Hosts to be determined. Sept. 10-12—Singles. Bill Woodcock & Arlene Younce, 206-725-7750 Sept. 17-19—Open if adequate number of reservations. Becky Morgan & Bob Wavernack, 360-793-4974 Sept. 24-26—Fall Work Party. Becky Morgan & Bob Wavernack, 360-793-4974.

Mountaineers lodges are open year-round for members and guests. Reservations are made through a prepay system which requires payment either with credit card or a check. If paying by credit card, simply call 206-521-6001 by 5 p.m. (for all lodges except Meany which is via www.brownpapertickets.com; 800-838-3006) on the Thursday prior to the weekend to reserve a stay at one of the lodges. If paying by check, the payment must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday prior to the weekend you wish to reserve. When reserving anywhere but Meany, call the Program Center, 206-521-6001, by 5 p.m. on Thursday to verify that payment has been received and that a reservation has been secured. Cancellations: All cancellations, except for Meany, must be made via the Program Center by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the lodge visit. The cooks must know how many are staying by this deadline in order to purchase the appropriate amount of food. That is also the deadline for refunds. To reserve space in advance at all lodges but Meany, log on to www.mountaineers.org, and click on “Lodges” in the top menu bar; for Meany, see contact info above

Kitsap Cabin

Kitsap Cabin, built mostly by Mountaineers women in 1918, is home to The Mountaineers Kitsap Branch and the The Mountaineers Players and Youth Theater Camp during spring and summer as they rehearse and perform at the beautiful Kitsap Forest Theater. Kitsap Cabin is surrounded by the Rhododendron Preserve, a 460-acre private reserve operated by The Mountaineers Foundation. The preserve is one of the largest remaining parcels of Puget Sound lowland old-growth forest in the Puget Sound Basin. It serves as a buffer to protect the Kitsap Forest Theater and salmonspawning streams from encroaching development. The cabin and theater are available for private rentals. For rental information, please call 206-542-7815. For information about the Kitsap Branch of The Mountaineers, please see pg. 4 of the Go Guide or visit: www.kitsapmountaineers.org. For information about the 2010 Players’ season at the Kitsap Forest Theater please see pg. 2 of the Go Guide or visit www. ForestTheater.com. For information about The Mountaineers Foundation and the Rhododendron Preserve, please visit: www.mountaineersfoundation.org.

Meany Lodge

Meany Lodge, the oldest Mountaineers ski lodge, is located near the eastern portal of the Stampede Pass Train Tunnel (a three-mile drive from I-90’s exit 62). It was built by Moutaineers volunteers in 1928 as a railroad-accessible ski hut. Situated near the meandering Yakima River, surrounded by the lush, peaceful Wenatchee National Forest, it’s a quiet respite from the chaos of urban life. Meany Lodge features a full kitchen, dining and living rooms, bathrooms with very hot showers; three hostel-style dorms for women, men, and families sleep up to 90 people in bunk beds - bring your sleeping bag! During ski season Meany offers tow-served skiing and overnight accomodations for Mountaineers and their guests. From Spring through Fall Meany offers many field trips and learning opportunites, outlined below.

ous. Swim in a mountain lake; take a berry hike through acres of salmon berries, huckleberries, and wild strawberries; play in open areas surrounding the lodge; or just sit, relax, and watch the birds flit through the trees. After Saturday’s hiking return to the lodge to clean up and relax with friends. Everybody will enjoy afternoon and evening activities, with a scrumptious dinner and dessert. Sunday morning starts early with a hearty breakfast. After making your own sack lunch (everything will be provided) we head off for another day of adventure. Choose your own accommodations. Sleep in the lodge or pitch a tent under the stars. There’s ample space to pitch a tent near the lodge, or find your own secluded spot on the property. There is limited self-contained motor home parking at Meany. The lodge facilities are open all night, including men’s and women’s restrooms and showers. The cost for the weekend is $40 for adults (age 14+), $20 for children (age 6-13), little ones 5 and under are free. Fees cover organized hikes, activities, overnight accommodations, afternoon snacks, Saturday’s great dinner and delicious dessert, hearty Sunday breakfast and Sunday sack lunch. Sign up through Brown Paper Tickets by calling 1-800838-3006, or go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114900. Questions? Contact Brian Thompson and Jennifer Dineen at 425-228-6412; e-mail them at hiking_coordinator@meanylodge. org. Complete details are available via the hiking weekend link on www.meanylodge.org or will be sent via e-mail to those who sign up.

September: PCT Hike Series

July 9-11: Women’s Wellness Weekend

About Mt. Baker Lodge

The lodge usually is open by 7 or 8 p.m. on Fridays. Call the hosts listed above if you want a more specific time of opening. Trail lights from the parking lot to the lodge are on until 10:30 p.m. each night. Each person should bring a sleeping bag, lunches, personal gear, and a flashlight and/or headlamp.

Free weekends at the Baker Lodge!

The Baker Lodge Committee needs additional help to operate and keep the lodge open. We’re looking for energetic individuals (or couples) from all branches to help host for a weekend or two. Committee members generally volunteer to host two or three weekends in the winter and/or summer, and frequently with other hosts. If you want you can host your favorite theme (such as a holiday or family-oriented gathering) or create an activity focus (e.g., photography, taffy-pulling) for your weekend. We welcome new ideas. Hosting duties involve opening and closing the lodge, supervising meal preparation and coordinating other lodge tasks; they can be done in a flexible manner, leaving time for your own enjoyment of the weekend. (Occasionally there are requests and opportunities for midweek hosting.) Benefits of hosting include free weekends, the camaraderie of other members and the pleasure of creating a memorable lodge experience for generations to come. For more information contact Bill Woodcock, 206-6966127, [email protected]; or Judy Sterry, 206-366-2750, [email protected]. You may arrange an opportunity to co-host with a seasoned committee member to find out if you would like to become a host.

