Summer Fun! Whitewater Rafting Down the Lehigh River

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JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) As we continue riding through the dog days of summer,  it’s still not too late to grab a paddle and take on the white water of the Lehigh River. Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley spent the morning in Jim Thorpe with an inside look at an activity that will get your heart-pumping.


From up here all looks calm on the Lehigh River but up close, things get a little intense.
 
“Moving forward we are going to hit a few small rapids. We are going to go under the D and L trail.” Said Talon Fogal of Pocono Whitewater.  
   
Pocono Whitewater can send nearly 2,000 people down the river daily.
   
It’s been a family run operation for 3 generations.
 
“I guess you could say I was born with it. This is my family’s business they started this company 41 years ago” said Sierr Forgal, Guide Manager
   
150 rafting guides who range in age from their teens to their 60s take thrill seekers for a scenic ride.. that can get a little bumpy
 
Guides are all First Aid and CPR certified and go through a hands-on training course to make sure everyone stays safe while having fun.
 
“I’m just a river guide in case anyone needs help with anything I’ll point them in the right direction. Help them out with any problem spots” noted Andy Fogal.
    Going with the flow.
In essentially here just in case.
    While enjoying the sights and sounds of Carbon County.
 
“We are just really thankful to be doing this with our lives. As a family we just really love sharing nature with everyone” Said Sierra Fogal, Guide Manager..


You don’t need any prior experience to White Water raft.
Children as young as 4-years-old are welcome to take a trip down the river.
    The rafting season will wrap up in October

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