ROW adventures whitewater rafting trip

A Rafter's Guide to Whitewater Lingo

When you embark on a rafting trip, it often feels as if you’re in a separate world. And you are! Swept away from the asphalt tributaries, the comforts of home and the cacophony of sounds resonating from urban living, you're instead riding life’s greatest highway: the river.

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A Typical Day on the River

Are you thinking of trying out this whitewater rafting thing, but aren’t sure what you’re really in for? No need to play through “what if?” scenarios—you can discover the many adventures you’ll have on a typical day of a river trip with ROW. So read on and share a day of river fun with us: every sight, smell, and incredible feeling. 

 

Recipes from Camp: Dutch Oven Apple Crisp

A Dutch oven is defined as a cast-iron kettle with a tight cover used for baking in an open fire; a metal shield for roasting before an open fire; a brick oven in which cooking is done by the preheated walls; and a heavy pot with a tight-fitting domed cover. Before you get started on the Apple Crisp, read our tips on using the Dutch oven in the best possible way!

Guides Explain: Scouting a Rapid

There are moments in a trip where a guide gets tense and quiet as they come around a bend in the river. You see the signal to pull over being passed down from boat to boat and, one by one, each guide directs their raft into an eddy on the side of the river. They hop off, go tie up the boat, and come back to announce:

"We're going to scout a rapid."

Keeping “Clean” on a River Trip

A five-day journey into the thought process of human cleanliness in the wilderness.

Pre Trip:Take a long shower! It'll be the last one for a few days. Better trim your nails too! Need a shave? This is the day to do it!

Day 1:

Recipes from Camp: Campfire Breakfast Burgers

Warm, buttery biscuit, gooey overeasy egg, rich cheddar cheese, and hearty sausage, all melded together in one incredible sandwich. What more could you want after waking up to a cool, refreshing morning at camp? I found this recipe on The Jelly Toast blog, and it's a keeper! 

Recipes from Camp: The Big Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwhiches are delicious any time of day, week, or year, but they are especially delicious after a long day of hiking, rafting, or any other activity that leaves you feeling tired and accomplished.