Archive for August, 2017

Local climber to host book signing, 9/20/17

August 29, 2017

Avid climber Sam Lightner Jr., author of All Elevations Unknown, is hosting a book signing on September 20, 2017 to promote the launch of his newest historical novel, Heavy Green. Boulder will be the first stop in his tour, and event will take place at 7:30pm at Boulder Bookstore, located at 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Sam will be speaking about his travels throughout Laos, where he was inspired to write Heavy Green, followed by a Q&A and a signing. A $5 voucher is required for entry, which will be valid for $5 off any purchase on the day of the event. For more information, please call (303)-447-2074.

CMC Volunteer Ski/Snowshoe Patrolling Opportunity

August 24, 2017

Do you frequently journey in the winter up to the Brainard Lake Recreation area or other  trailheads along the Peak-to-Peak Highway in Boulder and Gilpin Counties. Do you enjoying interacting with other winter enthusiasts?

The CMC Boulder Group is jointly working with the USFS and Bryan Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol (BMNSP) (a volunteer backcountry ski patrol) to provide a ski patrol presence at the Brainard Lake Recreation area, Moffit Tunnel area, and possibly other trailheads along the Peak-to-Peak Highway in Boulder and Gilpin Counties .  The program initiated in 2014 and has been a huge success.

In order to continue to provide and grow this program, BMNSP needs more backcountry patrollers.  CMC members are ideal candidates for this program. The commitment level would be a min of 5 days patrolling per season.  Backcountry patrolling can be on snowshoes or skis.  Becoming a  backcountry ski patrol candidate also provides you with a lot of benefits, such as a Nordic skiing at Devils Thumb

If you are interested in becoming a patroller, there are a few requirements, primarily on the medical side.  The primary requirement is Outdoor Emergency Care, an 80 hour wilderness first responder course. BMNSP is offering the required medical training this fall (Aug 30) in boulder .  In addition, the Boulder Group may have some grant funds to offset the cost of the training for CMC ski patrol candidates.

Download the course info here: OEC 2017 BMNSP.

The 80 hour OEC course begins Wed, Aug 30, 6-10pm,  and will continue every wed thru wed Nov 18. There will also be a number of Sat field training days. A detailed scheduled can be provided upon request.

For more information, contact Cindy Gagnon @ 303-938-8564 or via email

Ärestua Cabin Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/9

August 24, 2017

Help get our beautiful Guinn Mountain cabin ready for the winter. Projects include – cutting a LOT of wood, hauling, splitting, and stacking; cleaning the inside of the cabin; and some small repairs.  Bring: work boots/shoes, work gloves, your lunch, and chainsaw, if you own one. Sign-up is not necessary, but is appreciated.

Be prepared for hot and dry and/or wet and cold.  Meet at the hut at 9 am or at the Rollinsville General  Store at 8:00 am to carpool up to Yankee Doodle lake. For more info, contact David Miller at

Brainard Cabin Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/16

August 24, 2017

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 at 9 am or car pool at 8 am 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. There will be a special parking area at the west end of the lake.

For more info, contact Jason Kintzel at (303) 776-1218, or

Annual Dinner Set For Saturday, 11/4

August 20, 2017

This is an early announcement to save the date for the CMC Boulder Group Annual Dinner, and a call for Annual Dinner Committee volunteers. We hope to see you at St. John’s Episcopal Church starting at 5 PM for the social hour, dinner, and presentations!

Please contact me at if you have questions or can help, and be on the lookout more details as they emerge.