To celebrate America, a bunch of my friends and I decided to go on a whitewater rafting adventure down the Skykomish River with Triad River Tours. “The Sky”, as it is often called, is a beautiful and classic intermediate to advanced whitewater run that features several class 3 rapids as well as boasting the largest, most significant whitewater drop near Seattle; Boulder Drop. As a first timer, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but the staff all did a great job! They provide wetsuits and helmets and “splash jackets” and instruction on exactly what to do. They went over everything with us, from how the river flows, what the dangers on the river are, and how to survive if you should happen to fall out. By the time we were geared up and getting in the river, any anxieties seemed to have faded away and you’re just excited and ready to go, on the river’s edge… and then all of a sudden you’re off and paddling! We went over some crazy rapids, but I never even once felt like I was going to fall off the raft. Having done this adventure, it feels awesome to say yep, I’ve been white water rafting and I can’t wait to do it again!
Whether you’re an experienced rafter looking for your next fun outing, or whether something like this would be the last thing your friends would expect you to do, I cannot recommend Triad highly enough!