CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

September 26, 2016



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 607 South Broadway, suite G, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner and down the stairs from Neptune Mountaineering), 303-554-7688.


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EditorÕs Note: the final issue of the GPS will be Monday, November 7, 2016. An article on the history of the GPS will appear in the October Compass.

 –Rick Casey


BCMC Events & Trips


Boulder GroupÕs Annual Dinner, Sat, Nov 12: Come one, come all, and save the date!  We still could use a few more volunteers; see below. Read more about it on the Compass blog.


Noon Hour Exercise: Carrie Simon is leading some informal lunch hour exercise events (not CMC trips). All events 12-1pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs. See this Facebook page for details, but all start from CU campus.


BMS Winter classes: Boulder GroupÕs winter classes will be posted soon!



For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


ANNUAL DINNER VOLUNTEERS needed: The Boulder GroupÕs Annual Dinner is Saturday, November 12, 2016. It will not happen without your help! To volunteer, send email to To read more about it, see this blog post: The 2016 Annual Dinner is coming upÉcan you help?



Clubroom Hosts needed: The Clubroom is supposed to be staffed with a host on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm. There are additional openings available, as shown on the Hosting Calendar. The duties are light, but it is very helpful. If interested, please send email to Steve Blazo, or call (303) 554-7688


GPS editor needed: This weekly newsletter is a great way to learn about the Boulder Group, and provide a useful service for the Club; takes just a few minutes each week. Email if you would like to volunteer.


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





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 23 different trips with the Denver Group this week, from after work hikes, or an easy bike ride, a picnic, to 14erÕs, to mountain hikes of several varieties. For full info, see here.  


New Meetup for CMC events and happy hours: See


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

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




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 shows are free and happen at 8pm Neptune Mountaineering unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 


Skiing Above the Arctic Circle in Norway, 9/29, 8pm: Join Neptune Mountaineering staffers Dan and Elaine Vardamis as they give a presentation about their ski adventure in Norway this past April. Dan and Elaine will give a presentation about the trip and offer details and logistical advice to help you plan your Norway ski adventure.


Wilderness First Aid: Several time slots for WFA classes this fall with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS): Sept 9-11, Oct 7-9, and Oct 15-16


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.



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