Snowpack is High! A Few Pre-Rafting Season Workouts to Best Prepare

By: Western River Expeditions
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SALT LAKE CITY - Feb. 10, 2020 - PRLog -- When there's deep snow on the Rocky Mountains, spring and summer waters run flush. Currently, the Upper Colorado River drainage is running 116% of average on this calendar date.

The anticipation of an exciting outdoor adventure can often be just the thing to bring those all-too-quickly-forgotten fitness resolutions back to life! A stellar fitness level is not a requirement by any means to experience a Western River Expedition, but it certainly never hurts.

Here are a handful of pre-rafting season, physical prep suggestions from Western River Expeditions (, the experts on all things river rafting.

●       Make that stair stepper your new best friend by envisioning winding switchbacks hiking the many trails emanating from deep inside Cataract Canyon. You'll love the spectacular hike while taking time out from navigating the swirls and eddies of the Colorado River on a four-day Cataract Canyon rafting adventure. Here in the heart of Canyonlands National Park is a 100-mile-long chasm that winds through dazzling geologic formations. The season is May into August, with rates from $1,625.

●       Weighted body squats may feel grim now, but consider the strength you'll build between now as you look forward to grabbing your dry bag and locating the perfect campsite on a sandy beach along the banks of the river. On a five-day Desolation Canyon ( adventure you do just this -- camp for four nights along the Green River whose 60 class II and III rapids wind 88 miles through twisted mountains, dramatic cliffs and towering plateaus. The season is June through August. The rate is from $1,745.

●       Your other new best friend is the rowing machine. Aim for 1000 meters and eyeball Idaho's Main Salmon River ( rife with class II-IV rapids on an 82-mile river journey.  Rich in scenic wonders and history, the Main Salmon River drops 1,200 feet over these miles, creating some exciting memories along the way. The season is June through August. The rate is from $1,490.

●       Run an extra lap to celebrate. This pre-rafting physical prep, after all, is targeting not only cardiac strength but also the celebration of the river adventure. You'll be on the water soon but plan ahead to get on a Grand Canyon ( rafting trip in 2021, when much of 2020 is already sold out!

For a copy of Western River Expeditions' 2020 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at:

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