Mazamas - Your Adventure Starts Here

When and Where

7 PM, Wednesday evenings October through April at the Mazama Mountaineering Center (Map to the MMC)

Programs are free and open to the public.

Evening Travel Programs

Welcome to the Mazama 2015-2016 season of evening programs. Our Wednesday Programs begin at 7 p.m., are free and open to Mazamas and the general public. We do appreciate a voluntary contribution at the discretion of each attendee. Thank you for supporting our successful series by your regular attendance.

The Mazamas Program Committee hosts evening slide programs. During the program season, a full description of each show is printed in the Mazama Bulletin and will be posted on this web page. Programs almost always keep to the schedule but there are occasional cancellations and last minute switches. It can be a good idea to contact the Mazama Mountaineering Center at 503-227-2345 to confirm these shows beforehand. Please scroll down this page for more detailed show descriptions.

Program Committee:  John Leary (Chair), Dyanne Foster, Ben Jones, Sharon Leary, Jeff Perkins, and Nancy Bentley.

                                                  Programs begin again October 7, 2015

Alaska Trek and Kayak
Wednesday OCT 7
Zachary Brown

Mt. Hood Art
Wednesday OCT 14
EIS is excited to present an evening of time-based art created in response to land management in Mount Hood National Forest. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a collaborative multimedia project that seeks to bring attention to land management issues on public lands by bringing dancers, visual artists, writers, sound artists, and musicians to visit areas threatened by logging and development. We seek to increase public awareness for protection of wild lands and engagement with environmental activism within the Portland arts community. EIS is reimagining and redefining the form, scope and potential impact of an environmental impact statement through artist research and response. Through this process EIS will create spaces for expression and conversation around ecological, social and political issues central to public land management on Mt. Hood. Our presentation will include music, video, performance, and dance. Featured artists will include Lisa Schonberg & Secret Drum Band, Heather Treadway, Sidony O’Neal, Danielle Ross and Alison Clarys.

K2: All Female Nepalese Team
Wednesday OCT 21
Sharon Baker

The Hayduke Trail
Wednesday OCT 28
The Hayduke Trail is an extremely challenging, 800-mile backcountry route through some of the most
rugged and breathtaking landscapes on earth. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the
National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser known, but
equally splendid, lands in between them. Encompassed in the route are Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef,
Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National
Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous National Forests, BLM Districts,
Primitive Areas, Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. The Hayduke Trail is not intended to be
the easiest or most direct route through this incredibly varied terrain, but is rather meant to showcase the
stunning Redrock Wilderness of the American Southwest.” Come along on this journey with Erin “Wired” Saver who has hiked over 10,000mi of long distance trails and enjoys sharing her hikes through her daily blogs.

Wednesday NOV 4

Mountain Film
Wednesday NOV 11
Fred Schwoebel
Portland Alpine Festival
Wednesday NOV 18

Wednesday NOV 25

Wednesday DEC 2
Ashley Michael Karitis 

The Oregon Trail
Wednesday DEC 9
Sandor Lau
Six Ways To Santiago
Wednesday DEC 17
Lydia B Smith

Wednesday DEC 23

Wednesday DEC 30

Great Divide Trail
Wednesday JAN 6  
Erin Saver

Kilimanjaro: A Route Less Taken
Wednesday JAN 13
Paul Steger

Salmonberry Trail
Wednesday JAN 20
Mike Cafferetta 

Wildlife Photos
Wednesday JAN 27
Alan Bauer  

Hiking Norway’s Western Fjordland
Wednesday FEB 3
Eric Hoem

Mt. Hood N.F. & Fire Lookouts
Wednesday FEB 10
Cheryl Hill 

Safari through Southern Africa: 
An Exploration of Namibia, Botswana, & Zambia

Wednesday February 17
Southern Africa hosts some of the world’s most unique places, for example, the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert of Namibia, the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Victoria Falls of Zambia/Zimbabwe and the Cape Town region. Join Erica Varga of Acappella Safaris for an exploration of southern Africa.  Key features and areas of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia will be highlighted as well as best ways to combine travel among those countries.

Wednesday Feb 24

Wednesday MAR 2

Hiking Options
Wednesday MAR 9
Richard Getgen

Wednesday MAR 16

Portugal’s Rota Vicentina
Wednesday MAR 23
Kate Harbour


101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region
Wednesday APR 6
Matt Reeder

Wednesday APR 13
Bill Sullivan