Monday, October 11, 2010

white water safety talk wet river trips

What an incredible year we had! The best white water rafting in 10 years was delivered to us in 2010.

Great flows in the early season with a long North Fork American season. Then, came the Middle Fork American with the longest river rafting season we have had in a very long time!

Yesterday, was our last final Middle Fork trip for 2010. The weekend had approximately 30 people showing up in summer gear! The weather was hot and the white water rapids were awesome.

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middle fork guests at safety talk

white water safety talk for wet guests on middle fork

Justin was smooth as ever as he delivered his no-nonsense white water safety talk. He is a former outdoor counselor/instructor and knows exactly how to instill both respect for the river and trust in his skills with his guest paddlers. As a surfer, kayaker, whitewater rafting guide and explorer, Justin brings a world-class experience to our rafting trips.

middle fork wilderness trip put-in site

middle fork american guests listening to white water safety talk

Middle Fork Rucka Chucky Rapid negotiated by Jonny

jonny looking over the top of rucka chucky rapids on middle fork american

rucka chucky rapid on middle fork american river

jonny at rucka chucky rapid

Jonny gave quite a show as he navigated his raft over Class 6 Rucka-Chucky rapid. The guests were cheering from the side of the river high above the falls since we do not allow any of our commercial guests to attempt this rapid. Jonny is one of WET's longest employed guides on our staff. He started so young that he is still a young man, and his enthusiasm never wains. His love of the river and his unique approach has brought him to a career in education. It was a natural outcome to his experiences with WET and educating our guests.

WET guests portaging Rucka-Chucky Falls

WET guests cheering for guides at Rucka-chucky rapid

Duff fishing on Middle Fork American

Middle Fork American Fishing

middle fork raft at put-in on american

middle fork wilderness trip in california

Duff was fishing on his day off nearby. The WET crew saw him on shore as he fished for trout. The guy can't stay away from this beautiful wilderness river and the trout fishing there is very good.

middle fork guide rigging the raft

The cool thing about the entire weekend was WET River Trips was the only rafting trip on the river. Middle Fork American was at its supreme beauty! Crystal blue skies, 85+ degrees, beautiful white water and a group of guests who appreciated the river.

wet river trips guide justin instructing guests on middle fork american

This is why we do our trips. WET guests are the best! And, we appreciate their patronage, their trust and their goodwill. We will see you all soon in a few more months for the North Fork American starting in spring of 2011.

wet river trips final trip of 2010 whitewater season

First trip in 2011? March 4th on Friday for Class 4+ North Fork American Chamberlain Falls run. Are you gonna be there?