The annual Women’s Wellness Adventure Weekend is a great time for women of all ages, fitness levels and sizes to slow down, unwind, learn about and and attend to their own needs. This weekend’s theme is “Invigorate, Refresh, and Inspire”. It offers hiking, massage/spa treatments, nutrition, and a variety of fun exercise and fitness training led by credentialed trainers. Space is filling up fast!!! Don’t wait till the last minute and get left out. If you price just a couple of the classes offered you will see what a fantastic deal this is. Is regular self-care part of your routine? If you’re like most women the answer is a resounding NO! You’ve probably fallen into the bad habit of running all day long, doing for family, friends and work. By the end of the day you’re exhausted, with nothing left to give yourself. But you need TLC too! The benefits of taking time to nurture yourself are powerful and scientifically proven. More information on this event can be found at www. meanylodge.org/summer/women_weekend.html. Registration can be done at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112805 .

As part of the Foothills Branch Mountaineers PCT Hike Series, to be held the weekends of Sept. 11-12 and 25-26, include an optional overnight stay at Meany Lodge. Arrive in the evening after your Saturday hike for a delicious dinner with the group. Sleep in the (bring your sleeping bag) or pitch a tent on the campus and enjoy the indoor amenities including hot showers. Be sure to bring your towels. There will be an optional program in the evening, in addition to socializing with our Meany Lodge hosts. No need to drive back to the mountains on Sunday morning. Just get up and enjoy a hearty breakfast and pack your lunch for the day’s hike. The makings are all supplied. Participants signed up for The Mountaineers PCT hike series have priority for this event. However, there is a limited opportunity for club members to join these hikes and lodge stay. For details see www.mountaineers.org//source/aTrips/viewTrip. cfm?event=21266 or e-mail Monty Pratt at westseattle207@ yahoo.com. To register for the lodge stay go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114214.

Oct. 29-31: Mushroom Weekend

This event sells out extremely quickly after we post it. If you want to make sure you get a chance to attend send an e-mail to [email protected] with “mushroom notification” in the subject field. And just to wet you appetite... check out what happened last year at www.meanylodge.org/fall/mushroomwknd/mushroom.html.

Miscellaneous Meany information

July 17-18: Mountain Bike Weekend

Group reservations: members, public

To ensure that there is room for your group and to avoid scheduling conflicts, please contact Judy Sterry, 206-366-2750, [email protected], for November-May reservations. Contact Jim Gipson, 425-985-0616, [email protected], for JuneOctober reservations before publicizing the date of your event. Non-scheduled openings may be arranged if hosts can be found, but because most of our volunteer hosts are working fulltime, midweek reservations may be hard to staff. The sooner you ask the more likely it is that someone can be found.

Driving directions

Drive north on I-5 to Bellingham, and take Exit 255, the Mt. Baker Highway. Drive E. on SR 542 about 54 mi. to the ski area. At the junction in front of the Firs Lodge turn right onto the one-way loop road. The parking lot for Baker Lodge is on the right side of the road about .3 mi. beyond the Firs. Driving time approximately 1-1/2 hrs. from Bellingham and 3 hrs. from Seattle. Each car should be prepared with tire chains, shovel, and emergency gear.

What better way to arrive at the lodge than after a beautiful mountain bike trip? This ride starts at Hyak and follows the nationally-famous John Wayne trail (former Milwaukee RR right of way) and two Forest Service roads. You’ll spend the night at Meany Lodge, riding back to Hyak parking lot the next day. Ride goes rain or shine! We meet at Hyak Saturday, July 17th, 9:30 a.m.; we roll out at 10 a.m. sharp. A “gear truck” will carry your belongings from Hyak to Meany. Ride back to Hyak Sunday; the gear truck leaves Meany at 1 p.m. Sunday, gear pick up at Hyak no later than 4 p.m. The ride will be on compact gravel roads, with a few hills toward the end, so fat tire bikes only. It’s fine to push up the last few hills; the gear truck may be available as a sag wagon. For ride details go to www.meanylodge.org/misc/meany_waypoints. html. Saturday post-ride features a delicious dinner, followed by an evening socializing with your fellow cyclists. Sunday’s ample breakfast segues to a bike maintenance workshop, followed by beginning and advanced rides. Riding events for kids 7 years and up include an obstacle course, a challenge ride and a woods race. You should carry a helmet, bike tools, spare tube and pump, ride snacks and drinks. For the gear truck pack your sleeping bag and separate duffel bag with personal effects, clothes and towels. The cost is $45 per person—this includes overnight accomodations, showers, dinner, breakfast, and Sunday sack lunch. More info at [email protected].

Lodge Availability: Individual and Group: Meany will not take individual reservations until ski season 2010-2011. Until then we are available for group use. For further information on group rentals, or with any other questions about Meany Lodge, contact Chuck or Joan Welter at 253 926 0867. You can e-mail the Meany Lodge Committee at [email protected]. Lodge Work Parties: It takes a LOT of work to maintain Meany. The next work party is July 6-8. If you can’t make that one see our calendar (www.meanylodge.org/calendar.html) for future dates. General Information: An extensive explanation of what Meany Lodge offers may be found at our website, www. meanylodge.org. Find up-to-date information on Meany activities and register for events via the “Breaking News” section on the website.

Snoqualmie Campus

August 7-8: Family Hiking Weekend

Come to Meany Lodge for an adventure filled weekend of hiking, great food and family fun! Meany Lodge will be adventure central for exciting outdoor activities for all ages. Hikes are organized for both Saturday and Sunday in the Stampede and Snoqualmie Pass areas. Choose from easy hikes suitable for children as young as 2, to others that are teenager-strenu-

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How about reserving the Snoqualmie Campus for your next family or group picnic, or an overnight camping trip? Contact us now for reservations or site visits: snoqulamiecampus@yahoo. com, 425-434-6177. Obtain more information about the campus and surrounding Snoqualmie Pass adventure opportunities by visiting our website, www.snoqualmiecampus.org. The Snoqualmie Campus Committee wishes to thank the Mountaineers Board of Trustees, The Mountaineers Foundation and the Brunhilde Marie Victorine Wislicenus Fund for facilitating the purchase of a yurt on the campus grounds. Please visit www.snoqualmiecampus.org for updates on the project and contact the campus if you and/or your group would like to participate in some of the summer work parties to help prepare the campus site for installation of the yurt. Seeking summer volunteers: Please give back to The Mountaineers and volunteer to help out at one of our summer work parties. We are also looking for volunteers to help plan hiking and snowshoe trails around the campus. Camp out or bring your RV and enjoy the summer evenings for free. Join in on some fun times and good food while helping to complete some work projects. One of the critical projects will be repairing the Linda Coleman Memorial Picnic Shelter roof. The campus is run on an all-volunteer basis and we always welcome additional volunteers as campus hosts to help us maximize the number days

