Sep
19
Tue
Mountain Biking @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Class Description:

Introduces basic mountain biking skills and techniques. The primary emphasis is to gain an understanding of the basic principles of mountain biking. Students develop skills and techniques for all riding situations, review bicycle anatomy, and basic maintenance and repairs.

Come ride with us! This course focuses on developing your mountain biking skills and techniques while spending three days riding world-class trails in the Fruita area. Get feedback from a trained instructor to take your riding skills to the next level. All skill levels are welcome. Students must provide their own bike. There is a pre-trip meeting on 9/19 and 9/21 from 5-7PM and an overnight field trip to Highline Lake and the 18-Road trails on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9/22-24. A nonrefundable, supplemental course fee of $96.18 paid to CMC includes $25 for supplies, a $36.25 access fee, $33.95 in travel expenses, and $0.98 in tax.

Faculty: Johann Aberger
Meets: T, TH • September 19, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Refund Date: September 19, 2017
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn: #06578

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Sep
20
Wed
Technical Canyoneering @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Introduces students to a variety of travel techniques for non-technical and technical canyon environments. Topics include: weather, canyon geography, navigation, group management and safety, technical rope work, climbing skills, and self-rescue. A variety of wet and dry canyon travel techniques will be practiced including: walking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, jumping, and swimming. Leave No Trace techniques in a desert canyon environment, as well as a general knowledge of natural history and cultural history of the region, will be emphasized.

This class descends four spectacular slot canyons in Arches and Zion National Parks, both global destinations for canyoneers. Topics include slot canyon travel, rappelling, and swimming through narrow corridors. There are two pre-meetings from 5-9PM on 9/20 and 9/27 and a 5-day trip to Arches and Zion National Park, leaving at 6AM on 10/4 and returning at 6PM on 10/8. A nonrefundable, supplemental course charge of $252.16 paid to CMC includes $10 in supplies, $60 in equipment rental, $45 in access fees, $136.77 in transportation, and $0.39 in tax.

Faculty: Johann Aberger
Meets: W • September 20, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Refund Date: September 22, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #06672

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Sep
27
Wed
Canyon Orientation @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:50 am
Class Description:

A concentrated field experience in canyon environments is provided in this course where students develop proficiency in canyon travel, group camping, and will explore the geology, geography, and ecology of the canyon country.

Explore the high-mountain desert with this 5-day backpacking trip to the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau. The class operates in a stunning location and visits several ruins from different time periods. Pre-meetings are 9/27 and 10/4 from 10-11:50 am. Field days are Wednesday-Sunday, 10/11-10/15. The non-refundable, supplemental course charge of $190.70 paid to CMC includes $10 in supplies, $5 for permit/access fees, and $175.31 in travel expenses.

Faculty: Amy Ben-Horin
Meets: W • September 27, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Refund Date: September 29, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #06565

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Oct
10
Tue
Flyfishing I @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:50 pm
Class Description:

Enables the student to gain the knowledge and skill of the fine art of flyfishing, including selection and use of appropriate equipment, fly-casting techniques, flyfishing entomology, and guiding techniques. Includes several field trips to local flyfishing areas. You must be at least 17 years old on the first day of class to take this course.

Come learn about the art of fly-fishing. This course is designed for people with beginner and intermediate fly-fishing skills and will be run on local rivers. There are two evening meetings from 6-9:50 pm on 10/10 and 10/12 at the Spring Valley Gym and field outings (day-trips) on Saturday 10/14 and Sunday 10/15 from 8AM-7PM. A nonrefundable, supplemental course fee of $53.78 paid to CMC includes $18.19 in transportation, a $20 access fee, $15 for supplies, and $0.59 in tax. Students must provide their own fly rod; waders and boots are available to rent. Text required. Minimum age 17.

Faculty: TBA
Meets: T, TH • October 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Refund Date: October 10, 2017
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn: #06571

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Oct
12
Thu
Wilderness First Responder @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm
Class Description:

This course provides the student with those skills and emergency medical care techniques used by guides, trip leaders and others providing primary care in backcountry setting. The student will be able to respond correctly to those medical and trauma situations commonly encountered when entry into the EMS system is delayed or unlikely.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications from Desert Mountain Medicine. Students must complete 30 hours of this course online prior to the first in-person lesson on 10/12 via a Canvas course that will be accessible as of 10/1. Instructions for doing so will be provided upon registration. The course meets at Spring Valley Tuesday/Thursdays nights from 10/12-26 and then two mandatory field weekends on 10/21-22 and 10/28-29. The non-refundable, supplemental course charge of $263.44 includes $17 for a textbook, $225 for WFR Certification, $20 in supplies, and $1.44 in tax. Minimum age 18. This is a hybrid, which combines set days for face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning activities. The instructor will provide details about the class schedule, face-to-face meeting times, and other details to help you succeed. Students must have basic computer skills including the ability to navigate, use email, send attachments, and have DSL or high-speed access to the internet.

Faculty: TBA
Meets: T,TH, S,SU • October 12, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Refund Date: October 16, 2017
Credit Hours: 4.0
Syn: #06198

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Oct
18
Wed
Rock Climbing II @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Introduces lead climbing skills and techniques, problem-solving skills, and physical fitness. Emphasizes the general principles of lead climbing, proper usage of equipment, development of lead climbing skills and techniques, climbing ethics and safety, and terminology. Students must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class to take this course.

This course attempts to summit the Colorado National Monument, a multi-pitch spire in Grand Junction. Course topics focus on intermediate rock climbing skills, including multi-pitch climbing technique, repelling, building anchors, and leading traditional lines. There are two mandatory pre-trip meetings on 10/18 and 11/1 from 6-9PM at the Spring Valley Climbing Wall. The first field weekend (10/21-10/22) will be day trips from 8AM-6:30PM to local climbing areas. The second field weekend will be an overnight trip to climb in the Grand Junction Area on 11/3-11/5. A nonrefundable, supplemental course fee of $81.01 paid to CMC includes $10 in supplies, $10 for access and permit fees, $60.62 in travel fees, and $0.39 in tax.

Faculty: Michael Schneiter
Meets: W, W • October 18, 2017 – November 5, 2017
Refund Date: October 20, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #06579

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