what to pack on float trip

How do You Plan a Float Trip?

Are you looking for an outdoor adventure that will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, or even exhilarated? If so, consider planning a float trip. Float trips can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experience levels, making them the perfect activity for groups or families.

You may be wondering, “How do you plan a float trip?”The first step in planning a float trip is choosing the right location. Many great locations throughout the United States offer excellent float trip opportunities.

When selecting a location, consider the following factors:

  • The type of waterway (river, lake, or stream)
  • The time of year 
  • The length of the trip 
  •  The difficulty of the trip
  • Your group’s experience level

Once you’ve chosen a location, it’s time to start planning your route. This will involve map reading and research to determine the best way to float through the area you’ve selected.

You need to make sure the river is safe and that there are no dangerous rapids or waterfalls. You also need to consider the weather conditions and whether the river is likely to flood.

What kind of watercraft will you be using?

If you’re planning on using a canoe or kayak, make sure the watercraft is properly equipped and that you have the necessary safety gear (life jackets, helmets, oars, etc.) You also need to consider the size of the group you’ll be floating with and whether everyone is comfortable with paddling.

What is your experience level?

If you’re a beginner, it’s important to choose a safe location that has minimal obstacles. You may also want to consider joining a group or hiring a guide.

What kind of experience do you want to have?

If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure, there are plenty of options available. Some people love to explore and find new things on their journey, while others would rather take it easy with some leisurely floating down the river time.

 How long will you be on the water?

You need to consider how long you’ll be on the water. If you’re only planning on floating for a few hours, you probably just need sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, and a waterproof camera. If you plan on staying on the water for a few days, you may want to bring some insect repellent, camping equipment, and fishing supplies. 

What are you looking to spend on your float trip?

Consider the budget when thinking about what to do on your float trip. The more you know ahead of time and plan accordingly will make for an amazing experience!

Don’t forget the essentials! Make sure you’ve got food, water, and a first aid kit when going on an outdoor adventure. You’ll also need something to start fires if you’re planning for overnight stays in nature.

Knowledge is power, and knowing the answers to these questions will help make your trip safe and enjoyable.

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to spend some time outdoors, consider planning a float trip with Solitude Float Trips on Snake River. Our two-hour guided trips offer a slow floating experience so you can take in the beautiful scenery as you’re floating down the river. Float trips can be tailored to fit any group or individual, so don’t hesitate to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!