Weather conditions and temperatures on the river change seasonally, so it is important to dress with the seasons when going on a rafting trip on the New River or Gauley River. Both river and land have qualities that require preparation. While white water rafting it is impossible to dodge water, so it is important to be prepared. While on shore temperatures during the day may get hot, but as the sun sets so do the temperatures. It is very important to dress with the seasons and even times of day while whitewater rafting.