The ideal clothing to wear will vary depending on the time of year you raft and on the level of the river. Generally, the higher the river the wetter the ride. Passengers should have clothing that will keep you warm when wet. These will be clothes made out of polypropylene, pile, fleece, capilene, and wool. These synthetic materials have the property to keep you warm when they are wet.
Cotton is to be avoided at all costs! No bluejeans! When cotton gets wet it wicks the heat away from you and will not re-warm like the synthetic materials mentioned above. Any extra warm cloths you want to bring can be stored in dry bags we provide. Spring and early summer may be cold and wet. To ensure you will be comfortable, Far Flung will provide wetsuits or splash gear as appropriate to the season. On half-day trips, you will be offerred splash gear.
On full-day and multi-day trips paddlers will be issued farmer john wetsuits, splash tops, and wetsuit booties.
Personal Clothing: (plan to dress in “layers”)
- cap or hat
- sunglasses with strap or a strap for your regular glasses
- Water shoes, Aqua socks, Teva type sandals, Sneakers (No CROCS or Flip Flops)
- quick-dry shorts and shirt
- sweater or polypropylene top, nylon, silk, or
- poly pants (early season)
- dry change of clothes, footwear to leave in your vehicle.
PLEASE NO COTTON ON THE RIVER!
FAR FLUNG ADVENTURES WILL PROVIDE:
- Rainsuit or wetsuit according to current conditions
- waterproof day bag for layers you don’t want to wear
- fresh delicious lunch and such beverages as Gatorade, lemonade mixes
- all safety equipment, including lifejackets.
Your river guides have many years of experience on the Rio Grande, are trained in river rescue and emergency first aid, and are certified by the New Mexico River Outfitter's Association.
Over night trip Far Flung Adventures provides:
- Certified river guides
- self-bailing rafts,
- 4 to 7 meals depending on the length of your trip (all fresh foods, tasty, and nutritious) and meal service items
- river-safety equipment
- waterproof duffel for your personal gear, camera/binocular protection (however, the inexpensive disposable waterproof cameras are highly recommended)
- portable toilets
- and shuttle transportation to and from the river and our Taos meeting place.
Your River Guides have many years experience on the Rio Grande, are trained in river rescue and wilderness emergency first aid, and are certified by the New Mexico River Outfitter’s Association.
What you need to Bring for overnight trip:
- your own sleeping gear (rental sleepkits available @$12 per night)
- personal clothing, raingear (rentals available @$6 per day)
- a canteen, and a non-breakable drinking cup.
- Footgear should include sneakers (no slippery bottoms, please)
- wool socks for on river wear
- sturdy hiking boots or sneakers for camp, nature walks, and the hikes into and out of the canyon.