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1. How to live without electronics Everybody probably spends a little too much time looking at screens. Rafting trips provide the best break from all that technology. Unplugging and going into the wilderness with family and friends can really show anyone how much technology in involved in their day to day life whether positively or negatively. 2. History (without calling it history) Hells Canyon is full of history from Native...

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Interested in learning more about Hells Canyon? Here are some great books with information spanning geology, stories, to the beginning of Hells Canyon rafting. Home Below Hells Canyon | By Grace Jordan  This easy read is a great book about the Jordan family living and sheep herding in Hells Canyon during the Great Depression. Snake River of Hells Canyon |  Johnny Carrey, Cort Conley, and Ace Barton This is the bible of...

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Listen, I’m not trying to sounds like your mom, but seriously, a sunburn can be a rafting trip ruiner. There’s no indoors to sneak off to, no stores with tubs of aloe, and there’s way too much fun to be had to be red and in pain. Here are some tips to avoid the dreaded rafting burn. Depending on your skin type, use your best judgment to follow all of these tips or a mix and match version that works best for you. Use...

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1. Drink water. More…more…no more. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You hear this all the time, but there is seriously no better way to keep smiles on faces and energy high than a group of hydrated rafters. It pretty much boils down to this: playing outside takes a lot out of you, especially while on a Hells Canyon Rafting Trip. Being outside in the sunny wilderness for days with a drying Idaho breeze sucks a lot of moisture from anyone,...

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How to Pack a Cooler Like a Pro


Posted By on Jan 7, 2019

There’s not much worse than opening a cooler up mid-adventure to find the grapes swimming in a lovely pool of lunch meat juice. Or that the lettuce is frozen and the raw chicken is warm. Or that you’ve simply run out of ice. Here are some tips and tricks that our cooler packing professionals at America’s Rafting Co have figured out over years and years of packing for multi-day Hells Canyon rafting adventures:...

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