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About The Everett Mountaineers

The Everett Mountaineers is a branch of The Mountaineers, the premier outdoor recreation club in the Pacific Northwest.. Our volunteers offer many activities and quality courses, usually in smaller groups than the Seattle branch. (Learn about The Mountaineers). Our branch is known for its more than 100 years of camaraderie and passion for the outdoors. And we have a great history of stewardship, particularly lookout maintenance and trail work.

The Everett Branch meets at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (except July, August & December) in the Snohomish County East Admin Building (Drewell), 3000 Rockefeller Ave (Oakes and Pacific) in downtown Everett. The entrance is at the north end of the building.

Announcements

Awards Banquet, Sat, Nov 1, 5pm: guest speaker Craig Romano

Medallion Hotel, Smokey Point.
5pm: No-host social.
6pm: Program.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, $34. Dinner registration closes Oct. 24th. No sales at the door. No-host social begins at 5pm and program begins at 6pm.

Craig Romano

Drawing from his book, Backpacking Washington (Mountaineers Books), Romano will be spotlighting spectacular backpacking destinations from the wild Olympic Coast to the sun kissed canyons of the Blue Mountains. Backpacking Washington includes 70 trips from throughout the state ranging from 14 to 46 miles--making them perfect for weekend and weeklong adventures. Craig spent two years and hiked over 1,500 miles enduring snow, heat, forest fires, and floods researching this book. He will be offering specially-priced signed copies of his books.

About Craig Romano: Craig went on his first backpacking adventure sometime back in the 1970s. It was with the Boy Scouts in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. And even though he schlepped an inordinate amount of weight using inadequate equipment, he was hooked. Since those nascent days he has backpacked in various parks and forests from Quebec to Chile including becoming an end-to-ender on Vermont's Long Trail. A resident of Washington since 1989, Craig's first backpacking trip in his new home was Olympic National Park's High Divide. Since then, he has hiked and backpacked all over his adopted state logging over 16,000 miles from the wild misty Olympic Coast to the grizzly roaming Selkirk Mountains. Aside from hiking, Craig is an avid runner, an occasional cyclist and paddler and a dedicated conservationist. A full time writer, he has written for over a dozen publications, including: Adventures NW, AMC Outdoors, Backpacker, CityDog, Northwest Runner, Outdoors NW, and Seattle Met. Author and co-author of 12 books, including the newly released Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands; Craig is currently working with Aaron Theisen on Day Hiking Mount St Helens (Mountaineers Books). His Columbia Highlands, Exploring Washington's Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington's cultural heritage. Craig holds several degrees; an AA in Forestry, a BA in history, and a Masters in Education. He lives with his wife Heather and cats Giuseppe and Scruffy Gray in Skagit County where he enjoys watching swans and snow geese fly overhead when he's not hiking.


Outdoor Youth Connections
Outdoor Youth Connections, a regional non-profit with strong ties to the Everett Mountaineer community, is hosting a fundraiser in conjuction with this event. We are dedicated to connecting kids with opportunities for exploring, studying, conserving, and enjoying the natural outdoors.

Winter Course Night, Wed, Nov 5th, 7pm

Come learn about x-country skiing, snoeshowing, and all the excellent classes the branch offers. Bring a friend, family member or co-worker to learn what the Mountaineers do!

Snohomish County East Administration Building (Robert J. Drewel Building), 1st floor Public Hearing Room, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue (corner of Pacific & Oakes) in downtown Everett. Use the open door at the north end of the building (across from the coffee shop). You can park in the streets south or north of the building.

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Awards

The branch has these awards given every year at the annual awards banquet.

  1. Branch-wide: Larry Ingalls Memorial Distinguished Service Award
  2. Climbing: Ken Nelson Memorial Climbing Award
  3. Nordic Skiing Nordic Ski Program Service Award

History of Everett Branch

The Mountaineers started in 1907, and Everett had the first official branch in 1911. One of the first ascents of the branch was Whitehorse Mountain in 1913.

More information is on our History Page.

Branch documents and committee information

Chair: chair@EverettMountaineers.org
The Everett Mountaineers, P.O. Box 1848, Everett, WA 98206
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