Western River Expeditions focuses on personal attention to
passenger comfort and safety. These trips are much more than just floating on a raft. You'll be plunging into roaring rapids,
hiking in picturesque settings and sleeping under the starts. When was the last time you actually saw the night sky?
All Western River Expeditions include transportation to and from the meeting place and river; licensed guides; all on-river equipment; top quality camping gear; and deluxe meals.
One of the highlights of a Western River trip is the food. No freeze-dried, unidentifiable trail mix.
Every morning begins with a hearty breakfast of fresh fruit, fruit, eggs, flapjacks and bacon or
sausage. Coffee and hot chocolate are also served. Lunch is usually a selection of deli meats, cheeses and breads accompanied by crisp veggies, hearty spreads and,
occasionally, chicken and veggie wraps or chicken salad pitas. The evening menu changes
from night to night but usually includes grilled chicken breasts, steak, pasta, veggies, salad
and other side dishes. Desert could include Dutch oven cakes or cobblers. Unlimited water and lemonaide are available throughout the trip.
After dinner, retire to your "bedroom" along the river's edge. You'll have a top quality sleeping
bag, cot and tent. A personal day-use storage box or bag is provided to keep your personal
items dry and handy. Cozy camp chairs provide comfort while eating or just relaxing. Just
about everything is provided except your courage, sense of adventure and yearning for the
outdoors. Roughing it is a little easier with a "porta potty" and hand washing station set up each day in a secluded location.
Your safety is paramount with Western River Expeditions. All guides have advanced first aid and CPR certifications. Many hold EMT and Wilderness First Responder
qualifications. Every trip is equipped with ample safety and first aid equipment as well as satellite phones for emergency use.
You will be delighted to find a Fun Director aboard the family
trips. Join in or sit back and enjoy yourself while the children learn about geology and play games with the Director.
If you're new to whitewater rafting and would like to take it down a notch, join Western River
Expeditions during July and August, when the waters of the rivers are a little less intimidating and the rapids are a bit smoother.
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