To raft or to kayak? Most experienced kayakers find that they have a closer relationship to the river in their smaller craft, while rafting appeals to the beginner. Which is the preferred option for you?
Professional Whitewater River Guides are the jack of all trades of the outdoor industry, and no good river guide sets out for their day without a plethora of good material to choose from when entertaining their guests. Here are some basics to developing this crucial skill.
Nothing feels better than cuddling up in your sleeping bag and getting into some reading about the wilderness around you. We live in an area rich with wildlife, history, and lore. Here are some great books to bring with you on your next wilderness rafting adventure!
Camping out the night before or after a whitewater rafting trip is a rite of passage that many of our guests partake in. But during summer months, planning for a campsite on busy days can be difficult. Some of us have the same campsites we like to revisit each year, others find new campsites each time. Here are some important points to note when locating your campsite on you upcoming overnight rafting adventure.
The value of a whitewater rafting trip in Western Washington goes far beyond big whitewater, thrills, and danger. The benefit of connecting with nature and each other brings forth an almost indescribable sense of calm awareness and quality of life. Here’s a look into some of the intrinsic (and often overlooked) benefits of spending time on a rafting trip.
Rumors of the legendary Sasquatch have become commonplace in the Pacific Northwest. Many campers, hikers, and rafters seek out the dwelling places of “Big Foot”. Learn about some tips to help aid in your search for this elusive creature from the professional Squatchologists at Triad River Tours.
River guiding was my first job out of high school. I started as an intern right here at Triad River Tours, running shuttle and evac routes and cleaning gear; then with training and experience I made the move from intern to guide. Whitewater rafting every weekend while my friends worked office jobs, I learned how to swim rapids and avoid strainers, finding a new perspective on the mountains I’d known my entire life
Here in the PNW—land of rivers and untrammeled nature, birthplace of REI, and home of some of the country’s best whitewater—every adventure is unique. There is nowhere else in the world with our outdoor culture and easy access to rainforests, rivers and glaciers, especially just a few miles outside a world-class city like Seattle. This mix makes for river adventures unlike any other. Our whitewater and our locals both have their quirks, but that’s what makes these trips so memorable—you just can’t get this anywhere else.
The Trail Stewardship Act addresses a serious trail maintenance problem in the Forest Service with community-based solutions, creating a path for those who love the wilderness accessed through USFS infrastructure to give back to the trails and sites that their adventures rely on.
A look into the best campgrounds in the Seattle area. Our river guide staff spends most of our nights of summer sleeping under the stars on the river; here are some of our favorites. On your next overnight camping adventure you won’t be disappointed with one of these great spots.
Whitewater Raft Guiding is above all else an act of public land stewardship. In todays economy and growing population, common resources are become scarce, while fewer wild lands are accessible. Our rafting company inquires on the ethics of public land stewardship in outdoor recreation.
The beloved local rivers of the pacific northwest are some of the most popular places for recreation, for one of the most outdoor centric cities in the US (Seattle). Triad takes a look into the problem of litter in our national parks and forests, as we consider; “what more can we do for the rivers that do so much for us”?
Wearing wetsuits on rafting trips is one of the simplest ways that you can protect yourself while whitewater rafting. We take a look into the possibility of cold shock and hypothermia, and explore a common rescue scenario.
A look into the scientific proof that spending time camping in the mountains is good for your health and quality of life. The next time you take a whitewater rafting trip with Triad River Tours, make sure to include a night of camping in the Cascade Mountains while on your rafting adventure.