A Family Whitewater Adventure

The challenge for me was to find a place where my family, including three teenage-boys, could go to experience a vacation we could all enjoy. What will satisfy a teenager’s craving for activity, but still be fun for parents? The answer was a whitewater rafting trip.

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Terror On The Nooksack: A Whitewater Adventure: Part 2

When we left our intrepid heroine last week, she was standing 50 feet from the river’s edge, reeling with fear from the safety lecture prior to her first whitewater rafting trip. She had been assured that this trip was a “Class II” on a scale of I to V, with level one being “calm pond” and level five probably meaning “certain death.” But now, she wasn’t so sure this family outing with her husband and stepson was a good idea.

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Terror On The Nooksack: A Whitewater Adventure: Part 1

Being a Pacific Northwest travel writer has its rewards. I routinely spend time on some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the nation, for example. I also get invitations to participate in other exciting outdoor activities. Like free whitewater rafting trips, which would be great if I weren’t terrified of water!

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Colorado’s Top Paddling Destinations

With thousands of miles of rivers that twist and wind there way through the Rocky Mountains, it’s easy to see that Colorado clearly offers some of this country’s best paddling, no matter whether you’re in a kayak, raft, or canoe. Here’s where to go and what you will find when you get there.

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Surviving The Black Canyon Of The Gunnison River

We knew in an instant that our boatman was in serious trouble as the raft slipped sideways in the current. We watched in horror as the rubber raft became wedged between two partially submerged rocks. Whitewater poured over the boat and seconds later our companion was thrown into the maelstrom!

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Whitewater Thrills On Montana’s Flathead River

“You have a choice. Sit up front and get very wet, or sit in the back and stay relatively dry,” our guide explained with a mischievous grin. My wife, Jo, and I are getting ready to board a 14-foot self-bailing raft, to float the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Montana. The trip was unforgettable!

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The Penobscot River Is A Wild Ride

The roiling whitewater toys with the rafters and their craft. When Exterminator, one in a series of rapids, reaches out with its wet, chilly Class IV fingers, it’s going to seem like there is more water in the boat than on the river. Welcome to the Penobscot, Maine’s wild whitewater ride!

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