Archive for the 'Cherry Creek' 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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Tuolumne and Cherry Creek 2014 Rafting Season Update

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Flat Rock Rapid, Cherry Creek

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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New Video: Cherry Creek Rafting

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Cherry Creeek Video; Rafting Trips

When it rains it pours: awesome videos from Nate and Char, that is!  Here they serve up a Class V slice of Cherry Pie. Shot on Cherry Creek just before (like the day of. Literally.) the Rim Fire swept through the canyon. And, did you know that the Cherry Creek season has already started?  We’re […]

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Opening Day for Cherry Creek: May 3, 2014

April 24th, 2014 Malina
Gallery Test

And now time for a report from the Silver Linings Dept. Because of the California drought, Cherry Creek is poised to have an epically long season.  Instead of waiting for the spring melt to wrap up–because on Cherry Creek we have to wait for the water levels to be LOW enough to raft, as there is […]

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2014 California River Rafting Season Update [MAP]: Eight Rivers We’re Rafting This Year

April 21st, 2014 Malina
spring rafting map

We’re getting a LOT of questions about what kind of impact the drought is having on California rafting trips in 2014.  Let’s clarify the matter:  we have plenty of water for great rafting trips this year because of upstream reservoirs.  Our handy-dandy map shows you when and where all our rivers are running this season. […]

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Rim Fire Update: Tuolumne River’s Road to Recovery

January 16th, 2014 Malina

AO Rafting owner Scott A got the opportunity to check out the Tuolumne River canyon with the US Forest Service last week.  Although still closed to the general public, the Forest Service has been working on the access road to the Tuolumne put-in, and we were lucky enough to be invited along.  The excellent state of the road […]

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UPDATE: Rim Fire’s Impact on California Rafting [MAP]

August 28th, 2013 Jamie Low

UPDATE: (8/28/2013) Not only are we running trips on the South and Middle Forks of the American River, but we are also running guided rafting trips on the  Goodwin Canyon run of the lower Stanislaus River in late October.  This post and the map have been updated to reflect this.   Wondering how the American […]

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Rim Fire: AO Rafting’s Front Row Experience

August 26th, 2013 Gregg Armstrong

This is what AO Rafting experienced as the Rim Fire began a week ago. On Saturday, August 17, a small fire started in the Clavey River drainage, a few miles north of the starting point for All-Outdoors’ Tuolumne Class IV trips and the ending point for Cherry Creek Class V trips. On Sunday, August 18, Scott Armstrong, […]

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Impact of Rim Fire on the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek

August 24th, 2013 Gregg Armstrong

Many of you are no doubt wondering how the Rim Fire has developed and the impact it will have on Tuolumne and Cherry Creek river trips. We’ll have better understanding over time, of course, but here is what I have been able to gather so far. Rim Fire Facts and Figures: On Wednesday, August 21 […]

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