Even if you’re new to white water rafting, you may have heard rapids identified by one of six classes (i.e. Class I-VI). This is a system called the International Scale of River Difficulty, which allows rafters to rate the difficulty of either a stretch of river or a single rapid. Outdoor Rafting Adventures leads guided […]
The first recorded attempt to conquer a rushing river was in 1811, when unprepared daredevils tried to navigate the Snake River. Because of their experience, the Snake River was nicknamed the “Mad River,” a nickname that it is still fondly known by today. The first known rubber raft, four tubes and a wraparound floor, was […]
If you’ve never gone whitewater rafting before, you might be intimidated by all the gear: the helmet, the life vest, the paddle and the raft. But you’re probably also concerned about what to wear rafting underneath all of that gear. Here’s a quick ‘what to wear’ guide for your first whitewater rafting trip. Be Ready to […]
We recently saw this great AMA with a third generation river rafter, and we thought he had the best advice for rookie guides. When asked what were some rookie mistakes he saw most often, the veteran rafter said, “Overconfidence. Be humble your first year or two, and try to learn as much as you can.” […]
A kayaker sailing through tough, rocky passages. Tom Hanks in “Castaway”. Cutting through rapids in a paddle boat and going over waterfalls. When we say “whitewater rafting”, you may think of some of these things. We love having first time rafters or families come out to raft with us. Our knowledgeable team is happy to […]
Even though the temperature here in East Tennessee hovers between 50 and 60* in February and March, we just can’t keep people out of the water! One of the most common questions we get year round is “What do I wear rafting in cold weather?” This questions is especially important during the colder months. Heat […]
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