gray canyon beginner training trip - May 15, 2015

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Besides being a fun river trip this trip introduces you to WMC Boating trips. On a commercial boating trip the Guides do everything for you (inflate the boats, make the meals, guide you down the river, ...) but on Club trips there are no paid guides. Hence everybody on the trip contributes to completing the tasks that need to be done. Club members will share with you what they know about running rivers. This should include how to 'read the river', throw a throw bag, right a flipped raft, paddle a paddle boat/paddle a duckie (inflatable kayak)/row an oar rig, what it's like to swim a rapid, and other safety skills. Non-river skills you will learn about are what personal gear works well on river trips, how to make group meals using the WMC Boating's kitchen, what gear the club owns (and is available for cheap private rentals when it's not being used on a club trip). This trip is done on the Green River Daily. That's the stretch of the Green River that's just North of the town of Green River. It's also the last part of a Deso-Gray Canyon river trip. Hastings Road (1200 East) is the Green River street name that takes you to the put-in/camp. From the gas stations at the first exit it's 2.7 miles thru town to that street. As you cross the Green River bridge, go past the motels on the left the road, and then the road will make a slight rise, and near the top of that rise is the street you make a left on. Mileage: Boating shed to gas stations at first exit: 180; gas stations to camp: 12; camp to put-in and back (the shuttle): 18 round trip; total miles: 420. Day two suggested itinerary: Do a hearty breakfast so that everyone can take down their tents and partially pack up while breakfast is cooking. You can eat a late lunch in camp after the run (take snacks!). You won't be doing much the second day except refining and reinforcing what you learned on day one so your time on the river will much shorter that day. This will also get you back to SLC at a decent hour. Contact Donnie to sign up. THIS TRIP IS FULL BUT WE WILL TAKE NAMES FOR A WAITLIST.

Level:Class II-
Organizer:Aymara Jimenez/Donnie Benson
Date:Fri May 15 2015 — Sun May 17 2015
Meeting Place:Boat Shed - 4340 S 300 W
Meeting Time:1:00 pm