Wednesday, March 23, 2011

All About the Attitude - WET River Trips

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011 by W.E.T. River Trips
WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011 a photo by W.E.T. River Trips on Flickr.

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

No matter what you do in life, it all boils down to your attitude. A sour attitude with a big fat chip on the shoulder is a proven ground for a sad life of bitterness and dour relationships. An attitude born in enthusiasm, wide-eyed thirst for the unknown and a smile from ear to ear is proven to be a recipe for a happy life and fulfilling life.

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

Last weekend, we had those guests that come into life's hardships with a smile and a reverence for all things good. The flows were high... beyond 5,000 cfs. The rain came pouring down and the wind blew hard. But, the entire crew and the guests were pumped up and paid their dues to Mother Nature. And, Mom rewarded them all with an incredible day of
whitewater rafting in the solitude of the river canyon.

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

Together, they were celebrating their best buddy's upcoming wedding nuptials. A group of old friends getting together for a memorable time on the river while challenging themselves to a taste of adventure in the outdoors. They were celebrating life and all the good things that go with a good life... friends, food, nature and adventure. A whitewater rafting trip to remember their last bachelor days together.

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

The accolades came in on Monday from the
bachelor group. They had great things to say...

Just wanted to send a follow up email to our trip this past weekend... We spent 2 nights and 2 days, surviving the elements of wind and rain, and conquering the high water... We all had an awesome time and will have plenty of memories to share for a long time. Our bachelor, J., especially had a good time. I wanted to give a special thanks to our guides Justin and Steve... We could not have asked for better guides to introduce us to whitewater rapids. These guys are the best and deserve some recognition! From cooking up our meals, to guiding us on the river, and just plain showing us a good time, Steve and Justin did a fantastic job. We hope to organize another trip during the summer, and will definitely recommend WET to all our friends. Many thanks again!

B., trip organizer

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

And this is why we do what we do...
whitewater trips for our guests!

WET River Trips March 19 - 20, 2011

It's all about the attitude.

WHITEWATER : MARCH 19-20, 2011

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

North Fork American - March 4, 2011

Well, W.E.T. started with quite a bang last weekend. The day was sunny, blue skies and the people were great. A couple from the local area, some trainee guides and guests from past trips were all there to start the official first day on the river.

There was a relaxed feeling about that day, too. No stressful late arrivals or surprise add-ons at the last minute. Everyone was prepared and ready to roll onto the Class 4+ whitewater on the North Fork American. Chamberlain Falls is the big rapid there and most had seen it before, so the day was like a reunion of W.E.T., the guides and the guest all paying homage to this most wonderful river trip.

Big Poppah was there, too with a big smile as he waved off the crew as they snaked down the river bobbing and drifting into the big rapids ahead. 2011 rafting season is here, and it seems we just put the last river season to sleep in a blanket of paperwork and file folders.

Flowers are blooming, red bud is starting it's color change to magenta and chrome yellow daffodils are starting to poke their heads out of the ground. Spring in California! Nothing is better than that... absolutely nothing!

Video slide show by: Big Poppah
Blog written and upload by: WET River Trips blogging staff
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

North Fork American starts March 2011

On my way down Hwy 80 after a day of snowboarding to enjoy the fresh powder of "Snowmagedon" (the latest and most amazing snow storm in a decade that dropped 2 feet of snow at 3,000 ft. and over 10 ft. on the Sierra summit), I drove down to the Iowa Hill bridge to check out the flows on the North Fork American River.

north fork american white water in california

I found snow at the put-in and a rising river that will be more than ready to deliver solid class 4 whitewater that should easily last through May.

white water rafting on north fork american

Information on the beautiful North Fork American can be found at several resources including:

  • C-W-R (California Whitewater Rafting) info site
  • RAFTWET (W.E.T. River Trips) WET's official website
  • CACreeks (All kinds of creeks and rivers) private rafters and kayak site
  • Rafting Online Store (Buy Now!) for WET River Trips
north fork american sidecreek

Get your friends together and come on out for California's best river trips this spring.
The river is ready and so are we as we start our whitewater trips starting this weekend on March 5, 2011!

north fork american river signage

All photos by Poppah Jah from his Picasa album and uploaded from W.E.T. River Trips blogging staff for this blog, the official California Whitewater Rafting blog for our company.