Report From Lees Ferry
I want to thank everyone for their patience during my transition to the new ranger at the Ferry. You have all been very helpful while I learn the requirements and how to fit into your community. I think I can even put about twenty names to faces. (how would you all feel about wearing nametags for a year or so? just kidding )
Navajo Bridge construction began May 3. We stay in close contact with the
construction folks to keep track of activity: they are a great bunch of folks and are very
accommodating. The bridge passage window, (11 AM to 1 PM) is in effect on weekdays; not on
weekends or holidays. You may launch at any time, but may delayed at the bridge if you
miss the window. From time to time there will be no window during the week. A safety boat
is on the river to hold traffic; it has radio contact with the construction foreman and
the launch ramp at Lees. Those missing the window will be allowed through only when it is
safe to do so.
The rumors are true. The Scat machine at Meadview is in service. The
dollar bill switch is installed so keep some bucks handy. Keep a handwashing set up handy
too. Please follow the directions to the letter, especially completing the cycle so you
dont get out of synch. For any problems, try to track down Dave Chapman, the Lower
Gorge Ranger in Meadview, 564-2320.
Carol is trying to empty a file of partial guide certification cards. You
know who you are: help us clear these up. Also, there may be some of you waiting for a
card and not hearing from us. There seems to be a black hole here that gobbles up resumes,
CPR certifications and even entire clumps of paperwork held together with wire clips. If
in doubt as to your status, contact us.
Blu Picard (and Carol)