Lodges

the campus is open to Mountaineers members and the public. Campus hosts provide basic, friendly services to campus visitors. The length of stay is flexible. Why not spend some time in alpine splendor and be a campus host? Contact us via e-mail or phone (see contact info below). All Mountaineers and Activity Leaders: Reservations are required by Mountaineers policy if you are planning to access or lead a group onto or through the campus on days when the campus is closed. On drop-in days you still must check in with the campus host and pay an activity user fee. The user fees help support the fixed operating costs of the campus. Parking notice to users: The Washington State Department of Transportation parking lot near Exit 53 is now gated and no longer available to public parking. Features: The 77-acre campus Snoqualmie Campus is located less than an hour from downtown Seattle, two minutes off Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail, Iron Horse Trail and Gold Creek are minutes away. Tall stands of Silver Fir, numerous alpine shrubs, grasses and flowers and numerous wetlands dot the hills and meadows, visitors often see nesting birds of prey and elk. Facilities: Snoqualmie Campus provides easy year-round access to nature, with free parking and easy bus access for group activities. In winter the slopes are great for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, avalanche training, snow-cave camping, sledding and snow play. In summer and fall there are picnic and camping areas to accommodate individuals, families, small and large groups; places for geo-caching, LNT, navigation and other outdoor training; open areas for meetings, classes and recreation. The Coleman Memorial Shelter is equipped with a gas grill (propane and firewood available at cost), fireplace and picnic table. Water, electrical hookups and flush toilets are on site. History: The Mountaineers has maintained a presence in the Snoqualmie Pass area since 1914, when it built a lodge on U.S. Forest Service land. In 1948, the current property was purchased and a volunteer crew built a new lodge. This second lodge served The Mountaineers for more than 50 years before it burned May 12, 2006. What remains today are outbuildings and incredible alpine terrain. All branches welcome: Like all Mountaineers facilities the Snoqualmie Campus is available for use by both groups and individual members from any branch. Need a quiet, central place to escape to for a day, or a week? Want to have a camping trip, a hiking base camp, a travel base? Putting on a class for hiking, navigation, scrambling, or any of The Mountaineers’ numerous other outdoor activities? Snoqualmie Campus is the ideal spot for you. To discuss specific needs reach us through the contact information provided below. Reservations: Reservations for your next group or family event can be made by contacting us at snoqulamiecampus@ yahoo.com or 425-434-6177. Ask if your proposed use days are “Campus Host Open” or “Campus Host Closed” days. Reservations are required if you plan to use the campus on “Campus Host Closed” days. On “Campus Host Open” days, reservations are suggested but not required; you must check in with the campus host (found by on-campus signs) and pay the appropriate activity user fees (noted below). Volunteers and donations welcome: The Snoqualmie Campus, like other Mountaineers lodges and similar facilities, is volunteer operated, user-fee and donation supported. We need volunteers for campus hosts and work parties; we seek donations

of building materials and campus activities supplies. Use policy, fees and credits: Our use policy includes all Mountaineers members, guests, the general public or any group interested in using the campus. Daily user fees are $10/person or $25/family, payable in advance. No Sno-Park or Northwest Forest Pass parking are permits required nor are USFS special-use permits. Group and course rates are negotiable with discounts for those who volunteer with campus projects. Help us plan our future: The Snoqualmie Campus Committee invites Mountaineers member input to plan and direct the campus’s future. We appreciate your e-mails, comments and suggestions about future campus projects and activities. Please send your thoughts to [email protected].

towel for the shower, suitable clothing, your gear and a flashlight. Some pillows are available, but feel free to bring your own if you desire. Bring a padlock if you wish to secure your equipment. Stow your gear in a pack or sled suitable for walking the 600-foot distance to the lodge.

Driving directions

Stevens Lodge

Visit www.stevenslodge.org to view current activities at the lodge. For more information, contact Angela or Greg, 425-2584847, [email protected]. What to bring: a warm sleeping bag, toilet articles and a

For all lodges except Meany and Snoqualmie Campus, contact 206-521-6001 or www.mountaineers.org for reservations For Meany, reserve online at www.brownpapertickets.com; see Snoqualmie below for contact info.
Figures are in dollars on a per person basis All overnights include next morning’s breakfast Lodge open from Friday eve to Sunday noon. See Mountaineers.org/lodge/baker for more info Sat. & Holidays 31 39 21 29 Dnr & Sun. bkfst Weekend 55 71 36 52 Sat.,Sun. bkfst., Sat. dnr Extended openings Same as “Sat. & Holidays” rates. Includes dinner, breakfast

Reservation fees, 2010

Take US-2 to the Stevens Pass Ski area. Turn into the parking entrance just below Tye Creek Lodge (the old West Lodge) on the W. side of the summit. Stay left at the entrance and go around the hairpin turn at the far end of the lot, then continue to the upper level parking area, Lot #4. Park here along the snowbank if there is room, or in the spaces in the middle. Look for a steep Cat track/service trail leading up the bank at the far end of this parking lot. Grab your gear and follow the Cat track up, then turn right at the top, staying on the Cat track. Continue uphill past the lodge on the left (Penguins Ski Club) for 500’ until you come to a sharp 90-degree bend in the trail. The reddish-brown, four-story building is The Mountaineers lodge. Come in, stow your gear, and sign in on the main floor.

