a top of the line self-bailing raft
wetsuit, booties, splash jacket
PFD (life jacket) rated for the sport of
a Deli lunch on the river
highly skilled guides
rafts rain or shine so be ready
The weather in eastern Washington is
usually sunny; however, sometimes we get welcome
precipitation at the wrong time!
Rain doesn't affect rafting, it just means you'll get wet from both directions!
Rainy or windy days can get cool though, so to
ensure your comfort, bring a warm jacket of fleece,
nylon, or Gore-Tex. A wool shirt or sweater is a good choice or, for maximum
warmth, wear polypropylene long underwear under your
wetsuit. You may want to wear polypropylene or fleece
socks, too. The
most important thing to remember is:
on the river! Cotton doesn't wick cold away from you; it will hold it against you, making you colder than if you
were wearing nothing.
If it's a cool day, be sure you have warm clothes to change into after your trip.
Hat or visor
Waterproof, disposable camera if desired
Don't bring or wear expensive or sentimental items on the river.
The River Goddess loves sacrifices especially
Personal items: Toothbrush/paste, brush or
comb, biodegradable soap, wash cloth
Sturdy shoes or shoes appropriate for a
camping environment, socks
Warm jacket, hat, gloves
A pair jeans or sweats, sweater or
professional, friendly guides will greet you at the
meeting place (which is also the take-out).
This is where you'll leave your locked car with your clothes. We'll outfit you with the necessary river wear and if the weather is rainy or cold, you'll also wear the warm clothes you brought.
When everyone is ready, we'll board the bus and be off! At the put-in, you'll be instructed in every aspect of how to sit in the boat and paddle.
Please ask any questions you have so you’ll
feel confident in your ability.
be wet! You'll paddle, crash waves, throw water on each other, tell jokes, sing songs, get a tan, and make great memories.
At a chosen point on the river, we'll stop for a Deli lunch.
Upon arrival at the end of our adventure, you'll change into your dry things while you imagine telling your friends about the day.
These stories usually start, “ No kidding,
suddenly there I was…”!
Please advise us before your trip, in case
we need to bring additional provisions.