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Before I went whitewater rafting for the first time, I was so scared, I nearly canceled my trip. Will it be more than I can handle? Will I hurt my back? What if I fall out, swallow a fish, and drift downstream? Ok, so maybe that’s a little too far. If you let your mind go wild, you can definitely scare yourself out of trying activities like whitewater rafting for the first time. But if you just give it a chance, you and your family and friends will roar with laughter down the rivers of North America.
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Looking Forward to Summer – Ready to Say Goodbye to Winter. Enjoy!
In a world where technology prevails and we can barely wrest our eyes from our cell phones and tablets, we remain completely vulnerable to a seemingly innocuous foe, H2O … until now. We’ve all been there, dropped our phone in the toilet, forgot it was in our friend’s pocket before we pushed them in the pool, got caught in a torrential downpour while hiking, or thought the drysack was impenetrable. Our lives are so deeply interconnected with our gadgets that the thought of a few drops of water rendering our lifelines useless leaves us both frightened and ashamed.
Good news recently debuted from the company, Liquipel, a California-based tech company that has spent the last five years developing innovative, non-toxic coatings for electronics. The waterproof “nano coating” is 1,000 times thinner than a human hair and completely permeates every surface, nook, and cranny on the device, rendering it 100 percent waterproof. Keep in mind that it doesn’t mean that you should go swimming with your phone, but it allows protection against short-term submersion, as well as the occasional spill.
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The snow is beginning to thaw and the rivers, lakes, and streams are starting to spring to life. As flowers begin to blossom, trees bud, and the birds return, the forest comes alive. Many of us pack up the car and head up to enjoy Mother Nature in all her polychromatic glory. A fishing trip on the river can be one of the most impressive ways to get out there and experience all the beauty and vitality of the mountains in summer. You will float down pristine waterways, catch plentiful trout and other freshwater fish from the river, and be able to take in the magnificent scenery that surrounds you.
Bill Dvorak’s Expeditions has been running fishing and whitewater trips in Colorado since 1969. They are one of the most well established and beloved sport fishing companies in the entire state. They run incredible trips on the Arkansas, Colorado, Gunnison, North Platte, and San Miguel rivers throughout the summer. The trips depart from Buena Vista, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Telluride, and Winter Park. The trips are run on some of the most productive and robust trout waters in the west. They work closely with the Division of Wildlife to ensure that they are always in compliance with rules and regulations set forth to protect wildlife.
The trips range from quick half-day jaunts to more adventures five-day excursions and everything in between. They are more than happy to customize a trip that will ideally suit your needs. The guides are all seasoned professionals who know the best spots and the best times for to catch fish. The boats used are inflatable rafts, but drift boats can be arranged depending on the river and time of year. All the trips are fully catered and include all necessary boating and safety equipment, all meals and beverages, and they cook and clean as well, leaving to time to kick back and relax. They do recommend bringing your own fishing gear or renting it from them, you will also need to provide a valid state fishing license.
It’s shaping up to be an extraordinary summer, treat yourself to an expertly guided fishing expedition this season with Bill Dvorak’s Expeditions. Save $99 off a custom float fishing expeditions and let the crew treat you to an unforgettable adventure. Cast off on an amazing fishing trip today.
Photos Courtesy of Bill Dvorak’s Expeditions
Colorado whitewater rafting is widely recognized as some of the best rafting in the entire world. Guests flock from all around the globe to experience the unrivaled thrill. Raft Masters has made whitewater rafting a way of life since 1989. Raft Masters prides themselves on providing guests with exceptional service, the most entertaining and highly trained guides, as well as making sure to excel in the following four areas: excitement, affordability, convenience, and safety. Their passion for the sport is palpable and guests can’t help but return again and again. From your first trip, you can tell that Raft Masters loves whitewater rafting and they are fully confident that you’ll love it too.
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