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April 2020

POSTPONED to later in the year: RMCC Rigging and Packing Class April 25 2020

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bill Ashworth’s house Boulder, CO United States
no cost

Join RMCC for an afternoon clinic where you'll to set up and pack your canoe for river tripping. This is a dry land exercise and will prepare you to rig your boat for moving water and what and how to pack for weekend and multi-day camping outings. We'll cover rigging and techniques for efficient and secure packing. We’ll start at 1:00 pm in Boulder, and we’ll finish up by 4pm and there will be an optional pot-luck taco meal afterwards…

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Cancelled – Meyer Pool Practice: Open Pool Canoe Practice

April 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$10.50

Come practice your strokes, rolls and braces to stay ready for paddling season. Location:  Meyers Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada, CO 80005,  303-467-7140 Bring your own equipment.  Please rinse your gear using the provided hoses before entering the pool.

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May 2020

Cancelled – Yampa River: South Beach to Duffy Mountain

May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020

This trip has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.   THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL AND A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN STARTED. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact Trip Coordinator Dan Custer at custer.dan@gmail.com   The South Beach to Duffy Mountain stretch of the Yampa an easy flatwater/Class I trip.  Last year we had very good flow, even though later in the summer the river had extremely low water.  Early May is a…

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Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River, Montana

May 9, 2020 - May 16, 2020

 8 Days,May 9th    thru   May 16th 150 river miles   Class 1  it is an ACA trip It is 777 miles from, Denver to the putin at Fort Benton Contact Trip Coordinator to register: Mat Bozek, matbozekx@gmail.com We will be camping 7 nights on the river.  This is the famous “White Cliffs” / “Missouri Breaks”  Section of the Missouri RIver.   No little kids, no dogs, NO WHINING allowed. Mandatory equipment will include an alarm clock for each…

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Quick Start Your Canoe

May 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, May 11, 2020 6 pm-8 pm Bear Creek Lake Park Instructor: Jeff Oxenford The Quickstart Your Canoe course from ACA is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge to enjoy the sport of canoeing. Designed for flatwater these skills are readily transferable to whitewater. Classes will be taught by Jeff Oxenford and other club instructors. You will need your own equipment (boat, PFD, and other equipment). You must be a ACA member or pay a $5…

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Beginning River Safety & Rescue Webinar

May 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

We are now offering a Zoom Webinar of the Beginning River Safety & Rescue Class!  Your presenters are Debbie Hinde and Randy Knauff. The class is being offered to Rocky Mountain Canoe Club and Poudre Paddler Members. You MUST register ahead of time.  To Register, please do the following: Send an email to me at dhinde1@msn.com to let me know you will attend this class. I will send you a 'PLEASE REGISTER' email.  Check your spam/junk folder for this if you don’t see…

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RMCC Memorial Day Niobrara River May 23 – 25 CANCELLED

May 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020

This will be an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $5/person insurance fee.  This is an easy, kids-friendly class 1 river, with our campground in the middle of the run.  Each day will be about 12 miles and about 4 hours. Contact Bill Ashworth (washwort at gmail.com) to register for the trip. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent from local outfitters. Let me know if you need additional information about that. This beautiful stretch is one…

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White River – Rangely Co

May 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020

White River from Trujillo Wash to the Enron Gas Wells take out  – 65 miles, Class II This is a three day, two night trip.  Plan on two nights camping on the river –  but with a strong group, we may opt to do the trip in two days/one night depending on flow – that  would allow a full day for the long drive back – it is 285 miles from Denver to Rangely and another 30 or more miles…

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Essentials of Canoeing: Flatwater and Moving Water RESCHEDULED

May 30, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Denver Area Denver, CO United States

RESCHEDULED:  This is a full day flatwater  and a half day moving water (river) class on May 30 and 31, respectively.   Details are below. The current plan is still to hold our class by using the appropriate health safety practices as per local, state and ACA rules/guidelines for this type of activity.   We will send a notification to all attendees should the status change. The cost is $40 per person for the entire class (or $25 per person for just…

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July 2020

RMCC North Platte WY Glendo to Guernsey July 11

July 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glendo WY Glendo, Wyoming

RMCC members and guests are welcome to float the North Platte River from Glendo Reservoir almost to Guernsey Reservoir. This is a fun, day long paddling trip and I hope you can join us. It is Class I+ with one Class II section of standing waves that can be avoided; new RMCC Class II and above requirements in effect (note - not just helmets). RMCC Boating Requirements and Recommendations - 2020 The float is on Saturday, July 11.  Most will…

