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August 8th, 2013
White Water Rafting – three words together on my bucket list that I can now check off! I love being outside, in or around water, and always looking for a new adventure. If this sounds like you at all then I highly recommend white water rafting.
Since neither my dad nor I have never been rafting (of any sorts) we were a little nervous the day of. We decided to start smaller with a man made river at Adventures Sports Center International. The type of river ASCI has (and there are very few in the country) looks and feels like a typical river except the water is pumped into the river rather than the natural current. The water runs over cement (much like a swimming pool rather than a pond) so there are no water-life creatures, undertow, plants, rocks, or any other obstacles that you can’t quite see that a natural river is home to. This is good for beginners like we were because if we were to be thrown from our raft (and trust me it almost happened) then it’s safer to stand up and walk towards the edge. See how calm the water looks in the photo below? This is after the rafting was over and the current was turned off.
For the future rafters out there I’ll share a few things I learned after my first time white water rafting.