Urban WhiteWater Pirates

We are a Wisconsin water adventure club for those who enjoy whitewater rafting and the outdoors.

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  • Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    Spring Rafting - April 22nd

    If you are still interested in taking the spring plunge into the mighty Peshtigo River with Urban WhiteWater Pirates,
    call Kathy or Larry at: (715) 757-3311.

    You will want to meet at the rafting facility at about 10:45 for
    the 11:30 trip to get fitted for wetsuits and wetboots.

    Please let them know also if your interested in a second trip at 2pm.
    Call for details.
    Most liklely I will be taking the second trip as long is weather is fair to excellent.

    If you ARE NOT interested in rafting...feel free to join us on Saturday evening for some karaoke/DJ at the bar.

    Many places still have cabins for rent if you wish to stay the night.
    Twin Bridge Resort Phone: 715-757-3651
    Curve Inn Resort Phone: 715-757-2021
    Popp's Resort Phone: 715-757-3511
    Pine Acres Resort, Inc. Phone: 715-757-3894 or 715-757-3402
    Hilltop Resort Motel & Supper Club Phone: 715-757-3522

    Hope to see you there.

    Earl Jorgensen
    Urban WhiteWater Pirates

    Monday, April 10, 2006


    Wednesday, February 01, 2006

    Red-Stone Place

    Wisconsins newest outdoor forum board.

    Check it out.

    Your stepping stone to the greater WI outdoors.

    Thursday, January 19, 2006

    Summer rafting trip - Silent Auction

    Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's has donated two summer rafting trips with camping for 2, to Prevent Blindness NE WI.
    These packages will be in the silent auction at the Prevent Blindness NE WI Celebrity Luau on Feb 25, 2006.
    There will also be many other fine items also at this event.
    To attend register online at: http://www.mollyguard.com/event/22497290
    OR call Nancy Nabak at (920) 432-5466

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    http://www.huntfishcampwisconsin.com Posted by Picasa

    Thursday, December 29, 2005

    U WW P 2006 Spring Rafting Adventure

    Date: April 22nd
    Time: 11:30 am sharp
    Where: Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's
    Call at Thornton's (715) 757-3311 and tell them your with Urban WhiteWater Pirates!
    Deposit: (call for rates)
    Full Rate: (call for rates)
    Contact person: Earl Jorgensen -- earl@urbanwhitewaterpirates
    Cabins and campgrounds also available by calling: (715) 757-3311
    Website: http://www.thorntonsresort.com/index.html

    The cost of these guided spring trips is about $45.00 and includes "Farmer John" style wetsuits, helmets, and life jackets. We run these guided trips in four, six and eight person rafts, and provide transportation to the river and return trip to our resort. Our resort and campgrounds provide large, clean showers so you can revitalize yourself before a night of fun and entertainment at our large bar. Efficiency is the goal we strive for, leaving and returning on time, so there is little waiting around and you can get the most out of your adventure. Class 3, 4, and 5 rapids


    The weather is very unpredictable and the water is cold during our spring season. Our trips are run rain or shine, and to assure you of a memorable and enjoyable experience, here are some very important things to bring.
  • A windbreaker

  • Wool or synthetic sweater

  • Tennis shoes with heavy socks

  • A change of dry clothes

  • See you on the water....
    Earl ~aka~ RedRaven

    Sunday, September 25, 2005

    theBubbler.com is going, too!

    Let's get a bunch of us going, RedRaven! TheBubbler's on it, too!

    Soon as I get done posting (thanks for the invite) I'm going to find out what "it" is. But whatever "it" is, we're there! Spring 2006, count me in, and as many friends from theBubbler.com as I can bring along!


    p.s.: Your turn, Earl. How 'bout posting the Spring 2006 trip for adults at Scouts.com !?

    Urban WhiteWater High Water Gauges

    This will be our club gauge link to monitor high water in upper Wisconsin. Please also use this for other uses where high water may be a factor.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2005

    Fellow rafters from a chuch group fight the mighty Peshtigo. Posted by Hello

    A guide from Thorntons Resort paddles upstream to the rescue. Posted by Hello

    Man Overboard! Posted by Hello

    Bill and Dan while the guide watchs rafters take on the rapids. Posted by Hello

    theBubbler.com for Wisconsin

    theBubbler.com for Wisconsin

    I would like to thank theBubbler for their Wisconsin web presence.
    I am very proud to be a part of this vantageous Wisconsin online community.
    Moderating for theBubbler has been very rewarding.
    Thank you Keith and staff of OnYourMark, LLC.

