Calendar of Events

To list your group of outings, event(s) or meeting(s), post information in the Outings, Events or Meetings forum of the Chapter BBS or FAX or mail to the chapter office, (303) 861-8819, Attn: Calendar Editor.

There is a great opportunity to help put this calendar together every two months. Interested? Call Mary Romano at (303) 861-8819.


Sunday, October 5 - Day hike to Mountain Creek/Unaweep area near Gateway. Call Bill Shapley, (970) 245-1577 (UG).

Saturday, October 11 - Sand Canyon Hike. Call Hal, (970) 565-2022, or email Outings Chair Al Schneider, albetty@fone.net (WG).

Sunday, October 19 - Conditions permitting, hike to Bluebird Lake in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park. 12 miles round trip, 2500' elevation gain. Call Kirk Cunningham, 939-8519(day, evening) (IPG).

Saturdays, October 25, November 15, December 13 - Adopt-A-Trail workdays on the Cherry Creek Bike Path. Meet at the Colfax ramp at 9 a.m. with work gloves. For questions or directions call Jan Oen, (303) 320-4895 (EMG).

Sunday, October 26 - Hike near Cataract Lake in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, north of Dillon, for wonderful views of the Gore Range summits. The Surprise and Eaglesmere trails combine with a short segment of the Gore Range Trail to create a delightful short loop through lodgepole and spruce forests. Moderate to difficult, depending on snow accumulation, 10 miles RT, elevation between 8,500 and 10,200'. Contact Steve Farley, (303) 680-7393, or Roger J. Wendell, zeekzilch@juno.com (HPG).

Sunday, October 26 - Moderate hike down to North St. Vrain Creek from trailhead near Allenspark. This beautiful river is under consideration for Wild & Scenic designation. 6 mi., 1500' gain, loss. Susan Jones, (303) 442-8635 (IPG).

Saturday, November 8 - Late fall color hike at Mesa Verde. Call Al, (970) 882-4647 (WG).

Sunday, November 9 - Moderate, 12-mi. loop to Lumpy Ridge & Gem Lake from Twin Owls trailhead in Rocky Mtn. National Park. 2500' gain. Call Bev Baker, (303) 447-8390 before 8 p.m.! (IPG).

Sunday, November 16 - Conditions permitting, a get-in-shape-for-winter ski tour in the Allens Park area. 8 miles, 1000' gain on a jeep road with a variety of slopes and nice, wide turns. Call Kirk Cunningham, (303) 939-8519 (IPG).

Sunday, November 23 - Conditions permitting, snowshoe outing to Pear Lake in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park. 10 mi., 1000' gain. Call Kirk Cunningham, (303) 939-8519 (IPG).

Sunday, December 7 - Easy hike on new North Foothills Open Space at Hall Ranch. 4 mi., 660' gain. Call Susan Jones, (303) 442-8635 (IPG).



Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Tour of Solar Homes. Thinking about using solar energy in your home? Find out what it's really like on the Tour of Solar Homes: Real Places for Real People. Homes in Boulder and nearby mountain communities will be open to the public, demonstrating solar energy and sustainable building methods. The self-guided tour is $5 a person. Maps are available from the Boulder Energy Conservation Center, 1702 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 441-3278. Sponsored by BECC and the American Solar Energy Society.

October 31 - November 2 - Annual Green Building Conference in Austin, Texas, hosted by the Green Building Program in Austin, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, LCRA, and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. There will be many top speakers from the green building industry, plus more than 200 trade show exhibitors. Call (512) 264-0004 or visit the Web site, http://www.greenbuilder.com.

Monday, October 6, & Tuesday, October 7 - John Robbins, acclaimed author of Diet for a New America and Reclaiming Our Health, will speak on vegetarianism at Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder, at 7:30 p.m. on October 6. Contact Lisa Boehm, CU Animal Rights Group, (303) 492-8308. He will focus on his new book Reclaiming Our Health on October 7 at 7 p.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle in the Tivoli Student Union, Auraria campus in Denver. Call Khushnur Dabdhoy, (303) 556-8048. Both events are free.




All Sierra Club meetings are open to the public. New members or old members who want to become more active are urged to come. It's a great way to meet people and share concerns. Chairs: To reserve a conference room at the chapter office, call Mary Romano at (303) 861-8819 at least one week before your meeting.

Executive Committee
Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12 - Governing body of chapter meets quarterly around the state to discuss and decide on conservation issues and administrative matters. Fall meeting hosted by Uncompahgre Group, probably in Grand Junction. For information and agenda call David Mastronarde, (303) 440-0253.

