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Tag: Tacoma Mountaineers

July
27th

Mount Rainier National Park sets public meetings for Camp Muir changes

Mount Rainier National Park announced today public comment meetings to present plans for changes to structures at Camp Muir. Local meetings will be 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Tacoma Mountaineers Clubhouse and Aug. 9 at the park headquarters near Ashford.

Here is the announcement from the park:

The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment to analyze potential impacts and benefits of proposed alternatives intended to rehabilitate the Camp Muir Historic District, which is located in Mount Rainier National Park. The Environmental Assessment evaluates four alternatives including a no action alternative, and three action alternatives in which historic structures would be retained,

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Feb.
16th

Registration open for Mountaineers basic sea kayak course

Registration has opened for the Tacoma Mountaineers basic sea kayak course that is scheduled for April 7–29.

The course is loaded with practical information, hands-on education, introduction to kayak gear and an emphasis on paddling safety, said a news release. Participants will learn the basic paddling strokes, how to get back in your boat if you go over, basic trip planning and navigation and how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations.

No prior kayaking knowledge or experience is required to participate in this course.

The course consists of one classroom session, one pool session, two open water sessions and two

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Jan.
31st

Tacoma Mountaineers finally get green light for building expansion

After a delay of several months, the Tacoma Mountaineers have received the building permit and are proceeding with the group’s clubhouse in Old Town.

Branch president Geoff Lawrence said the group received the permit Friday and work has already started on the site preparation and hazardous material remediation.

The Mountaineers are going to add a second floor to their clubhouse, at 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma. The group is moving forward with the $1.25 million renovation to create the South Sound Program Center. Not only will it house Tacoma Mountaineers operations and programs, the group will also make it available

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Oct.
12th

Orting’s Foothills Trail kiosk will be dedicated in honor of Stan Engle

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Foothills Trail kiosk in Orting will be  dedicate in honor of one of the men instrumental in building the structure.

The kiosk will be named in honor of Stan Engle, who led the fundraising effort for the structure as the Foothills Trail Coalition’s treasurer for more than 15 years.  Engle, also a member of the Tacoma Mountaineers and the Audubon Society, died in 2009 at the age of 87.  The structure, which displays a map of the 15-mile Foothills Trail and other information, will be named the Stan Engle Orting Kiosk.