Baker

Capacity 64

145 mi. one way from Seattle Friday night 24 32 15 23 Sat. bkfst

Adult member Adult guest Child member (-14 yoa) Child guest (-14 yoa) Meals included (add $3
when lunch is provided)

Meany

60 mi. one way from Seattle

Capacity 97 Day use Adult member 25 Adult guest 35 Child member (-14 yoa) 12 Child guest (-14 yoa) 20 Meals included Season pass: Age 14+ - $480 ($430 before Dec. 1) Age 5-13 - $350 ($300 before Dec. 1)

Call 253-926-0867 ([email protected]), for special group and non-profit rates or Fri. overnights Reserve via www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006 Full Weekend 95 105 60 70 Sat. overnight 80 90 45 55 Holiday Weekends* 130 135 90 100 *MLK, Presidents Day wknds only; include Fri., Sat., Sun. nights

Snoqualmie

Capacity 77 acres, event dependent

50 mi. one way from Seattle Group Rates

Free off-road parking in lot nearby when property road closed by snow

Friends and group rates are available. Contact Mary Lynch, [email protected], 425-434-6177, for scheduling group events. For members and guests, check the monthly calendar in the Go Guide, the website at www.snoqualmiecampus.org or contact Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com) reservations.

Stevens
Capacity 55 Adult member Adult guest Child member (-14 yoa) Child guest (-14 yoa) Meals included No charge for day use

75 mi. one way from Seattle Friday night 15 22 8 15 Sat. bkfst

Children under 5 not allowed; Lodge open Friday eve through Sunday afternoon Saturday 30 43 17 20 Dnr & Sun. bkfst Weekend* 45 65 25 35 *2 nights; lunches excluded Extended openings (Extended with Sat. rates)

Note: Check the “Lodge Going” news in the Go Guide for special rates and packages offered throughout the year by individual lodges.

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Join the Northwest’s premier OUTDOOR RECREATION organization—The Mountaineers. Whether your interests run pioneered wilderness exploration in the Northwest and beyond.

About The Mountaineers

to leisurely hiking or alpine mountaineering, The Mountaineers can take you there. Since 1906, The Mountaineers has

Mountaineers activities include HIKING, CLIMBING, ALPINE SCRAMBLING, BIKING, SAILING, KAYAKING, ALL SNOWSHOEING, NATURE STUDY, BACKPACKING, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, ALL KINDS OF DANCING, AND PHOTOGRAPHY. TYPES OF SKIING (BACKCOUNTRY, TELEMARK, DOWNHILL, SKI MOUNTAINEERING, SNOWBOARDING),

To get you started, we offer CLASSES in many of these sports and activities. Every month, hundreds of outdoor activities are offered for Mountaineers members—from easy day hikes to trips to Tibet! Most of the local outdoor trips are free to Mountaineers. There are also recreational and SOCIAL ACTIVITIES for singles, seniors, youth and families. Four LODGES offer our members overnight stays near Mt. Baker, Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass and Stampede Pass.

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Join The Mountaineers and you also become a member of one of the largest advocates for WILDERNESS CONSERVATION in the Northwest, with opportunities to participate in activism and stewardship projects.

Get on board now for YEAR-ROUND FUN!
■ Hundreds of free or low-cost activities each month: everything from hikes to rock climbing to bike rides to films (climbing, scrambling, kayaking, navigation, wilderness travel, first aid, photography & more!)

■ Low-cost courses in outdoor skills

■ Discounts in our bookstore ■ Use of The Mountaineers Library ■ Participation in conservation activism and stewardship programs
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
ONE MEMBER PER CARD (206) 521-6000 Phone First City Home Telephone Employer ❑ Bellingham ❑ Everett ❑ Kitsap ❑ Olympia Check one E-mail Address

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Middle State Zip ❑ Previous Member Member No. (if known) ❑ Seattle ❑ Foothills ❑ Tacoma Dues Total $108 $165

Mailing Address (Street+Apt. or P.O. Box)

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+ $73 + $130 + + $48 $36

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$68 $56

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Important! Complete and sign both sides of this card

Your membership cannot be activated until you have signed the Release and Indemnity Agreement.

I, (print name) hereby state that I wish to participate in courses and/or activities offered by The Mountaineers, a non-profit corporation. I recognize any outdoors activity may involve certain dangers, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in mountainous terrain, accidents or illness in remote places, force of nature, and the actions of participants and other persons. I further understand and agree that without some program providing protection of its assets and its leaders, The Mountaineers would not be able to offer its courses and activities. In consideration of and as part payment for the right to participate in the activities offered by The Mountaineers, I agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY The Mountaineers and its members from any and all liability, claims and causes of action arising out of or in any way connected with my participation, or the participation of any minor that I am signing on behalf of, in any activities offered by The Mountaineers. I personally assume all risks in connection with these activities. If I am signing on behalf of a minor, I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY The Mountaineers and its members from all liability, claims and causes of action which the minor may have arising from the minor’s participation in activities. The terms of this agreement shall serve as a release and indemnity agreement for my heirs, personal representative, and for all members of my family, including any minors. (Parents or legal guardians must sign for all persons under eighteen (18) years of age.) I have read this release and indemnity agreement and have fully informed myself of its contents before I have signed it.
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➔Signature of Parent or Guardian If Participant Is Under 18 Years Of Age

Please submit a separate, signed Release and Indemnity Agreement for each member joining, including all children. This form may be photocopied, or you may obtain additional membership forms at: http://www.mountaineers.org/join or by calling Member Services at (206) 521-6001.

Optional: ❑ NO ROSTER LISTING - The Mountaineers publishes a roster of member names, addresses and phone numbers. It is distributed within the club only, and mainly used by volunteers. Check here if you DO NOT wish to be listed. ❑ ANONYMOUS DONOR - Members who make a contribution may be included in donor lists published in The Mountaineer. Check here only if you have made a contribution and DO NOT wish to be listed. ❑ NO OUTSIDE MAILINGS - The club very rarely loans its mailing list to other nonprofit organizations with common interests in outdoor recreation or conservation. (We do not sell the list.) Check here if you do NOT wish to be included in such mailings.

