One of the long term goals for W.E.T. River Trips has been to introduce the beginner or novice towards whitewater rafting and the great outdoors. Doing this has been difficult as the river rafting public has many outdoor adventures enticing their every want. From skiing, snowboarding to surfing, paddling to hiking, climbing; there are a lot of activities that have traditionally fed our public's imagination.
"I can totally do this black diamond run..." or
"Dude, let's hit this gnarly surf..." or "Bang! I almost lost my
toe-hold... or "Class 5! Extreme drop..."
There is a
lot to do. A lot of stuff in our lives that take us away from our daily
chores and work. There is a lot of things that occupy our mind. Do we
really have time for fun?
Well... I say we have to make
time for fun. We have to make the effort to include the outdoors into
our lives. We can not allow our guests to sit in front of a desk, a tv, a
computer, a cell phone or whatever interface they invent for us all...
we can not do that day-in and day-out.
We risk our health. We risk our well-being. We
risk our mental health, too. Our bodies need to exercise. We need to
feel that warm sunshine or drizzly rain on our bodies, and we need to
feel that we can conquer those nasty fears that plague each and every
one of us.
This year, we want to encourage those of you who
need an outside break. Yes, we know many of you do the one-day trip with
us on our rivers. But, is one-day enough? You drive up from Bay Area or
Southern California; then you meet us in a rush; then you go rafting;
and at the end, you go home. Great day? N'est-ce pas?
Ok. Now, imagine this. Take your time and choose a date. Organize a 2 or 3-day rafting trip. The American River whitewater
has many options for 2-day, 3-day or 4-day trips. And, American River
is ideal for beginners to novice whitewater rafters. You will achieve
"River Time." That's when 'time' disappears and that watch becomes
Or, choose a longer trip on the Klamath River.
Go north! Klamath is one of the longest undammed rivers in the West.
Also ideal for families, family reunions, and youth groups such as the
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and more. Klamath is a very popular river run
for youth groups. We have (2) programs that highlight this special
river. Boy Scouts and our 'The Long Strange Trip' have given us many new paddlers!
I am lamenting about is the lack of committment from so many people
towards nature, outdoors and rivers, oceans, lakes, etc. These are
precious gifts. Let's enjoy them!
See you on the river,
W.E.T. River Trips
Our entire staff!
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