|Reading the River||Paddle Boating||Oar Boating|
|Boat Flipping||Boat Unflipping||River Rescue|
|River Equipment||Personal Equipment||Safety Talk|
|First Aid & CPR||Swimming Rapids||River Ethics|
|Knots & Rope Handling||Teamwork||Scouting Rapids|
|Pinned Boat Extraction||Camp Management||Group Management|
Pat Bryan demonstrating his expert raft "re-flipping" skills!
Photo provided by www.snowdragonphotos.com
All these rivers are tentative based on water levels and river conditions. If they prove to not be raftable due to too high or too low water then another river will be selected. Our training schedule for the spring, 2013 seminar is as follows:
|2013 Training Schedule|
(Based on Conditions)
|Skykomish River, Gold Bar|| Saturday April 20th &
Sunday April 21st
|Wenatchee River, Leavenworth|| Saturday, April 27th &
Sunday, April 28th
|Green River, Black Diamond|| Saturday, May 4th &
Sunday May 5th
|Methow River, Twisp
|| Saturday May 11th
Sunday May 12th
|Wenatchee River, Leavenworth||
Saturday May 18th &
Sunday May 19th
|Wenatchee Memorial Day Bonus||
Saturday, May 25th
The price for the seminar is $485.00. This price includes all instruction, wetsuits, helmets, personal floatation devices, spray jackets, boats and assorted gear, handouts and state sales tax. A deposit of $250.00 must be made in advance of the training to hold your spot, with the balance due by May 5th, 2012. However payment plans are available. Space in the seminar is limited and camping is a requirement for those whom wish to commercially guide. There will be limited shuttle space between Gold Bar and Leavenworth at no additional charge.
During your training all group rafting equipment will be provided by Alpine Adventures. If you choose to purchase your own personal river gear there will be an opportunity to place an order with NRS to receive your PFD and other river gear at wholesale price.
Our commercial season is almost year 'round. Our regular season starts at the end of April and runs into October. We run Fall Colors trips on the Upper Skagit in October and November. Our Skagit River Bald Eagle watching trips run December and through February.
2007 Guide School
Sam giving the rookies some pointers.
Alpine Adventures operates under Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Baker Ranger District, Skykomish Ranger District, Naches Ranger District, Randle Ranger District and Darrington Ranger District and is an equal opportunity employer and recreation provider. Nooksack and Sauk Rivers are done in co-operation with Wild and Scenic River Tours.