The February meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 14 at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. The meeting will feature a presentation by Nate Bender, a Missoula trail runner, about his 2018 project to climb all of Montana’s 12000 foot peaks in 4 days. For more information about Nate’s amazing feat see https://fastestknowntime.com/route/montana-12ers-mt
The January meeting will be held on January 10 at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. Ken and Patrice will be giving a presentation on their latest desert adventure in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
The days are getting short, the mountains are getting white, and it’s time for the first club meeting of the year. The November meeting will be held on November 8 at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. Jesse Crocker give a slideshow and tell stories about the 2018 Tour Divide bike race, a 2700 self supported mountain bike race down the continental divide.
The February meeting will be held on February 8 at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. Mel Holloway will show slides from two separate trips he and Mary Alice made to Scotland in 2017. They visited Orkney to see Skara Brae and other Neolithic sites, the Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle overlooking Loch Ness, the northern coast, Glen Core, the northern coast, Glen Core, the Glenfinnan Memorial, and Aarvrech Castle to mention a few points.
The January meeting will be held on January 11 at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. The Bitterroot Land Trust presents our program this month with a showing of “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation.” If you love Montana and appreciate its wide, open spaces and beauty, you won’t want to miss this phenomenal film. The film is a stunning and inspiring 21-minute story about the value of conservation easements to Montana’s landscape, economy, and way of life. Several significant scenes are in the Bitterroot. The film will be followed by a short presentation by the Bitterroot Land Trust.
The December meeting will be held on December 14, this is our annual Potluck meeting, so bring a dish to share! Potluck starts at 6 and the meeting starts at 7. Everyone welcome. Kate Davis Educator, Photographer, Author, Artist, Speaker and founder of Raptors of the Rockies will be presenting. Presentation includes live birds!
It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting colder, snow is starting to show up on the mountains, and it’s time for the first meeting of the season. The meeting will be on November 9, at 7pm, at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton, MT. Speaker to be announced soon.
Of course with our valleys full of smoke it’s hard to think too much about skiing, but rest assured the snow will come. We have been checking out the trails at Chief Joseph lately and there is some trail work and maintenance to be done before the season. Bill Sweet is taking charge of this project and is planning a trail work and maintenance day for September 23, 2017. We will be removing some downed trees, and also taking down some trees that obstruct the grooming. We could use at least 3 “sawyers” and several more volunteers to move the cut logs and branches out of the way. We also need to do some work on the emergency caches, as their support structures are starting to fail. Bill will be working on that in the next couple weeks, but we might have to wrap up that work on the 9th as well. In addition, we’re looking at upgrading the ski rack at the cabin to make it higher – to accommodate skis even as the snow piles up. So, we have quite a few projects penciled in for the 23rd. Please let us know if you can make it and we will discuss timing and potential carpooling.