was my first ever river rafting experience, a half day on the Rogue. was perfect for beginner. the rapids start out easy and get progressively more intense, which gives you time to learn. Guide was perfect, experienced and safe. was a little worried at first that it was beginning to rain, but the guide informed me that rainy days are even better than hot ones, and i think he was right. youre going to get wet anyways and you dont have the sun beating down on you during the slow parts. the gear provided kept me perfectly warm and happy. all in all was a great experience i would definitely recommend.