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The Lower Dolores

Johnny Lombino always seems to be in motion.  Pictured above is Johnny’s adventure on the Snaggletooth rapid on the Lower Dolores River.  This was the first time the rapid was ever run, and who better to do the initial adventure than Johnny!?  


The McPhee Dam prevents the river from running, but once The Dolores River was one of the most popular river trips in the country.  All of the water from the reservoir goes towards farming, but when it opened twice in May 2016, Johnny was immediately there.  


The Dolores River was previously known as a beautiful 100 miles of canyon with no nearby roads.  After the high alpine forest the beautiful river has a 50 mile stretch from Slickrock to Bedrock, and eventually the river converges with the Colorado River at Dewey Bridge.  


On this blue bird day in May, we were lucky enough to witness the beauty of the river, and our very own Johnny was the first person ever to navigate the hardest rapid on the river, the Snaggletooth Rapid.  

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