Rafting News

Jul 26 2014

Preventing submerged hydraulic jumps became an important study at Brigham Young University after a couple drowned when their kayak capsized. Only 20 feet from where they fell into the water, the couple became trapped in a dangerous current. In fact, this deadly current was a mere small drop, less than three feet high. This tiny […]

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Could Controversial New Bill Lift Yellowstone National Park Paddling Restrictions?

Jul 02 2014

A new bill, that is probably unlikely to turn into a law, may open Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park’s waterways. This proposed bill, HR3492, would help lift restrictions that have been in place since 1971. This original law limited rafts, canoes and other hand-propelled vessels to travel on all rivers, streams and […]

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Societal Epidemic: America’s Youth Staying Indoors

Jun 23 2014

With technology on the rise and more children having access to computers, tablets and Smartphones, studies are showing that there is a rapid childhood epidemic taking hold – it’s known a children having limited access to the outdoors and having a world that involves solely around video games and other indoor activities. Why do more […]

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Using Caution to Preserve Old Faithful Visitor Areas

May 30 2014

As one of the most popular destinations within Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful is a fragile natural wonder. Still being regularly studied by scientists from around the world, these experts advise that extreme caution is exercised when developing this sensitive geothermic area. In fact, scientists recommend that before more development is pursued, the Upper Geyser […]

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The Future: Teaching Youth Work Skills

May 24 2014

Today’s youths may be facing an employment crisis. “The Washington Post” reports that only a mere 27-percent of today’s college graduates find employment in their current majors. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers want graduates that have excellent written and verbal communication skills, valuable leadership qualities, superb analytical and quantitative skills, […]

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Dispelling Rumor and Myth: Will Yellowstone Soon Erupt?

Apr 24 2014

The Internet has added to Yellowstone myths, causing many people to question if this geologic wonder will soon explode. While this area does sit on a giant caldera that is full of ever-changing steam vents and an underground volcano, it’s important that the general public understands Yellowstone’s lifespan shouldn’t be based on a single seismometer […]

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How It Works: Whitewater Rafting

Apr 09 2014

Whitewater rafting is an exhilarating adventure, one that often captivates the heart and adrenaline of outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, in 2004 alone it’s estimated that nearly 160 million Americans partook in outdoor recreational sports, whether it included skiing, fishing or rock climbing.  In the 1970s, whitewater rafting became an Olympic Games sport, which further boosted […]

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The Perks of Owning a RV Park

Mar 19 2014

RV parks offer the ideal business opportunity for people that love the great outdoors, enjoy meeting new people and long to be their own boss. RV parks are generally income-earning investments, with returns yielding from 10- to 20-percent. In fact, RV parks rank in real estate’s highest yielding asset classes, making them exceptional business opportunities […]

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Yellowstone Announces They Will Not Implement Remote Bison Vaccinations

Mar 13 2014

Yellowstone National Park has released a statement they will not be participating in efforts that extend remote vaccinations to bison populations. Released by the National Park Service, the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Brucellosis Remote Vaccination Program for Bison shows the park’s preferred alternative is to continue syringe vaccinations for bison calves and yearlings […]

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The West’s Top Whitewater Rafting Trips

Feb 06 2014

Rafting the untamed wilderness of the west is an unforgettable adventure. Whether it’s hiring an experienced whitewater rafting outfitter or going solo for a self-guided tour, the following rivers make superb whitewater vacations. Salmon River – The middle of the fork of Idaho’s elusive Salmon River highlights the Sawtooth Range and green alpine forests. With […]

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