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A Letter From John At Known World Guides

February 17th, 2011

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to inform everyone that Known World Guides has been sold to some of the Known World Guides. Matt Gontram and Wendy Hinton have purchased the business from me in the past few weeks. I had decided after 16 years of outfitting that I wanted to pursue other items such as my conservation work and have a little more free time in the summers to run other rivers and explore more of the world. I’m sure that most of you all remember Wendy as she was one of our Guide School Graduates in the summer of 2001 and then became a key figure in our operation for a number of years before leaving to run other rivers and pursue Nursing School. Matt and I have known each other for many years and worked together on the Salt River in AZ as well as his working for Known World during the high water seasons. Matt also has an international guiding business called Global Descents,,  that runs rivers in Africa and Chile just to name a few. I want to assure you all that Matt and Wendy are some of the most professional, enthusiastic, and personable outdoor professionals I know. They are sure to keep the vision and dream of the highest quality and safest outdoor adventures that I had of Known World Guides alive as well as expanding their own models of professionalism and creating their own dreams for New Mexico River Adventures. I will still be very involved during this first seasons transition to New Mexico River Adventures and many of the guides that you have known through the years will be with us. The new boathouse location will be in Rinconada, NM right in the river corridor and will be fantastic both logistically and travel time wise as you will hopefully all join us this summer and get reacquainted with Matt and Wendy. Please check out their web site and I hope to see you all on the Rio this summer. John Weinmeister

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