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Montana Trio

July 15, 2020 - July 24, 2020

This Montana canoe trip allows you to explore sections of the beautiful Flathead River west of Glacier National Park. July 15 (Wednesday) Clearwater River Trail #7777A is on the north end of Seeley Lake in the Lolo National Forest. Class I. It is 3.5 miles long (2 hours) and marshy with many birds. Bring binoculars and telephoto cameras to view osprey, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, common loons, red-necked grebes, yellow warblers, and a variety of other ducks…

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August 2020

RMCC Radium Rendezvous Aug 1 – 2: COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS

August 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Our annual Rendezvous is scheduled for August 1 - 2, 2020 at our usual site — Group Sites A and B at the Radium Campground on the Upper Colorado River.  We are proceeding with plans to hold a modified event in light of the Covid-19 virus and various requirements and recommendations of the ACA, Colorado, and Grand County.    ALL is being planned with an understanding that stuff happens and the virus landscape and reopening of activities in Colorado might…

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Event cancelled- RMCC Macintosh Lake Longmont August 15

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Macintosh Lake Longmont, Lakeshore Dr and Harbor Lane
Longmont, United States

Please join us for a paddle and picnic on Macintosh Lake This is an ACA-sanctioned trip which requires either an ACA membership or $5 for insurance.  Macintosh is a 265 acre impoundment of St Vrain Creek and has bathrooms at several sites along the 3.5 mile shoreline. https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/86/56?npage=2 Be at the put-in ready to paddle at 10am at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Harbor Lane in NW Longmont. https://goo.gl/maps/xvxockJaq9Y9RhiY9 Please RSVP to Bill (contact info below) by the preceding…

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September 2020

Niobrara River – Sept 19-20

September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020

This will be an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $5/person insurance fee.  This is an easy, kids-friendly class 1 river, with our campground in the middle of the run.  Each day will be about 12 miles and about 4 hours. Contact David Kerry (davidkerryedwards@yahoo.com) to register for the trip. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent from local outfitters. Let me know if you need additional information about that. This beautiful stretch is one of America’s…

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October 2020

Trip Full – RMCC Colorado River Loma to Westwater Oct 3 – 4

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Join RMCC as we paddle the Colorado River from Loma, CO to the Westwater Station boat ramp in Utah through  Ruby and Horsethief Canyons . We’ll be camping at one of the larger sites on the river Saturday night – TBD. Our late September date should offer gorgeous fall color on the canyon bottom. This is an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $5/person insurance fee. There is $100 campsite fee which I will pay in July…

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Powell Houseboat from Bullfrog into the Escalante Arm

October 9, 2020 - October 18, 2020

THIS TRIP IS FULL AND A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN STARTED. Please contact Karen Amundson at canoekarena@msn.com if you want to be added to the waiting list. October 9-18 (Thursday-Saturday) – Class I-II.  Arrive at the Bullfrog Basin Campground or Defiance House Lodge (or your choice) late afternoon on October 8 and be ready to launch at the Bullfrog Marina by mid-morning of the 9th.  Ideally we will camp at 4 or 5 locations, usually for 2 nights per camp.  We plan…

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November 2020

RMCC Annual Meeting and Elections (Virtual)

November 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bill and Kathy Ashworth will host us on Zoom – Connection information to be sent out by Post before the meeting. Business Meeting Agenda:  We will start with a business meeting to review the year’s activities, hear from our board members, and talk about the coming season.  Bring your ideas for virtual events to get us through the 2020-21 winter.  (Unless we have a miracle Covid cure this year, we will also have a virtual Permit Party in early- to…

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January 2021

2021 Planning and Permit Party

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore new paddling possibilities at RMCC’s annual Planning and Permit Party. Although this year’s party will be on-line, the information gathered during this meeting will be invaluable for mapping out your 2021 paddling adventures.  Bill Ashworth will begin with a slideshow of the many permitted trips (rivers that require a permit are often awarded through a lottery system) that people may want to apply for in 2021.  We will also present popular non-permitted day, weekend, and multi-day trips, and where…

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Old Stuff: Southern Corridor Rock Art and Ruins

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Old Stuff, a program on rock art, Indian ruins, and a few fossils, is the first program in our Waiting for Warmer Weather Winter Webinar Series.   Old Stuff: Southern Corridor Rock Art and Ruins, the first of a two-part webinar is based primarily on Karen Amundson's boating excursions.  Maps, photos and commentary will take you to rock art and ruins of the San Juan and Escalante Rivers, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.   Old Stuff: Colorado and Green River…

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Old Stuff: Colorado and Green River Drainages – Rock Art, Structures, and Fossils

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Colorado and Green River Drainages - Rock Art, Structures, and Fossils is the second in our two-part Old Stuff webinar. This program, in our Waiting for Warmer Weather Winter Webinar Series, will focus on interesting rocks found when paddling the upper Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, Yampa, San Rafael, and Green Rivers.  To access the webinar, Zoom links will be sent out to RMCC members and some of our cooperating boating groups a few days before the program.

