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Ohiopyle Whitewater Rafting; first whitewater trip in North America in 2014

Ohiopyle rafting buzz was in the air yesterday.. as the first rafting trip of the year hit the Youghiogheny River.

Ohiopyle group rafting wilderness voyageurs

Wilderness Voyageurs hosted a college group from Illinois on spring break who were working on a Habitat for Humanity project.  Kudos to them for their community involvement and volunteerism.   What a great way to kick off our celebration of being the oldest whitewater rafting outfitter east of the Mississippi; Launching the first whitewater rafting trip in the US of 2014!!  That has us really fired up.

Rafting trip briefing Wilderness Voyageurs

Every rafting trip starts off with a safety and orientation talk.  Today we were focused on how to keep every one warm.  If you fall in, you need to be proactive about getting back to the raft and out of the water ASAP.  Here the trip leader Brian T. explains the proper way to sit in a raft and how to efficiently paddle together as a team.

The Yough River was running 6.9 on the Ohiopyle Gauge and the water was a bit on the chilly side, about 40 degrees.   This water level dictates that we use a bit larger of a raft than during average summer flows.  Today was 8 man rafts, with a guide at the helm. 

Ohiopyle spring rafting wilderness voyageurs

The lucky Ohiopyle raft guides that got to kick off this memorable year were Zane R., Adam aka Sherpa, Adam aka Grizz, and Brian T. Check out their “Blue Angel Formation” as they approach Cucumber Rapid.  These guys are true professionals, you would never know this is the inaugural trip of the year.  Although it is the first raft trip of the year, everyone has been out kayaking creeks and playing on the loop all winter. As a side note, if this sounds awesome and this lifestyle is screaming your name, think about joining our whitewater guide training program this spring.

Whitewater rafting ohiopyle cucumber splash

Well the reason why you come rafting.. to get wet. Hope everyone had their wetsuits and paddling jackets zipped up.  To check out more pictures from this trip, head on over to our whitewater rafting photo gallery on Google +.

Ohiopyle rafting 2014 trip 1

These guys and gals have got game..   Look at these big cheesers, note the snow on the banks of the Yough.   Well they did score  the first trip of the year,, but you can still get in on the early fun.  Our official Rafting Season Kick-off event is April 5th & 6th.  Come experience the Yough River and the Cheat River, get fed good food at the Falls City Pub, and dance to Rising Regina.  An Ohiopyle party to not be missed.  Come on out and have some fun with us.

Downstream is where the fun is!

We have mentioned Ohiopyle a lot,, not sure where or what that is??  Ohiopyle is a town and the largest state park in Pennsylvania.  Read about Ohiopyle.  Check out all the other outdoor fun that Wilderness Voyageurs has to offer: Ohiopyle outdoor adventures.

Wilderness Voyageurs, 103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470  800-272-4141

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Yough Defense Fund Party – November 15th, 2012

Hey, IF YOU  LOVE  THE YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER,  then please gift her a minute of your life right now to forward these 3 links and party info to your friends who also love the YOUGH !!!!    
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and join us in Ohiopyle Nov 15 for the 2012 Yough Defense Party (and bring a friend !) 
If you cannot attend, PLEASE consider clicking on the second link now to make a donation to support the Yough RIVERKEEPER !!!  thanks !!
Please share these far and wide!
Yough Defense Party  — Flyer:
donation to Yough Defense Fund:
http://www.mtwatershed.com/donate.html  (pick YDF donate button)
Facebook Link:
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Ohiopyle Beer & Gear Festival this week

The 11th Annual Ohiopyle Beer and Gear festival is this weekend June 16th!

The Ohiopyle Beer and Gear festival will feature over a dozen breweries with top notch ales such as Helltown, Great Lakes, and Voodoo Brewing. There will also be stands from multiple outdoor and whitewater vendors such as Pyranha, IR, and Werner with awesome deals and products. Live music will also be performed by the high energy driven Half Bad Blue Grass!  So come out for some delicious brews, awesome gear, and some foot stomping blue grass!

Shoutout to newcomer this year Helltown Brewing!

Helltown Brewing situated in Mt. Pleasant, PA has a wide variety of beers ranging from contempory to classical using only the freshest and finest ingredients available.

Ohiopyle beer fest

These happy campers in the above photo had a great time at the last Beer & Gear, so come out this weekend for an even greater experience!

Ohiopyle has 70 miles of hikable trails, so come down before the festival and take in the beautiful scenery and embrace the nature.

Join us on fathers day and book an Ohiopyle whitewater rafting trip down the exciting and action packed Lower Youghiogheny river!

Visit Wilderness Voyageurs or call directly at 800-272-4141 for questions about other fun filled  adventures and other entertaining local events!

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