white water beginner trip - May 19, 2023

Swasey's Beach BOATING Class-II III. Besides being a fun river trip this trip introduces you to WMC Boating trips. On a commercial boating trip the guides do everything for you (inflate the boats, make the meals, guide you down the river, cook your meals) 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/paddle a duckie (inflatable kayak)/row an oar rig, what it's like to 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 done on the Green River Daily-Gray Canyon. That's the stretch of the Green River that's just North of the town of Green River. It's the last part of a Desolation river trip. We will be camping in Green River at the State park at a group site. For information, contact Luke Johnson: huckleberry78360@gmail.com or Kay Tran: ktranvt@comcast.net.

Level:Class III
Miles:8.0
Organizer:Luke Johnson
Phone:801-755-7575
Date:Fri May 19 2023 — Sun May 21 2023
Meeting Place:Registration required