John Smedley To Discuss Adventures Climbing Mt. Whitney, Rafting Grand Canyon Tuesday At Nature Center

LAMountaineersLogo.jpgJoin John Smedley at the August Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting to hear about his adventures climbing Mt. Whitney and rafting the Grand Canyon. This talk begins at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and is free to attend. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Hear about John Smedley’s adventures climbing Mt. Whitney and rafting the Grand Canyon at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27. This talk will start at about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.

At this talk, Smedley will discuss the approach his group took to climbing Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48. He will also cover the permitting that was required to climb the mountain and some other approaches hikers can take. This summit is an aggressive hike — individuals must travel 22 miles and travel up 6,800 feet in elevation. In addition to covering this climb, Smedley will give an overview of his 11 day hiking and rafting trip down the entire length of the Grand Canyon. Hear about his exciting adventures and how you can plan some of your own at this presentation!

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit