What to Bring

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Whether you’re on a quick half-day trip or a multi-day adventure, you don’t need any added stress. We want to make your adventure with Sierra South easy and FUN! Here is a list of items that you will need to bring on your trip.

WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS


HALF OR FULL-DAY RAFTING TRIPS:

WE PROVIDE:

  • Helmets 
  • Life jackets and paddles
  • A fantastically good time
  • Professional Guides

WE SUGGEST:

  • Wear fleece and/or quick-dry clothing (no cotton for the river)
  • Towels to dry off after rafting
  • Cash to tip your raft guide and/or to purchase retail gear, snacks or memorabilia at our retail shop
  • Waterproof Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick dry clothing, fleece, footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, and towels can be purchased at our Retail Store (subject to availability). 

AVAILABLE FOR RENT:

  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Splash Jacket

OVERNIGHT RAFTING TRIPS


WE PROVIDE:

  • Helmets 
  • Life jackets and paddles
  • A fantastically good time
  • Professional Guides
  • 4-inch thick sleeping pad
  • Camp chairs
  • 5 meals
  • Toilet
  • Camp games

YOU BRING:

  • Shoes for on the river (must stay securely on your feet, no flip-flops.
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • ​Change of clothes or two for camp, including warm layers and dry shoes

WE SUGGEST:

  • Plenty of layers to choose from. Synthetic, quick-drying layers are required on the river and are best for at camp too in case of rain. Cotton does not work on the river but great for camp.
  • Towels to dry off with after rafting
  • Personal toiletries, bug repellent
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Extra beverages and Wine and Beer are ok to bring with you, no glass allowed, consumption of alcohol is not allowed before or on the river

KAYAK LESSONS


WE PROVIDE:

  • Helmets 
  • Life jackets and paddles
  • Kayak
  • Spray Skirt
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Splash Jacket
  • A fantastically good time
  • Professional Instructor

WE SUGGEST:

  • Towels to dry off 
  • Cash to tip your instructor and/or to purchase retail gear, snacks or memorabilia at our retail shop
  • Waterproof Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

ROCK CLIMBING TRIPS


WE PROVIDE:

  • Harness
  • Rock Climbing Shoes
  • Helmet

YOU BRING:

  • Good shoes for the hike in
  • Comfy, athletic style pants
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack