Aug 28-31, 2017
Launch at Gates of Lodore, Green River, north of Vernal, Utah
White Water Rafting company O.A.R.S
Warriors and Rodeo 2016 rafting trip was an enormous success, beyond what any of us ever imagined. We are so thankful to be the recipient of another donated trip by O.A.R.S.
Warriors and Rodeo would like to thank the O.A.R.S. family for continuing the vision started by founder, the late George Wendt.
Night before the trip meet at O.A.R.S. office for pre-trip meeting on Aug 27th, 7pm. O.A.R.S. / Don Hatch Warehouse - 221 North 400 East, Vernal, Utah
You will receive instructions and info about the trip as well as your dry bags to stow your gear. These bags are the following:
sealed size: Two 13" diameter x 25" tall - with maximum capacity of 2 cubic feet. Your sleeping bag and pad must fit into one bag and your remaining gear will fit into the other bag. If you rent O.A.R.S. sleeping gear, it will come pre-packed for you.
sealed small bag for day use: 17" tall x 9" diameter for camera and other small items.
You can rent a sleep kit and tent. There will be more info after you fill out O.A.R.S. paperwork and receive your confirmation email.
It is required you watch this video before attending. https://www.oars.com/experience/safety/
No Firearms. We realize we are in a National Park and people can use firearms in a National Park, but all of our trips, even in Bear country are sans firearms. It is an insurance policy issue more than anything.
No alcohol. We do not know what people on the trip are going through and find that alcohol on a trip like this meant to support healthy living can often times be problematic, so we have opted for a no alcohol, no drugs rule unless there are prescription medications involved, then that is something worked out between the guide and the participant to ensure proper medical care is received if someone gets hurt while on medication.
Expedition Behavior. A term coined by the founder of NOLS (and a WW2 veteran) Paul Petzold. A quick read:
A $250 refundable deposit will need to be made and $150 will be returned at the end of the trip. O.A.R.S. has to hire guides for the trip. They have to pay them regardless. So if people cancel - they are out that money. This deposit will not be refunded if you cancel.
This payment goes directly to OARS when you fill out the paperwork. Call Becky at O.A.R.S. to pay the deposit. 800-346-6277.
Please be sure to get your paperwork filled out and to O.A.R.S. as soon as you receive it. This helps them better plan the trip, what gear they will need, food allergies, etc. Call Becky at O.A.R.S. for payment. https://www.oars.com/contact/
If someone else is covering your expenses please let WAR know who. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have to donate your $100 directly to WAR please do so here: