With the weather as hot as it is, a lot of people are taking advantage of the natural resources in Casper - the North Platte River. The water level is high, but if you are smart about things it can be safe. Always make sure you are wearing a life jacket. Make sure you tell someone your plans, and check in with them when you return from the river. Don't drink in excess. It is always a good idea to take some one who is experienced. Besides you are going to need some practice if you plan to win the Great River Raft Race.

If you don't have a life jacket, you don't have an excuse. Life Jacket Loaner Stations are all over the river.

Bill Schwamle, Townsquare Media