CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

April 20, 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, 4/22: the Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) hikes are back! No sign up; just show up shortly before 6pm at the Clubroom, prepared for easy local hike, followed by optional food/drink afterwards. Trip leader: Diana Dear


MTB Bike Camp, 5/8-10: A 3 day training weekend in Colorado Springs for intermediate and advanced riders wanting to improve their mountain bike riding skills. Hosted by trained coaches from Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. Cost: $350 (does not include lodging).It is possible to schedule a clinic as an individual or as a group, for ½ or full day sessions. More info here and the contact person is Ryan Kohler,


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


Raptor closures in effect until July 1: No climbing on Third Flatiron, Sanitas Summit, among others, though Boulder Canyon now open. See more info 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 17 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from easy day hikes to demanding peaks and spring tele tours. For full info, see here.  


SPRING EQUIPMENT $ALE, Friday, May 8, 6-8 pm: Spring CMC Equipment $ale will be at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden in the conference room on the ground floor. Must be CMC member to sell. Open to the public to buy! Volunteers needed! Questions?  Contact Zoe Katsulos by email (preferred) at zfoto (at) aol (dot) com. More info here.


Mountain Skills Adventure Camp, June 28-July 2: Summer camp in Sangre de Cristo range focusing on hiking skills, safety, navigation, hiking equipment. Hike two full days, get certified in Wilderness First Aid, all camping and meals provided. Cost: $450 members, $500 non-members, $400 for active trip leaders.


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.


Adventure Camp for Adults: Wilderness First Aid & Navigation, June 28–July 2, 2015. CMC Members: $400, Nonmember Guests: $450.  Conducted at base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado. Get certified in Wilderness First Aid (16-hour course) or spend those two days hiking the Sangres on CMC trips. Includes meals, basic camp sites, and all instruction


Turkey Hike & Culture, Sept 26-Oct 11: Spend 13 days in Turkey Cultural and historic sites including Istanbul, Konya, and Ephesus complete this adventure. Cost: $3904. More info here.


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





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. 



The World's Worst Ski Tour, Thus, April 23:  In 2000 Norweigian explorers Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen skied across the Arctic Ocean. This film highlights their adventure and some of the most heinous ski terrain on the planet!



REI Boulder: Bike Maintenance Basics, Thurs, 4/23, 6:30-8pm: Routine maintenance on your bike. No experience necessary, or bikes needed for the class. Register here.


Prana Boulder Yoga classes: Free yoga at Prana shop on Pearl St Mall; see info here.


WRV seeking Project Coordinators: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers has job openings for one full-time and two seasonal project coordinators, preferably with past experience leading work crews.  For more information, see


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