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Registration: www.mountaineers.org; 206-521-6001 or 800-573-8484

Sending you on your way
There are seven branches offering Mountaineers activities: Bellingham, Everett, Kitsap, Olympia, Seattle, Foothills and Tacoma. All members may sign up for any activity in any branch, subject to prerequisites and qualifications as stipulated by the particular activity. The following information pertains to all club outings and activities, no matter the branch. Refer to particular activity preambles in this Go Guide for trip ratings, classifications and special equipment or skill prerequisites. Trip and course registration can be accomplished online except where noted. Participation: The Mountaineers recommends you sign up for a trip online
in most cases. By selecting “Activity Search” from the main page of our website, you will be taken to a search page where you can find a trip on the basis of date, destination, event name, branch, leader or type of activity. All the details will then appear: when registration starts and ends; a brief description of the trip or event, leader contact data and space availability. If you do not have access to the internet, you can sign up for an activity by calling The Mountaineers Program Center during the registration period indicated in the Go Guide listing of the event. You will notice in the Go Guide and online that some events require you to only contact the leader to sign up. Unless otherwise noted in the event listing, DO NOT CALL LEADERS AFTER 9 P.M. If you have any questions not answered in the event listing online or in the Go Guide, please call the leader of that event. Some trips include prerequisites: Those trips which involve some technical skills (e.g., climbing, scrambling, skiing, kayaking, sailing), require that participants either graduate from the relevant courses or obtain the status of equivalent from the particular activity (contacts are listed under the activity heading). Children: Family Activities and other family events require that a parent or guardian accompany all children during the entirety of the event. Like all members, children must have a waiver on file with The Mountaineers Program Center. (Children under 14 are automatically included in their parent’s membership.) Keep in mind the child’s ability and interests when registering for an activity. If you need to take a break or leave due to issues with the child, always notify the trip leader. Children may not be dropped off alone for an event or trip. Adults are responsible for bringing all food, beverages, weather-appropriate clothing and Ten Essentials for their family members. The event leader may decide to leave without you if you are more than 15 minutes late. Preparation: Most Mountaineers trips over land require that you carry the Ten Essentials (see below) and avoid the use of cotton for clothing. Leaders can opt to leave hikers at the trailhead who are clad in cotton or boots that don’t pass hiking muster (i.e., those without lug soles and as a rule of thumb, bend so that toe and tongue touch). The safety of the entire group and their objective to reach the destination preclude inclusion of ill-equipped backcountry travelers no matter the season. Defer to the leader for any other gear requirements. The Mountaineers maintains a maximum participation level of 12 and a minimum of 3; refer to the particular trip listing for maximum numbers less than 12. Dogs are only allowed on hikes so designated. Carpools: Volunteer carpooling is always encouraged by The Mountaineers, even though it is not coordinated by the Program Center. Individuals may volunteer as a driver or contact a driver to request a ride when registering online for the particular trip (check after 1 p.m. on the Friday before the trip). Each passenger is required to pay the driver 12 cents per mile and contribute equally to any money spent by the driver on passes required for that trip. Carpools are not an undertaking of The Mountaineers. Drivers and passengers participate voluntarily. The Mountaineers makes no claim as to the worthiness of vehicles, ability of drivers or appropriateness of passengers. No liability will result to The Mountaineers from voluntary carpooling. Drivers must carry the required state minimum of insurance. The wait list: If you find an event is full, you can opt to be put on a wait list but for only one event (no double-booking). The onus falls completely on the wait-listed from this point. Check online or call the Program Center to monitor your status before carpools have been established and before the close of registration for that event. If you become registered for that event after being on the wait list and do not show up for the event, you will be regarded as a ‘no-show’ and still be subject to any fees relative to the event. It is paramount that you contact the club online or via phone prior to the trip if you become registered for an event and cannot attend (see “Rules of Cancellation” below). Cancellations: If you need to be removed as a participant in an event or from a wait list, you must request removal before registration ends for that event. This may be done through your online profile page of the club’s website or by calling the Program Center during business hours (see hours on back page of this Go Guide). If you cannot do this, it remains essential that you at least call the leader of the event, and the driver if you were to carpool, to notify them that you will not attend. Otherwise you become a ‘no-show’ and are subject to the revocation of some if not all club privileges while still obligated to pay all fees such as your mileage share for carpooling. All course cancellations or fee-based event cancellations must be arranged through the Program Center or the course administrator when stipulated and are subject to a cancellation fee. Non-members welcome: The Mountaineers welcomes its friends in the community to sample our club by registering as a guest for a trip or event. Guests may do this up to twice a year only if a signed Release and Indemnity Agreement (waiver) is submitted to the Program Center or online prior to registering for the event. (The waiver can be found on our website or by calling the Program Center at the numbers in the upper right corner of this page.) terrain. The ratings assume optimal conditions. Bad weather, getting off route or very soft snow, for example, can make a trip more difficult than its normal rating. Climbs: C = Conditioner; A = Alpine; G = Glacier; R = Rock. Scrambles: (These are non-technical, off-trail trips to a summit, often on snow and/or rock.) Ratings for scrambles consist of a letter, followed by two digits. C = Conditioner; R = rock scramble; S = snow scramble; SR = snow and/or rock; O = other—not enough rock or snow to count as R or S. Difficulty (first digit) is rated from 1 (easiest) to 5 (toughest). The second digit = technical difficulty, rated from 1 (least technical, least exposed) to 5 (most technical and most exposed). Hikes: E = Easy (up to 8 mi. RT, up to 1200’ elevation gain). M = Moderate (up to 12 mi., 1200’-2500’ gain). S = Strenuous (up to 14 mi., 2500’-3500’ gain). VS = Very Strenuous (over 14 mi. and/or more than 3500’ gain). MR: 50 Hikes in Mt. Rainier National Park NC: 100 Hikes in the North Cascades National Park Region GP: 100 Hikes in the Glacier Peak Region AL: 100 Hikes in the Alpine Lakes IN: 100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest CW: 55 Hikes in Central Washington SCO: 100 Hikes in the South Cascades & Olympics SCW: Seattle City Walks OM: Olympic Mountains Trail Guide BHWC: Best Hikes With Children CAG 1 (2 or 3): Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (2 or 3) TC: Teanaway Country, EC: Entiat Country HSC: Hiking Snohomish County HWC: Hiking Whatcom County HMSG: Hiking the Mountains to Sound Greenway GTTM: Guide to Trails of Tiger Mountain GTCM: Guide to Trails of Cougar Mountain BSHS: Best Short Hikes in the South Cascades BSHN: Best Short Hikes in the North Cascades WWH: Winter Walks & Hikes WHB: Walks and Hikes on Beaches of Puget Sound WWA: Exploring Washington Wild Areas SRW: Snowshoe Routes Washington XCST1: Cross Country Ski Tours — North Cascades XCST2: Cross Country Ski Tours — South Cascades & Olympics NP-National Park (NPF = fee) NWFP-NW Forest Pass P&R-Park & Ride Rd-Road RS-Ranger Station RT-Round Trip SP-State Park (SPF = fee) SR-State Route TH-Trailhead USGS-US Geo. Survey 4. Illumination 5. First-aid supplies 6. Fire 7. Repair kit and tools 8. Nutrition (extra food) 9. Hydration (extra water) 10. Emergency shelter

