The Value of a Whitewater Raft Trip

This must be the reason we all love this sport so much.

"Money can’t buy happiness...but a whitewater rafting trip can.

A study by the Great Outdoors Lab has confirmed what we already know; spending time in nature has tremendous positive impacts on our health. For those who are lucky enough to have their lives revolve around outdoor pursuits, the study is just scientific justification for prioritizing recreation. But for others, the impacts of it are significant.  “Those of us who lead trips into the outdoors for veterans and youth from underserved communities know that getting outside improves both mental and physical health,” says Rob Vessels, Director of Sierra Club Military Outdoors.

Published in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion, the study focused specifically on the impacts that a whitewater rafting trip had on participants that identified as military veterans, at-risk youth, or college students. Scientists of the Great Outdoors Lab quantified their results by measuring the neuroendocrine of participants on the rafting trip, as well as facial analysis from Go-Pro video footage. Based on their findings, the lab drew a positive correlation between participants experiencing the whitewater trip and their general life satisfaction and mental and physical health."
From Paddlers life magazine

Whitewater rafting increases your happiness and general well being so that after a raft trip you will have a smile that lasts for days. I have noticed this fact for over 40 years and I guess that is the main reason that I still enjoy running these trips after so many years.

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Summer is in full swing

Summer Rafting is in full swing. The Upper Yough season is now in the summer mode with great conditions still happening. We have hot sunny days and awesome water releases to cool you off. Give us a call to set up your next great rafting adventure. We would love to show you a great time on the river. Call 800 477 3723 to set your next adventure in motion.

First Upper Yough release of the 2018 season is April 20 2018

The first Upper Yough release of the 2018 season will be on Friday April 20 2018. This has been a great winter so far with lots of precipitation. It's been raining and snowing more than normal, and we are getting ready for another awesome season. All we need is you!

Don't miss out on another great year and call today to set up your next awesome rafting adventure. The Upper Yough is one of those trips you won't soon forget so give us a call 301 746 5290 we are ready to make you rafting trip one that will have you coming back for more.

See you on the river

Super hot hot hot summer special

Offering a special deal on Friday June 23 and Friday June 30 on the Upper Yough.  $75 per person super deal normally $120.  Please call 800-477-3723 or email to make a reservation. 

Memorial Day Summer Start

Memorial day is approaching fast and we are ready to take you on your next awesome adventure..
We have been having some of the best spring conditions in many years and the water levels are still very good. With several dam release lined up this Memorial day weekend, this will be one you won’t want to miss.

Beginner whitewater on the North Branch of the Potomac on Saturday 5/27, and then back to back Upper Yough releases on Sunday and Monday 5/28, 5/29. This is the unofficial start to summer so don’t miss the boat we have a trip for everyone. Give us a call as we are ready to go and want to show you a great time on the river. Call 301 746 5290 to start your adventure!

Water levels are in the action packed range so if you are seeking and adventure you won’t soon forget then give us a call today and we will make this happen. 301 746 5290.
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