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G R A N D C A N Y O N 6 - 7 D A Y E X P E D I T I O N G R A N D C A N Y O N 6 O R 7 D A Y E X P E D I T I O N

Physical Requirements for Rafting Trips

Our primary concern is participant safety. The nature of an outdoor adventure involves some physical exertion and also possible exposure to weather conditions that can fluctuate greatly due to heat, sun, wind, or rain. We do have experience accommodating persons with a wide range of physical challenges, disabilities, or medical and health conditions. However, we have found that for some people the fact of age, weight, lack of conditioning, heart or other disease, can endanger themselves, other guests or create additional hardship that diminishes the suitability or enjoyment of this type of vacation. Please consider these conditions in making your choice of river adventures. Please check with your physician prior to your trip if you have any medical or health condition or if you are taking any medications, and then notify us of how we can better help you with these conditions. In general, participants will need to meet the following physical requirements:

Fit into a Type 5 Life Jacket (maximum chest size is 52”) required by the National Park Service

Ability to securely grip ropes provided for handholds while running the rapids

Enough agility to climb on and off the rafts—this could be as much as a 2-3 foot reach and often on wet and slippery surfaces

Ability to navigate uneven terrain on hikes and in camp

Carry your own dry bag which will include your 20-pound duffle bag along with the sleeping bag and ground cover we provide

Our principle objective is for you and your fellow guests to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. If you are concerned about any of these requirements, please call our friendly staff to further discuss which trip is right for you. Our Participant Acknowledgement of Risks Form will more fully describe some of the inherent risks involved in these activities. We look forward to having you join us on the adventure of a lifetime.

Weather

We always hope for good weather but you should be prepared for the possibility of cooler weather and storms. This is applicable to all trips throughout the season. The following chart shows averages for the months of March through October. Temperatures and precipitation will vary. A rain storm or a cool front can happen anytime. You can find current weather forecasts at:

www.westernriver.com/trips/grand6day/weather

TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION – GRAND CANYON:

Mean Max. Temperature

MAR APR MAY

71

82

92

JUN

101

JUL

106

AUG

SEP

OCT

103

96

84

Mean Min. Temperature

48

56

63

71

79

75

70

58

Precipitation (inches)

.79

.47

.36

.30

.84

1.4

.97

.65

Western River Expeditions 7258 Racquet Club Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am—6:00pm MST EMAIL: gorafting@westernriver.com ONLINE: www.westernriver.com

TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450 LOCAL: 801-942-6669 FAX: 801–942–8514

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