THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS
Come Explore with Us.
Who are we?
The Rocky Mountaineers is a non-profit outdoor club based in Missoula, Montana that offers adventure opportunities and promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to thrive in the mountain environment. Founded in 1960, the club provides monthly presentations for inspiration, “round table” discussions for knowledge sharing, technical skills clinics, and a full calendar of trips led by qualified leaders.
We are well on the way to becoming 501(c)(3) organization which means that donations (other than for a specific purpose) are tax deductible.
Fall Welcome Back
Join us at Imagine Nation (6:00 PM) as we “Welcome Back” everyone from a summer of adventures! Both members and non-members (prospective members!!) are welcome to attend. This will be an informal gathering: we will chat about what the club has planned for the fall and winter months, show a few pics of some summer trips and then present our Annual Achievement Awards. Oh, and drink a few beers (if you are so inclined)! (you are welcome to bring food to this as well). Look forward to seeing you there! This event will be out on their riverside patio under the big tent. Hope to see you there!
Starting next with our welcome back party, we will have monthly presentations tentatively on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. The location is still to be determined.
Thursday, Sept. 9: TRM quarterly business meeting 6 pm at the Big Sky. meeting room. All club members are welcome to attend.
Hoary Marmot citizen science project
Alden Wright will be leading a citizen science project to determine the location of hoary marmots in western Montana in conjunction with the University of Montana Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum. Hoary marmots are alpine marmots that live in a number of the mountain ranges of the northern rocky mountains. This is a continuation of the research of Philip L. Wright, Alden’s father, of the 1950s through the 1980s. We will organize trips to specific locations to check for hoary marmots—these trips can be combined with other outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, camping, or fishing. Angela Hornsby, curator of the museum, has created the following website describing the project: http://hs.umt.edu/umzm/marmots.php. The website includes locations that need to be visited. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in or leading such a trip.
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