The flows on the Stillwater River are perfect right now for whitewater rafting, kayaking and even fishing.
The deaths last Friday of three rafters on the Snake River in Wyoming should serve as a reminder of just how dangerous even calm-looking sections of water can be during spring.
In 56 years of trips in this section of Grand Teton National Park, only three rafters had previously died. The park estimates about 63,000 people a year float the section of river, so the risk is relatively minor. But folks should still be extra cautious at this time of year.