4 Tips To Whitewater Rafting On Rivers

So you have decided to go on a whitewater rafting trip. You?re not alone. In fact, whitewater rafting is one of the items on the bucket list of millions of people all over the world. It is not only for the extreme outdoorsman but also for those with very little outdoor experience who wish to ride along the world?s greatest rivers on a whitewater rafting trip. If you are in the United States, you're lucky as there are plenty or options  from West to East. [iframe id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/abPKvi4BdGQ?rel=0" align="center" mode="normal" autoplay="no" aspect_ratio="16:9" maxwidth="700" grow="no"]

Before You Pick Up That Phone And Call A Whitewater Rafting Outfitter, Read The Following Tips First To Make Your Whitewater Adventure Truly Memorable:

Rafting Learn the Different Classes of Whitewater Rivers The very first thing you have to do is to acquaint yourself with the different classes of whitewater river systems. Keep in mind that you don't have to be concerned about your experience level if rafting on a commercial Grand Canyon trip as the expert guides are navigating the rapids. Additionally the Colorado River in Grand Canyon is a 1-10 rating scale as opposed to 1 - IV on all other rivers. Calm water with very negligible to zero obstacles is often rated as Class I. As you go up the scale, the water obstacles grow significantly greater which can include sheer vertical drops, several meter-high whitewater waves, boulders the size of a house, and whirlpools, among others. Class IV and V are only for the experienced professionals and extreme athletes. Class VI rapids and whitewater river systems are off-limits even to the world?s best extreme athletes. If you?re just beginning, make sure to try whitewater rafting in Class II or III rapids first. Always Wear the Correct Apparel and Gear Make sure to wear the appropriate apparel and gear. As much as possible don?t wear cotton fabric apparel when you go in the river, keep this material for evaporative cooling when on a hot hike. While on river and although a swimsuit might be good for the beach, it usually is a good idea to have good rain gear protecting you from the cold river water temperature. Additionally, make sure you wear non-slip shoes and that your life jacket is on tight!

Whitewater Rafting Always Listen to Your River Guide Whitewater outfitters always put the safety of whitewater rafters above all else. As such, you always want to listen to your river guide because they have a wealth of knowledge they can share. They know the terrain including wildlife around the whitewater river system. They know the dangerous and highly hazardous areas and as such will advise you on what and what not to do. And if you do choose the Grand Canyon for your whitewater rafting adventures, you can count on Advantage Grand Canyon to hook you up with the commercial outfitter best suited for your needs. Always Observe Basic Safety Rules Whitewater rafting river guides will explain the rules of the river both on and off the raft and it is your responsibility to practice good reasoning while on a Colorado river trip. Make sure that your life vest is synched tightly around you at all times when on the raft and that you listed to their guidance at all times. Make sure to also disclose any medical conditions or dietary restrictions prior to starting your whitewater raft adventure. Call us today to book your trip now.