white water rafting - beginner's trip - green river daily - May 18, 2012
Everyone is welcome on this popular, fun, and educational weekend where we introduce you to river-running. Experienced people share skills and safety techniques. There will be paddle boats, an oar rig, and inflatable kayaks which you can try out (hopefully some canoeist and kayakers will also join us). The Green River flows through Gray's canyon just north of the town of Green River. It is about a 5 hour river run, with easy to mildly challenging rapids - perfect for beginners. Skills include learning to read the river, personal safety, river rescue, water fights, cooking with the club's river kitchen, and eating better on the river than in your own home. The trip cost is usually under $100, which includes transportation, food, and equipment - a great deal! Typically other WMC river trip organizers require a novice to have been on at least one previous WMC river trip so here's your chance to gain experience. The group leaves Salt Lake Friday afternoon and returns early Sunday evening (if possible plan on taking a half day of vacation Friday). The mandatory planning meeting will be at 7pm Monday May 14th at Bret's house. Call or email Bret to sign up (or if you have questions). You must contact the organizer to get on this trip. This trip always fills and there will be a waiting list. Don't think you can show up at the planning meeting and get on this trip, you must register with the organizer.