It was only a few weeks ago when I was interviewing Randy Scism, the founder and owner of Marine Technology Inc., in Wentzville, Mo., about his first trip to the picturesque Colorado River-fed Lake Powell, which borders Arizona and Utah.

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The MTI presence at the Lake Powell Challenge in mid-September was almost as impressive as the scenery. Photo courtesy MTI

Scism traveled to Page, Ariz., home of Antelope Point Marina, to run one of the company’s 340X catamarans and join several MTI customers, including George and Shannon Argyros, Brett and Sheila Baur, and Jake and Gina Nossaman, in the ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge.

Needless to say he was blown away. Not only did Scism have the time of his life boating on the out-of-this-world waterway, he also witnessed an incredible amount of generosity as the event raised $500,000 for the Utah-based Mountain Valley Chapter of JDRF (read the story here).

“The Lake Powell Challenge offered some different boating than we’re used to,” said Scism, who travels to many events beyond his hometown lake—Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks—including some in the Florida Keys, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and even Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where he’s attended the Desert Storm Poker Run almost regularly for the past decade. “There was so much lake to explore. It’s such a beautiful place. I can’t compare it to anything else.”

He most definitely won’t try to compare it to Lake Havasu, the Colorado River-fed lake to the south. He did, however, just get back from the popular lake for the annual Monster Storm Poker Run held at the Nautical Beachfront Resort, and he didn’t hesitate to compare the mid-October event to the springtime Desert Storm Poker Run.

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