Sea Kayak Essentials

additional to Ten Essentials on all sea kayak trips

Trail Guides (most recent edition)

1. Flotation each end of kayak 2. PFD (USCG approved) 3. Paddle 4. Paddle tether 5. Spray skirt 6. Bilge pump with flotation 7. Self-rescue paddle float 8. Whistle or air horn 9. 50 ft. floating tow rope 10. Waterproof flashlight or chemical lightstick 11. Repair kit (duct tape) 12. Extra clothing in waterproof bag The following items are recommended for all trips and may be required for some: 13. Spare paddle 14. Rescue sling 15. Flares 16. Chart in waterproof case 17. Waterproof wristwatch 18. Wetsuit or dry-suit 19. Waterproof jacket 20. Hat with visor 21. Pogies or gloves 22. Neck strap for glasses 23. Sunscreen (water resistant with SPF 25 or higher)

Sailing Essentials

additional to Ten Essentials on all sails

Abbreviations

CG-Campground E, W, N, S-East, etc. FS-Forest Service GT-Green Trails HS-High School Hwy-Highway I-Interstate (eg. I-5) Jct-Junction Mi.-Miles MRNP-Mt. Rainier

Ten Essential Systems
1. Navigation 2. Sun Protection 3. Insulation

required on all Mountaineers trips over land

Use a soft duffel bag that does not scratch woodwork for easy stowing of your essentials. 1. Non-skid deck shoes (or sea boots) with non-marking soles 2. Heavy-duty gloves (preferably leather) for line handling (exposed fingertips okay) 3. Warm clothing head to foot (Note: The ambient temperature on the water is usually lower than on land) 4. Foul-weather gear 5. Sunglasses 6. Sunscreen 7. Knife on lanyard 8. Whistle on a lanyard 9. Food and drink 10. Flashlight 11. Clothing for sun protection, head to toe The following items are useful but not required: 1. Personal flotation device (life jacket). Skippers carry basic life jackets on board 2. Safety harness and pendant with waterproof flares and/or strobe

Anatomy of a trip listing
Date, day, destination ➔ Meeting time ➔ and place Difficulty (M=moderate; S=strenuous; E=easy) ➔ Required map ➔ Length of hike, elevation gain ➔



Trip ratings

First and last dates to register

Rating systems are based on mileage, elevation gain and difficulty of the

Abbreviated guide title (see Trail Guides above)



Drive time from branch’s major city (approx.)



Leader’s name, contact info

Going to the source
Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.mountaineers.org Ph: 206-521-6000 Fax: 206-523-6763 Accident/Emergency Report 206-521-6030

Mountaineers Purposes: Founded in 1906 to enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest; to explore and study the mountains, forests and other water courses of the Northwest and beyond; to preserve by example, teaching and encouragement of protective legislation for our special places; add value to our members and our community by providing youth and adult outdoor education opportunities. Want to learn more about The Mountaineers? Attend one of our information meetings (see individual branch sections for details).

Officers of The Mountaineers

Signing up for activities

206-521-6001 or 1-800-573-8484 (OR LEADER’S NO. IN TRIP LISTING) Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed 3-4 p.m. Wed.) Phones: Voice messages only from 12:30-1:30 p.m. M,Tu,Th, F, and 3-4 p.m. Wed.

President Tab Wilkins President Elect Mona West V.P. Recreational Properties Dave Claar Vice President Publishing Don Heck Past President Eric Linxweiler Treasurer Gavin Woody Secretary Lorna Corrigan

Rivers Fran Troje State Parks Fran Troje Water Norm Winn

Recreational Resources Division

Trustees

Chair Tom O’Keefe Recreational Access Ed Henderson, Fran Troje Outdoor Ethics Stephen Summers Trail Maintenance Annik Wolfe

Facilities

Bookstore: M,Tu,Th,F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. but closed 3-4 p.m. Library: (Check hours on website and member services before visiting) Business offices: M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Room Reservations: Shauna Broady, 206-521-6005

Kirk Alm, Richard Draves, John Flanagan (Olympia), Dale Flynn, Steve Glenn (Bellingham), Gerry Haugen (Foothills), Ed Henderson, Lynn Hyde, Jimmy James (Kitsap), John Ohlson, Mark Scheffer, Tom Shimko (Tacoma), Mike Maude (Seattle), Dave Shema, Rob Simonsen (Everett), Matt Sullivan, Mona West

Advisory/Special Committees
Archives Karyl Winn Bylaws/Policies Don Schaechtel Finance Jordan Roderick History Lowell Skoog Library Dennis Sampson Risk Management Vacant Membership Ken Hahn Safety Dan Lauren

Property Division

Business phones

General 206-521-6000 Executive Director Martinique Grigg, 206-521-6009 Accounting Eileen Allen, 206-521-6008 Bookstore Jeff Bowman, 206-521-6002 Controller Blair Cossey, 206-521-6007 Marketing/Outreach Richard Barringer, 206-521-6010 Member Services 206-521-6001 Public Policy Leesa Wright, 206-521-6012 Publications Brad Stracener, 206-521-6013

V.P. Recreational Properties Dave Claar Meany Lodge Chuck Welter Mt. Baker Lodge Dale Kisker, Becky Morgan Players/Kitsap Coordinator Jamie Gordon Snoqualmie Campus Mary Lynch Stevens Lodge Greg Krisinger

