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What are risks of river rafting in rockies?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Bumps, scapes, sun
Since I have rafted many rivers including the poudre river (prounouced 'poo-der') in colorado many risks are assumed.
First you may fall out of the raft and injure yourself so scapes/bruises are common. Helmets & life vests are standard on the poudre. The most common ailment is sunburn so wear lots of sunscreen >50spf and don't forget lip protection (>50spf). Always listen to your raft guide!

In brief: Bumps, scapes, sun
Since I have rafted many rivers including the poudre river (prounouced 'poo-der') in colorado many risks are assumed.
First you may fall out of the raft and injure yourself so scapes/bruises are common. Helmets & life vests are standard on the poudre. The most common ailment is sunburn so wear lots of sunscreen >50spf and don't forget lip protection (>50spf). Always listen to your raft guide!
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