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White water rafting - rapids
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:45:15 PM »
Can someone recommend the best place in the US to go white water rafting / rapids (May 13 - May16)

not killer rapids but something "adventurous" and not subtle.

past experience was: "The Green River" in Whistler BC http://www.wedgerafting.com/the-green-river

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Re: Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 01:01:44 PM »
Can someone recommend the best place in the US to go white water rafting / rapids (May 13 - May16)

not killer rapids but something "adventurous" and not subtle.

past experience was: "The Green River" in Whistler BC http://www.wedgerafting.com/the-green-river

Thanks!
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Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 01:03:24 PM »
thanks. we would have 3 days. one day for rapids and 2 days for other stuff - ie: grand canyon, etc...

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Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 02:01:39 PM »
I've done the Gauley and New rivers in West Virginia.  There are several different rafting areas (Upper/Lower Gauley, Upper/Lower New) that can be combined for 1/2 day, 1 day, or 2 day trips.  Both rivers have a variety of rapids from Class I to Class V during the summer.  Some of the outfitters (Ace Adventure Resort, for example) have other activities like zip lines, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, etc., in addition to the rafting.

I don't have any other rivers to compare it to and don't know if it's worth coming in from far away. 

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Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 02:38:50 PM »
I've done the Gauley and New rivers in West Virginia.  There are several different rafting areas (Upper/Lower Gauley, Upper/Lower New) that can be combined for 1/2 day, 1 day, or 2 day trips.  Both rivers have a variety of rapids from Class I to Class V during the summer.  Some of the outfitters (Ace Adventure Resort, for example) have other activities like zip lines, hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, etc., in addition to the rafting.

I don't have any other rivers to compare it to and don't know if it's worth coming in from far away.
Done them as well and loved it. Also went rappelling nearby and loved that too.
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Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 02:41:23 PM »
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Re: White water rafting - rapids
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 10:19:22 PM »
The rating should give you an idea.

Level 1-3 would be good for beginners etc, level 4 would be very adventurous, and level 5 would be very wild, and only for more experienced people. Level 6 is suicidal, and I don't believe that touroperators promote above level 5.