In 1842, the first whitewater rafting expedition was recorded by Lieutenant John Fremont of the U.S. Army along the Platte River.
Did You Know?
Bill McGinnis started training as a river guide at age 16 with one of California's first river rafting outfitters.
He is an internationally known mentor for guides, outfitters and whitewater enthusiasts of all sorts.
He has written numerous books and articles about rafting, including the novel Kern River, Whitewater Rafting, The Class V Briefing, River Signals and The Guide's Guide Augmented.
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