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Guide Owned Businesses

 

River guides are incredibly creative and industrious folk, and their interests and talents are wide-ranging. In fact, many current and former river guides have their own businesses that deserve your support and patronage, some river-related, and others not. You can get your teeth cleaned, buy some great books, outfit yourself for a river trip or plan a scuba expedition in the Maldives - all through businesses owned by guides! Sounds great, right? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the ever-growing list below and throw your business their way!

 

Note: an asterisk next to the company name indicates a business that offers some sort of discount to GCRG members (as listed in the "Businesses Offering Support section of the BQR). And for the rest of them, hey, you can always ask! If you want to be added to the list, please contact us at gcrg@infomagic.net and give us your information.

 

AIRPLANE MAINTANANCE

  • Marble Canyon Air Service (Connie Tibbitts), Page Municipal Airport, Page, AZ, (928) 640-0023 or email connietib@hotmail.com (airplane maintenance and preventive maintenance)

 

ARTISTS

 

BIKING

  • Bright Angel Bicycles & Cafe at Mather Pt (Kyle George, Wes Neal), Mather Point Visitors Center, Grand Canyon, AZ, (928) 814-8704 or email BABrentals@gmail.com (Bicycle rentals, tours, Cafe, Grab N Go)
  • Rapid Creek Cycles* (Rondo Buecheler) 317 Main St.  Palisade Colorado 81526  (970) 464-9266  Bike sales-rentals-service-Fruita/Grand Junction Mt. Bike guide service.   rapidcreekcycles.com

 

BOAT BUILDING

 

BOOKS, DVD's, ETC..

  • Fretwater Press*, (Brad Dimock) www.fretwater.com (books, DVD's)
  • Canyon Discoveries (Charly Heavenrich), www.charlyheavenrich.com (books, DVD's presentations)
  • Canyon Books* (Bill Bishop), Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 779-0105 or canyonbooks@yahoo.com (specializes in out-of-print Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Colorado Plateau books, papers, etc.)
  • Willow Canyon Outdoor Company* (Charlie Newmann), 263 S 100 East, Kanab UT, 84741, (435) 644-8884, (books, espresso, outdoor gear and apparel)
  • River Gardens Rare Books*, (Milo McCowan), Kanab, UT, (435) 648-2688, (first editions)
  • Don Briggs Films (Don Briggs), www.donbriggsfilms.com, donbriggsfilms@gmail.com (Grand Canyon films)

 

BOTANICAL CONSULTING

  • Far Out Botany (Glenn Rink), (928) 773-5820 or glen_rink@hotmail.com (rare and exotic plant surveys, inventories of properties throughout the Southwest)

 

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

  • Roberta Motter, CPA * Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 774-8078

 

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Yavapai Exceptional Industries (Brad Newman, Executive Director), Prescott, AZ www.yeiworks.com (a non-profit, charitable organization supporting adults with disabilities since 1974), and www.spicenslice.com (product line proving employment, training, and support to YEI), contact mail@yeiworks.com

 

DENTISTS

  • Dr. Jim Marzolf, DDS*, Flagstaff, AZ, (928) 779-2393

 

DESIGN SERVICES

 

FOOD

  • Huppybar* (Lyndsay Hupp)
  • Energy bars packed with raw nuts and seeds offering natural protein, fiber, and "good" fats! Each bar is at least 65% organic by weight and contains no soy, dairy, GMO, or cane sugar. Nutrient dense, and delicious! Huppybar wants to give you a deal on bars! Order at hubbybar.com and use the promo code GC GUIDE to receive 40% off your order. Good all year! If you would like to pick them up in Flagstaff, choose LOCAL PICKUP and let us know when you can pick them up in the notes. They will be available at the Hoot Mart, on the corner of San Francisco & Birch in downtown Flagstaff. Otherwise, they will ship.
  • Rainshadow Organics and CSA (Sarahlee Lawrence), www.rainshadoworganics.com, Terrebone, OR, (541) 279-0841 (Rainshadow is an organic farm raising Quinoa for sale in person or by mail order. Rainshadow Organics is also developing Community Supported Agriculture where local people buy a share in the harvest and receive a weekly box of veggies and non-locals can buy a share and receive grains.)
  • Laura Chamberlin Professional Chef, Personal Service. Flagstaff, Northern Arizona & Tucson, AZ  Professional chef bringing personal service to your home, cooking with the freshest ingredients from sustainable and local sources. www.lcprofessionalchef.com  email: laura@lcprofessionalchef.com phone: 928 814 8218

