Do we need any paperwork?
Yes. Before each
activity a waiver must be filled out. A new waiver must be filled out and
signed for each day and for each activity before participating. Waivers can be
found under the waivers link on our website. A copy of the waiver can be mailed
or faxed upon request.
Minors Anyone under the age of 18 is
considered a minor and must have a parent guardian permission form filled out
prior to each activity. The form is available online or can be faxed or mailed
Are videos and photos available?
request a photographer who will take pictures as long as he is available. We
also sell waterproof cameras.
Where do I sit to stay dry?
Answer: The Bus.
You are going to get wet!
Where can I put my beer so it does not get
Short answer: At home. Long answer: Save the bottled fun for
after the run. If you show up for the trip intoxicated or on drugs, you will
not be allowed to go and your money will not be refunded. Drunk or drugged
boaters pose a serious danger to themselves, our other customers, and our
staff. This policy will be enforced at all times.
Will my tube trip be canceled in the event of
Antietam, Potomac Whitewater & any other Guided Trips: We go
if the forecast is sprinkling on and off. If the day is calling for heavy rain,
we may call you the day before to allow you to reschedule to another day. If
you have any questions about weather, please call us. Shenandoah tubing
and other unguided trips. If you want to go, we won't stop you unless
conditions appear severe, otherwise you can get a credit voucher to come
another day within one year.
How do I get the tube to move where I want it to
Some people choose to just float. However, if you are about to run
into an object or would like to help yourself along, you can use your arms as
Can I wear flip flops?
Answer: Old sneakers
or TEVA-type sandals that hook to your feet are the best! Flip flops fall off
and no longer provide protection from sharp rocks or possible fish hooks.
What else is important to know about
Dress appropriately for the weather. Normally bathing suit,
and quick dry shorts are advisable. A windbreaker/rain jacket is also helpful
to keep the rain out and to help prevent tube rash under your arms if you are
an avid paddler!
Since I am going to get wet, is it at least OK if I
wear my warm sweats?
Answer: DO NOT WEAR COTTON ON COOLER DAYS.
Cotton wicks the heat away from you when it gets wet and will cause you to
become hypothermic. Wear wool, or PolyProtm -- these will keep the heat in.
Sweats are most definitely out, until after you get back to dry land.
What about my physical & medical
Please inform your reservation specialist before arrival of
any physical or medical conditions of anyone in your group. Also inform your
trip leader prior to the trip. We highly recommend you consult a physician
prior to participating in our activities if you have any concern. We advise all
ASTHMATICS to bring their inhalers. We also advise that anyone who has
allergies requiring an epi-pin to bring it.
Note: We reserve the right to refuse anyone
participating in our adventure activities due to physical, mental or size
limitations that, in our opinion, would expose that person or group to extreme
What are the age limits?
At River and Trail we
have suggested ages for each of our trips. Age limits will change depending on
water levels and trip formats.
Antietam Tubing 7
Shenandoah Tubing 7 yrs (if under 50 lbs must supply own vest)
Potomac Whitewater Tubing 14 yrs
* Minimum chest size for a Type V
PFD is 24 inches. Maximum chest size is 54 inches.
Minimum weight for River
and Trail Trips is 50bs.
Do I have to wear a life vest?
YES Always wear your life vest.
Should I bring my camera?
Answer: Like you,
your camera will get wet. Things also have a way of going into the river, never
to be seen again. This being the case, we would suggest a sturdy strap and a
waterproof camera. We do sell waterproof cameras in our
Should I bring my cell phone, wallet or car keys on
Answer: As stated above "Like you, your cell phone, wallet
and keys will get wet. Things also have a way of going into the river, never to
be seen again." This being the case, we recommend that you DO NOT BRING
THESE ITEMS ON THE TRIP WITH YOU unless you have a completely waterproof
container. Our guided trips carry cell phones for emergency situations. We
suggest that you lock your personal belongings in your car trunk and give your
keys to our staff. Watches can be worn if they are waterproof. Keep in mind
that River & Trail is not responsible for any of these items mentioned that
are damaged by water if you choose to take them on the trip with you. We try to
keep dry boxes and bags for cell phones stocked in our shop.