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AO Rafting in the News!

July 11th, 2013 Malina

Ok so it’s just our local paper in Placerville, the Mountain Democrat, but it’s still exciting to see AO Rafting owner and guide extraordinaire Scott A in print!  His photo accompanied a lovely article on whitewater rafting back in June (yes, I’m a little behind, oh well). Here is a little snippet of the article […]

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Veteran’s Group Came in 3rd!

July 10th, 2013 Malina

We’re so happy to report that our friends over at Honoring the Path of the Warrior, a group that helps Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans heal from their injuries and does an annual river rafting retreat with us, got third place in the Craig’s List Veteran’s Charity Challenge! They exceeded their fundraising goal and came […]

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South Fork Farm!

July 3rd, 2013 Malina

We here in our Lotus River Operations office (ie HQ for AO Rafting) have a new neighbor just up the road!  South Fork Farm at Wakamatsu.  This organic 10 acre farm is located on the historic site of the 19th century tea colony of Wakamatsu.  Yes, that’s right, a tea colony during the Gold Rush.  […]

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Support our Veterans with Crowd Rise!

June 17th, 2013 Malina

Awhile back we told you about one of the coolest organizations we’ve ever taken rafting–Honoring the Path of the Warrior–which takes Iraq and Afghanistan vets on a multi-day rafting retreat (among other projects) to help them heal from their injuries and cope with PTSD.  Now folks, I am not much of a crier, but reading some […]

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AO Rafting in the News

May 24th, 2013 Malina

We here in the AO Rafting River Office are nervous that AO Rafting owner Scott A is going to start acting a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle big for his britches (“You over there! Young river guide!  What?  No I don’t know your name–can’t you see how important I am?  I’m on TV!  Come here and wash this wetsuit!”) after his big debut on […]

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A Unique and Special Rafting Trip: Honoring the Path of the Warrior

March 28th, 2013 aorafting

We are excited and delighted to say that this will be the third year that AO will be privileged to provide post 911 and Persian Gulf veterans with a special rafting and camping experience sponsored by the organization, Honoring the Path of the Warrior (HPW). As part of the annual rafting event, elements inherent to […]

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Just Around the River Bend – Guide School 2013

March 18th, 2013 Amy diVittorio

If life is a river then the 2013 rafting season is just around the bend. That means we have the Cal Salmon, the Merced, spring flows, 100 degree heat, Poppy Hill and Guide School not so far off in the not-so-distant future. Guide School this year will be offered twice: once in April, April 11-14 […]

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Where in the World is AO? Pura Vida en Costa Rica!

February 13th, 2013 Amy diVittorio

Seems we may have a migratory pattern evolving with our AO staff.  Ever since Pam, former guide and manager of AO’s Merced operation, established a unique beach-side hostel in Playa Uvita, Costa Rica the AO migration has only increased. It’s no coincidence she calls it The Flutterby House. We’ve got AO guides migrating there like […]

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Sale Ends Today: Last Day to Save 25% on Your Raft Trip

January 31st, 2013 Amy diVittorio

That’s right folks – the Pre-Season Sale ends today at 5pm. Don’t let the sun set without taking advantage of it.  1(800) 247-2387  /  rivers@aorafting.com

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It’s a Happy New Year — Snowpack Update

January 10th, 2013 Amy diVittorio

Well, (knock on wood) 2013 is off to a fabulous start thanks to a remarkable hand-off in the final stretches from 2012. The six weeks of wet, cold storms in December covered the Sierra Nevadas with a brilliant blanket of snow. We water sport enthusiasts are delighted to be skiing on that snow today and, […]

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