I myself have returned yet again from the mighty Grand Canyon where I rowed my 2nd of 4 Commercial trips for CanX or Canyon Explorations. It was warm, windy and low water but we had a hell of a time nonetheless.
Our trip was so stacked with musical talent that I decided to record another live set for you all to enjoy instead of our normal interviews. The music from today’s episode is coming to you live from Mile 222 in the Grand Canyon, just 4 miles above the Diamond Creek take-out. When we arrived at that beach, which was our last camp of our 15 day trip, a few of the GCMRC or (Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research) staff were just finishing up a photo mapping project so we saw it as an opportunity to sit down and play some tunes before they had to move on downstream.
The guides performing live today are, Kirk from GCMRC with his Banjo, Jed Alan (buy his music here) on the vocals, guitar & harmonica, Cricket with that amazing voice singing and playing the guitar, Wiley Green also on vocals and shredding the mandolin and even our infamous trip leader Pauly Borichevsky rounding out the last of the session with his amazing voice and talent on the guitar! Songs played are mostly originals and some covers from their favorite artists. I recorded only with my iPhone and was THOROUGHLY impressed with the quality of sound that I was able to capture.
I fucking loved these tunes and know you will too…
And without further adieu, a live performance at Mile 222 in the Grand Canyon...
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Megan Maiolo-Heath -- Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed & Poudre River Fest!
58:21--->Support the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed!! Email Megan at Megan@poudrewatershed.org and Follow them on Social Media! @poudrewatershed--->Support the Poudre River Fest! Visit Website and click on the link "Get Involved" and follow them on Social Media! @poudreriverfest--->Attend the Festival! Save the Date! August 21st at New Belgium Brewery!--->Shout out to Lara Smedley. The Poudre River Event Coordinator with her business Smedley Events Meet Megan Maiolo-Heath-Grew up in Monument, Colorado and always loved the outdoors-Attended CU Boulder for her Undergrad in Psychology-Attended University of Colorado Denver for her Masters in Public Administration -Became a raft guide on Clear Creek. Where she developed her confidence, obsession and love for rivers-After working in Ecuador, she realized there that she wanted to fight for the river -Lives in Ft. Collins now MEGAN'S NON PROFIT HISTORY/CONNECTION-7 years ago Megan started working for Trees, Water & People Non Profit before landing at CPRW (Coalition for Poudre River Watershed)-2012/2013 Hyde Park Fire happened which lead to creating the "Coalition for the Hyde Park Fire" to address post fire mitigation and restoration work. Trees, Water and People was the fiscal sponsor for that until they became the official Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed 501c3.-She started as a board member for CPRW, later consulted and then at the end of 2020, she applied and got the Communications Outreach and Marketing Manager Position. GET TO KNOW THE POUDRE RIVER WATERSHED-Headwaters are at Poudre Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park-3 Major Tributaries but the main stem comes out of RMNP-Large area covers about 1900 sq/miles-Upper Poudre has 75 miles of Wild & Scenic River-Lower Poudre is designated as a National Heritage Area (for its importance in the development of the Western Water Law)-Flows into the South Platte Basin (Greeley,CO)-Covers so much terrain (Head waters up in the High Mountains of RMNP, to Poudre Canyon to Ft. Collins, to plains through Winsor, into Greeley and ending in the Platte River)-Hard Working River providing so much water to agriculture and 300,000 people in the front rangeStory behind the name- French Trappers caught in a snow storm back in the early 1800's. Stashed a bunch their stuff including their gunpowder...hence the name..."Cache Le Poudre". "Stash the Powder".Native American History- was a meeting place for several tribes in the west. Learn more at PoudreHeritage.orgOther Non Profits helping protect the Poudre RiverNational Heritage Area- Managed by the Poudre Heritage AllianceSave the Poudre- Focused on water infrastructure, dams and reservoirsCoalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)- Focused on