Mini Series: Guide School — Day 5

Becky WiseChattooga River, Nantahala, Ocoee River, Pigeon River, White Water Rafting

We have arrived at the final day.  The guides seemed exhausted, yet very excited about completing their raft guide “boot camp”.  Sarah Robinson wrote us a recap on her last day of Guide School.  Read on:


“Five days ago I had never seen whitewater.  Today we went down Section IV of the Chattooga.  The risk was definitely there, but I felt completely safe with the Wildwater crew and their obvious expertise and intimate knowledge of the river.  The idea of guiding that particular section still scares me, but in the past five days I have gained not only the skills, but the confidence that I may one day be able to successfully navigate the ever-changing waters of the Nantahala River.

The great people have been half, if not more, of the experience.  They have shown constant encouragement to not only the crew members, but to all of our guests as well.  I can already tell that this will be the summer of my life and it may be my first year, but it will certainly not be my last!”


Great job and good luck to all the new raft guides at their respective locations!

Special guest author: Sarah Robinson, Nantahala River raft guide hopeful