The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

White Water Rafting - Thompson River, Lytton, B.C. - Sat, Aug 15 2015

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location:Lytton, B.C.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 15 2015  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 9 2015 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:Friday August 14th to Saturday August 15th
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Thea Bracewell
Jeff Foreman
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Member Cost:$172.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Leave carpool area by 6:00 pm on Friday, August 14th and drive to Skihist Provincial Park 6km outside of Lytton to camp overnight. Have dinner on the road or at the campsite. Leave campsite at 9am on August 15th to arrive at Kumsheen by 9:30am for 10am trip departure. Six hour paddle trip with approximately 4.5 hours on the water with lunch in between. Depart Lytton around 4:30pm and return to Vancouver. From the website: If you’re looking for BC’s most popular white water rafting trip, one that you can enjoy together with your entire group, then this is the one. This trip has it all: a white water cascade through 40 sets of rapids, a dazzling combination of beautiful, rugged, desert-like scenery, calm but fast flowing water, and of course our legendary rapids. Since our first scary rafting trip down the Thompson in 1973, we have run this river more times and with more people than everyone else combined. We’re very good at it.

Required Items to Bring:
From the website: What to Wear on the Raft- Rain jacket & pants (we have long rain coats available for those who do not have their own rain gear); Rain hat, toque (try a DM Toque), or cap of some kind (something to keep your head warm when you get splashed, especially on cool or cold days); Warm sweater, fleece, or polypropylene pullover Wool or polypropylene undershirt (wear next to the skin); Long, fast-drying pants or sweatpants or tights (anything with a high polyester or nylon content – avoid 100% cotton like jeans); Shorts (depending upon the weather the morning of your trip); Wool or polypropylene socks; Running shoes, aqua socks, or sport sandals (footwear you don’t mind getting wet); In addition to the above, bring a complete change of dry, warm clothes to leave at the resort to wear once you are off the river (including dry shoes and socks). Note: After we have studied the weather the morning of the trip, we’ll let you know if shorts are appropriate attire on the raft. * VERY IMPORTANT: do not wear jeans on the raft – they are the worst possible things you can wear on the river. When jeans get wet they stay wet and you get very, very cold! - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, quick dry shorts and shirt.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:If you are coming from points west, be sure to stay on Highway #1. This means you take exit #170 off the freeway at Hope, B.C. and stay on Highway #1 east. At Lytton, stay on the highway and continue east 5 km until you see the Kumsheen Rafting Resort signs and our resort (on the left).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):314Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $78.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

Once the registration cut off ends I will email everyone to coordinate payment directly to Kumsheen under a group name. We will also get a 10% discount for 10 or more people. Some swimming ability is necessary for this paddle trip. Please indicate if you want to camp overnight or if you will drive up in the morning. For more info: rafting/day-trips/legendary-thompson-river/
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Member Cost:$172.00/Person
Cost Includes:Six hour rafting trip; lunch; all rafting equipment and safety gear such as helmet and life jacket; shuttle to and from Kumsheen location to the river.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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