River Rating explained!
WHAT DOES CLASS IV WHITE WATER MEAN, ANYWAY??
Moving water with no rapids, easy small waves, clear passages; trips primarily focus on scenery and wildlife.
Medium, clear passages, irregular waves; whitewater is minimal but still provides some swift movement and a few refreshing splashes. Fun for the whole family.
Moderate whitewater; exciting but not too wild. Rapids are bigger and steeper and your face is getting wetter.
High-volume whitewater and/or rapids that require technical maneuvering.
Maximum intensity whitewater: massive waves, churning holes, steep drops. Extremely difficult, long and turbulent rapids in quick succession, unpredictable currents, steep gradients.
Extreme! The lunatic fringe. Lincoln knows someone who knows someone who knows someone else who ran this rapid and survived, but few others have dared try it. Not attempted by most commercial outfitters