Voyageur’s Companion Archive

A collection of the newsletters of the Rocky Mountain Canoe Club from 2003 to 2013

Voyageur’s Companion – April 2003

  • Rio Grande Thanksgiving
  • Green Rain
  • Freestyle Canoeing
  • South Platte Joint Paddle Trip
  • Escalante Canyon

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June 2003

  • San Miguel River
  • North Fork of the Cache La Poudre
  • Niobrara River
  • Filter Plant Run on the Poudre

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2004

  • The Upper Missouri River in Montana
  • Who never said it rains in the desert?

 

Voyageur’s Companion – January 2005

  • Permitted Rivers
  • Salmon River
  • Slalom Nationals
  • Recreation Access Tax
  • Piedra River
  • Yampa River, Craig to Duffy Mountain

 

Voyageur’s Companion – March 2005

  • Big Bend trip report
  • Esquif, a winner
  • Smorgasbord at Pool
  • RMCC Founding and Early History
  • Conservation Report

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June 2005

  • Lake Superior
  • Gunnison River
  • Insurance
  • Dolores River

 

Voyageur’s Companion – November 2005

  • The Care of Canoes with Wooden Gunwales
  • Basic Physics of Whitewater Canoeing

 

Voyageur’s Companion – January 2006

  • Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan
  • Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp

 

Voyageur’s Companion – March 2006

  • A small incentive for leading trips
  • Interesting useful paddling links
  • River Safety Rules
  • Conservation Report
  • CD recycling, or getting help in an emergency
  • Quartermaster List

 

Voyageur’s Companion – Summer 2006

  • Ask Father!
  • Before McPhee Dam was completed, Part 1 – 1983
  • Trimming your Canoe
  • The Annual RMCC Rendezvous
  • MY Rival, R.I.P
  • The Shortest Trip
  • Tips from the Field
  • Before McPhee Dam was completed, Part 2 – 1984
  • The trick of the spare paddle
  • Response to “Ask Wally”

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2006

  • 2006 Summer RMCC Rendezvous
  • Colorado River from Pumphouse to Dotsero
  • I Should Have Known (Desolation-Gray Canyons)
  • A Winter Paddle on the South Platte
  • A funny thing happened on the way to …

 

Voyageur’s Companion – November 2006

  • Boundary Waters Trip Report
  • Green River Trip Report
  • Safety Corner: Thoughtful’s Spring Padding After the 2005 Floods
  • A Brief History of Stream Gauges

 

Voyageur’s Companion – March 2007

  • The Wind at Our Back Adventurers (Saskatchewan trip)
  • You Can See It Form Space: River Stories
  • Minutes of the RMCC Annual Meeting
  • Wilderness Medicine Class Offered to RMCC in April

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June/July 2007

  • Summer River Rendezvous 2007
  • Northgate Canyon
  • North Platte – Six Mile Gap to Treasure Island

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2007

  • Deso-Gray on the Green River
  • Shoot the Chute
  • Hypothermia Fundamentals
  • Gee, I didn’t know that!

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2007

  • Green River, Flaming Gorge to Swallow Canyon Boat Ramp
  • Down a Muddy River: The Colorado from Cisco Landing to Big Bend
  • Rodeo Rapid
  • Ashes to Splashes: A Middle Fork Epic (Part 1)

 

Voyageur’s Companion – January 2008

  • Insurance Situation
  • Counterpoint
  • San Juan River – Sand Island to Clay Hills Crossing
  • Ashes to Splashes: A Middle Fork Epic (Part 2)

 

Voyageur’s Companion – March 2008

  • REI Paddle Demo
  • RMCC Winter Pool Olympics
  • South Platte River Joint Spring Paddle Trip
  • Thank you
  • Canoe Storage – Looking Up
  • Westwater Wild and Serene

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June 2008

  • The Dolores River, Slick Rock to Bedrock
  • Personal Locator Beacons – report on the SPOT

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2008

  • 2008 RMCC Rendezvous Roundup
  • Fitness Training for Canoeing
  • First Aid Kit for Canoe Trippers

