CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

April 21, 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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Boulder CMC Events & Trips


Wed Social Hike, Wed, April 23: Meet at 6pm at the Clubroom for a social hike on a nearby trail, with optional food or drink afterwards. No sign up, just show up, rain or shine! Trip leader: Marilyn Fellows

Tyndall Glacier, Sat, May 10: combination snowshow/snow climb (optional) in RMNP. Trip leader: Rick Casey,

Mt Holy Cross & Ridge, July 18, Endurance hike/scramble, Trip leader: Clare Reda


Other Notable CMC Events & Trips


Martha Couloir, Sat, April 19: Technical mixed climb in RMNP. Trip leader: Roger Kilcoyne


To sign up for trips & see complete schedule: see website (requires member login)


GoBag Stove offer: Special discount on leading lightweight, alcohol fueled, camp stove. Contact Carrie Simon, for details. We need at least 10 people to get this discount! See for more information


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).


Senior Instructors needed: Directors are needed for the Hiking School, Snow School, Sport Leading clinic and the Top Roping clinic. If you are qualified and interested in helping, please email Martina Sorek, BMS Director, at


Equipment Manager needed: Like handling outdoor sports equipment? Or evaluating when to retire gear and buy new stuff? Well, then you might want to be the new BMS Equipment Manager! If you are qualified and interested in helping, please email Mike DeLorenzo, current equipment manager, at



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.



SPRING EQUIPMENT $ALE The Spring Equipment $ale will be Friday, May 2, 6-8 pm at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden in the conference room on the ground floor. No registration required. Just show up!  Sellers need to make arrangements prior. Volunteers needed. Contact Zoe Katsulos, See Compass & for details.


Rocky Mtn Natl Park Volunteer Days, 4/22 & 4/24: Help RMNP with trail repairs due to last yearÕs floods. No experience necessary. Organized by the Shining Mtn Group. For more info contact Madeline Framson (970) 586-6623. See online description here.


CMC Adventure Travel: This is a partial listing; to learn more details, and see all Adventure Travel trips, click here.


May 10 - 24, 2014 - The Way to Santiago (Walking the Camino de Santiago)

A trek through Spain along an ancient pilgrimage route that follows many tracks throughout Europe to arrive at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. People have been walking The Way to Santiago for thousands of years and for many reasons: religious or spiritual pilgrimage, cultural experiences, or maybe just for the adventure.   Note: ONE SPACE JUST OPENED!:  Female (double occupancy rate) or  Male (single occupancy rate.)


August 8 - 24, 2014 - Trek the Haute Route in Switzerland      

Hike the famous Swiss Haute Route and witness one of the greatest collection of 4000 m peaks in all of the Swiss alps, visit some of the area's most spectacular valleys, wander through tiny villages and hamlets, skirt hanging glaciers, traverse lonely passes and fill your days with wonder. Note: TWO SPACES JUST OPENED


August 4 - 10, 2014 - Wind Rivers Wyoming Llama Trek

This trip is a classic Wind River Range trip and covers a large portion of the northern Popo Agie Wilderness, with glacial cirques and many high alpine lakes with plentiful trout fishing.   Llamas carry the camping gear!


Moab Mtn Bike & Hike, 5/22-25: Hike and bike the famous trails in the Moab and Canyonlands region while car camping at central site. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Camping & carpooling will be coordinated but need to be self supported. Cost: $375 until 4/30, $395 afterwards. Contact Rick Pratt at 303.887.3717 or


July 7-18 – Iceland: Landmannalauger to Skogar. Week long hiking hut trip in Iceland.


July 21-Aug 4, 2014 – Mt Kilimanjaro & Safari, 6-day climb of Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) on the normal Machame Route followed by a 4-day budget safari to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti National Parks and the Ngorongoro Crater


Group Resources Link: For more information on state level questions, click here.




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.  NeptuneÕs also has a new website! Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 




Spring Ski Descents with Fritz Sperry, 4/24: Hear local expert Fritz Sperry give you the scoop on spring ski descents in the area. More info here.


Wild Work (Boulder County Parks & Open Space): Like BoulderÕs open space? Got time to help keep it that way? ThereÕs a variety of interesting ways to help, from writing to forestry to trail building. Find out about it at & search for Volunteering.


CAIC needs you: Stay informed, Stay Alive Fundraiser: for Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) Backcountry Avalanche Forecasting program. Prizes for donations of $25 or more. Talk about a worthy cause! For more info, read here.


Community Cycles bike rides! On most Wed night and Sat afternoons (but not every time) there is a social ride sponsored by Community Cycles of north Boulder, sometimes happening along with a community event. For current information, see


WRV has openings! Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is growing and we need talented passionate people to join our staff team. These are full-time, year-round paid positions with benefits. The positions are coordinators for Youth and Inclusiveness, Weed Projects and Campaign, and Restoration Projects. See for more information and to apply.



Other Information


RMNP: Visitors to Rocky Mountain Park should review current road condition to Estes Park, which is still under repair.


I-70 Road Conditions: or


Tired of I-70 ski traffic? Try this: Change Your Peak Time! Instead of traveling I-70  at peak time this weekend, Press Play and Avoid Delay by spending an extra hour having fun instead of in traffic. Find deals, discounts and the weekend travel forecast at


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Rick Casey, interim editor