How to find out if your local river is wild
The rivers in your local area may be wild and untamed, but if you’ve spent enough time on the road, you might be able to find the river itself.
While wild rivers can be hard to find, there are a few tips that can help you navigate the wilder parts of the landscape.
First, be aware of the wild conditions.
There are few things more frustrating than driving on a wild river.
You may be able in your car to drive along a stretch of a river, but you’re only going to be able see what’s beneath the surface.
Second, try to learn about the rivers you are most familiar with.
Look at a map to get an idea of the water flow and its current level.
You’ll also be able find out how the river is fed and how much water is available.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Ask the guides what’s going on in the river, or ask a river guide about the river and the surrounding areas.
If you’re curious about the wildlife that lives in the area, ask a local wildlife biologist or ranger about the species.
Finally (and most importantly), remember to have fun.
Wild river trips are a fun way to learn the world around you.
Here are some of our favorite local wild river trips to take on a rainy or cold winter’s day: