Meet Whitewater Rafting Guide, Ryan Mooney

Massachusetts Rafter
Apr
15

Meet Whitewater Rafting Guide, Ryan Mooney

A born adventure seeker, Ryan Mooney grew up in the family business at Crab Apple Whitewater. He was eager to raft by age 5 and was kayaking the Deerfield River by age 7. From a young age, all of Ryan’s summers were spent at the Massachusetts base camp, participating in a sport that he has literally grown up with. As a little boy, Ryan eagerly helped out with gear before…

Whitewater Rafter MA
Apr
15

Meet Whitewater Rafter, Travis Heyer

A deep-rooted love for the outdoors and adventure is what led Travis Heyer to Crab Apple Whitewater in March 2010. He joined a new training crew in the frigid spring waters of the Deerfield, where he learned the basics of being a river guide. Days on the river running “Zoar Gap” rapid and learning how to rescue swimmers began a new found passion: guiding rafts through thrilling rapids and providing…

Massachusetts Rafting
Apr
14

The Funnel: Millers River Rafting

“The Funnel” is a fantastic rapid on a lower section of the Millers River located in western Massachusetts, and earns its name from its classic funnel shape. At the top of the rapid, the river opens wide to form the funnel, and quickly narrows as the riverbed drops straight and steep through its “spout”. This rapid’s whitewater classification can range from easy Class 3 to Class 4, depending on water…