A look into whitewater rafting safety protocols for whitewater rafting trips, as well as common industry medical procedures and training.
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 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”?
Throughout 2018, there have been an estimated 700,000 whitewater paddlers in the United States. Some of these rafters have been paddling for decades and some have just begun this tremendously fun and exhilarating hobby. Rafting difficulty ranges from class 1 whitewater rafting to class 5 whitewater rafting.
The outdoor recreation industry generates approximately $887 billion in consumer sales each year, but many American families stay put throughout the summer and never do any sort of fun-filled outdoor activities. From river rafting trips to hiking adventures, it’s time to experience the outdoors and have some fun.