Category Archives: River-running (USA&Mexico)

National Monuments At Risk

The continuing menace that is Donald Trump has now taken aim at what is most near and dear to my heart – namely, the outdoor heritage that I, and all Americans, cherish. Trump has taken aim at our National Monuments, one … Continue reading

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The Salt River, AZ , Part 3, March 25-26

We started the day with Quartzite Falls Rapid. This rapid used to be called, more simply, Quartzite Falls, because it’s most notable feature was a low but gnarly falls that usually called for either a portage or lining of your boats. Why the name change? Well … Continue reading

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The Salt River, AZ , Part 2, March 23-24

We had arrived at one of our favorite lay-over camps – Blackjack Wash. It, too, was over-grown, but still made a great camp. Blackjack Wash, at Mile 31.0,  is located .7 of a mile upstream from Quartzite Falls Rapid – the “power … Continue reading

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The Salt River, AZ , Part 1, March 20-22

A combination of low water years and no success in the annual lottery kept us away from our second most favorite river in Arizona for 7 years. We had first run the 52 mile Salt River Canyon in 1982, and … Continue reading

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The Donald Chronicles, #43 – Apr. 2, 2017

**Photo – some public land wilderness that Trump appears ready to sell to the highest bidder. What do I, personally, find most hard-to-accept about our new President? It is his complete disregard for both the public lands of this great country, and the climate … Continue reading

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The Donald Chronicles, #43 – Mar. 30, 2017

*First, a photo of Arizona natural beauty now endangered by Trump’s attack on environmental regulation: *The Donald’s approval rating continues to drop, with pundits saying that those still approving of his performance are limited to his original core constituency. He ain’t making … Continue reading

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The Donald Chronicles, #42 – Mar. 28, 2017

I was gone from the world of politics for a week, running the Salt River in Arizona. What a pleasure! And such good news upon our return – the defeat of Trump(non)care; investigations going forward on the Russian connection; Bernie about to … Continue reading

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