CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

August 29, 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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BCMC Events & Trips


Boulder Group’s Annual Dinner, Sat, Nov 12: Come one, come all, and save the date!  We need volunteers; see below. Read more about it on the Compass blog.


Arestua Hut Work Day, Sat, 9/10: The winter season preparation day is on Sat 9/10. Come help get the hut ready for winter! Always a good time with seasoned CMC hut volunteers. For more info, contact David Miller at (720) 201-3468, or


Brainard Cabin Work Day, Sat, 9/17: Come for all or part of the day to help haul pre-split wood, cut, split & stack trees into firewood, clean the inside of the cabin, and make minor repairs. Bring: work boots/shoes, work gloves, and your lunch.  Be prepared for hot and dry and/or wet and cold. Sign-up is not necessary, but is appreciated.  Meet at the cabin or car pool at 8am from the parking lot in the N.E. corner of Iris and Broadway in North Boulder. Tell the gate attendant you are working at the cabin for free entry for this day only. Look for our special parking area at the west end of the lake. For more info, contact Jason Kintzel at (303) 776-1218, or


Universal Belay Clinic, Sat, 9/17: A special clinic targeted at our CMC climbing instructors and BRS graduates. See more about it and how to register for this free clinic at the state website.  


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 Fall classes: Hiking Navigation, Sept 20 & 27, with field trips Oct 1 & 8.  Register here.



For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


ANNUAL DINNER VOLUNTEERS needed: The Boulder Group’s 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 up…can 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 18 different trips with the Denver Group this week, from after work hikes, to 14er scrambles, 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. 


Bike Related Adventures (and mis-adventures) from Around the Globe, 9/1, 8pm: Boulder natives Joey Schusler and Sam Seward share their adventures of self-supported "bike-packing” both near and far. Come and get inspired!


REEL ROCK 11 World Premiere in Boulder, Chautauqua Auditorium, Sept 15 & 16: The 11th year of the world’s best climbing films. See their Facebook post or purchase tickets here.



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.


Internships & trainings with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: WRV is getting ready for its many 2016 conservation projects. More information here.



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