Archive for the 'California Rivers- Flows, News, and Events' Category


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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2014 California Summer Rafting Season Update: Here’s Where We’re Rafting All Summer Long! [MAP]

June 9th, 2014 Jamie Low
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Here’s a more detailed description of each California river we’re rafting this summer: South Fork American: Family-friendly and fabulous, the South Fork is your go-to river for groups with first-timers and Nervous Nellies, but it’s certainly no float trip.  Class III rapids abound and even experienced rafters will have a hoot on this, the most popular river in the […]

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Middle Fork American River Rafting Video

June 5th, 2014 Malina
Middle Fork American River Video

Waffling between rivers?  Trying to decide on a one day or overnight trip?  Take a tour with us, why don’t you, and journey into the Middle Fork American River canyon……. Bookmark This!

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Tuolumne and Cherry Creek 2014 Rafting Season Update

May 13th, 2014 Malina
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In 2014 we have a pretty amazing season lined up on both sections of the T.   Which, for those of you in the know, should actually come as a surprise because we were hit with two disasters recently–the Rim Fire, which ended our 2013 Tuolumne and Cherry Creek seasons early, and the continuing California […]

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Return to The Tuolumne River Canyon: Images of Transformation

May 13th, 2014 Jamie Low
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Last summer the Tuolumne River canyon was the epicenter of California’s third largest wildfire in recorded history, abruptly cutting short our rafting season and leaving a moonscape of destruction behind. In December we were able to drive into the canyon to see for ourselves the extent of the damage, but until recently we had not been able to access […]

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