Tieton Eddy Repose

Tieton Eddy Repose
"So, this is the river." said the Rat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

River Rafting Inventor

Mr. Dvorak may have been the first commercially permitted river rafter in the state of Colorado, but I am confident he is not the inventor of river rafting, since Georgie White http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgie_White was running 'triple-rigs' (inflatable bridge pontoons strapped together) down the Grand Canyon in the '50s. And there were other Grand Canyon permittees that pre-dated her offering river raft trips.

It is equally ludicrous to attribute Mr. Dvorak with the being the one to first conceive of the idea of having guides lead raft trips. Bill Dvorak has been rafting for a very long time but 1969 still makes him a 'pup' among some river rafting outfitters. http://orionexp.com

in reference to:

"The person generally credited with inventing river rafting is Bill Dvorak"
- River Rafting An Overview (view on Google Sidewiki)