How to Avoid a Sunburn on a River Trip

How to Avoid a Sunburn on a River Trip

Nothing ruins a river trip like a sunburn.

As a blue-eyed, fair-skinned, classic redhead who loves the sun and outdoors, I have had my fair share of dramatic burns. There was the backcountry ski hut trip last April, when I foolishly took off my hat and ended up with second-degree burns on my forehead. Or that day a couple of summers ago, when I boated without a dry top or long sleeve shirt between my PFD and swimsuit and ended up with a sunburn that lasted well over a week. My rosy cheeks and crispy shoulders have long been the subject of my adventure partners’ jokes and sympathy, but along the way I’ve learned a few things from my mistakes about how to avoid sunburn.

Read the full article on the OARS blog.

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