Conservation Committee
Monday, October 13 & November 10, 6:30 p.m., B-1 level, 777 Grant Street, Denver - The Conservation Committee meets the second Monday of the month to discuss issues and coordinate the chapter's volunteer conservation activities; committee includes all chapter issue committees. Call Kirk Cunningham, (303) 939-8519.

Lifestyle/Education Committee
Wednesday, November 19, 1997, 6:30 p.m., B-1 conference room, 777 Grant Street, Denver - We will show video "Affluenza" (see article in Lifestyle pages). For information, call Jan Oen, (303) 320-4895.

Population Committee
Wednesday, October 29, and Monday, December 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m., B-1 conference room 777 Grant Street, Denver - If you are concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment and want to learn more about this issue, please join us! For more information, contact Fred Elbel, (303) 220-7499, felbel@sni.net.

Metro Regional Council of Groups
MRCOG, the Metro Regional Council of (Sierra Club) Groups, meets monthly for breakfast to provide a forum for inter-group communications on issues that cross group boundaries, especially those related to growth (for example, RTD, mountain backdrop, water, open space, air, GOCO). Meetings usually on the first Tuesday. Call Don Thompson, (303) 320-4895.

Inner City Outings
Tuesday, October 7 & November 4 - The ICO program generally meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. on the B-1 level of 777 Grant Street, Denver. The time varies with the season, so call Mary Romano, (303) 861-8819, or ICO Chair David Rausen, (303) 698-0805.

Peak & Prairie Mailing Party
Thursday, November 20 - Join us for fun at the mailing party! Dinner and refreshments provided. Call Angela, (303) 433-2608, for location and time.

Gay & Lesbian Sierrans
GLS is a great way for gays and lesbians to join with others in appreciation and concern for our natural environment. GLS is developing an agenda that balances our members' environmental, social and political objectives. GLS meets the second Thursday of the month. GLS welcomes new members at these meetings and at group activities. Call Lara Juliusson, (303) 455-7218, or Kathy Fields, (303) 306-1228.



Enos Mills Group
Call Don Thompson or Jan Oen, (303) 320-4895.

High Plains Group
Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m., community room of South Branch of the Aurora Library, 15324 E. Hampden Circle (corner of Hampden and Chambers Road) - General meeting for members and non-members. Suzanne and Jeff of the Wilderness society will present a slide show of six BLM study areas. These are roadless but not protected from the exploitation of logging and mineral extractive industries. They will speak about what we can do to help bring these areas into protection and keep them roadless and wild. Call Steve Farley, (303) 680-7393 for more information

Indian Peaks Group
Wednesday, October 1, & November 5 (first Wednesday), 7 p.m. - Conservation Committee, at Land and Water Fund of the Rockies (LAW Fund) conference room, 2260 Baseline Rd., Boulder. Call Kirk Cunningham, (303) 939-8519, for information and agenda items.

Thursday, October 2 & November 6 (first Thursday), 7 p.m. - Urban Land Use Committee, at LAW Fund (city planning, zoning and growth issues). Call Pam Hoge, (303) 440-3827, for information and agenda items.

Thursday, October 9 & November 13 (second Thursday), 6:15 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. executive committee meeting - October 9 at the Hoges' home, 2300 Iris Ave. in North Boulder (look for the deer on the mailbox S. side of Iris); November 13 at the Atrium community room, 3350 30th St. (S. of Iris). Call Mark Collier, (303) 443-5482, for information and agenda items.

Monday, November 17, 7 p.m. - General meeting: Slide show by Stan Havlick, on mountaineering in Pakistan, at NIST, 325 Broadway, Boulder. The October program will be a forum with endorsed candidates and on ballot issues, time and place to be announced. Call Kirk Cunningham, (303) 939-8519, for information or to suggest programs.

Pikes Peak Group
All members are invited to participate in our monthly Conservation Committee and Executive Committee meetings. If you are interested in local, state or national environmental issues, this is the place to get involved. Call Chuck, (719) 592-0963.

Poudre Canyon Group
Contact Will Walters, (970) 568-9841 or walters@ezlink.com.

Mount Evans Group
Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Evergreen Rec Center. Call Myron Gerhard, (303) 674-9731.

Rachel Carson Group
Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month. Call Joan Rech, (303) 541-0170.

Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m. - Program on transportation issues and the Guide the Ride RTD ballot initiative. Growth is the biggest issue in our area, and transportation is integral to how we grow. Call Joan Rech, (303) 541-0170.

Sangre De Cristo Group
Executive Committee meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Lamplighter coffee House. Call Susan Finzel-Aldred, (719) 947-0315, for details.

Weminuche Group
Thursday, October 9 - Executive Committee. Call Jim Decker, (970) 247-8811, for time and place.