Cataract is an old fashioned word for waterfall - so you are headed down "Waterfall Canyon" from the safety of a professionally guided woman-powered boat. This section of the Colorado river is a perfect place for beginners or more experienced paddlers - there is something for everyone. This trip is suitable for any woman who is a confident and comfortable swimmer who is enchanted by the magnificent southwest desert. Spend your days basking in the sun on the boat, learning about the geology and history of the red rock canyons as you float peacefully by. After a day or two of learning the rhythms of the river, get your fill of adrenaline through more than 30 white water rapids with names like Mile Long, Ben Hurt and The Big Drop. This stretch is a natural rollercoaster sure to splash a smile onto your face! Spend your nights in the company of new friends trading stories and eating hearty meals. Sleep out under the endless Utah sky or curl up in a cozy two person tent. Spend the last night back in Moab with the comfort of a hot shower and a celebratory farewell dinner. Maximum group size: 20
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This trip is suitable for any healthy, active woman with good mobility who wants a whitewater rafting trip. The rafts are paddled by certified river guides so you can sit back and enjoy the ride, or try your hand at paddling in a "ducky" (inflatable kayak) or stand up paddle-board. You must have sufficient agility to get in and out of rafts in moving water. No previous rafting or hiking experience is required. All hikes are optional and range from easy strolls to strenuous hikes with significant inclines and declines. While this trip is suitable for a variety of fitness levels, you will have the best time of engaging in all activities if you are prepared for a level 3 trip. Prior to beginning a level 3 trip, participants should be engaging in aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 3 - 4 times a week. Rating:    4 5.
The Cataract Canyon rafting trip allows you to get both hiking and rafting in each day. When you're on the river, there will be a combination of oar boats (you sit back and relax) and small inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle boards (you supply the power). Oar boats are always an option and the amount of time you spend on the others depends on how many women are interested in which.
We will spend the first and last night in modern lodging in Moab, Utah with hot showers and beds. The rest of our nights will be spent camping on sandy river banks, either out in the open or in comfortable two person tents. There are no showers or formal bathrooms while on the river but each day our guides will set up a "groover" or a portable and private river toilet. We will practice Leave No Trace ethics which means the guides will pack out all of the waste in the leakproof and airtight containers.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
The scenery, out in nature, the awesome river guides, good food, the night sky, co-travelers.
I was taking this trip because it would enable me to be with my long time good friend who I don’t see all the time..