Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Multi-Sport Adventures: The East

If you’re anything like us, you love doing just about anything that will get you into the great outdoors. Now, rafting is obviously our favorite of these activities, but we do like some variety from time to time and we assume you probably do, too. That’s why we’ve provided several “multi-sport” adventure options. You may have seen the post about the options in the Western U.S. and wondered if we forgot about you easterners! Not to worry! Here are a few great trips for you to consider, from Georgia to Massachusetts:

TreeTops Canopy Tour: Located in West Virginia, Adventures on the Gorge gives adventurers a unique way to experience nature by combining 10 zip lines, 5 sky bridges and a rappel. On this incredible, treetop expedition you will see this beautiful area from a whole different perspective. Participants must be over the age of 10 and cannot weigh less that 90 lbs or more than 260 lbs. This option is great for all times of the year and makes a fantastic date activity!

Wildman Adventures: It would be absurd to try to focus on just one or two of the options offered by Wildman Adventure Resort. This is arguably the best multisport adventure outfitter out there. To name only a few of their specialties, you can choose from paintball, UTV tours, snowmobile tours, rock climbing and a sea kayak lake tour. The company is based out of Wisconsin but they welcome guests from all over the world. Trust us, it’s worth the trip!

High Adventure in New England: Aside from offering several incredible rafting trips, Zoar Outdoor also gives visitors the option to soar high in the canopy in a zip line tour, or to take whitewater kayak lessons! But why choose only one?! Pick a rafting trip to do and then top it off with both the zip line AND the kayak lessons!

Wildwater: As the name of this outfitter implies, its specialty is in wild and exciting whitewater rafting trips. Luckily, however, they offer a variety of other adventures across Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Their non-rafting options range from canopy tours to jeep expeditions that are guaranteed to create lasting memories for everyone!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Multi-Sport Adventures: The West

For some of us, white water rafting is just one of the many outdoor adventures we live for. Fortunately for us, many companies offer multi-sport trips that include a variety of outdoor activities. These range from hiking to hot air ballooning and just about everything in between. To give you a taste, here are just a few of the many options in the Western U.S.:

Nizina River Raft and Hike:Copper Oar offers a great multi-sport trip in Alaska that has a fantastic variety of scenery and adventure. After flying into the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in a bush plane, you will enjoy 3 days of rafting and 2 days of laid back hiking and exploration. The minimum age for this trip is 8 and it’s great for beginners and experts alike.

Canyoneering and Climbing in Moab, UT: Western River Expeditions is definitely one of the most versatile adventure companies out there. Moab is famous for its spectacular wildlife and rock structures. One of the best ways to experience this outdoor sports “Mecca” is on a canyoneering and climbing trip. This allows visitors to get right down into the breath-taking canyons of Moab with the assistance of an expert canyoneering guide. Western’s Moab Adventure Center also features Hot Air Balloon rides, Hummer Safaris and much, much more!

Oregon Wine Hike: Located in the beautiful wine country of Oregon, Rogue Wilderness Adventures gives guests the unique opportunity to enjoy 4 days of hiking and wine tasting. The experience is magnified by the fact that guests are learning about and sampling wine at the very location where it is made. This trip was featured in the New York Times and is guaranteed to be a fantastic, memorable experience for all! Guests must be 21 or older.

Grizzlies, Glaciers & Eagles... OH MY

The Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers in Southern Alaska are famous locations for photographers and adventurers alike. While being a bit colder than other rafting destinations, this area is rich in wildlife and beautiful scenery. Breath-taking panoramas open up around every bend. The area is also unique in that it is part of the world’s largest biological preserve and contains some of the world’s most active glaciers. Rafters have the opportunity to float in a lake filled with icebergs and hike onto a glacier. In other words, this will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Canadian River Expeditions offers three options in this area of Alaska. One trip is offered on the Tatshenshini and is 12 days long. This particular trip is best known for its abundance of Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles and other wildlife and is ideal for photographers. It offers access to the Northwest’s incredible plants and animals in a unique way only possible by raft. This trip has a minimum age of 8, so it is a great option for most families with teenagers as well as adult passengers.

The other two trips both take place on the Alsek River, with the full Alsek trip lasting 14 days and the other, just the upper portion of the Alsek, lasting 8 days. These two trips are incredibly scenic and include a spectacular helicopter over Turnback Canyon and the powerful Tweedsmuir Glacier. Both of the Alsek trips have no minimum age so families are welcome.

When it comes to outdoor adventure, these three Alaskan river rafting trips are guaranteed to be an amazing and unique experience. Whether you are looking to see and photograph some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, or are simply after a change of pace in your rafting adventures, these Alaskan rafting trips through Canadian River Expeditions are definitely the way to go. The guides at Canadian River Expeditions are experts at what they do and are extremely knowledgeable. We’re sure you’ll make lifelong memories and have an incredible experience in the wild Northwest.

For more Alaskan adventure options, check out the trips offered by Copper Oar including both single day and multi-day trips.