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Snow Rafting on the Nantahala River this December and January

Rafting the Nantahala River during the winter months of December and January could lead to snow rafting. If you’ve never whitewater rafted in the snow, then this might be one adventure you don’t want to miss. Although it can be very cold, it can also provide incredible views and a story that you can always tell your friends and family.

The Nantahala River’s water temperature is about 48 degrees year-round, so be sure to pack extra warm clothing for when you head out on the river. While on the river, you’ll want to wear a wetsuit and clothing that dries very quickly. Quick-drying clothing could make a big difference to the amount of water you’re likely to get splashed on during your trip.

Another reason why you might want to take a whitewater rafting trip during December or January is the fact that you will avoid the crowds. Each summer, several hundred thousand people flock to the Nantahala River Gorge area to float down the river or watch those float down the river. If you take a trip on a weekend during the summer, you will find that there are so many boats on the water that it is often not a pleasant experience.

Given the cold air temperatures and the fact that the winter months are not the most popular travel months, December and January are months that could lead to exciting whitewater rafting trips down the Nantahala River. Book your trip today to enjoy this rare opportunity.

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