Ever since seeing the GR20 listed as one of the "classic walks of the world", long-term Mazamas climb leader Donna Vandall was intrigued by the idea, and this high-elevation trail along the spine of Corsica never left the back of her mind. Then it showed up on the list of Mazamas Outings for 2014. Knowing that she could share this scenic and challenging journey with like-minded adventurers, Donna immediately signed up with her partner.
Returning from a trip this year to Chamonix and Provence, trip leader Eugene Lewins can't wait to get back out there in 2014 with Donna and other Mazamas to continue bringing together outdoor adventure and cultural immersion.
If you are interested in the handful of slots still open, check out the detailed itinerary here, and then head to the Mazamas outing web site here to apply.
For a full description of the course and registration materials, please follow this link.
Lecture: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mazama Mountaineering Center
Field Session: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 on Mt. Hood (with an optional, informal night photography meetup at 9 p.m.)
Taught by: Andrew Holman
Cost: $41 members, $52 non members
For details and to register, please follow this link.
We're already in the planning stage for the 2013 Annual. We would love to hear about your adventures this winter, spring, summer and fall, especially any climbing-related stories you would like to share with fellow Mazamas.
We will help you edit any submissions you make. Please submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd also like to encourage you to submit high-resolution photos of climbing, hiking or backpacking, even if they are not attached to an article. We would like to print a number of stand-alone photos from members in upcoming Annuals and we especially need vertically-oriented (portrait mode) pictures. Photos must be 300 dpi. Please give your photographs a descriptive file name and submit with a photo caption and credit. You can submit your photos to the email address above.
- All reports are due Oct. 15: committee, outings (except fall), administrative
- Feature articles are due Nov. 15
- Photos are due Nov. 15
- Climbs and hikes (spreadsheets) are due by Dec. 15
Mazama Publications Committee.
|Road to Cloud Cap|
A section of Lolo Pass Road (RD18) will be closed until 9/2 for repair damage done from the 2011 flood. You can take a detour on RD 1828 (Muddy Fork Road).
Cloud Cap Road is now closed due to standing-dead hazards from the Gnarl Ridge fire. For details about this closure, you can follow this link.
Another video from Andrew Holman. Andrew says:
My second video using the outstanding RAW video functionality enabled by Magic Lantern. This one contains some assorted footage from a Memorial Day climbing trip to City of Rocks National Reserve in Southern Idaho.
Music: Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Locations: Elephant Rock, Morning Glory Spire, Flaming Rock
WANTED: Your adventure video for "Mazamas Video of the Month!"
Every month, the Mazama Blog features a "Mazamas Video of the Month," And we want to showcase YOUR video! The intent is for Mazamas members to share their mountain experiences with friends and fellow Mazamas. We want to view your trips, trips that remind us of trips we have done or dream of doing, and we certainly don't need a reckless Red Bull adrenaline-fueled video. The aim is to celebrate the Mazamas lifestyle. Please submit your videos to: email@example.com
The Mazama Executive Council is a nine member “Board of Directors” for the organization. Three members are elected to three year terms annually on the first Monday in October.
The six Executive Council nominees for the term beginning October 2013 are:
- Larry Beck
- Heather Campbell
- Kate Evans
- Walter Keutel
- Amy Mendenhall
- John Rettig
All members will receive a printed ballot and Voter Guide in the mail the first week of September, 2013. You can also view the Mazamas Voter Guide online as a pdf file.
The Mazama Executive Council has, among other duties, three obligations to fulfill: 1) To efficiently govern and manage the organization’s activities to responsibly meet our mission. 2) To maintain the highest standards of fiscal integrity and accountability. 3) To ensure stewardship of funds which are granted to outside organizations and individuals.