|Pittsburgh Council previously a member of American Youth Hostels|
|To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation.|
Rafting trips require participants to help in transporting the gear from the hostel to the river and back, pumping up and deflating the rafts, drying out the equipment, and providing for its proper storage at the Council's activities building. All rafters will be required to wear rafting helmets and approved life vests while on the river. The Council owns two 6-person rafts and two 4-person rafts, paddles, life jackets, and a limited number of helmets. All rafters were expected to bring lunch and beverage in waterproof and break proof containers, a change of dry clothes (especially a pair of river shoes with thick soles), sun tan lotion, and wool jacket/sweater for cold wet days where hypothermia would be a concern. Also, rafters will be expected to pay a rental fee, a river shuttle fee, and share transportation expenses to and from the river. Would-be trippers should call the volunteer trip leaders listed below to get specific details on the trip they wish to join or to make reservations.
Check the latest newsletter for the current trip schedule and leader. Call the leader listed for information about a trip or to sign up for the trip. Please call before 10 o'clock at night.
"To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation."
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This page was last updated January 21, 2006