About Us

The INTERMOUNTAIN ALPINE CLUB (IMAC) was organized in October 1948 to bring together those of us who find particular pleasure in shaking the dust of civilization from our boots and hitting the high country trails whenever the opportunity arises. Our primary purpose is to encourage the enjoyment of the outdoors and to promote hiking, mountain climbing, and other activities. We also hope to provide the stimulus and opportunity for the beginner to enjoy the unique satisfaction that comes from attaining the heights under their own power and to gain a deeper appreciation of Mother Nature as a result of knowing her first hand.

Each of us benefits from this association. The benefits are not only from pooling our knowledge of local geography, campcraft, and trail and climbing techniques, but especially from the fellowship that grows among those who have known the hardships and triumphs. By regularly scheduling hikes and climbs, we tend to overcome the natural inclination of not getting around to doing the things that we really enjoy.

We welcome guests on all club trips. Anyone wishing to take part only needs to register with the trip leader or with the chairman of the committee scheduling the event, but register in time!

The YODELER, the club bulletin, lists coming hikes, climbs, and events, and reports on past activities. The YODELER keeps members up-to-date on all club doings and is mailed monthly.

The club has an active social committee. The committee arranges picnics, slide shows, potluck dinners, and the annual New Year's Day hike up Badger Mountain with a chili feed afterwards. The YODELER announces all social events.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to anyone 18 years old or over, who shall be in expressed sympathy with the aims and objectives of the club, shall agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the club, and shall try to uphold the tenets of good sportsmanship on the trail and elsewhere.

Check the membership page for more information.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Bylaws (in PDF)
First 50 Years (1948-1998)
Next 10 Years (1998-2008)
A Peak Down the Backtrail