Originally Posted by Dave Frank
If you have he right clothes ( dry or wet suit) you may be much more welcome and comfortable while paddling snow melt.
In the mountains a drysuit will make the early season a lot more fun. Check this one out in the swap
. if it fits and is in good shape this looks like a good deal. If you decide you don't like rafting, you can sell it for what you paid or a little less.
Also call up Lakota, Timberline Tours and some of the other local outfitters as they may be selling off their old wetsuits, splash gear, PFDs and booties for cheap before the season gets underway. Having the right gear will keep a grin on your face when you get splashed with ice water on the Eagle or the Ark.