CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

March 2, 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



Long Lake ski tour, Sat, 3/7: Advanced ski tour at Brainard Lake. Trip leader: Chris Marotta


BCMC Spring Schools are open!  Class signup now open for avalanche schools, Basic Rock School, . For more information and signup, see 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


Equipment Manager needed: Like gear? Help maintain technical climbing gear: evaluate replacement of climbing ropes, gear, helmets, etc. and recommend new purchases. Help transfer gear from Clubroom to offsite storage twice a year. Serve as technical reference for gear recommendation. Contact Mike DeLorenzo,


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 18 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from easy snowshoe hikes to demanding ski tours. For full info, see here.  


Ski Mountaineering class, Mar 12-May 25: A demanding, in-depth course for high altitude skiing. Students accepted by application only. Cost: $140/$160 for Denver/non-Denver CMC members. For more info, contact John Morrone,, or see here.


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. Below is a sample:


AT Trip Highlight: February 20 – March 8, 2015 - World Summit Series, Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia and Tasmania
Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park; climb Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits); visit Tasmania with 4 days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on this beautiful island.


Moab Mtn Bike & Hike Adventure, May 21-25: Four days of hiking or biking at varying difficulty levels with knowledgeable leaders, . Lots of group activities. Cost: $355. For more info contact Rick Pratt,  303-887-3717.


Yampa/Green River rafting & hiking, June 8-12: Five days of river rafting the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument with day hikes to historical sites, archeological sites, and other natural sites


Turkey Hike and Culture, 9/26 – 10/11: Spend 13 days in Turkey including four days of hiking in the unique desert region of Cappadocia and the Ihlara valley, and four days hiking on the spectacular coastal Lycian way. Cultural and historic sites including Istanbul, Konya, and Ephesus complete this adventure.





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. 



Iceland’s Open Road, Thurs, 3/5: Join local cyclists Stan Havlick, Rick Compton, Dwayne Bergeron and Brendan McGuire for this gripping tale of battling the elements on their three week self-supported bike tour (with help from locals) of Iceland’s perimeter in May 2014.


Boulder Light-Packers, Tues, 3/10, 6pm: discuss lightweight backpacking and adventure with local enthusiastists.


REI Boulder Garage Sale, 3/7, 7am-9pm: Score awesome deals on “as is” merchandise! More info here.


REI Map & Compass Class, Sun, 3/8: A 1 day field course in map & compass use in the south Boulder South Mesa area. Cost: $65 members/$85 non-members. More info here.



WRV seeking Senior Director: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages thousands of volunteers each year through over 100 restoration and stewardship projects across Colorado and southern Wyoming.  This salaried position will build and maintain strategic partnerships with dozens of government land management agencies, community organizations, and funders with the purpose to identify and develop new projects, and raise funding for those projects, across WRV’s entire geographical range.  For more information, see


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