Whitewater Rafting Equipment
- All meals beginning with lunch the first day, ending with lunch the last day of the trip
- Coast Guard-approved white water life jackets
- Farmer John wet suits (if necessary)
- Tents (4-man tent for each 2 guests) and ground tarps
- Freshly laundered sleeping bags
- Deluxe sleeping pads
- Camp seats
- Waterproof gear bags, pack size is 13.5"x26"
- Day bags and Pelican boxes for camera gear
- First aid supplies
- Toilet paper and comfortable facilities
- Eating utensils (cups, silver, plates)
- Plenty of ice for beverages
- Experienced and licensed river guides
YOU SHOULD BRING:
- Nylon shorts and/or swimming suit
- Nylon wind shirt/jacket
- Very good rain gear (jacket & pants; can also be used as wind gear)
IMPORTANT!! Daytime temperatures can reach the 90s. Plan on cool nights. Showers can occur, bringing cooler daytime temperatures. Also, we recommend QUALITY rain gear.
- Camp shoes, lightweight (athletic or deck shoes)
- River shoes (sneakers or sandals with heel straps)
- Wool or polypropylene gloves/mittens and socks
- Capilene long underwear tops & bottoms in case we have a chilly day
- Wool or Capilene stocking cap or balaclava
Cap or visor for sun protection
- Jacket (pile or polar fleece); pile or polar fleece pants are optional
NOTE: Wool, polypro, pile, and fleece items are important as they provide warmth when wet. Wet cotton fabrics drain heat from the body, and should not be substituted for these items.
- Headlamp or small flashlight
- Pillowcase from home - you can stuff this with pile clothing to make a comfy pillow
- Plastic water bottle for drinking water at night or on hikes
- Towel, soap, and toiletry items; lotions, travel pack of Handiwipes
- Waterproof sunscreen and sunscreen lip balm
- Sunglasses with straps
- Fishing gear
- Your favorite beverages (canned or plastic containers)
- PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, ALLERGY MEDICINES, ETC. that you need
The weather is impossible to predict. You may not need to use all of the gear listed here, but we recommend bringing it all.
Plan to "layer" for maximum comfort. On the rafts, guides typically wear nylon shorts, T-shirt, cap, and sandals or tennis shoes, with rain gear and Capilene underwear, etc. handy in one of our day bags in case of a shower or if the weather becomes cool.
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