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10 Cardinal Rules of White Water Rafting

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A white water rafting trip is jam-packed with fun and nonstop thrills. However, before climbing aboard the raft, there are a few rules to know to ensure the safety of everyone on the raft – and maximize your enjoyment of the trip! Here are the ten cardinal white water rafting rules: Wear Your Personal Flotation…

Whitewater Classifications – What Do They Mean?

Whitewater classifications – what do you know about them? When I first took this job I’ll admit I knew little to nothing about what those I – IV classes actually meant. Now after a summer full of rating I have a much better idea and would like to share what I’ve learned. Class I: Moving…

The Arkansas River

Even though the Arkansas River is most widely known as one of the nation’s top whitewater rafting destinations, there are also several reasons why this river is so amazing! Not only does it have several different stretches offering diverse scenery and wildlife, but whitewater classes that range from a beginner float to thrilling Class V…

The Royal Gorge fire is now 100% contained!

It is quite a relieving morning for all of us here at American Adventure Expeditions, as well as many people and rafting companies on the Arkansas River. We have received news that the Royal Gorge fire is now 100% contained! This is great news, as many people have unfortunately had to miss out on a…