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What To Bring &
One gallon per person per day of drinking water is the recommended minimum.
The simplest and surest source of clean water is to bring your own. Lightweight
plastic containers work well.
YOU MUST PLAN to PROVIDE ALL OF YOUR POTABLE WATER NEEDS. The river water is
not to be considered drinkable without treatment. Consider your food menu
when calculating your water needs to account for meals that use water in
preparation (dehydrated foods, pasta, etc.) and increase your water supplies as
Please keep in mind when considering your water needs that we are temporary
visitors on the river and its surrounding areas. Water is critical to the survival of
many forms of desert life and our care in preserving the quality and abundance of
this precious resource helps to insure the health of the desert environment for our
own and others future. Camp at least 200 feet away from these sources, do not
swim or wash directly in potholes (body oils and lotions will pollute the water) and
confine your bathing and washing of clothing to the main stream of the river, using
biodegradable soaps -sparingly.
HUMAN WASTE DISPOSAL
All human solid waste must be carried out.
Because of our concern for the impact that
we help contribute to by being both users
and outfitters on our favorite rivers we are
providing portable toilets ("groovers") for all
our multi-day trips. They are convenient
and easy to use. We will go over their
set-up and use with you when we get to
A fire pan is required for all wood or charcoal fires and one can be provided
for you with your boat rental. This will replace the use of fire rings or pits. To
prevent scorching of the ground beneath the fire pan, elevate it slightly by
placing it on several small rocks, taking care that it is well balanced and will
not tip over while in use. All your fires must be contained within the fire pan
and all remains packed out. Please make sure that your fire is completely
extinguished before disposing of the ash and coals in a plastic garbage bag.
We would like to encourage you to bring a camp stove and use if for most or
all of your cooking. Dead and down wood provides habitat for many
creatures and can add to the scenic qualities of campsites.
|PLEASE, PACK OUT EVERYTHING YOU PACK
IN. LEAVE NO TRACE OF YOUR STAY.
When packing for a trip you need to think about for how many and for how long. The summer heart come play a
big part in what you what to bring and how much ice you will need. You may what to think about pre cooking
some of your food before hand. I know we want to watch our in take of salt, but salted food work good with the
body when it is hot. Zip-lock baggies for food are a good thing. There is nothing better then home-cooked food
prepared outdoors. Serve delicious, energy packed meals with lots of variety to satisfy all tastes. Breakfasts could
include juice and hot beverages, fresh fruit, bagels, and cream cheese, hot and cold cereal selections or
pancakes. Lunches are buffet style with sandwich makings plus high carbohydrate selections like pasta salad or
tabuli. For dinner, it is a good idea to always have plenty of fresh salad or vegetables to go along with hearty
main dishes such as Pasta Marinara, teriyaki seafood kabobs or chicken fajitas.
To avoid the loss of equipment we recommend that you tie all of your gear into the boat when canoeing. Plan to
bring with you enough tie-down line to secure all gear. Trip run self-supported canoe trips (no baggage rafts) and
therefore everyone will share in carrying communal gear. Each boat will carry enough water to provide for all
your own drinking needs plus some of the food or kitchen gear. Canoes can hold a lot of gear and still be fun to
paddle but, in general, the lighter you go the easier it will be. Also, remember you will have a paddling partner
that may not be as happy about hauling your hardback library down the river as you are. You can bring things
to make life comfortable at camp, such as tarps or umbrellas for shade and lawn chairs. You should plan on
packing all gear that you want to remain dry in dry bags, especially clothes and sleeping equipment. You need
to consider how you are going to organize your belongings into the dry bags. Stuff sacks or small duffel bags fit
nicely and keep things together.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?
Some previous canoeing experience is necessary to participate in this adventure. As with most outdoor activities,
the better shape you are in the more you will get out of the experience. You could travel 10-15 miles a day on the
river, which is a leisurely pace for most groups. The river does a good part of the work for us but plan on sitting in
the boat for several hours a day and some easy to moderate upper body use. Hikes are optional and range from
easy to somewhat strenuous.
RENTAL SAFETY TALK
Locations of river trips in this area can be extremely remote. Emergency evacuations can be lengthy. There are a
few remote roads leading to the river. Do not attempt to hike away from the river for help. Your best chance for
getting help is usually to stay on the river.
2) Describe area, river conditions, weather forecast
3) Physical demands/ evac costs
4) Physical conditions
5) Launching/landing/Tying up
7) Eddy lines/currents/strainers/obstructions
8) Self Rescue
9) NO DIVE headfirst when swimming
10) Hypothermia, Dehydration, Sunburn
13) Poisonous plants, Insects/poisonous
16) Park/BLM reg
WHERE WE ARE...
Red River Canoe Company is located at 1371 N. HWY 191 Moab, Utah. To find us go north for town on HWY 191
look on the west side of the road for the biggest mulberry tree with the small A-frame. (Next to Portal RV Pack, and
Buck’s) SEE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS >>>
COMPANY BUSINESS TALK...
It is our policy to fully refund your initial deposit, less the cost of the canoe rental, if you should cancel 30 days prior
to your trip departure date. Please contact us as early as possible if a change occurs. We reserve the right to
cancel any trip at the last minute due to extreme and unsafe conditions. Should this occur you will receive a full
All must sign a copy of our "assumption of risk" form. Each member of your party takes the time to read this
carefully, then fill out, and sign the form. Minors must have the signature of their parent or guardian. We can
send out forms before hand for big groups. Please return the completed forms to us when you send your final
payment. By taking the time to do this before your arrival in Moab we can get you on the river and enjoying your
vacation more quickly.
Customer, by signing, accepts responsibility for any damage or loss to equipment
beyond normal wear and agrees to pay the cost of necessary repairs or replacement.
We look forward to helping you get on the river.