Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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.
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Monday, April 10, 2006
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Thursday, January 19, 2006
Summer rafting trip - Silent AuctionThornton'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
Thursday, December 29, 2005
U WW P 2006 Spring Rafting AdventureDate: 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
WHAT THORNTONS SUPPLY
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
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
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.
See you on the water....
Earl ~aka~ RedRaven
Sunday, September 25, 2005
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 !?
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
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
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Silvercliff.com & NorthernDestinations.com
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 FactsThe 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
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Thursday, January 06, 2005
Rafting pictures from the 2004 rafting season at Thornton's Whitewater Rafting Resort and Campground's.
Sunday, December 26, 2004
2005 Spring Rafting Adventure
Visit our adventure calendar for details on this and other trips.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Friday, October 01, 2004
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
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