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Old 04-15-2008   #1
 
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Best river to work this summer?

I am looking to work on a river somewhere this summer, Would like to safety or video boat but would raft guide as well. I just wanna be out on the water in a new place this summer...

Any Suggestions/Job openings?

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Clear Creek! It's the best river every summer. I'm still looking for another guide/safety kayaker or two for the summer. Shoot me an email with your experience if your interested.

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I am looking to work on a river somewhere this summer, Would like to safety or video boat but would raft guide as well. I just wanna be out on the water in a new place this summer...

Any Suggestions/Job openings?

-Chris
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Coming out to Colorado? You should come to the Poudre and do some boating.. Good stuff.

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I think for safety or video boating either the Arkansas, Poudre, or a Summit County/Vail Outfitter that does Gore and such.

Never guided rafting but I know those three rivers are also some of the more commercially rafted probably offering the most work. I am not too familiar with down south though....
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I am looking to work on a river somewhere this summer, Would like to safety or video boat but would raft guide as well. I just wanna be out on the water in a new place this summer...

Any Suggestions/Job openings?

-Chris
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Send an Email or call Lyle @ Renaissance Adventure guides, I believe they are looking for people for this summer.

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Chris, Clear Creek is fun, but it's not the most beautiful stretch. It's lovingly known as "the ditch" by more than a few guides...

The Arkansas has lots of opportunities for work. In my experience, AVA is a great company to work for and they run Gore if you're at that level. Timberline and Nova are also both known for having pretty solid work for their guides.

If you're interested on the Poudre, there are not many video boaters or safety kayakers on that river. The spots there are are probably taken. However, it's a blast to guide! There are only 5 companies, and despite all the trash talk, all 5 seem pretty solid. Ask what sections they run though, as not everyone runs the class 4 stuff.

Hope this helps.
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clear creek is the best? you got to be kidding me...

your best bet for lifestyle, living situation, and the kind of work you're looking for is an outfitter on the ark especially if they run fall trips through gore.
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Raft bastards on the ark. do the royal gorge if you have any experience if not big horn sheep canyon is hella fun and with this years water there will be carnage for sure. don't work for raven in canon that place is a shit hole. if you want a lot of trips hook up with the bigger commercial companies like raft masters or echo.
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Clear Creek? You have to have a hole in your head! or maybe you just got too much carbon monoxide from all the deisel fumes! The only possible way that Clear Creek is the best place to spend the summer is if you need to be close to the city so your stripper girlfriend can keep you in meth all summer.
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Clear Creek? You have to have a hole in your head! or maybe you just got too much carbon monoxide from all the deisel fumes! The only possible way that Clear Creek is the best place to spend the summer is if you need to be close to the city so your stripper girlfriend can keep you in meth all summer.

sounds like you have experience with that
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