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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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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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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

November 16th, 2012 Amy diVittorio

As it is the month of Thanksgiving I’d say it’s time to count some of our blessings here at AO. Last month AO’s founding father, George Armstrong, was honored at the C.R.A. Gala. George received the Mark Dubois Award for his leading role in furthering river conservation. In the 60’s George pioneered an outdoor education […]

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Goodwin Canyon Days Extended

October 17th, 2012 Amy diVittorio

Yes, the secret got about Goodwin Canyon Days and the first weekend is full.  So, we are offering the special itinerary of double runs + BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 27th.  We call that Goodwin Canyon Days and most people out there call it a steal.  But you don’t have to take my word for it – you […]

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Goodwin Canyon Returns: Special Event and Itinerary Added!

September 25th, 2012 aorafting

Every fall, Goodwin Canyon, a Class IV-IV+ river, makes an appearance for a short (and very exciting) two weeks. While it runs, we always want to take full advantage of this once a year phenomenon! This year is no exception. We will be ready to launch as soon as the water reaches optimum levels on Thursday, October […]

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Class IV Rafting in October

September 21st, 2012 cameron

Class IV rafting is reborn this October. Much like the phoenix, which expires and then is reborn in fire, class IV rafting will wear itself out at the end of September as the Middle Fork American River loses rafting flows but then resurges in the middle of October as the Goodwin Canyon opens for a […]

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Hello Goodwin Canyon

September 10th, 2012 Malina

One door closes, another one opens…….as we say ciao-cito to the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek this week we’re happy to announce that Goodwin Canyon will soon be online once again!   A limited number of trips will be available Oct 17th to October 29th so you’ve only got a couple weeks to experience this unique class […]

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Goodwin Canyon Fall 2012

July 30th, 2012 Malina

There are plenty of options for California rafting right now, but don’t forget that in mid-October we’ll be hosting a series of rafting trips on Goodwin Canyon.  This is an unusual river trip because while most of the rapids are class III, there are two impressive Class IV+ rapids that spice up the day–Mr. Toad’s […]

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Update on 2012 Goodwin Canyon Rafting Season

May 15th, 2012 Malina

So if a tree falls in Goodwin Canyon, does it matter if no rafters were there to see it?  Turns out it does!  We were all set for a great little spring season on Goodwin Canyon but as soon as our bags were packed we had to re-rack because there is literally a tree blocking […]

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Goodwin Canyon Season Looks Great for 2012

May 1st, 2012 Malina

One of the “silver linings” of the snowpack/flow situation here in California this year is the opportunity to do spring raft trips on Goodwin Canyon.  As with last year, we’ll host our popular “Goodwin Canyon Days” in the Fall (more info on that later!), but we also have the chance to raft this unusual class IV […]

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