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The Power & the Glory Crystal Rapid 1983

The Power and Glory – A Piece of History! The Power and the Glory poster shows Crystal Rapid in the Grand Canyon flowing at 90,000 CFS in July 1983. This section of the Colorado River had not seen flows like this since the completion of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. With Climate Change and…

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March 11, 2022

There was a boy in the tropics……

There was a boy who lived near the jungle and a river – It changed my life! by Rey Vargas – Native of Costa Rica Let me tell you my story…. as a boy in Costa Rica.  I lived in a small town near the now ‘capital of river rafting in Costa Rica.  My town…

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January 28, 2022

Guide Kitchen: Lavender Coconut Milk Truffles

Lavender Coconut Milk Truffles Looking For A Valentine’s Day Dessert That Can Keep Up With You?! Look No Further….We Got You Cover. These Truffles Are Easy To Make, Sure To Impress, And Adventure Ready.

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February 8, 2018

Guides Kitchen : Cowboy Cookies

In this edition of Guides Kitchen we have Cowboy Cookies. These delicious cookies are a cross between oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies with a touch of chewy coconut. Pre make these before any river trip, camping trip, or adventure of any kind and you will be sure to have a happy crew! [mk_image src=””…

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January 3, 2018

The Health Benefits of Swimming in Ice Cold Colorado Rivers

(Cover photo: The Colorado River flowing through Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Photo credit: Lpolar) Colorado is alive with winter sports. The slopes are open, and the resorts are bustling with ski bunnies from all across the globe. Just like Colorado boast some of the best white water rafting and kayaking in the spring and summer, our…

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December 12, 2015

Ice Fishing Safety Tips for Colorado Anglers

Testing the thickness of the ice A true angler won’t let a little frost stop them from going fishing. Before you head out on the frozen lake to catch your dinner, make sure you have the right gear to get you safely there and back.  Obviously, the first thing that you need to make sure of is that the lake is frozen enough for you to head safely out to your fishing spot. The puddle on your sidewalk may be frozen solid, but that doesn’t mean that the lake is ready to carry your weight. Before stepping out on the ice, it’s a good idea to drill a couple of test holes to gauge the thickness of the ice. If the ice is less than 2 inches thick, stay off. If the ice is around 4 inches thick, it is safe…

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December 2, 2015

Don’t Rely on Technology in the Wilderness

We’re relying more and more on modern technology to get us where we are going. In fact, people use their phones, GPS and navigational systems so much that we can barely find our way around our home without checking Waze for the fastest route to the kitchen. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not fighting technology,…

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November 28, 2015

River Rafting New Zealands Rangitikei River

(Shotover River, New Zealand. Photo By Ben Robinson) It’s rafting season in New Zealand The Tongariro River is just one of the many rivers you’ll be rafting on your New Zealand whitewater rafting and kayaking adventure.Photo by Brian New Zealand If you’re having a hard time coming to terms with the end of the Colorado…

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November 4, 2015

Team Building and Corporate Retreats on the Colorado River

The best way to build a team and bring your employees together is to get them out of the office, break the routine and get their blood and adrenaline pumping. Plus, there’s nothing like a little danger to bring a group of people together. Whitewater rafting has everything you need to take your team to…

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October 31, 2015