From Mountains to Rivers: The best white water rafting
Photo: Jim Swedberg
Hudson River, New York
Each spring Adirondack snowmelt pours into the river by the gallon, making this the most thrilling time to take on the rapids. If you’re lucky enough to get him, a guide named Buzz Saw provides some comic relief on the trip. In his green monster helmet, he promises to get rafters soaked and make them scream. Bonus: organize a group of eight or more and earn a free trip!