Whether you’re a veteran camper or experiencing sleeping in the outdoors for the
first time, Western makes camping simple. All you need to worry about is packing
your personal items in a soft-sided duffle bag. We’ll supply the rest:
Comfortable cots make sleeping and relaxing on the river easy (provided on all Utah, Grand Canyon and Main Salmon Idaho trips).
Roomy tents are always available and easy to set up. You may be like many
of our river guests who prefer to sleep under the vast canopy of stars. If
you haven’t ever experienced camping in the desert you’ll be surprised at
how dry and comfortable everything stays when sleeping under the stars.
Freshly laundered sleeping bags and sheets provide warmth on cool evenings.
Water-resistant bags protect your personal belongings
from exposure to sand and water.
A personal day-use bag keeps important items handy during the day.
Camp chairs offer comfortable seating while in camp.
A sturdy vinyl ground cloth keeps your gear and camping areas clean (not shown above).
Toilet facilities are available from the time we
pull into camp until we leave the following day. A portable toilet and hand wash system that is set up each day in camp
in a secluded location that assures privacy.
To ensure you have a pleasurable and comfortable camping experience, Western will provide a detailed camping orientation before your first night in camp.
Steaming French pressed coffee provides welcome warmth
to counter the cool sand between your toes. You might
think you're still dreaming when you see plates of steaming
flapjacks, fresh fruit and scrambled eggs, but it's the
way every morning on the river begins. Western's guides
are not only trained river professionals, they're talented
campfire cooks as well. And Western always serves fresh
food on all river adventures.
A wonderful selection of fresh meats and cheeses, delicious
breads, along with crisp vegetables and a variety of spreads
satisfy hearty lunchtime appetites after a morning in the
canyon. Tasty chicken and veggie wraps or perhaps chicken
salad pitas may also be part of Western's mid-day buffet.
At all times, unlimited quantities of icy lemonade and fresh
water are available to quench your thirst.
While you enjoy delectable appetizers and relax and at
the river's edge, the guides prepare a dinner that is sure
to surprise and please. Every night is different, but the
menu will likely include grilled chicken breasts, tender
steaks, pasta, or fresh fish accompanied by tossed green
salad with your choice of dressing, vegetables, and side
dishes. Dutch-oven cake and cobblers or other scrumptious
desserts deliciously top off the evening meal.