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2015 Tuolumne River Rafting Update

July 17th, 2015 Malina
Tuolumne River Canyon

2015 Tuolumne River Water Release Schedule The Tuolumne is a winner for so many reasons. Shall we count them?  Since none of us has all day, let’s stick with some highlights:  the whitewater, for starters, which is an abundant and delightful mix of Class IV-IV+ rapids.  And in between there’s the canyon, a slash of green […]

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2015 Cherry Creek River Rafting Update

July 9th, 2015 Malina
Mushroom Rapid on Cherry Creek

2015 Cherry Creek Water Release Schedule “Best trip ever.” “All the superlatives apply.” “Not for the faint of heart” “TIME OF YOUR LIFE.” That’s not us tooting the Cherry Creek horn–that’s some satisfied rafters sayin’ it best themselves.  And because of water stored in upstream reservoirs, this year you, too, can challenge yourself not just to […]

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2015 South Fork American River Rafting Update

June 23rd, 2015 Malina
South Fork American 2015 Update

2015 South Fork American Water Release Schedule Gold Rush history, historic ranch land, lively Class III rapids, and easy access to major highways (while still feeling a world away) are some of the reasons the South Fork of the American is one of the most popular rivers on the planet.  But that’s not why we’re […]

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2015 Middle Fork American River Rafting Update

May 6th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
Tunnel Chute Rapid on the Middle Fork American River

2015 Middle Fork American Water Release Schedule The Middle Fork American is a reservoir-release river, meaning that despite drought, there will be reliable and consistent water flows prime for rafting throughout the summer season. In normal water years, the river has good flows 7 days a week. Due to the ongoing drought, the water release schedule […]

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2015 Spring River Rafting Season Update for California

April 20th, 2015 Jamie Low
2015 Spring River Rafting Update for California

(View full-size version of this map) The 2015 whitewater rafting season is underway in California! (Yes, you read that correctly: you just might be shocked to learn that California rivers will have enough water for rafting trips until October!) If your crew is concerned about whether there will be enough water for your rafting trip this […]

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The Spring Whitewater Rafting Season is Here!

April 6th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
The Spring Rafting Season Is Here

The California whitewater rafting season is now open and we’re kicking it off with our annual 20% Spring Sale! It’s simple – book by April 30th, raft by June 30th, save 20% off the regular trip rate. The discount applies to any available river, itinerary, and date. Alas, the drought continues but don’t lose hope in California […]

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When in Drought, There’s Still Water for Rafting!

March 6th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
Rafting on dam-controlled rivers

  Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of troubles, but don’t jump to too many conclusions! Many people assume that droughts = no rafting, but that’s WRONG!!! Despite what you’d think, there’s still loads of incredible rafting options even when Mother Nature leaves us pretty high and dry. In normal snowpack years, AO offers […]

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Last Few Days to Score 25% Off All 2015 Rafting Trips!

January 26th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
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WHO: You. Your friends. Your family. Your neighbors. Your co-workers. Your church group. Your scout group. Your classmates. Your wedding party. Your MeetUp group. Your team mates. Your adventure club. The list could really go on forever… WHAT: Take advantage of our 25% Pre-Season Sale!! Who is up for some whitewater river rafting?! WHERE: 10 […]

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New Video: A Fresh Perspective of the Middle Fork American

January 14th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
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We’ve got a serious case of Tunnel Vision. Of course, we’re talking about Tunnel Chute on the Middle Fork American River! Our video masterminds Nate and Char have done it again…not only are they awesome weekend rafting warriors, but video magicians to boot. This new perspective of the Middle Fork (think numerous fancy GoPros and […]

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Join AO for the Goodwin Canyon “Double Days” Weekend!

September 25th, 2014 Jamie Low
Goodwin Canyon Double Days 2014

Have you been waiting to hear when Goodwin Canyon will be running this year? So have we! And today we finally have some great news: after meeting with the government agencies and environmental organizations that manage upstream water resources, they have told us we should have great flows the weekend of October 25 & 26! […]

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