    Monday, May 09, 2005

    2005 Spring Rafting  Posted by Hello

    Troy & Earl Posted by Hello

    Tuesday, May 03, 2005

    Silvercliff.com & NorthernDestinations.com

    Silvercliff.com is one of the oldest "Blogs" on the internet, started in 1998. It was set up to keep people informed about all of the fun stuff that we do here in Northeast Wisconsin. We like to camp, fish, whitewater raft, snowmobile, and check out waterfalls, birds, bears, and eagles too. Being a photographer, I usually have a camera along and bring the pictures back to share. I update the pages regularly with local events too.
    NorthernDestinations.com is a directory of web sites that we have written for area businesses. There is a great selection of places to eat, drink, camp, stay, raft, fish, golf, snowmobile, and get supplies. Hopefully this will help to introduce you to good local businesses and help you plan your time here. We now have a growing list of trusted contractors to help you build, decorate, heat, and outfit your home.
    Please explore our web site and visit the northwoods from the comfort of your computer!

    Wednesday, March 30, 2005


    White-water rafting is definitely a team effort--that's why understanding the basics of paddling are so important. If everyone in the raft gives it their all, it's much easier to guide the raft down the river and through the rapids.

    Once you're in the raft, sit facing downriver with your back to the bow -back of the raft-. Hold the paddle with your inside hand -the hand farthest away from the paddle- on top and your outside hand, knuckles facing out, gripping the paddle low on the stern. Lean forward from your hips, straighten your arms out in front of you, and keep your back straight. Straighten your wrists and put the paddle into the water—make sure the blade is completely under the surface of the water. Straighten your top arm while pulling back the paddle with your lower arm guiding the paddle. Reverse this motion to back paddle. If you want to turn the raft right, the right side of your rafting team needs to paddle backward while the left side paddles forward. The same goes for turning left except the members on the left side of the raft need to paddle backward and the right side forward.
    Rafting is all about communicating and working as a team!

    Raft Facts

    The Ocoee River in southeastern Tennessee is rated among the top white-water recreational rivers in the nation and was the site of the 1996 Olympics white-water competition.

    Idaho has more stretches of white water than any other state in the Lower 48 - about 3,250 miles!

    The Blue Nile River in Africa has rapids that are classified from 1-10, while American rivers are only classified up to a 6.

    Sunday, March 27, 2005

    Lake-Link: "Beyond The Water"

    The Midwest's largest site dedicated to fishing! Providing fishing reports, topographical maps, a lake database, message boards, articles, fishing tips and tactics, moon charts, and much more!

    Thursday, January 06, 2005

    Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's

    Rafting pictures from the 2004 rafting season at Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's. Posted by Hello

    Sunday, December 26, 2004

    2005 Spring Rafting Adventure

    Urban Pirates is proud to host this adventure at Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's. Check out their website for what this outfitter has to offer.

    Visit our adventure calendar for details on this and other trips.

    Tuesday, October 19, 2004

    River Talk

    A public blog for those enjoy the sport.
    River Talk

    Friday, October 01, 2004

    River Levels


    To find out how much water is flowing in a stream or river, USGS personnel have to go out and make a "discharge measurement." USGS uses the term "discharge" to refer to how much water is flowing, and discharge is usually expressed in "cubic feet per second" (think of a cube of water one foot on a side, and how many of those move past a point in one second). To do this, we often have to go out and stand in the creek, measure the depth and how fast the water is moving at many places across the creek. By doing this many, many times, and at many stream stages, over the years we can develop a relation between stream stage and discharge. Stream stages are not always cooperative, so its not uncommon for someone to have to go measure a stream at 2:00 in the morning during a storm, sometimes in freezing conditions! Also, the stream can be uncooperative in that it changes -- a big storm may come along and scour out bottom material of a creek, or lodge a big log sideways in the creek, or sometimes do both at the same time. These kind of changes result in changes in the relation between stage and discharge.
    SOURCE: USGS Water-Resources

    Thursday, September 23, 2004

    Urban Whitewater Pirates would like to thank theBubbler for their Wisconsin web presence.


    Tuesday, September 21, 2004

    Website Feedback

    Please post your comments and feedback about this site, so we can make it the best link to Wisconsin WhiteWater rafting.

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    Camping Links

    Peshtigo River Campground

    Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

    Raft 'n' Rest

    McCaslin Mountain Campground

    Most Wisconsin Rafting Outfitters have on-site camping or cabins available

    Please mention you found these campgounds at UrbanWhiteWaterPirates.com

    Monday, September 20, 2004

    Rafting Equipment & Clothing

    Rafting Equipment & Clothing Links

    • NRS First on the water

    Many more links to come soon.....

    Sunday, September 19, 2004

    Join Urban WhiteWater Pirates

    Join Urban Whitewater Pirates if you enjoy the outdoors and whitewater rafting. Membership is open to all WI residents who want to be part of a rafting club. No membership fees or dues. We are a non-profit group looking
    meet others with the same interests.

    We plan 4-5 trips a year and also help members and non-members plan rafting trips.

    If you wish to join Urban Whitewater Pirates please e-mail us your information and we will send you a personal invite to join.

    Urban WhiteWater Pirates Apparel & Gifts

    If you enjoy rafting you'll love our online rafting apparel and gift shop. You don't have to be a member to get our gear. All profits from our gear will be used to buy safety and rafting equipment plus promote new rafters. Thank you visiting our apparel store.
    If you wish to have any
    item customized feel free to
    e-mail U WW P.



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