The Mountaineers Books

Conservation Division

1001 SW Klickitat Way, Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98134 Books Governance Board Chair Don Heck Publisher Helen Cherullo Website www.mountaineersbooks.org

Chair John Edwards Pollution Rodger Herbst Fish & Wildlife Dyche Kinder Forest Watch Harry Romberg Marine & Shorelines Fran Troje Mountains to Sound Judi Maxwell NW Energy Coalition Rep. Ed Henderson NW Environmt’l Issues Course Terri Cloonan

The Mountaineers Foundation

President Scott Eby Vice President Jamie Gordon Secretary Marcia Hanson Treasurer Jerry Scott Website: www.mountaineersfoundation.org Address: P. O. Box 25590, Seattle, WA 98165—an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization

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Sept. 9, Sat. - Shannon Ridge (M) (USGS Mt. Shuksan) 6 mi., 2,200’ gain. Meet 9 a.m. at jct. of SR-20 and Baker Lake Rd. 2 hrs. Martin Mountaineer, 206-555-1212 (s8/30-9/7) NC

Go to the marketplace
Nordic Track Ski Machine. Excellent condition. $55. 253-8628489. A Sustainable Building Firm, Madison Master Builders has been building artful innovative homes for over 25 years. General contracting, design and design/build services provided for the greater Seattle area. Please check out our website at www.madisonmbi.com or contact us at 425-222-6000. License #MADISMB011OR. Women’s Adventure to Wellness. A weekend of sampling bellydancing, Zumba©, hiking, massage, Iyengar based Hatha Yoga, eating for strength and other classes for your wellness: www. meanylodge.org/summer/women_weekend.html. Furnished room for rent: Roslyn, WA. $50 a night. 206-3490559. House for sale: Roslyn, completely remodeled, $169,000. 206-349-0559. Three Volcanoes Cabin For Rent: Beautiful off-the-grid cabin in 40 acres of mixed forested timberlands, adjacent to Gifford Pinchot. Great access to hiking at Adams, St. Helens and Rainier. See threevolcanoes.com or call Dixie at 360-943-2734. 5% discount for Mountaineers! SummitClimb.com and SummitTrek.com—low prices, good trips. Call 360-570-0715 or e-mail Daniel Mazur@summittrekcom. Mountaineers: throw exercise out the window. Come join a Zumba© class at the Women’s Adventure to Wellness. Details at www.meanylodge.org/summer/women_weekend.html.

Classified advertising rates

Classified ads are 40 cents per word for Mountaineers members; 60 cents per word for commercial ads placed by members; 80 cents per word for non-members. Ads must be received with payment by the fifth of the month prior to the month of publication (i.e., Jan. 5 for the February issue). Please send ads and payment to: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115.

Go volunteer
Kitsap Forest Theater needs your help! The Mountaineers Players perform at Kitsap Forest Theater every spring and summer. We need help with ushering and parking during shows (and you get to see a fabulous show for free!). Out summer show (“Godspell”) runs the first four weekends of August. See page 2 of the Go Guide for more information. If you would like to volunteer with a fun group of people who enjoy producing quality musical theater in a beautiful forest environment, contact us at [email protected] or 206-542-7815. Visit www.ForestTheater.com for more information. Cooks are also needed in July and August for the cast and crew of “Godspell.” Use our brand-new, restaurant-quality range! If you’ve never cooked for large numbers of people, this would be a great place to start, as there will be a small cast and crew. Call 206-542-7815 if you are interested. Kitchen manager Diane Glenn will help you plan a menu and teach you the ropes! Family Activities Volunteers: Help kids and their parents explore the alpine wilderness while learning safety, stewardship, and skills in the process. If you are currently on the leader list for the photography, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, navigation, naturalist, climbing, or

Gone for the weekend
Backpacks 7/3 Enchanted Valley (SEA) 7/3 Heather Tr./Blackwall Pk, B.C. (SEA) 7/15 Hoh R.-Third Beach (SEA) 7/16 White Pass-Chinook Pass (SEA) 7/17 Trapper Ck Wilderness (OLY) 7/24 Cape Alava (EVT) 7/24 Cedar R. Bike Tr. (TAC) Bicycling Climbing 7/3 Glacier Pk (SEA) 7/3 Ingalls Pk (SEA) 7/3 Kangaroo Temple (SEA) 7/3 Little Tahoma (SEA) 2010 7/3 Mt. Baker (SEA) g 7/3 Bonanza Pk (SEA) Sprin 7/4 Kangaroo Temple (SEA) 7/10 Kangaroo Temple (SEA) 7/10 Silver Tip Pk (SEA) 7/10 - Forbidden Pk (EVT) 7/10 Sahale Pk (OLY) 7/10 Mt. Fury (SEA) 7/10 Mt. Walkinshaw (TAC)
June May 30, 31 5, 6 12, 2:00 13 19, 2 0 pm

scrambling committees and have an interest in working informally with families (children aged 3-14 and their parents or guardians), contact Courtenay Schurman about opportunities to share your expertise on small group outings (12 and under) with a qualified Family Activities leader to organize details. A great way to share your enthusiasm in low-key outings and grow young Mountaineers members from the bottom up! E-mail [email protected] to learn more and join in the fun this spring and summer. Wilderness Volunteers: Help The Mountaineers work towards wilderness area protections. Contact Harry Romberg, Forest Watch co-chair, at 206-365-9302. Conservation Volunteers: Help The Mountaineers fulfill its mission to protect the natural areas of the Northwest by volunteering with the club’s Conservation Division or the Forest Watch Committee. No experience required, just an abiding interest in maintaining or promoting a healthy Northwest environment. For more details, call 206-521-6012, or send an e-mail to conservation@ mountaineers.org. Help kids by helping HARK: Hikes and Active Recreation for Kids

(HARK) is a Kitsap Branch effort which provides kids who wouldn't otherwise have a chance to enjoy the outdoors an opportunity to do so. HARK needs volunteers for various duties (see respective branch sections of the Go Guide). Donations to HARK are always welcome. Make checks out to: HARK, The Mountaineers Foundation, P. O. Box 25590, Seattle WA 98165. Volunteer proofreaders wanted: Do you have an eye for misspellings, typos or errant grammar? We could use your expertise for The Mountaineer, the monthly membership publication for The Mountaineers. If interested, contact the editor, Brad Stracener, 206-521-6013, [email protected]. Knock out knapweed on Amabilis Mtn.– Snow has melted and knapweed is no longer napping. Volunteers are needed to help with remove the invasive plant from roads and trails at Amabilis Mtn. For details and directions contact Mountaineers member Frank Harris, 206-789-2965 (hm), 206-423-2848 (cell), [email protected], to participate and arrange carpooling. He will be on site each Wednesday through Aug. 25; additionally, July 15-18 and Aug. 5-8. More dates are expected later.

