Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet’s surface, and 0% of the R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with today’s Groupon to W.E.T. River Trips in Lotus. Choose from the following options:
- For $59, you get a one-day, 10.5-mile run on the South Fork American River Chili Bar (a $119 value).
- For $79, you get a one-day Middle Fork American Tunnel Chute run on the full Middle Fork of the American River, including lunch (a $159 value). This option is valid Monday–Friday.
- For $129, you get a two-day South Fork American River rafting trip, including one night of camping and four meals (a $259 value).<p>
Experienced guides at W.E.T. lead whitewater rafters of all skill levels over challenging rapids during daylong tours along the South Fork and Middle Fork of the American River. Paddle wielders navigate the Class II and higher waters for a cardiovascular and upper-body workout under the tutelage of a professional guide and a shoreline squad of cheerleading trees. W.E.T. provides life jackets and equipment—including helmets to keep newfound knowledge contained—and a midday picnic lets paddle jockeys who chose to run the full length of the fork recline while chattering about watery adventures.
Two-day trippers fuel up for their runs on two lunches, one breakfast, and one dinner, and may relive the day’s exploits after drifting off at a campground equipped with showers and bathrooms. An included shuttle returns patrons to their automobiles, which jealously hold their breath in an attempt to gain seaworthiness.
W.E.T. River Trips
Founded in 1978 out of a love of the plentiful whitewater rafting around Sacramento, W.E.T. River Trips has been outfitting rafters and leading trips continuously for the last 34 years. They maintain a ratio of one guide per six to eight guests on their trips to ensure less crowded boats and to make each trip more intimate and personal. W.E.T.'s tours explore more than 18 rivers' rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to V. Trips often include camping, meals, river stories, and musical entertainment provided by the staff.