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Tips for Using A GoPro on a One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Tips for Using A GoPro on a One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip Adventure activities such as Whitewater Rafting are perfect for GoPro footage. There are non-stop photo and video opportunities. You can great action and still shots of friends and family, the spectacular surroundings and the awesome rapids. If bringing your GoPro for your next river … Continued


River rapids in Jamaica State Park.

Adventures At Jamaica State Park & West River In Vermont

Adventure Activities in Vermont State Parks The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers schedules two water releases each year from Ball Mountain Dam for whitewater paddling on the West River. The dam release results in Class 2-4 whitewater paddling for kayaks, canoes and rafts. The center of activity during the whitewater release weekends is Jamaica State … Continued


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Measuring the Streamflow of River Water for Whitewater Rafting

Questions that river guides hear all the time: How much water is going down the river on a rafting trip? How is it measured? River rafters often hear their river rafting guides throwing out numbers before or during a rafting trip… “the river is awesome today – it is at 6.4 feet” or “the river … Continued


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Crab Apple’s Classic Rock Playlist for Your White Water Rafting Trip

Crab Apple’s Classic Rock Playlist You have a long drive in the morning to Crab Apple Whitewater for a great day of white water rafting. You need some river songs to get everyone psyched for the trip. Here’s a list of Ten Classic Rock Songs with the word “River” in the title. There are dozens … Continued


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How to Dress for Whitewater Rafting

First time Whitewater Rafting Everyone loves to go on a white water rafting trip, but if you’ve never been on the water how do you know what to wear? No matter if you are rafting in Maine or Massachusetts, here are a few key things to do to prepare for your adventure./p> How to dress … Continued


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BSA Whitewater Merit Badge

BSA Whitewater Merit Badge The Boy Scouts of America merit badge program is designed to introduce Scouts to subjects that are pertinent to outdoor activities, safety and also topics that Scouts may be interested in pursuing as a career or vocation. Merit badges are awarded to Scouts after completing a series of requirements within an … Continued


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Amazing Girl and Boy Scout Activities in Maine

Amazing Girl & Boy Scout Activities There are a lot of reasons to be a scout, like to learn valuable life skills, to build self-confidence, and to try new things. So when it comes time to plan girl and boy scout activities in Maine, you want something that can encompass all three of these reasons-and … Continued


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Best Project Graduation Activities in Maine

What is Project Graduation? Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events that may involve alcoholic beverages or other drugs. Events often last through the night and students … Continued


White water rapids in Maine

Winter Survival Guide for the White Water Rafting Enthusiast

Winter Survival Guide for the White Water Rafting Enthusiast If there is one negative aspect to white water rafting in Maine, it is that rafting in winter is not a possibility. Yes, we agree that it’s a major bummer, but over the years we have developed several strategies to make the absence of white water … Continued


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Whitewater Rafting the “Zoar Gap” in Massachusetts

Deerfield River – Zoar Gap Rapid Technical Data:Mile 5 below Fife Brook Dam Length:1500 feet Classification Levels:500cfs – 2,500cfs Class III – III+2,500+cfs Class IV Zoar Gap opens up as rafters pass the last turn below Negus Mountain on river left. A landscaped hillside on river right also comes into view where state agencies and … Continued


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