white water rafting beginners trip - May 17, 2024

Beginner Whitewater Training Trip-- Moab Daily - May 17, 2024 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, ...) 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). Experienced boaters--we need you to help make this a successful learning experience!

Level:Class II+
Organizer:Luke Johnson
Date:Fri May 17 2024 — Sun May 19 2024
Meeting Place:Registration required