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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 »

Unusual Water Sports to Try

Jul 18, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Surf in Thurso East

We all know about whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding, rowing, and so on, but there are so many other water sports that are worth checking out too. Some people might call them unusual, others may call them brilliant. Either way, just being in the water when it’s hot out sounds great. These unusual water sports also make for great stories and conversation starters, after all, how many people do you… Read More »

Colorado 2014 White Water Rafting

Jul 11, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
River Runoff - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Thanks to a great ski season in Colorado, we have a lot more water for an earlier and longer rafting season this year. This past ski season in Colorado saw record snowfalls of 38.4 inches of snow in Denver whereas Arapahoe Basin saw 404 inches and Loveland received 419 inches. All of the record snow levels means a lot more runoff and higher water levels for river rafting. More water… Read More »

River Rafting Levels in Colorado – INFOGRAPHIC

Jul 3, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Colorado Rafting Trip Spotlight  //  No Comments
River Rafting Levels in Colorado Infographic

We are lucky in Colorado to have a handful of great rivers to raft on. Even better is the fact that the Arkansas River is rated as one of the Top 10 rivers in the US for white water rafting. Take a look at the infographic below for our favorite sections. Get your adventure on with one of our many white water rafting trips available and contact us to book your… Read More »

Exercises to Prepare Yourself for Whitewater Rafting & Other Paddling Sports

Jun 27, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Exercises for White Water Rafting - Wilderness Aware Rafting

“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.” – Chinese Philosopher If it’s your first time or your 500th time whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking or rowing, preparing your body for the physical stamina and strength required will make your experience more enjoyable and your physique admirable. Similar to any other sport, working out… Read More »

Why We Need to Protect Our Rivers

May 23, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Gunnison River Rafting - Wilderness Aware Rafting

A great snow season means more snow melt and water for our rivers. With warm weather hitting spring earlier, reservoirs are releasing water from their dams and filling the rivers sooner. And that is good news for us—the rafting season starts earlier! For all of you itching to get on the river, you don’t have to wait until summer begins. Besides depending on a great snow season for full rivers,… Read More »

What is Black Water Rafting?

May 16, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Waitomo Cave1

Black water rafting isn’t white water rafting through Mordor but it actually is going tubing through caves. There are active rivers running through caverns and in the 1980s, New Zealand cave explorers decided to clamber into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves with inner tubes and revel in the awe of twinkling phosphorescent glowworms on the cave ceilings as they cruised underground. Black water rafting is cave spelunking meets white water rafting…. Read More »

The Best Waterproof Cameras for Whitewater Rafting

May 9, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Images  //  No Comments
Nikon Coolpix AW100 Frontansicht 01 11

We love taking action shots on the river whether it’s with a digital camera or the CableCam and guests often wonder, what’s the best waterproof camera to take along for rafting trips? Deciding on the best all-around waterproof cameras requires considering the integrity, construction, durability, and actual waterproof ability of the camera. We also focus on those can also take fantastic movement shots as rafting is a sport continually in… Read More »

Rafting as Team Building Exercises

May 1, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Rafting Team Building - Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is an excellent way to encourage camaraderie and strengthen workplace relationships. Team building exercises don’t have to be at a nearby park or in a meeting room of the workplace to be effective. Most employees enjoy team building a lot more when it takes place in a new environment and involves participating in sports and fitness activities together. You don’t have to sit around telling your deepest fears… Read More »