CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

July 27, 2015



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, 7/29: Wednesday Evening Endeavor hike has no sign up; just show up shortly before 6pm at the Clubroom. Be prepared for the weather, bring a snack to share if you like, and be sure to bring a headlamp/flashlight as we often hike into dusk and later, with.optional food/drink afterwards.  Non-CMC members welcome as guests, and is a great way to learn about the CMC. Trip leader: Diana Dear


McHenry’s Peak, Fri, 7/31: Strenuous, long, scrambling hike into RMNP with an alpine start. Trip leader: Gary Johnston


BCMC Summer Schools are open!  Class signup for Sport Lead clinic open until it starts 7/28. For more information and signup, see here.


Raptor closures in effect until August 1: No climbing on Third Flatiron, Sanitas Summit, among others, though Boulder Canyon now open. See more info here.


For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


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


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.


Denver Group this Week: There are 17 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from the AMC climbing wall to easy after work hikes to demanding 14ers. For full info, see here.  


New Meetup for CMC events and happy hours: See


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.


Inn-to-Inn Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

September 13-16, 2015

Trip Leader: Kris Ashton CMC & Mountain Club Partner Members: $889 Non-member Guests: $916


Khumbu Everest Trek / Island Peak Climb

September 26 - October 18, 2015  

Trip Leader: Pemba Sherpa CMC & Mountain Club Partner Members: $3,668 Non-member Guests: $3,778


 Southeast Colorado Adventure

October 2-5, 2015

Trip Leader: Sue Henley CMC & Mountain Club Partner Members: $765 Non-member Guests: $790


 See all our CMC Adventure Travel listings at




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. 


Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park, Thurs, 7/30: Join Wilderness photographer Erik Stensland as he displays stunning images from the park and discussed the process that goes into creating these unique photographs. Erik will be signing copies of his 224-page, 11”x12” book featuring 180 of his best photos. Sure to be a special night! To read more on Neptune’s website, see here.


Front Range Climbing Stewards, Royal Arch Trail rebuild: this section of the Boulder Climbing Community will be working on this project through Aug 6. Volunteers needed to help rebuild the rock structures supporting the trail. Register here.


Hessie Shuttle: The Hessie Shuttle began 6/13. It will run every weekend, 8am-8pm on Saturdays, 8am-6pm on Sundays, until Sept 12, when it will switch to 8am-6pm both days. The shuttle runs every 15 min between Nederland's RTD Park n Ride and the Hessie Trailhead, where several trails head into the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. For more info, see


Prana Boulder Yoga classes: Free yoga at Prana shop on Pearl St Mall; see info here.


REI events: Many classes and talks offered at the Boulder & Denver REI stores, too many to list here, often free, some with a cost. They fill up fast! Check them out here.


Wildlands Restroration Volunteer (WRV) activities: WRC engages in many land restoration projects in the Front Range region, the more local events this week are listed here:


Boulder Greenways Scotch Thistle Removal, Wed, 7/29: trail work along South Boulder Creek, removing an invasive weed. Register here.


Local Seed Collection, Wed, 7/29, 5:30-8:30pm:  Help restore native seeds in re-vegetation efforts by this essential collection effort. Location is to be determined, so please register to find out meeting place. Register here, and click on ‘Register for this Project’.


Seeking Project Coordinators: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers has job openings for one full-time and two seasonal project coordinators, preferably with past experience leading work crews.  For more information, see


Boulder County Parks & Open Space Summer Wild Work: Many volunteer opportunities working with Boulder County land all summer. See for more info.


Other Information


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