How To Talk Like A Raft Guide

Jessica Lewis Info, Rafting, Uncategorized

Have you ever been on a river and heard your guide throw around the words sleeper, wrap, hole, eddy, pour-over and been instinctively aware that they weren’t actually talking about that yummy chicken spinach wrap you have waiting in your car, but something else entirely? Well kudos to you for picking up on the strange nomenclature of the river. We, as guides, have names for everything. It allows us to keep detailed mental …

What You Need to Know About High Water Rafting

Jessica Lewis Uncategorized

I am sitting on my porch watching the river go from a murky brown to a deep muddy red. It rises, not by centimeters, but by inches. This week the great exodus of snow has begun and water is rushing off the high peaks and barreling down into the Arkansas River taking our gentle mountain river and transforming it into a torrent of frothy whitewater. Sounds kinda epic. Maybe even …