Saturday, March 24, 2012

First White-Water Rafting Expedition

White Water Rafting : white water rafting Stock Photo
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My favorite summer sport is white-water rafting, and my favorite places to do this are the North Island of New Zealand.  For an action-packed day, try rafting the Tongariro River.  For riverside beauty and a little more relaxed day, try rafting the Mokau River.

The first organized white-water rafting expedition took place in 1842, and was organized by topographer and explorer Lieutenant John Fremont (1813-1890) of the U.S. Army on Nebraska's Platte River.    Among other things, Fremont went on to be the 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona.  For more information click here and click here.

What did you learn today?

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