collaborative approach to Watershed management and Forest and River RestorationCPRW-Mission to improve and maintain the ecological health of the Poudre River Watershed through "Community Collaboration" REQUEST FROM THE CPRWLearn more about your local watershed and water law!Get involved! Support CPRW with your money, time and more education!Practice Water ConservationInstall a rain barrelChange out part of your lawn for xeriscape (check in and see if you can apply for a rebate!)Low flow toilets and shower heads (check in and see if you can apply for a rebate!)Collaborate & Support the CPRW or the Poudre River with:In Kind DonationsDonateVolunteerGive Percentage of Profits for one day, one product, or a new product POUDRE RIVER FESTIVAL HISTORY & DETAILSFirst festival was May of 2014 after the massive floods of 2013. Bring people together to better understand the river, celebrate and raise funds for flood, forest and river restoration projects.3 GOALSEducationCelebrationRestorationsMeet the 6 Organizations that created the Poudre River Fest!Bird Conservancy of the RockiesNational Association for InterpretationWildlands Restoration VolunteersCache Le Poudre River National Heritage AreaCity Of Fort CollinsCoalition for the Poudre River Festival (CPRW)*Huge Shout out to all of the Breweries in Colorado taking action and getting involved!2021 HYBRID Poudre River Fest ScheduleMay 7th -- Virtual Event focused around WildlifeJune 25th -- Virtual Event focused on RecreationJuly 15th -- Virtual & In Person Event focused around Every Day WaterAugust 21st -- Big Celebration in person event at New Belgium Brewery
Kate Aitchison -- Grand Canyon River Guide, Designer/Owner of Terra Flags, Artist and Professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) & Colorado College
57:19Follow Kate Aitchison and her AdventuresCheck out her company Terra Flags Website and follow them on Instagram and Purchase Kate's print cards hereKate's 2017 Block Print Dory Project (at the Sante Fe Art Institute) of the San Juan Watershed Kate named her Residency Boat called "Katie Lee"Meet "Katie Lee" the Completed DoryWatch a video about the real Katie Lee Listen to: Remembering Katie Lee, 'Goddess of Glen Canyon': 1919-2017Katie Lee's Obituary TributeListen to Katie Lee's "Song of the Boatman" Other Shoutouts and Links--Check out Grand Canyon Youth and see how you can contribute, support, or participate!Donate to the Alumni Scholarship FundPurchase a GCY Sun Hoody Here!
Sarah Nelson -- Founder of Protect Our Rivers Non Profit
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Live Jam Session at Mile 222 in the Grand Canyon with Jed Alan, Cricket, Wiley, Pauly & Kirk
56:31I myself have returned yet again from the mighty Grand Canyon where I rowed my 2nd of 4 Commercial trips for CanX or Canyon Explorations. It was warm, windy and low water but we had a hell of a time nonetheless. Our trip was so stacked with musical talent that I decided to record another live set for you all to enjoy instead of our normal interviews. The music from today’s episode is coming to you live from Mile 222 in the Grand Canyon, just 4 miles above the Diamond Creek take-out. When we arrived at that beach, which was our last camp of our 15 day trip, a few of the GCMRC or (Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research) staff were just finishing up a photo mapping project so we saw it as an opportunity to sit down and play some tunes before they had to move on downstream. The guides performing live today are, Kirk from GCMRC with his Banjo, Jed Alan (buy his music here) on the vocals, guitar & harmonica, Cricket with that amazing voice singing and playing the guitar, Wiley Green also on vocals and shredding the mandolin and even our infamous trip leader Pauly Borichevsky rounding out the last of the session with his amazing voice and talent on the guitar! Songs played are mostly originals and some covers from their favorite artists. I recorded only with my iPhone and was THOROUGHLY impressed with the quality of sound that I was able to capture.I fucking loved these tunes and know you will too…And without further adieu, a live performance at Mile 222 in the Grand Canyon... Purchase Jed Alan's Music Here!
Julie Munger -- Whitewater Professional, US Women's Rafting Team & CEO/Founder of Sierra Rescue
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Solosode with Natali -- Music Submission Requests and More Grand Canyon Tunes from Jed Alan!