 

HEALTH

LAW

  • James H. Moss, Attorney at Law, www.recreation-law.com or (720) 334 8529 (specializing in outdoor recreation law)

 

LIFE COACHING

 

OUTDOOR GEAR, APPAREL, & RENTALS

  • Humphrey Summit Ski* (Brian Dierker), Flagstaff, AZ, www.humphreysummitski.com (ski and snowboard equipment, whitewater rafting gear)
  • Brianhead Sports (Tim and Doug Deutschlander), Brian Head, UT, www.brianheadtown.com/bhsports ,(skis, snowboards, cross country snowshoes, clothing and accessories, mountain bikes, fishing gear, shuttles, rentals in all departments)
  • Man of Rubber River Gear* (Gary & Beth Harper), 1(800) 437-9224, or www.RiverGear.com (river gear, rafting equipment, camping gear, raft repair - ask about our Guide Discount Program)

PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

REALTORS

 

RIVER TRIPS

  • Palisade Wine Country River Trips* (Rondo Buecheler)  317 Main St. Palisade Colorado 81526   (970) 260-5848 - 1/2 day cocktail float   palisaderivertrips.com
  • Middle Fork River Expeditions (James Ellsworth, owner) PO Box 70, Stanley, ID 83278. www.idahorivers.com or 1(800) 801-5146. Four, six, and and ten day Middle Fork and Main Salmon River Adventures, and handmade 18' Briggs Grand Canyon Dories for sale.
  • ACJ Safaris, Tanzania (James Hendrick), wildlife safaris and river trips on the Rufiji River. www.acjsafaris.com, or kichaachui@yahoo.com, or (928) 699-0266.

 

RIVER OUTFITTING, RENTAL EQUIPMENT, SHUTTLES

  • Canyon R.E.O.* (Donnie Dove), www.canyonreo.com
  • Ceiba Adventures*, (Scott Davis & Rachel Schmidt), www.ceibaadventures.com
  • Professional River Outfitters*, (Bruce & Nancy Helin), www.proriver.com
  • Man of Rubber River Gear* (Gary & Beth Harper), 1(800) 437-9224, or www.RiverGear.com (river gear, rafting equipment, camping gear, raft repair - ask about our Guide Discount Program)
  • Alaska River Outfitters (Stan and Kate Boor), Haines, AK, skiboor@hotmail.com , 907-766-3307 (in summer) or 801-733-4669 (in winter). Rent rafts, provide shuttles, offer a food buying and packaging service or anything a la carte.

 

RIVER TRIP PLANNING, ADVENTURE TRAVEL, AND TOURS

  • Rivers & Oceans Travel, Inc.* (Rob Pitagora), www.rivers-oceans.com, 800-473-4576 (central booking service for river trips in Grand Canyon, UT, ID, AK, marine wildlife trips in Baja and scuba diving in the Maldive Islands)
  • Backeddy River Trips, (Jeri Ledbetter), www.backeddy.com (dory trips in Grand Canyon)
  • Ceiba International*, (Scott Davis & Rachel Schmidt), www.ceibainternational.com (innovative adventure vacations)
  • Angel's Gate Tours (Blaine Stuart), www.SeeGrandCanyon.com (sightseeing tours, day hikes, and overnight backpacking trips)
  • Around The Bend Adventures (Wes Neal), www.walkgrandcanyon.com (tour and hiking business)
  • ACJ Safaris, Tanzania (James Hendrick), wildlife safaris and river trips on the Rufiji River. www.acjsafaris.com, or kichaachui@yahoo.com, or (928) 699-0266.

 

RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS

  • Kaibab Camper Village, (Gaylord & Joy Staveley), www.kaibabcampervillage.com (RV park and tent campground located by Jacob Lake, AZ, open from May 14 - October 15). In season reservations call (928) 643-7804. Off season reservations can be taken at (928) 526-0924.

WATER FILTERS

 

WELDING

  • Artisan Metal Works, LLC (Tim Quigley),www.artisanmetalworks.net (specializing in rafting equipment such as frames, dry boxes, sand stakes, etc...)

 

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