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Phil

From: Racine, WI
How long in CO: 1988
With DRE Since: 1999
Favorite River: Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River
Infamous Factoid: Phil’s Flume rapid on the Taylor river is named after Phil (ask him the story sometime)

Phil was originally introduced to paddling in Wisconsin, but was really turned on to river running while in living in Gunnison working as a river guide for Three Rivers in 1989. He fell in love with the sport and proceeded to paddle everything around the Gunnison and Crested Butte area until 1999 when he moved to Denver and started working at Down River. When not on the river or at DRE Phil helps out instructing CMC’s ski mountaineering school, backcountry skiing, cycling or figuring out how to keep up with Carol. Phil’s favorite thing about Down River? “I really enjoy helping people get prepared for their next river adventure. It’s a great feeling knowing they leave DRE with all the info and gear to make their trip amazing!”


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