CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter
May 13, 2013
CMC Boulder Group News & Events
Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations will be 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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CMC Events & Trips
May 15 (Wednesday): Technical Canyoneering. Practice session in Boulder Canyon. (Jill Yarger).
May 15 (Wednesday): WEE Social Hike. Relaxing, slow-to-moderate hike. (Gary Johnston).
May 18 (Saturday): Watermark. Moderate climbing (5.7-5.10). (John Fernandez).
May 23 (Thursday): Technical Canyoneering. Day trip, North Wash, class III. (Jill Yarger).
May 29 (Wednesday): Technical Canyoneering. Day trip, North Wash, class III. (Jill Yarger).
June 5 (Wednesday): WEE Social Hike. Relaxing, slow-to-moderate hike. (Gary Johnston).
June 8 (Saturday): CMC Climbing Festival: Eldo. Wind Ridge and Breezy, 5.6. (Clare Reda).
(There are 38 other CMC trips for the Denver area this week; members can see details.)
**If you would like to co-lead a Boulder Group event or trip, please let the leader know when you contact them to sign up for a trip**
These are Boulder Group trips and events only; to see all upcoming CMC trips,
CMC Boulder Open House: May 15 (7-8:30 p.m.): Visit the Boulder club room to discuss the club with prospective members and fellowship by sharing enthusiasm for hiking, camping, peak bagging, rock climbing and more. Contact Matt Dawson at email@example.com with questions.
Utilizing Social Media: CMC Boulder is growing its membership through the use of its meetup.com group. Current Boulder trip leaders can advertise trips and CMC social events on the group page. The CMC is especially looking for trip leaders willing to post A/B hiking trips and permit a limited number of non-members as guests to encourage membership growth. Guests still would need to sign a waiver. Contact Mark Dignam (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jill Yarger (email@example.com) for more information.
Join the Conservation Committee: Dave Sutherland, who accepted the conservation committee chair in 2013, is seeking active members. The committee will review applications for CMC Conservation Grants in April and recommend projects to the council for funding. The committee will keep the club abreast of important conservation efforts and news, helping to formulate club responses on local conservation issues. For more information on joining the committee, e-mail Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Spring/Summer BMS Courses: SIGN-UPS for the 2013 Spring/Summer BMS courses started Feb. 26. Please sign up online at www.cmc.org. There will be NO Orientation Night this spring. The spring/summer courses include Hiking and Survival Essentials ($30, started March 5), Hiking Navigation ($30, started March 26), Hiking Route & Trip Planning ($20, started April 9), Basic Rock School ($115, started April 16), Basic Snow ($30, starts May 14), Intermediate Snow ($50, starts May 29), Rock Leading School ($110, starts June 4), Backpacking School ($60, starts June 25), Top Roping Clinic ($50, starts July 16), Sport Leading Clinic ($65, starts July 30). For the course details and the spring/summer schedule, go to http://www.cmcboulder.org/bms/springSchedule.html. Contact the BMS Co-Chair, Martina Sorek, at email@example.com if you have questions.
Monthly Compass Newsletter: View the latest issue of the Compass here: http://cmcboulder.wordpress.com/
Around the CMC
Unless otherwise noted, these events will be at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC), 10th & Washington, Golden. See www.cmc.org for more information.
Andrew Skirka Backpacking Clinic: May 30 (7 p.m.) The renowned thru-hiker delves into the myriad of skills needed for multi-day backpacking trips. All proceeds benefit the Youth Education Program. Tickets are $10.
CMC’s Backyard Benefit: June 28 (5:30 p.m.) Enjoy music, food, drinks, a silent auction and great sale items on the American Mountaineering Center Lawn. Tickets are $25 (kids are free) and help raise money for the Youth Education Program.
Annual In-State CMC Outing: Ridgeway State Park will host the annual CMC in-state outing July 21 to 26. The event will feature a variety of outdoor activities and food.
CMC Adventure Travel: The trips listed below are at the request of the trip leaders. To learn the details, and see all Adventure Travel trips, click here.
White Mountains, New Hampshire (AMC Huts), Sept. 1-9, 2013
British Columbia Coast Range, Sept. 8-14, 2013
Trek Sikkim and Kanchenjunga/Himalaya, Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 2013
Everest Trek Nepal, Nov. 9-25, 2013
Cerro de Aconcaugua (22,841’), Nov. 25 to Dec. 16
Best of the Grand Canyon/Colorado River Raft and Hike, April 6-May 8, 2014 (Registration closes May 15, 2013).
Group Resources Link: On our cmc.org website, members can now find items such as the Emergency Action Plan, Group Toolkit, Trip leader manual, etc. For more information, click here.
ALL OVER THE MAP
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 unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, please visit Neptune’s website.
Stonemaster Photographic Essay: May 16 (Thursday), 8 p.m.: Check out the publishing work of Stonemaster Press and buy books for sale.
Andrew Skirka Gear and Skills Clinic: May 23 (Thursday), 7 p.m.: The renowned thru-hiker delves into the myriad of skills needed for multi-day backpacking trips. Tickets are $5.
24-Hour Wilderness First Aid: May 17-29 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Run by Wilderness Medicine Outfitters. No previous training required. Location is Boulder and Denver. CMC members get a 10 percent discount on tuition of $175. There is a $39 materials and text fee. For more information, visit www.wildernessmedicine.com or call Carl at (303) 688-5176.
Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness EMT Module: June 1-9 (6-10 p.m.): Run by Wilderness Medicine Outfitters. No previous training required. Emphasizes self-reliance in remote wilderness. CPR for professional rescue is included. The class is in Elizabeth, Colo., and CMC members get 10 percent off the tuition of $525. There is a material and text fee of $85. For more information, visit www.wildernessmedicine.com or call Carl at (303) 688-5176.
Native Master Plant Program: The Colorado State University extension office in Boulder County has released its 2013 Native Master Plant Program course schedule. Courses run from April to November. For more information or to sign up, call Joel Reich at (303) 678-6386.
RMNP Road Work: Visitors to Rocky Mountain Park should expect major construction along Bear Lake Road for the next two years. Additional details, including information on shuttles, can be found at http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/bearlakeroad_reconstruction.htm.
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