The title of this post is the premise of our River Crossing Skills course and we ran our first one of the season this past weekend. Thankfully we had great weather, nice water conditions, and the bugs along the river weren’t too terrible. We aren’t always blessed. We run this course any time and sometimes it’s not ideal — because we cross rivers year ’round — but doing this on a warm, summer day is an absolute blast. Not only do our students learn in less trying conditions, but it’s just more fun and that is conducive to learning. Crossing rivers is one of the most dangerous activities hikers face, knowing this material, knowing how to use that judgement skill, is critical. Fun makes it best. Here are a few photos of our first 2019 class.
Well done, students. Thank you for choosing Redline Guiding.