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2008

  • A Paddling Venture on Shoshone Lake
  • A Wind in Our Face Adventure on the Drinking and Churchill Rivers
  • A Novice Trip Coordinator’s Experience Using ACA Insurance
  • Warning about camping a Lake McConaughy in Nebraska

 

Voyageur’s Companion – February 2009

  • Recipe for a Sweat Lodge…River Style
  • Hate Tamarisk? Love to get a free Green River Split Mt Trip?
  • Editor’s Eddy Lines
  • Paddling in Veracruz, Mexico
  • Camp Handwasher

 

Voyageur’s Companion – April 2009

  • Children in the Outdoors and in the River: Fun? Frustration? Or Future Investment?
  • The Paddling Season Ahead
  • Big Bend Trip
  • RMCC Suggested River Trips – Class I to III
  • Just Doing My Part

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June 2009

  • Why would I want to attend the Rendezvous?
  • White River Trip
  • Secrets of Trip Leading, Simplified
  • A Mostly-Newbie Experience Taking Canoe Classes
  • A Solo Trip – Near Disaster
  • The Half-Tank Rule
  • Physics of Crossing Eddy Lines

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2009

  • Rio Chama
  • Yampa River
  • Rendezvous Dutch Oven Cookoff Results
  • Anne’s Pizza
  • Secrets for Keeping Ice for 6 Days in the Desert, and other thoughts on managing food on a river trip
  • Canada 2009: Water, Water, and More Water

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2009

  • Fruita to Westwater
  • 2010 Club Volunteer Role Descriptions

 

Voyageur’s Companion – February 2010

  • Jim Speaks
  • Paddling Around or Through Holes
  • Club’s Dolores River Interests Represented

 

Voyageur’s Companion – May 2010

  • Wildlife on the Waterways – Part I
  • Finding River Flow Levels
  • Fruita to Westwater

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2010

  • Dolores to Gateway
  • The Stop Sign: A Cautionary Tale

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2010

  • Wildlife on the Waterways – Part II
  • River Sanitation
  • 2010 Horsethief-Ruby Canyon Fall Paddle
  • Ruby-Horsethief Trip
  • Canoe D-Rings Made With Hollow Tube climbing Webbing

 

Voyageur’s Companion – February 2011

  • Paddling the Colorado Through the Grand

 

Voyageur’s Companion – June 2011

  • Paddling 10 Essentials
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
  • The River Less Travelled: Brighton to Fort Lupton

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2011

  • May Paddling with a Frisky Mother Nature
  • Frog Rock Rapid on the Arkansas
  • Safety
  • Hawkmoth Caterpillars on the Smith River, and the Scourge of Leafy Spurge

 

Voyageur’s Companion – December 2011

  • The Darn It, It Is Still Winter! Issue

 

Voyageur’s Companion – March 2012

  • October Arch Adventure
  • Editor’s Eddy Lines: Science, Safety, Skills, and Suppertime
  • PFD Selection, Use, Wear & Care

 

Voyageur’s Companion – August 2012

  • A River Runner’s Strategy for Avoiding Bad Encounters with Black Bears
  • Lightening Safety for Campers and Hikers
  • Skills: Hand Wash Station

 

Voyageur’s Companion – October 2012

  • Trip Tales: Dos Rios in New Mexico
  • Trip Tales: Glendo to Guernsey
  • Trip Tales: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

 

Voyageur’s Companion – December 2012

  • Special Edition: Beginnings and Endings
  • Rocky Mountain Canoe Club: Founding and Early History
  • In Memoriam: James Roger Baker-Jarvis

 

Voyageur’s Companion – February 2013

  • Deso-Gray Trip (Wildlife)
  • Ruby Ranch to Mineral Bottom
  • Costa Rica Rios!
  • The Truth About Cold Water

 

Voyageur’s Companion – May 2013

  • Clarification of insurance policies for canoe trips – ACA and RMCC
  • Bear Safety Tips
  • The “Protect Our Rivers” License Plate
  • San Juan River from Sand Island to Mexican Hat, Utah

 

Voyageur’s Companion – November 2013

  • What to Keep in Your Car for Emergencies?
  • The Ashworth Angle: Year in Review
  • Yampa Canyon Trip Presents Challenges