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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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Last Call for the American River Music Festival and Rafting Trip

September 2nd, 2014 Malina
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This is it! Your last chance to get tickets for the 2014 American River Music Festival and river trip is here! How many times we gotta tell ya?  It’s an amazing deal: over 30 bands, camping, shuttles to all the venues, and of course a river trip on the upper section of the South Fork American […]

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California Rivers & The 2014 Fall Whitewater Rafting Season

September 1st, 2014 Jamie Low
Map illustrating which rivers in California are running this Fall for whitewater rafting trips.

Here’s a bit more about where we will be rafting in September & October: September Schedule South Fork American River: Every Saturday & Sunday The most popular destination for whitewater rafting in California, the South Fork of the American River is a great introduction to professionally guided rafting trips… the ideal river for families with […]

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American River Music Festival and River Trip Sept 12-14

August 12th, 2014 Malina
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 Are you looking for something fun to do this September?  Look no further than our fair valley and spend the weekend at the American River Music Festival.  The fun begins on Friday, September 12th with musical performances by groups like Laura Love, Baskery, and the Rebecca Loebe Trio. Headlining this year, the big mack daddy […]

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Gizmodo Takes on Cherry Creek

July 17th, 2014 Jamie Low
Gizmodo: Rafting America's Most Difficult River

Last weekend Gizmodo’s IndefintelyWild joined us on one of our Cherry Creek trips so they could see for themselves that even with the drought this year, California is a world-class destination for whitewater rafting. Adventure travel writer Wes Siler and videographer Chris Brinlee Jr. documented their journey and produced a great piece that really does […]

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American River Music Festival September 2014: Raft and Rock Out!

July 16th, 2014 Malina
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Eight Years and Counting! Celebrating Music and Rivers It’s back! The annual American River Music Festival is back for another awesome weekend of music, camping, and a festival river trip!  We’re excited to be partnering with the festival again this year, and will be running a special Upper “Chili Bar” trip on the South Fork […]

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Family Fun: South Fork American Float Trips

July 8th, 2014 Malina
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Little kids and water–the perfect summer combo right?  But there are minimum ages for whitewater rafting trips. What’s a tiny rafter to do? If you’re just knee-high to a grasshopper and kindergarten is your reality, not a distant memory, you’re not certainly  headed to the Middle Fork, and even the South Fork’s class III rapids […]

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Top Five things to check out after a South Fork Rafting Trip

July 7th, 2014 Malina
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Yes, the South Fork American is a great day trip from the Bay Area and Sacramento, but what if you have extra time and want to fill up the whole weekend?  Should you go to Napa instead?  Or head to the coast?  Not so fast, my pretties.  I’m not saying I’d turn either one down– […]

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South Fork American Rafting Video

July 7th, 2014 Malina
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Take a virtual tour of the Fair Lady South Fork with us, your gallant hosts, AO Rafting!   Harken to the thrill of class III rapids,  take thee a gander at the riverbank where nodding blackberries doth ripen in the summer sun.  Lo, there is the Lollipop Tree!  But enough of these musings, friends, just […]

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Slideshow: Middle Fork of the American River Two Day Rafting Trips

June 9th, 2014 Malina
Middle Fork American River

The Middle Fork of the American is one of our favorite rivers.  It’s close to our home base in Lotus, but once you get in the canyon you feel like you’re a million miles away.  The steep canyon walls are home to mature native trees, wildlife a plenty, and create a beautiful backdrop for wild […]

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