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Old 05-20-2016   #1
 
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Dolores River Guide

I was a bit surprised to see in another post that copies of the Dolores river guide have apparently increased in value by a factor of about 20-200. I am talking about these listings on AMazon: Amazon.com: dolores river guide: Books

I happen to have a copy of the 97 edition on my shelf, and while I think that it is a fine book, I would probably be willing to part with it for a little less than $2,342.74.

So, anybody know what is going on? Do they have a secret treasure map hidden inside. Maybe they were printed on recycled original copies of the declaration of independence?

Should I sell mine, or should I hope that its value goes up to six digits in another 15 years?

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I'll let mine go do $2,800.


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Or, you could get one at DRE for $16.95
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Also willing to trade for a perfect condition hyside mini me or a good 14' self bailer.
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Or, you could get one at DRE for $16.95
Counterfeit!

Only a trained eye can see a difference so I recommend going with the expensive used ones. If at least half of the pages aren't stuck from improper drying than its fair to say it a fraud. If it doesn't have notations like "don't cook brussel sprouts, people dump them in the groover" than you likely over paid and may end up running Snaggletooth backwards and run out of beer days before the takeout.

Buyer beware.

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These guys still sell them and will mail

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Be warned, much has changed since that guide was put together, a lot of debris has been accumulating in rapids, without high water to flush it out ( Dam rapid has become more interesting, in particular). Also, many camp sites and scouting trails are full of willow now, and harder to find, or gone. Don't rely on that vintage map to much....
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Be warned, much has changed since that guide was put together, a lot of debris has been accumulating in rapids, without high water to flush it out ( Dam rapid has become more interesting, in particular). Also, many camp sites and scouting trails are full of willow now, and harder to find, or gone. Don't rely on that vintage map to much....
The dam and poor recreation management have at least kept it a bit wild out there. If you consider dfficult hikes/scouts/camps with overgrown willows "wild". Though I would have preferred running snaggletooth at 20k.

What we need now is a well placed earthquake.
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Out of print

It is no longer in print, the ones on stores shelves are the last of them.
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The dam and poor recreation management have at least kept it a bit wild out there. If you consider dfficult hikes/scouts/camps with overgrown willows "wild". Though I would have preferred running snaggletooth at 20k.

What we need now is a well placed earthquake.
I couldn't agree with you more......
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