beginner trip - paddling - May 13, 2016

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Besides being a fun river trip, this trip introduces you to WMC Boating. On a commercial boating trip, the guides do everything for you (inflate the boats, make the meals, guide you down the river, etc.). But on Club trips, there are no paid guides. Hence, everybody on the trip contributes to completing the tasks that need to be done. Club members will share with you what they know about running rivers. This should include how to "read the river", throw a throw bag, right a flipped raft, paddle a paddle boat or duckie (inflatable kayak), row an oar rig, swim a rapid, and other safety skills. Non-river skills you will learn about are what personal gear works well on river trips, how to make group meals using the WMC Boating's kitchen, what gear the club owns (and is available for cheap private rentals when it's not being used on a club trip). This trip is normally done on the Green River Daily. That's the stretch of the Green River that's just North of the town of Green River. It's also the last part of a Deso-Grey Canyon river trip. However, weather may cause us to shift to the nearby Moab daily. Beginners Prerequisite: You are required to attend an Intro to Rafting class to be held May 5 at the boat shed, 6:30-8:30. Experienced boaters--we need you to help make this a successful learning experience!

Organizer:Kelly Beumer
Date:Fri May 13 2016 — Sun May 15 2016
Meeting Place:Registration required