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Old 4 Days Ago   #21
 
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Wow, a true blast from the past. Is that Paul in there under the hat?

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Wow, a true blast from the past. Is that Paul in there under the hat?
No Paul D.(Tomato) was not on this trip, I'm not in the picture eather because I'm taking the picture. Blast from the past? I look at that photo and it feels like yesterday and fantastic people to share it with too, definitely a beautiful canyon.
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Early on in my times of boating Deso Gray, I was not a regular. I thought Deso Gray was always run when it was in flood and for me the skeeter issue at the put in was a pain.

In the last few years several river buds have introduced me to late season Deso Gray runs. Not the big flood water excitement but few if any bugs and very manage able rapids. The more I do these later season runs, the more I appreciate what Deso Gray has to offer and the more Ranger protection I think the resource needs. Every run gives me more appreciation for this river section.

While I realize we need some of the centralized planning I believe local on the river rangers are better at taking care of their local rivers than the desk rangers in Washington DC. Looks like a great plan and thanks to those who brought the plan to the Buzz and those who explained what is included in the plan with easy to understand summaries.
The only thing I have against a late season trip. If the wind blows with those low flows, the rowing sucks the life out of me. Early high water I can just sit back and let the current do most the work. I have been going down Deso since the late 60's early 70's and still really enjoy that stretch of river. I have been lucky enough to get to go a couple dozen times, do to lottery luck and invites. I hope they get the $ to do the improvements and we all get to enjoy them first hand.
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I hate rec.gov, their fees are way out of line. Most the application $'s should go to the resource, not personal pockets.
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No Paul D.(Tomato) was not on this trip, I'm not in the picture eather because I'm taking the picture. Blast from the past? I look at that photo and it feels like yesterday and fantastic people to share it with too, definitely a beautiful canyon.

Aww, I thought I recognized him. He and Sibyl are 2 of my very favorite people, when he got taken down by the stroke, well, tore my heart out. Knew a bunch of RMRE boatmen, Buck actually married me and my gal on Ruby Whoresteeth. He used to regale me of stories of the Dolores when it used to run free..
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Dark blue beany hat?

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Aww, I thought I recognized him. He and Sibyl are 2 of my very favorite people, when he got taken down by the stroke, well, tore my heart out. Knew a bunch of RMRE boatmen, Buck actually married me and my gal on Ruby Whoresteeth. He used to regale me of stories of the Dolores when it used to run free..
Are you looking at the boatmen in the dark blue beany hat. That may be Tomato, Buch Z. Is there too. Sibyl was a guide with us too, I believe. You are really taxing my memory. If Buck married you and your girl, did you check to make sure it's legal, you could of been living in sin all these years. Yes, I know Buck he knows me, great person. I have not run the Dolores since the Dam was put in, high, fast and cold, great river to run, before the dam.
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better picture.

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Wow, a true blast from the past. Is that Paul in there under the hat?
Do you recognize Paul in this photo, better quality?
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MNichols, the Paul D. I'm familiar with is in the purple shirt standing up in the back roll, I'm the scary one just to Paul's right, in the cut off blue jeans. All but four in that picture were AB guides, I believe that picture was taken in 2002. RMRE in the 70's and early 80's had about 45 river guides, so your friend Paul could of easily work for us, i just don't recall him.
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Very cool Ray! Thanks for sharing, you know I always love to see the old AB/RMRE stuff
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noahfecks, what's interesting with that photo is that D9 and Greg who started DRE Co. are sitting in the front row. They were rafting a long time before starting DRE, I remember when they first opened, they also rented ski equipment during the winter to increase revenue, they did that for a couple years. Thought it was an interesting point to bring up and DRE is still going strong, alot of history. But 2tomcat2 is going to kick my butt for hijacking her post. My fault.
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