CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

August 31, 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, 9/2: 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


Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Thurs, 9/10, 6:30pm: Come to Neptune Mountaineering for the 13th annual celebration of films that “illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.” This event is one of the top environmental film events in the country and will sell out, so buy early! Come prepared to support SYRCL’s mission & donate! (FYI: Neptune’s allows BYOB, but please act responsibly!) Purchase online tickets here, for just $12 ($15 non-member) or chance buying at door the night of the show.


Fall Schools open: Hiking Navigation and Basic Rock School will be taught this fall.  See here for the Fall Schedule


Annual Dinner, Sat, 11/7: Save the date! Details coming soon on the website. We have two exciting speakers, Sherpa Karma and John Mattson.



For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Call for Ski Patrol Volunteers, Winter 2015, 9/9-11/18: The CMC is working with the USFS and Bryan Mtn Ski Patrol to monitor trails at Brainard Lake and other trailheads in Boulder and Gilpin counties. This successful program started last year will be assisted by subsidizing of the required 80 hour wilderness first aid/responder course, partially or in full, depending on the application. The course starts Sept 9, 6-10pm, and continue through Wed, Nov 18, along with several Saturday field trips. If interested, contact contact Cindy Gagnon @ 303-938-8564 or via email


Ärestua Hut Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/12: Help get our beautiful Guinn Mountain cabin ready for the winter. Be prepared to spend all day, any weather. Meet across from The Stage Stop restaurant in Rollinsville (60 Main St.) at 8:00am to carpool up to Yankee Doodle lake. Sign-up is not necessary, but an RSVP is appreciated. For more info, contact David Miller at (720) 201-3468, or


Brainard Cabin Work Day, Sat, 9/19: Come for all or part of the day to help haul pre-split wood, cut, split & stack trees into firewood, clean the inside of the cabin, and make minor repairs. Bring: work

boots/shoes, work gloves, and your lunch.  Be prepared for hot and dry and/or wet and cold. Sign-up is not necessary, but is appreciated.  To car pool : meet 8am at the parking lot in the N.E. corner of Iris and Broadway in North Boulder. To meet at the cabin, tell the gate attendant you are working at the cabin for free entry for this day only. Look for our special parking area at the west end of the lake. For more info, contact Jason Kintzel at (303) 776-1218, or


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


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,


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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 22 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from fly fishing trips to easier peak hikes, to conservation events, 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. 


50 Years of Climbing and Adventure with Stevie Haston, Thurs, 9/3: Come to Neptune for an evening of fun, laughter and adventure with climbing and alpine legend Stevie Haston. Haston embraces all the disciplines of climbing from sport to ice, whose accomplishments include  5.14d on rock, soloing WI7 and a 55 meter roof! Haston's presentation will include plenty of stories, photos and, as he put it, "a good opportunity to catch up and have a laugh at our sports expense, climbing is fun after all." To read more on Neptune’s FB page, see here.


Hessie Shuttle: The Hessie Shuttle: if you are considering hiking into the Indian Peaks via the Hessie trailhead, consider using this shuttle.  It runs 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


Boulder Climbing Community, Darkside Boulders Trail Work , thru 9/15: Help with strenuous, technical trail building on this well known bouldering area near Morrison. Learn about movng stone by hand and skyline; more info & registration here.


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. Several mid-week events are happening, from Summit County and Lefthand Canyon this week, for more information, see here.


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


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