Alaska Whitewater Rafting

Alaska Whitewater Rafting


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deftab720 pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural f0fs24 cf0 [music] b cf2 b0 cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 We’92re whitewater
rafting on the Nenana River, which rests along the border of Denali National Park. We get
outfitted in dry suits before our team takes off to take on the river.
cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 So how cold is this water?
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f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 Thirty-six degrees.
pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 Oh, that’92s cold.
pardpardeftab720qlqnatural f1fs26 cf0>>
f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 Very cold. It’92s’85 this water 12 to
15 hours old. Uh it was glacier ice yesterday.’a0 pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural
cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 The Nenana River is glacier fed, making the water quite chilly and our
dry suits very necessary. cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 Wow. Laughs. That’92s
cold. pardpardeftab720qlqnatural f1fs26 cf0>>
f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 My first summer, for my rescue training,
we actually had to swim this as part of our training.
pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 Are you serious?
pardpardeftab720qlqnatural f1fs26 cf0>>
f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 Once you get used to the water it’92s
really not bad. pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural
cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 Oh yeah. pardpardeftab720qlqnatural f1fs26 cf0>>
f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 It is a little chilly.
pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 And are you trying to
avoid the rocks? Or do you just plow over them?
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f0bfs24 cf2 RAFTING GUIDE: b0 Most times I’92m trying to avoid the
rocks. The trick is knowing which ones are deep enough to go over and which ones you
want to avoid. The silt makes it a little harder for us, cause we can’92t see any of
the rocks sticking out. After spending a summer here, if we go to the lower 48 and work. It
feels like cheating. Cause you can see every rock.
pardpardeftab720ri720sl360slmult1qlqnatural cf0>>DARLEY: cf2 During our 11 mile stretch,
we’92d hit multiple class three and four rapids, making my first experience white water
rafting, definitely exciting.
pardpardeftab720qlqnatural f1fs26 cf0>>DARLEY: For more video clips,
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