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GO GREEN HUTS

We have specially designed go-green huts and that is why you must visit us once. It is worth a try.

GO GREEN TRANSPORTATION

We have also managed to make our transportation facilities go-green and that is why you will love the travel here. You are both happy and healthy.

GO GREEN SUPPORT

Are you a fan of go-green methods? Then you will appreciate our support as we have made it with eco-friendly methods.

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Top 5 Kayak Safety Rules

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One of the best things about kayaking is that it can be an incredibly safe and user-friendly activity. But it’s important to know that when things do go wrong, the fact that you are not on dry land, but water means that situations can become very bad, very fast. This is why it’s extremely important to understand the risks and hazards involved before you go kayaking and that you assume a safety conscious attitude when making decisions on the water.

Now avoiding dangerous situations on the water can be surprisingly easy, and all you have to do is follow a few simple safety rules. Here, we have compiled a list of five essential rules that will drastically improve your safety while you’re on the water:

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1.The first one is pretty simple, don’t ever drink alcohol and paddle. The two definitely don’t go well together.

  1. Always wear a life jacket while you’re on the water, no matter what. One of the biggest reasons that people take it off is because they find it uncomfortable to kayak with it strapped on. But this is incredibly worth the investment in a kayaking-specific life jacket because they are specially designed to be comfortable and as unrestricting as possible when you are sitting or paddling in a kayak.

3.It is highly essential to keep the current conditions in mind before dressing up. Cold water represents the most           significant danger because immersion in cold water can quickly lead to hypothermia. If you are still planning               on going to paddle in cold or cooler water, you need to be more cautious and moderate with all your decisions               especially if you have someone with you. It is necessary to paddle in calm conditions, stay close to the shore and           never be alone in case of any emergencies.

  1. It is highly imperative to choose an appropriate paddling location for your skill level. The ideal kayaking environment for a person or a group has protection from wind and waves, a good and easily reachable access point for launching and landing, lots of places to get ashore and very little motorised boat traffic. You can try out calm bays or quiet lakes and river ways without a noticeable current. As a general rule, if you attempt to go into unknown water that is not protected from wind and waves or if you plan to travel further from shore than you can comfortably swim back, it is highly recommended that you take a sea kayaking course, which among many other things teaches you invaluable water rescue skills.

 

  1. The final tip is to practice re-entering your kayak from the water before you have to do it in real life. Re-entering a sit-on-top kayak is a lot easier than a sit-inside kayak because it doesn’t swamp that easily. As a matter of fact, just emptying your sit-inside kayak is a major problem on the water, especially if you don’t have a bulkhead in your kayak, which is simply a wall in the kayak that divides into separate compartments so the whole kayak won’t swamp if you flip it by accident. The thing is, if you can’t re-enter your kayak from the water with confidence, then it is only important that you stay close enough to the shore that you can comfortably swim if need be.

What is Caving?

Cave exploring, or caving as it is popularly known, is the recreational accompaniment of “speleology”, which is the scientific study of natural caves. Caving enthusiasts usually call themselves “cavers”.

Interest in caving is growing worldwide, which is partially due to the continuing concern for health, fitness and the environment among the new generation who are demanding more number of outdoor experiences with an educational purpose with their greatest motivation being the thrill of a new discovery. The remotest corners of the globe can been observed by the latest satellite technology, but as of now there is no alternative to the personal investigation of caves. Most cavers are drawn by the potential for discovering new cave systems or maybe even find new extensions to existing caves. Of course, some simply like the solitude and beauty of the underground caverns. Others enjoy the camaraderie and team-spirit of caving, which can be a rewarding activity as the many physical and technical challenges along the way demand intense teamwork.

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For some, caves are for the sole purpose of scientific examination of this underground wilderness and are objects of study, which has it owns pleasure.

Besides the growing number of people who enjoy caving for recreation and research, there are about as many who enter caves as casual visitors and tourists. As a matter of fact, the growth of “cave” tourism, a form of recreation for commercial purposes, has complimented that of caving, and several commercial operators offer supervised tours. Nowadays, even an average person can enjoy caving as before, he or she may have missed it due to a lack of experience, skills, or leadership.

Potential dangers can include flooding, rock instability, falls, getting stuck, getting lost, light failure, exhaustion, and hypothermia. Depending on the level of difficulty of the cave you choose and the length of the cave system visited, caving can be a taxing activity which requires a reasonably good degree of fitness and health.

The casual exploration of simple types of cave systems requires some extra equipment besides warm clothing which includes a good, reliable light having at least two backup sources that ensure your safe exit and aids you in seeing the cave’s features prominently and even your footing on craggy floors. A helmet with a chin strap is also recommended as it protects you from low ceilings and any potential falling rocks. Sturdy, rubber-lugged boots are a necessary requirement in slippery conditions, and if you are a bit more adventurous, certain situations can require gloves, knee pads and additional protective clothing. More advanced caving that can involve the safe crossing of vertical drops may require specialised ropes and the corresponding knowledge and experience needed to use these pieces of equipment properly.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, prospective inexperienced cavers are recommended to join a caving club or take one of some courses offered in some associations. It is important to remember never to go caving alone and to always inform someone close of your plans.

 

Cave environments are known to be very fragile. For this reason, cavers are required to follow some set rules and regulations to maintain the caves for any future visitors:

 

  • Keep to established routes when underground.
  • Do not litter or mark the caves in any way.
  • Do not disturb any other forms of life you may encounter like spiders and snakes.
  • Do not touch any fragile cave formations.

Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge

 

The Flying R Family – Mark, Deborah, Zack & Shelby – welcoming visitors to the Flying R Guest Cabins & Lodge since 1996.

Nearby Lost Trail Powder Mountain offers some of the best powder skiing and boarding imaginable, with friendly prices and down-home attitudes. Cross-country skiing is also close, with groomed trails available at Chief Joseph Pass, on top of the Continental Divide. Snowmobiling trails abound in all directions, and snowshoeing can be had right out the door of your cabin, depending on what Mother Nature delivers during the winter.