What to Expect on a Whitewater Rafting Trip
Whitewater river rafting is one is one of the most exciting outdoor activities that everyone should, at least, try once in their lifetime. Whether you are an average Joe looking for a weekend getaway or you are the adventurous person who loves to try out new things, river rafting would probably be a memorable experience. While most people have different ideas of what it involves, some do not actually have a clue of what to expect on such a trip.
Here are some things you can expect on your Denver river rafting trip, according to Americanadventure.com:
Expect to get some training exercises
For you to be allowed out into the water, you and your team must first get some training by rafting outfitters. They train you to ensure that everything from the unloading of the raft to paddling down the river is safe and that you get to enjoy your rafting trip.
You’ll watch a training video at the beginning of the day. At the river, you’ll be shown how to carry the raft on land as well as signals your outfitters will use while you’re in water. Once you get into the water, you’ll practice basic strokes with the paddle whilst following your instructor’s commands. If you are not a good swimmer, its best to practice as this strengthens your upper body.
To some people, going for a rafting trip means that you’re only taking a ride on the river. On the contrary, expect to get wet on this trip and so it’s crucial to dress right for the activity. If you’re rafting on a hot summer afternoon, you’ll be glad to welcome the reprieve from the heat and who doesn’t like the thrill and excitement that comes with water. At some point, you are allowed to jump in and swim. It’s best to be prepared for this.
Expect it to be cold
It can get cold even during summer due to the surrounding mountains and deep waters. It’s best to ask the company offering rafting tours what’s the appropriate attire to wear for that particular season.
These are the things that you can expect on your whitewater rafting trip. Do everything to have fun on your trip and make those lifetime memories.