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What it Takes to Be a Rafting Guide

Dec 15, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Rafting Guide Jobs & Training - Wilderness Aware Rafting

If your love of white water rafting is putting thoughts in your head of becoming a rafting guide, then it would be worth pursuing that dream if you have the passion for it. Rafting doesn’t require you to quit your day job since it’s a seasonal job and it allows you to do what you love while having the opportunity to pursue other goals or have a job that pays… Read More »

Spend Your Honeymoon in the Wilderness

Dec 8, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Whitewater Rafting Bachelorette Party - Wilderness Aware Rafting

If you’re planning your honeymoon and not really interested in a typical one on the beach, then consider a week in the wilderness instead. An unconventional honeymoon is memorable and unique compared to the traditional trip to paradise. It’s actually more like a fairy tale waking up in the woods and exploring the outdoors like our Once Upon a Time friends. After all the work spent planning a wedding, take… Read More »

The Colorado Bucket List – INFOGRAPHIC

Dec 2, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
The Colorado Bucket List Infographic - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Colorado is known for being beautiful and full of adventure. Whether you live in Colorado or are visiting, there’s so many places to check out that even a lifetime in this state wouldn’t get you to all the places you could go. If you want to hit up some of the most popular places and really get a feel of that Colorado culture, then this bucket list is the way… Read More »

Tips for Mountain Biking

Nov 25, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Mountain Biking Tips - 3 people mountain biking - Wilderness Aware Rafing

Mountain biking isn’t just going down a mountain—you just need a dirt trail, a mountain bike, helmet, and these tips to have a good time. Gearing Up for Mountain Biking Before you head out, check your tire pressure, which is labeled on the wall of the tire. Use an air pump with a PSI gauge and pump it up to the recommended PSI. This will ensure a fun ride and… Read More »

Zip-Lining for Family Get Togethers

Nov 24, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Zip Lining Colorado - Wilderness Aware Rafting

When relatives come to visit you, there’s a moment of panic of what you’re going to take them to do during their stay but also of excitement and an excuse to get out there to explore. While shopping and eating out are fun, those events tend to blur together over time. If you want your loved ones to remember you as, “Awesome Aunt Mary,” or “Best-Cousin-Ever Rick,” then thinking outside… Read More »

Understanding Horse Behavior for Horseback Riding

Nov 14, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Horseback Riding Trips - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Horseback riding is one of the most popular outdoor activities to enjoy because it’s a great way to explore nature while bonding people and animals. Before you head off to your next horseback riding trip, it’s important to understand how horses communicate and what their behavior is like. When humans and animals understand each other, the bond and experience of horseback riding is even greater and more memorable. Horse Culture… Read More »

Tips for Rafting Heavy Rivers

Oct 24, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Colorado Rafting Alerts, Rafting Tips  //  No Comments
Colorado Rafting Trips - Wilderness Aware Rafting

One of the best parts of Colorado white water rafting is gaining the ability to raft harder and more exciting rivers. We love taking on Mother Nature and the various challenges she throws our way. Even if you raft the same river year after year, it’s never quite the same. The various levels of water and time of year changes the shape of the river bends, the currents, and the… Read More »

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Rafting Gear

Oct 17, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Martin SoulStealer from London, England (Lollipop Zombie) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

If one of your hobbies is planning how to survive a zombie apocalypse, then you need to know what to do without your bug out bag when you are off having fun rafting and don’t have it on you. After all, if the Centers for Disease Control has a zombie apocalypse plan, then it is definitely worth knowing what to do to protect yourself during an outbreak in order to… Read More »

The Most Endangered Rivers in the US

Oct 10, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Jason May, USGS photographer ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Rivers have always and will always shape our ecosystem and communities. As populations increase and demand for water goes elsewhere, it puts our great rivers at risk. Not only do water levels suffer but also the ecosystem, wildlife, nearby communities, and tourism. Find out what the ten most endangered rivers in the United States are and what needs to happen to save them. 10. Clearwater/Lochsa Rivers Home to the Nez… Read More »

Rivers That Made American History – INFOGRAPHIC

Oct 3, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Wilderness Aware Rafting - Rivers That Made American History Infographic - Rafting Colorado

The Industrial Revolution in the United States did not start with railroads, it started with rivers. Rivers are natural highways that crisscrossed the various back country lands of the early states and allowed raw materials such as lumber, fur, food, and other supplies to get to the cities and the main trading hubs of the country–Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They also forged the cultural identity of the country due to the mythology surrounding people… Read More »