Start Planning Next Year's River Rafting

River Rafting Idaho

Whether you had a chance to raft Idaho's rivers this summer, or you just dreamed about it, it's not too early to start planning for next year. Give yourself something to look forward to during the long winter months and plot out an amazing experience river rafting Idaho.

And, whether you went rafting or not, it's always good to have a reminder of what to bring for your adventure. You'll want to think about what you should plan to bring that will be suitable for being on the river, and getting out. Depending on the time of season you go, your attire will vary. Your outfitter can give you an idea of what will be proper gear for the conditions, but here are some ideas to get you thinking.

Always Bring

  • Personal flotation device (PDF, or lifejacket)
  • Sunscreen—you can get sunburnt regardless of temperature
  • Water bottles and snacks (check with your outfitter)
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Hats
  • A helmet

Depending on the Time of Year

For hotter months, consider

  • Bathing suit or swim shorts
  • Synthetic shirt
  • Appropriate footwear—sandals with straps, sneakers that you don't mind getting wet, or wetsuit boots. Never, ever wear flip flops or flimsy sandals
  • Nothing cotton

For cooler times of the season, you may want

  • Layers
  • Windproof/waterproof outerwear
  • Wetsuit
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • A cozy hat
  • A layer of long underwear
  • Again, nothing cotton! Cotton gets cold when wet!

Out of the Raft

You'll always want something to change into when you get off the water, no matter what time of year. You also might want to bring a towel and a bag for your wet clothes.

Getting there is easy! Caldwell Transportation has you covered. Contact us today to learn more.

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