Labor Day Whitewater Rafting For Beginners and Experts
Mon, September 02, 2019 @ 09:30AM To Mon, September 02, 2019 @ 01:30PM
604 Valley Road
IF YOU LIKE HIGH ADVENTURE, THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO GO!
The Shenandoah, whose American Indian translation is “daughter of the stars,” provides an excellent venue for our whitewater rafting trip. Travel on two rivers through three states (Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia) on an unforgettable 2 to 4 1/2 hour trip (the length of the rafting depends on the speed of the rapids on that particular day).
Rafters float by the historic town of Harpers Ferry while hearing about events that led to the Civil War. Join TTD on the final stretches of the Shenandoah as it tumbles into the Potomac River, carving a spectacular 6.5 mile watercourse through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Weather permitting, our trips take a break to allow you to soak up some sun and enjoy a picnic right on the river!
Again, for those truly looking for an exciting whitewater rafting adventure, this is the best time of year to go. The Rapids are strongest and most exciting!
Answers to Important Questions:
Where do I sit to stay dry?
Answer: The bus. You are going to get wet. If you somehow manage to get through every rapid dry, someone is bound to take pity on you and dump a, or likely many more than one, bailer full of water on you.
Since I am going to get wet, is it at least OK if I wear my warm sweats?
Answer: DO NOT WEAR COTTON ON COLD DAYS. Cotton wicks the heat away from you when it gets wet and will cause you to become hypothermic. Wear wool, or PolyProtm — these will keep the heat in. Wear Spandex and wool. Sweats are most definitely out, until after you get back to dry land. Also, best to wear old sneakers instead of flip flops or new sneakers which could get ruined.
What can I drink to stay warm?
Answer: Drink warm liquids. These will help you replace lost body heat and warm you from the inside. Please note that warm food will have the opposite effect. A good hot meal an hour or so before the trip would, however, give you energy reserves to keep you warm.
Do I have to wear a life vest?
Answer: YES. Always wear your life vest. Not only does this add another layer to keep you warm, it also keeps you floating should you decide to leave the boat mid trip. We will provide you with an approved life vest, so please do not bring one with you.
How do I know what to wear?
Answer: Know the weather conditions. Being prepared is the best way to keep warm. Check to see what the water and air temperatures are. If you add the air temp, adjusted for wind chill, and the water temp together and they equal less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you are in prime hypothermia conditions. You must also wear shoes.
Should I bring my camera?
Answer: Like you, your camera will get wet. Things also have a way of going into the river, never to be seen again. This being the case, we would suggest a sturdy strap.
MPORTANT NOTE: You must arrive on time for this event. The shuttle bus leaves promptly at 2:15 p.m. and we must check you in beforehand (and go over guidelines). The bus cannot and will not wait if you arrive late and there are no refunds. Trip is rain or shine.
Know the weather conditions. Being prepared is the best way to keep warm. Check to see what the water and air temperatures are. If you add the air temp, adjusted for wind chill, and the water temp together and they equal less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit,BUY NOW
604 Valley Road
Knoxville , Maryland