Whitewater Blog Tag: guide training

Upper Animas Training Trip

This Sunday we headed to the Upper Animas for a training and scouting mission. We did the Upper Animas Marathon trip from Silverton to Tacaoma (24 miles of whitewater in one day!). The river was running about 700cfs below Silverton and about 1900cfs at Tall Timber. The day was filled with sunshine, whitewater and amazing waterfalls visible from the river.

Waterfalls flowing into the river just below Silverton.

The San Juan snowpack will deliver a long Upper Animas season this year. We can’t wait to get you and your group up there for your next adventure.

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Guide Training

Guide flip training

Guide flip training

We spent a morning doing some beginning of season senior guide training to get the cob webs out after winter.  We worked on emergency scenarios, throw bagging, swimming, and flip drills.  The safety kayaker did some swimmer tow rescue practice through Smelter.

Our guides are experienced, confident and well practiced.  Get out on the water with them today!

Safety Kayaker

Safety kayaker towing a swimmer during guide training

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