24:38Purchase Jed Alan's Music hereDownload Episode 24 featuring Live Music up Blacktail Canyon.
Eddy Out in Blacktail Canyon -- Live Music by Jimmy Mac, Cricket, and Jed Alan
56:02What’s up everyone, how’s it going, hope you’re doing well! Thanks for tuning back into another episode here of the podcast. I just returned from the Mighty Grand Canyon where I was a commercial river guide on a 16 day Hiker Special trip with Canyons Exploration or CANX.It was such an epic trip. Our weather was overall sunny and warm with the expected spring gusty winds. Our guests were so damn amazing and the guides were just fucking incredible.Speaking of guides, today’s episode will be a little different this week. I decided to change things up for you all and offer up some acoustic tunes instead of our usual interview. The music from today’s episode is coming to you live from BlackTail Canyon at Mile 120 in the heart of the Grand Canyon.Blacktail itself is a special place for both river runners and native people. The narrow canyon walls offer an incredible space for playing music, telling tales, or hearing the faint echo of the canyon wren. The guides performing live today are Jimmy Mac aka Ringtail Jimmy, Amy Rust aka Cricket, and Jed Gantert aka Uncle Jedler. Songs played are mostly originals and some covers from their favorite artists. I recorded only with my iPhone for this performance and was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the sound that I was able to capture. I loved these tunes and know you will too.And without further adieu, a live performance in Blacktail Canyon.Listen/Purchase Jed Alan's Music on Band Camp
Scott Solle (Solgear)-- River Guide, Swift Water Safety Instructor Trainer and Owner of Solgear
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Davide Sartoni (The River Sup Guy)--Stand Up Paddler, Educator & Founder of The River SUP Guy
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Jay Healy--Guide of all Trades, Swift Water Instructor and Master Story Teller
1:29:09Follow Jay on FacebookGo on a multiday trip with Jay & AZRAGo on a daily Moab Jett trip with JayBook a "boat operator class" at SSI with Jay Lil more about Jay:Jay's Record: 14 Grand Canyon Trips in one year Jay's goal to get 200 trips before he turned 50. Currently at 157.Famous words/quotes by Jay"Never ruin a good story with too much of the truth""Skill appreciates Skill""Stay Frosty""Go with the Flow", "Roll with the Punches"Be ADAPTABLE!IMPROVISE!Good time going! "When in doubt.....pull it out!" (when speaking about outboard motors)Don't forget that everyone's struggling somewhere/somehow. Have a little more empathy...In this episode we chat about:Jay's best bud and childhood friend Scott Solle aka (SolGear)YASNY (YOU AIN'T SEE NOTH'N YET") ADVENTURES where he met the Blank Brothers over at Moab JettLegendary Bob Quist of Moki Mac Rumor has it that Bob Quist (aka Hayduke) roamed around the Southwest with Ed Abbey and Ken Sleight (aka Seldom Seen) Monkey Wrenching and playing poker together. -Shoutout to Ray's Burger Shack. Order Jay's favorite...Double chops with custom fries1988 Crown Victoria Station Wagon #vanlifeDenali Raft Adventures and Denali Outdoor CenterJay does a Shoutout to the Gauley River. where he ventured twice. First time in 2008 and second in 2018. Mountain River Tours aka Class 6 Shoutout to Glen Goodrich on the Youghiogheny River6 mile slot canyon in AlaskaAzra bought Moki Mac in 2012. Clair (one of the Quist brothers) still does trips for AzraOARS bought Moki Mac Green River in 2012. Bob & Barbara Quist decided to buy a motorhome and travel the world.Jay's advice for guides that want to become a Grand Canyon River Guide:Take care of yourselfWork as a team (save your back!)Don't bite off the biggest piece of the pie (stick to your duties and don't overdo it)Durability and LongevityJay does a shoutout to boatwoman that have influenced him. Girls that "get it done" :Margeux Besterd, Connie Tibbits, Pam Quist (Clair's wife), & Alex TheveninShoutout to EddyLine WeldingSome photos of what it's like to be on a trip with Jay. Photo by David Zickl