Apr 24th, 2013 4:59pm
This year Centennial Canoe is expecting water levels to be just perferct for our Summer season of adventures! You only need 6 inches of water to float a canoe, and with the recent snowfall our rivers should be fine for canoeing!
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May 29th, 2012 12:06pm
I am one month shy of my 5-year cancerversary. It is a milestone I never thought I would make in a journey with so many twists and turns it was impossible to understand what was going on at times and especially hard to navigate through. In looking back, I tend to lump the years into chunks of time or chapters focused on occurrences at that time. It all starts with the beginning. A Walk into the Unknown Abyss I don’t think my story of how I was diagnosed was unique. The unique part was I was a 35 y/o single professional with a semi organized and successful life. I had a great job, a dog that I adored and I owned my condo. I was part of a large group of friends and family and was having fun living my life whether that was dating, camping trips, wine tasting or just chilling out with a movie. Then after a holiday weekend we found an unwelcome guest that had taken up residency in my body. Instead of yoga classes and pedicures with m
Apr 27th, 2012 4:26pm
It’s no secret that Mother Nature has been a bit skimpy on snow-pack for the Rocky Mountains this year and you can bet our local media won’t let us forget it. According to newspapers, the rivers will dry up this summer, the fish will die and the locust will return in biblical proportions. Hi, this is Marty, President of Centennial Canoe Outfitters. Of course I’m exaggerating; it’s just that the media and I see things through different eyes. Is the glass half full or half empty? As of this April, it appears the rivers will be lower and slower this summer but by no means should they be too low to float a canoe. Remember, a canoe only needs about 6 inches of water to make its way downstream. Here’s a river fact to consider. Water likes to take the least possible path of resistance. When doing so it will cut a deeper groove in the rivers bed. This groove is where your experienced guides will aim the
Jan 13th, 2012 12:05pm
If you’re a boater familiar with the Ruby/Horsethief section of the Colorado River, west of Grand Junction, you might be able to relate to this blog. You and your friends haul all your gear to the Loma Boat Launch excited to be doing a fun river trip together. You sign up for a campsite and get there only to find another group already there. An argument follows as to who’s right and who’s wrong.
As a commercial outfitter on this river section I’ve seen this scenario get progressively worse over the last 10 years to point of being downright ugly. Fact is, we’ve loved this river section to death and I welcome a change. Starting this summer a non-monetary permit system will go into affect. The Grand Junction, BLM has stepped up to the plate with a program that will hopefully “Tame Dodge City.” I for one would like to put the past behind us and bury the hatchet. I’d like to see river runners return to the days when we all got along and helped each other when in need. If we all follow the rules this summer it should create a more pleasant outdoor experience for all of us.
If you’d like more information on this new permitting system, go to the Grand Junction, BLM website or click this link…
I invite your input and suggestions on how we can make this new program a success.