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GCPBA RiverNews 5/7/2019 – Pay Phones At Phantom Ranch Are Permanently Gone

From GCPBA board member Dave Mortenson: Pay phones at Phantom Ranch are permanently gone! For those of you who have every hiked down or run the Colorado River and spent some time at Phantom Ranch will find this information interesting. … Continue reading

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Cooler Research: An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice

Cooler Research:  An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice GCPBA board member Blakely LaCroix and Peter Werness, Ph.D. did a scientific analysis of the temperature differences in coolers where melted ice water is both drained out or … Continue reading

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Cooler Research: An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice

Cooler Research:  An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice GCPBA board member Blakely LaCroix and Peter Werness, Ph.D. did a scientific analysis of the temperature differences in coolers where melted ice water is both drained out or … Continue reading

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Colorado River Historic High Water Level Within The Grand Canyon

This report was commissioned by GCPBA for the benefit of the private boater.  John Vrymoed, author of the report, is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer in California, now retired.  He is a published author on topics related to earthquake … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Letter – December 2018

Greetings All, Time to catch up on what’s been happening… The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association had its annual meeting October 4-6 in Flagstaff, AZ. The officers for 2018-2019 are: President:  Rich Harter VP: John Vrymoed Secretary: Blakely LaCroix Members … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 10/6/2018 – Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park recently updated their noncommercial river trip regulations.  The new regulations are dated October 2, 2018.  River trips are required by the Park to have a printed copy of the regulations with them at all times.  Regulations … Continue reading

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Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park requires that every river trip have with them a printed copy of the current Noncommercial River Trip Regulations.  The river ranger at Lees Ferry will check this.  Click “Continue reading” to access the pdf file for … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 7/3/2018 – Hualapai Reverse Decision To Issue Citations

GCPBA has been reporting on the intent of the Hualapai Nation to require Grand Canyon river runners buy permits to be on land along the left side of the Colorado River from river miles 164.5 to 287. The Hualapai claim … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6/27/2018 – Hualapai Land & River Access Permits Followup​

As you may recall, two weeks ago GCPBA reported that the Hualapai Tribe is trying to institute a permit fee of $100 on river runners for using river left from mile 168 down to mile 287. (Read our RiverNews that … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6/10/2018 – Hualapai Land & River Access Permits

The Hualapai Game and Fish Department sent out the following notice on June 4th: Public Notice:  Hualapai River Access Permit Checks Upstream Of Diamond Creek (RM225) The Hualapai Tribe will be conducting river access permits the week of July 9, … Continue reading

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