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Nestle Expands Water Bottling to Arkansas River

Sep 19, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Dsw4 (It is entirely my own work.) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Nestle bottles and sells spring water, which is normally sourced from California and other locations but as a result of the severe drought, now takes their water from the Arkansas River near Buena Vista, another drought area. Nestle is the umbrella company for many bottled water brands including Perrier, San Pellegrino, Ozarka, Poland Spring, Callistoga, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, and Zephyrhills. The water that is sourced from Colorado is labeled… Read More »

What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip

Sep 12, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Rafting Colorado  //  No Comments
What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip - Wilderness Aware Rafting

An overnight white water rafting trip seems easy enough to pack for as it’s not that long of a stay. However, with a trip like this, not over packing and bringing the right things is essential. A big part of what to consider packing depends greatly on where you will be geographically. For example, it may be really hot during the day in the desert but freezing at night so… Read More »

Grades of White Water Rafting – INFOGRAPHIC

Sep 5, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Grades of White Water Rafting Infographic - Wilderness Aware

White water rafting usually is rated by classes but they are also referred to as grades. Based on the International Scale of River Difficulty created by the American Whitewater Association, the different grades or classes identifies how difficult each section of a river is and the required skills needed to safely navigate it. Similar to rock climbing scales, there can be easy Class III rapids and harder ones. On a… Read More »

3 White Water Rafting Movies to Watch

Aug 29, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
RIAN archive 714106 The Borshagin's at home

White water rafting may only be available during the summer but we can experience it year round through movies. Many journeys throughout history and books take place travelling down river, from Lewis & Clark to Huckleberry Finn, there are many adventures and life lessons that take place there. These movies may not splash you in the face as you dip into a rapid, but they do give you the convenience… Read More »

Survival Tools to Keep on Hand

Aug 22, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Pocket Knife Survival Tools - Wilderness Aware Rafting

You don’t have to be out in the middle of the woods to keep a survival kit on you. On the other hand, it’s great to have a few tools on yourself without going overboard, just in case. While we can go into depth about to keep in a daypack or a go bag, we’re going to go the Hatchet route and cover the bare necessities here. These are the… Read More »

Plan Your Bachelorette Party with Whitewater Rafting

Aug 15, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Arizona Rafting, Blog, Colorado Rafting Trip Spotlight  //  No Comments
Whitewater Rafting Bachelorette Party - Wilderness Aware Rafting

If you’re planning a bachelorette party for a friend that is more interested in a less than traditional party to celebrate her last days as a single woman, then a whitewater rafting trip could be right up your alley. For the woman who loves to explore the great outdoors, planning a trip to the mountains with some camping, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, or zip-lining would be much more… Read More »

5 Things to Do With Kids in Buena Vista This Summer

Aug 8, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Rafting Colorado  //  No Comments
Building sign reading, "Welcome to Buena Vista. 6002 happy citizens and 3 old grouches." Photo taken by Ben Schumin on September 21, 2005.

Families are drawn to Buena Vista, which is at the heart of Colorado and appropriately named in Spanish as, “Beautiful View.” This city set between Salida and Leadville is a mecca for outdoor lovers and wildlife. A quiet forest with an abundant ecosystem and habitat for animals, the natural beauty of this area attracts people here for a taste of nature and adventures. With mountains, rivers, forest, inns, restaurants, and… Read More »

Top 10 Rivers For White Water Rafting in America – INFOGRAPHIC

Aug 6, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Rafting Colorado  //  No Comments
Top 10 Rivers for White Water Rafting in America Infographic

In Colorado, we are very lucky to have the opportunity to raft one of the best rivers in America – The Arkansas River. Set in the magnificent mountains and beauty of the wilderness, we can’t complain much. For those of you living across the US or those interested in traveling to other states, there are so many great rivers to go white water rafting in too. Add these 10 amazing… Read More »

Gold Mining Blocking Colorado Wilderness Protection Around Browns Canyon

Aug 1, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Browns Canyon Arkansas River - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Anyone who’s visited Browns Canyon would agree that the 20,000 acres of natural landscape surrounding it is beautiful, magnificent, and worthy of becoming a national monument as Colorado State Senator Mark Udall proposed in a bill. However, this bill is getting stalled by two groups who staked their claims on gold mines in December 2011 when the ban on gold mining lifted in this area. More Wilderness, Less Mining From… Read More »

Whitewater Rafting Championship

Jul 25, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Rafting Colorado  //  No Comments
Arkansas River Royal Gorge Rafting - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Think you have what it takes to compete in the whitewater rafting championship? The best of the best compete in the U.S. Whitewater Rafting National Championships each year in three regions of America (Western, Central, and Eastern) and the winners move on to compete internationally. Many of the best teams are from Colorado. The United States Rafting Association (USRA) oversees the Rafting Championships and works with the International Rafting Federation… Read More »