CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

August 18, 2014



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 633 South Broadway, Unit K, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner from Neptune Mountaineering), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips


WEE Social Hike, Wed, 8/20, CMC Clubroom, 6pm: Fun, local social hike, followed by optional food & drink afterwards. No registration, just show up. Trip leader: Gary Johnston


Ärestua Hut Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/6: Help get the Guinn Mtn hut cabin ready for winter and have fun doing it. Check out the new solar lighting system! Meet 8am at Rollinsville to carpool. To sign up, contact Mark Buchanan,


2nd Annual Climbers Festival BBQ Sat, 9/13: See rock climbs on that date at, and/or join BBQ at 4pm at the Clubroom. You can attend either or both! Sign up for the BBQ here. The climbs, so far, are:


Seal Rock, Sat, 9/13: An exciting route with a dramatic free rappel finish. Trip leader: Clare Reda

Nebel Horn excursion, 9/13: A long hike up Fern Canyon followed by a scramble/climb to top of the distinctive feature, followed by other top roping. Trip leader: Rick Casey


Tour de Meeker, Fri, 9/5: Strenuous scramble up Mt Meeker via the Loft. Trip leader: Clare Reda


How To Sign Up for Trips: see the classes listing on These are Boulder Group trips and events only; to see all upcoming CMC trips, see Boulder Trip Schedule and click on links under “Around the CMC”

BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Clubroom hosts needed: Learn more about the Club and provide a real service with just a couple hours of enjoyable work a week. Hosts answer phone messages, handle walk-in traffic and light clerical tasks that help keeping the Club rolling! To learn more, call 303-554-7688 or email


Arestua Hut Hutmeister: A new hutmeister is needed for this historic hut above Eldora ski area on Guinn Mountain. For this rare and unique opportunity, send email to For more info about the cabin, see here.


GPS Editor needed: a new editor for the GPS is needed. This is a fun way to learn more about the Club, without too much commitment, about 30 minutes a week. Good training provided; only skills needed are knowing how to use Microsoft Word (or equivalent).


Compass Editor needed: a new editor for the monthly Compass newsletter/blog. An excellent opportunity for an aspiring writer/journalist/activist who enjoys the outdoors and creating community! Contact Roger Hedrick,


Monthly Compass Newsletter: View the latest issue of the Compass here:





Unless otherwise noted, these events will be at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC), 10th & Washington, Golden. See for more information.


Tracks on Trails, Tues, 8/19, 6:30pm: Mammal Tracking for Hike Leaders & Photographers by tracking expert Dan Martel. Workshop on animal tracking, with emphasis on photography. Cost: $15 Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue, Golden. To sign up contact

Linda Lawson, 303/793-0144.



Rocky Mtn Natl Park volunteer days, 8/19 & 8/21: No experience necessary; a nice way to give back to RMNP. Contact Madeline Framson (970) 586-6623


WRV Trail project, Aug 23-24: Help complete trail construction and restoration work at Brainard Lake with Wildland Restoration Volunteers, while camping at beautiful alpine lake at 10,000’. CMC & WRV will provide project leadership, gear and food for the weekend. More info here.


Take a Friend on a Hike! As a CMC member, you are the club’s best advocate!  Invite a friend or two to come along as a guest on your next CMC hike.  Then offer them $25 off membership with the discount code “friendhike” when they join online at This offer expires on August 31 and is good for new memberships.


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

See for an up-to-date list of our current trips.


AT Trip Highlight:

February 20 – March 8, 2015 - World Summit Series, Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia and Tasmania
Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park; climb Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits); visit Tasmania with 4 days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on this beautiful island.





Events published in the Compass are for informational purposes only. They are not endorsed by the Boulder Group of the CMC except for the events that are explicitly led, taught or instructed by the Boulder Group. The Boulder Group of the CMC makes no assessment as to their merits. Participants are advised to make their own assessment as to whether to participate in these events.

Neptune Shows & Clinics: All are free and at Neptune Mountaineering at 8pm unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Neptune’s also has a new website! Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 


DamNation, 8/21 - Powerful documentary about how dam removal across America is bringing rivers back to life.



Eldo Climber’s Picnic, Sat, 9/6, 9am-8:30pmJoin other climbers for fun climbing day in Eldorado! Bring your own food to store in coolers at Visitor’s Center; Shoe demo 9-4 by La Sportiva; BBQ starts at 4pm; then slide show 8pm by Steve Levin, author of the Eldorado guide book, with rare historic photos of Eldo’s history. Sponsored by the American Alpine Club and Action Committee for Eldorado. Parking limited! Walk, bike, carpool…

For more information contact:


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