Ever planned a big group river trip and had some of the group show up excited, but not having any idea what the plan is or how they can help? I'm planning this years summer trip, and instead of sending out an itinerary, I'm encouraging everyone to get smart themselves. I think this helps people take more responsibility and contribute!
I figured some of you all might be able to use this for your trips. Cheers!
Before signing up for this year's trip, you should be able to answer all the questions below:
Waiver Acknowledging Necessary Knowledge, Establishing Responsibility [WANKER]
1. I can identify on google maps where this river is
2. I know the put in and take out and can identify them on a map
3. I know how many river miles this section is, and how many days we will be on the river
4. I understand the various shuttle options for our vehicles
5. I have read a description of rapids, have an idea of what levels the river will be at in [time of year], have watched videos, and understand what my river skill levels will need to be to be successful
6. I understand the average highs/lows for weather this time of year, and understand the types of inclement weather I may encounter
7. I understand the type of river gear I will need to be successful; I have an understanding of the water temperature, wind chill, and what will make me most comfortable on and off the water
8. I agree to be in charge of at least one meal (shop for, pack, cook and clean up after breakfast, lunch or dinner)
9. I have an idea of which type of water craft will make me most successful (ducky, kayak, raft, etc)
10. I want to go on an epic river trip in the middle of nowhere