Originally Posted by lmyers
Several people on here that can help you out with quality beta. Personally I would recommend contacting Kokopelli....but I have to ask, are you sure you want to guide in Taos? They have been consistently dry. You will likely spend a lot of time pushing rubber down the Racecourse at very low flow.
Logan, he lives in Albuquerque. And a low water season on the racecourse can turn you into a damn good guide and doesn't suck. Trust me, I know.
Originally Posted by jjeco5
Any Taos guides on here that help me out? I'm looking to spend the summer guiding in Taos and have no idea how to get into it.
I basically want to know everything about guiding up there because I know nothing.
jjeco5, Definitely look into Kokopelli
! They are Amazing and Wonderful and will take damn good care of you. (I have worked for a lot of companies on a lot of Rivers and have never been treated as well as I was at Kokopelli. Hands down, they really are the bomb!) They are also based in Santa Fe and have other guides that commute from Abq. so that might make it easy for you.
If you are looking to relocate to Taos I would recommend Far Flung Adventures
. Or if your looking to camp in a van down by the River for the summer, New Wave
. They all teach guide schools and are all good people.
As far as Logan poopoing the Rio Grande watershed... don't listen to him. Yes there have been some consistent low water years, but it's also due for a good one (and is AMAZING when it's good,) and really doesn't suck when it's low. Like I said, a low water season on the racecourse will hone in your technical skills and just make you a better boater! (in 2002 I worked the racecourse down to 147 cfs, and I'm so very grateful for that season and all it taught me! I will never again be afraid of low water.)
Also, we get low water up on the Ark too... it's not like it's always sic ass high water here, I mean yes we tend to get more consistent runoff than some other watersheds, but not always. And the Ark and Rio watersheds are so close that usually when one is suffering, the other one is too. 2002 & 2012 were low water seasons on both rivers, 2009 were both super bomber seasons, etc... I mean, the Ark is rad & all... but there is something about the Rio that is just pure Magic. Oh, & you have the Chama there too, which is also pretty magical... just sayin'...