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Barker-Ewing River Trips

Learn The Lingo

A whitewater rafting trip happens so fast our guides have an abbreviated lingo all their own. Short, quick and to the point, they shout out all the commands you and your fellow rafters need to manage your white water rafting trip. All forward! All back! Dig!

All Forward: Paddle forward. Your guide will call this when it’s time to power over a wave or avoid an obstacle. Sometimes he or she will add left or right, meaning only rafters on the right or left should paddle.

All Back: Paddle backward. When your guide wants to change course, paddling back fast will change the forward momentum and get you on a better track. Sometimes he or she will add left or right, meaning only rafters on the right or left should paddle.

Stop: Cease paddling. Sometimes your guide will give you a break from paddling or call stop to decrease your speed in a tactical move.


Barker-Ewing River Trips is Jackson Hole's #1 choice for summer fun and adventure! Our family owned and operated Snake River whitewater rafting and scenic float company believes that our professional guides, 5-star river trips, gourmet meals, unparalleled customer service and outstanding safety record sets us apart from the rest. We consider it our privilege to share with you, our guests, the wonder of what we do! Let us help you create the trip of a lifetime today!

Barker-Ewing Whitewater, Inc.
dba Barker-Ewing River Trips
PO Box 450 Jackson, Wyoming 83001
[email protected]
Toll Free 800-448-4202 | Local 307-733-1000

Barker-Ewing Whitewater, Inc. is an Authorized Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an Equal Opportunity Provider. Copyright © 2009-2015 Barker-Ewing River Trips