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February 2021

There’s this River . . .

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With There's this River, the Waiting for Warmer Weather: Winter Webinar Series turns from maps, photos, and commentary to audience participation.  Bill Ashworth will host an evening around a virtual campfire to share yarns about our favorite river or river experience; truth recommended but not required. BYOB. To access the webinar, Zoom links will be sent out to RMCC members and some of our cooperating boating groups a few days before the program.

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March 2021

South Platte River: Brighton to Fort Lupton – note date change

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The South Platte River from Brighton to Fort Lupton is generally a beginner friendly 9 mile trip that is lined with cottonwoods hosting numerous birds and other wildlife… a nice way to begin the paddling season. There is one mandatory portage at a dam and one boat chute drop early on that will most likely be  portaged depending on conditions. Meet at Veterans Park in Brighton and be ready to begin the car shuttle no later than 9 am.  Take…

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April 2021

Grand Canyon Dories Rescheduled

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This webinar in our Waiting for Warmer Weather series will draw on a class by Brad Dimock at the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine and a 10-day boat building project at his Fretwater Boatworks in Flagstaff, Arizona to describe the evolution and construction of Grand Canyon dories.  Wooden boat and Grand Canyon enthusiasts welcome!  For a taste of Grand Canyon dories, see the short video Martin's Boat at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fG0VyVm4Mk To access the webinar, Zoom links will be sent out…

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Buffalo River, Arkansas

April 16 - April 24

THIS TRIP IS FULL AND A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN STARTED. Please contact Tracy Hays to be added to this list, sportsmut@aol.com Paddle the beautiful Buffalo River, America’s first designated Wild and Scenic River  in Arkansas.  The Buffalo is known for drastic water fluctuations, from not enough water to paddle the upper section, to stay away-it’s flooded.  We will hope for just right.  The plan is to paddle from Ponca to the conference of the Buffalo and the White river, about…

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Introduction to Canoeing Class

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

OR April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  FREE   We have just a few more openings for paddlers in our Introduction to Canoeing Class. This class is for those relatively new to canoeing or those wanting a simple, basic refresher.   It will be short class, 4 hours or less, where we will cover some basic canoeing techniques, equipment, terminology, safety & rescue and play some paddling games. Participants will be added on a first-come, first-served basis: 2 openings for…

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Lagerman Reservoir – POSTPONED

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

DUE TO WINTER WEATHER THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Lagerman Reservoir is located southwest of Longmont, South of Nelson Road, between 63rd & 75th street. It's a wonderful destination for an early season paddle.  Besides views of Longs Peak and the Front Range, we will most likely be treated with a number of bird sightings including osprey and eagles. Meet on Saturday April 17th at 9:30 am. Launch time is approximately 10 am. To register contact Anne Fiore (anne_fiore@yahoo.com) This…

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Beginning River Safety & Rescue Class

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hello Paddlers and Rowers, We are again offering a Zoom presentation of the Beginning River Safety & Rescue Class Wednesday, April 28, 2021          7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Your presenters are Debbie Hinde and Randy Knauff. Our topics will be: Getting to the water safely Selecting the waterway Finding information Selecting the right gear Paddler roles & responsibilities River signals Scouting Self-Rescue Techniques Assisted Rescue Techniques If you paddle or row on rivers, learning the fundamentals of safety & rescue is the…

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Gunnison River

April 29 - May 1

Gunnison River: Delta to Whitewater - 42 miles Class II        ACA trip Trip coordinator - Mat Bozek, matbozekx@gmail.com This is an ACA trip - if you are an ACA member, e-mail me your membership number - if you have an Online Waiver, you can send me a copy of that.  Except for people with a valid online waiver, you will need to fill out an ACA waiver for the trip (BRING YOUR # with you - you…

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May 2021

Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River, Montana

May 8 - May 15

Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River, Montana 8 Days     May 8th    thru   May 15th       150 river miles   Class 1  it is an ACA trip It is 777 miles from, Denver to the put in at Fort Benton Contact Trip Coordinator Mat Bozek at matbozekx@gmail.com to register   We will be camping 7 nights on the river.  This is the famous “White Cliffs” / “Missouri Breaks” Section of the Missouri River.  …

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Yampa, South Beach to Duffy Mountain

May 8 - May 9

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL AND A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN STARTED.  If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact the Trip Coordinator, Dan Custer at custer.dan@gmail.com. The South Beach to Duffy Mountain stretch of the Yampa is an easy flatwater/Class I trip.  In early May we have had very good flow and not many mosquitoes, and not much (if any) competition for campsites. In recent years the water level in early May has been excellent…

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