RMCC Events update

     In May, we had three successful multi-day trips, and Jeff Oxenford conducted an ACA Instructor Development workshop. Dan coordinated a Little Yampa Canyon trip, Mat coordinated a White River trip, And Bill A. coordinated a Niobrara trip.  Thank you instructors and coordinators! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Upcoming Events:

     June 7-9, Judy is coordinating a North Platte – Saratoga to I-80 trip.  Check out the club calendar to see more details and find contact info if you are wondering if there are any last minute openings.

     Also in June, there are a couple of volunteer boating events looking for volunteer participants:

  1.  Saturday, June 29, 2024 is the 5th annual Diversify Whitewater Community River Float on the Poudre River.  They are looking for guides for paddle rafts (BYO paddle raft or guide an extra boat), safety boaters (kayak, canoe, oar rigs, or pack rafts with rescue experience), photographers, and on-shore support. Contact Kathryn for more information  gvmutz@gmail.com
  2. Paddle with kids at Chatfield Reservoir! Monday, June 17, Tuesday, June 25, Thursday, July 11, or Monday August 5.

New Treks is a non-profit dedicated to exposing low-income middle and high school students to the outdoors — hiking, camping, climbing, and boating. They work through Denver Public Schools and transitional housing programs.

They are looking for volunteers to help with paddling events this summer.

     The boating outings will be held at Chatfield reservoir with their own small fleet of kayaks and a couple of canoes.  They’d like a couple of boaters (with our own boats) to join in a paddle day with the kids. Though there is some very basic teaching of paddling strokes and basic safety, the goal of the events is for groups of about 12 kids to have fun in the outdoors by getting out and giving paddling a try.  

     If interested in volunteering or for more information about RMCC involvement, please contact Kathryn Mutz at gvmutz@gmail.com.

August. Rendezvous at Radium: Friday through Monday, August 2 – 5.

     A new August trip offering has been added to the club calendar! Check it out! Karla T. is coordinating a Colorado River Trip: Cisco Landing to Lower Onion Creek, (near Moab) August 24, 25. This weekend trip will consist of 2 day-paddles, with car camping or Moab hotel stays in between. Saturday’s paddle will be a flatwater, somewhat remote 16-mile section of the Colorado River through desert and ranchland from Cisco Landing to Dewey Bridge. And, Sunday’s paddle will be 8 miles of  Class I water thru spectacular red rock canyons from Dewey Bridge to Lower Onion Creek Campground, with an option to continue downriver & paddle the “Moab Daily” section (Class II to II+). See the club calendar for a more detailed description and contact information to sign up.

September: There may still be space in the Sept. 10-13 Meander Canyon Trip, co-coordinated by Randy Purrett (purrettrandall2@outlook.com) and Karen Amundson (canoekarena@msn.com). Contact them for more details and to see about joining the trip.

     More summer and fall trips will likely be added to the calendar, so keep an eye out. Thanks again to all who are coordinating trips!


RMCC Tripmaster