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Rafting Trip Whitewater

Rafting Trip WhitewaterThere are many whitewater rafting trips in virtually every state and province in North America, not far from most major urban centers. Rafting trip whitewater trips have become very popular for families, seniors as well as the extreme adventure tourist. Of course the more challenging the whitewater rapids are, the more equipment and skills you need. All of this is needed to make sure that you will have a successful and safe trip.

Class one and two trips are for beginners, children and seniors. A class one set of whitewater rapids are relatively easy to navigate. Although you still need to be wearing a life jacket and you need to follow the instructions of the guides. These can be very nice relaxing whitewater trips, were you can enjoy the scenery and the wildlife that may exist along the river. If you are planning to take on higher class rapids, make sure you read the requirements. Study the safety issues before you sign up just to make sure you receive what you expect in terms of whitewater thrills.

Rafting Trip Whitewater


Class 3, class 4 and class 5 rapids are progressively more difficult and thrilling. You may need to pass a number of tests before going on some of these whitewater trips. This is required to make sure that you can handle any of the potential upsets that could occur. Particularly in class 5 whitewater rapids trips, participants could be thrown out of the raft. Or the raft could even tip over. If this happens you need to be able to swim out of the rapids and get to shore were someone can pick you up.

If you are not up to the task of swimming out of the whitewater rapids, then this level of rafting trip may not be for you. You can still great thrills if you go on lower class rafting trips down whitewater rapids. Remember too that rapids classification are also dependent on the amount of water that is cascading down the river. Spring runoff will usually bring higher cascades than summer or late fall unless there are heavy rains in the headlands of these whitewater rapids.

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