Use this handy guide to target a weekend day that is begging you to get outdoors (see appropriate listing elsewhere for details).
7/11 The Incisor (TAC) 7/17 Snowfield Pk (EVT) 7/17 Eldorado Pk (SEA) 7/17 Mt. Torment (SEA) 7/17 Phantom Pk (SEA) 7/17 Mt. Rainier (TAC) 7/18 Mt. Rainier (SEA) 7/18 Liberty Bell (SEA) 7/24 Mt. Rainier (SEA) 7/24 Sahale Pk (SEA) 7/24 S. Early Winter Spire (SEA) 7/24 Mt. Stuart (SEA) 7/24 Little Tahoma (TAC) 7/25 Kangaroo Temple (SEA) 7/31 Mt. Cruiser, SW Corner (EVT) 7/31 Mt. Triumph (SEA) 7/31 Mt. Baker (SEA) 7/31 Prusik Pk (SEA) 7/31 S. Early Winter Spire (TAC) 7/3 Mt Jupiter, cndnr (KIT) 7/3 W. Cady Rdg (FH) 7/3 Fifes Rdg (SEA) 7/3 Sourdough Mtn (SEA) 7/3 Little Ranger Pk, Sgls (SEA) 7/3 Blanca Lk, UTHRs (SEA) 7/4 Windy Pass (SEA) 7/4 Fourth of July Lp (EVT) 7/10 Tatoosh Range (OLY) 7/10 Gothic Basin (SEA) 7/10 Harry’s Rdg (SEA) 7/10 Palisades Lks (SEA) 7/10 Sourdough Gap (SEA) 7/10 Alki Beach, Ntlst (SEA) 7/10 Miller Pk, Sgls (SEA) 7/10 Paul Pk (TAC) 7/11 Berkeley Park (SEA) 7/11 Van Trump Park (SEA) 7/11 High Rock (OLY) 7/17 Iron Goat Tr., Ntlst (SEA) 7/17 Marmot Pass, Ntlst (SEA) 7/17 7/177/177/177Grand Rdg (KIT) 7/17 Crystal Mtn-Pyramid Pk (FH) 7/17 Rock Mtn (FH) 7/17 Duckabush R. (OLY) 7/17 Iron Pk (SEA) 7/17 Miller Pk (SEA) 7/17 Sourdough Rdg (SEA) 7/17 Scatter Ck Pass, Sgls (SEA) 7/17 Rachel Lk, UTHRs (SEA) 7/17 Crystal Lks (TAC) 7/18 Melakwa Lk, Sgls (SEA) 7/18 Glacier Basin (SEA) 7/18 Marmot Pass (OLY) 7/18 Pyramid Pk- Green Pass (FH) 7/18 Ipsut Pass/Mowich Lk/Spray Park (FH) 7/18 Royal Basin (KIT) 7/24 Pyramid Pk- Green Pass (FH) 7/24 Polallie Rdg-Tired Ck (OLY) 7/24 Klahhane Rdg (SEA) 7/24 Lk Janus (SEA) 7/24 Second Burroughs (SEA) 7/24 Summerland/Panhandle, Ntlst (SEA) 7/25 Mildred Lks, Sgls (SEA) 7/25 Grand Park (SEA) 7/25 Indian Henry’s (SEA) 7/25 Rachel Lk (SEA) 7/25 Chinook Pass- Crystal Mtn (FH) 7/31 Grasshopper Pass (EVT) 7/31 Mt. David (EVT) 7/31 Welcome Pass (BELL) 7/31 Anderson Lk (OLY) 7/31 Skyscraper Pass (SEA) 7/31 Tolmie Pk (SEA) 7/31 Summerland, Sgls (SEA) 7/31 Marmot Pass, UTHRs (SEA) Sails 7/11 Shilshole (SEA) 7/17 Shilshole (SEA) 7/17 Shilshole (SEA) 7/17 Elliott Bay (SEA) 7/18 Shilshole (SEA) 7/24 Elliott Bay (SEA) 7/25 Shilshole (SEA) 7/3 Worthington (TAC) 7/3 Martin Pk (SEA) 7/3 Adams/S. Spur (SEA) 7/3 Maude, Seven Fingered Jack (SEA) 7/10 Hibox (SEA) 7/10 Foss Pk/Unicorn Ck (OLY) 7/17 Mt. Henderson (TAC) 7/17 Labyrinth Mtn (EVT) 7/17 Mt Watson (EVT) 7/18 Fay, Hessong & Pleasant (SEA) 7/24 Observation Rock (SEA) 7/31 Kaleetan (OLY) 7/31 Longfellow (SEA) 7/10 Hammersley Flush (OLY) 7/10 Deception Pass (TAC) 7/17 Cooper Pt. to Arcadia Pt. (OLY) 7/17 Case Inlet (TAC) 7/17 Lisabuela (TAC) 7/24 Fox Is. (OLY) 7/25 Hartstene Is. (OLY) 7/31 Eld Inlet (OLY) 7/31 Crescent/Freshwater Bay (TAC)

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KITSAP FOREST THEATER

Scrambles

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Sea Kayaking

Music and new Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

Escape to the Kitsap Forest Theater, located a short drive from the Bremerton ferry. Enjoy a great day trip with friends and family! Picnic under the firs before you stroll down the forested trail to our unique and magical theater! Call today for tickets: 800-573-8484.

Tickets available at www. ForestTheater.com

Shows presented by The Mountaineers Players

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