Whitewater Kayaking Workshop
About This Trip
Are you looking for more than an adventure vacation? Then this kayaking experience through some of the most magnificent wilderness canyons of the Southwest is the answer. Prior kayaking experience is not necessary, but a kayak swimming pool class is suggested to help speed your learning on the river. These classes can be found at most colleges and universities. You should be in excellent physical condition and comfortable around water. Andy Thunell from Rapid Progression Kayak School will provide the instruction and all kayaking equipment.
- Kayak familiarization including safety and strokes
- How to read the river, its rapids and eddy’s
- Play in rapids, and begin to learn to roll
|Location:||Desolation Canyon – Green River Wilderness|
|Dates:||July 30 – Aug 4|
|Meet At:||Green River, Utah 6:00 am|
$1,425 per person
*$25 BLM fee per person
6 Day Trip Date
July 30 – Aug 4, 2018
Large Waterproof Bag
Eating Utencils & Plates
Full Course Meals: Lunch the first day – lunch the last day
Drinks: Ice Water, Lemonade, Juices, One pop/person/per day
The day bag 8″ diameter x 20″ high is for items you will need access to during the day. For your sleeping gear and clothing, we will furnish you with one bag 16″ diameter x 2 feet high. When properly sealed, bags are usually waterproof. Once in a while, one could develop a leak, so we always recommend packing important items in ziplock bags and leaving expensive electronics at home. Separate storage is provided for tents and beverages. Please limit gear to no more than 15-20 lbs.
Other Items We Will Furnish:
Kayaks / Flotation
Transportation from Blanding, Utah to the San Juan River and back.
Holiday will deduct $80.00 off of the kayak workshop price if you provide your own kayak.
What’s NOT Included
Plastic mugs work well
Not included in the rental kit
Compact and warm
high quality important for Dinosaur & Desolation trips.
Sleeping Pad/Air Mattress
Compact, must fit in the provided bag
Back packer style, not the bulky, heavy types
You can rent most of the items listed above in our sleeping rental kit. We offer two varieties, our basic sleeping kit which includes a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear and cup for $40.00, or the same basic sleeping kit with a two-person tent for $65.00. Rentals requested the morning of the trip are subject to availability. Cups and water bottles available for purchase at our stores in Green River and Vernal Headquarters, or online.
Additional Things to Bring – Kayak Workshop:
Waterproof is recommended
For when you learn to roll
Wet Suit Booties / Tennis Shoes
A must while in the kayak
Paddling Jacket with Shell
with Chums or Croakies to hold them
Visor to fit under the helmet
Example: Head Gasket
Water Skiing Gloves
For tender hands
Bring Farmer John style 1/8″
Small Waterproof Pouch
Carry goodies in during the day