Archive for the 'Kaweah River' Category


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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Get your kicks on the Kaweah! New video (7/1/11 trip)

July 27th, 2011 Roxanne

Question: What do you get when you mix youthful energy, waterslides, flippin’ boats, surfers, and a touch of testosterone? Answer: An adventurous day on the water with the world famous AO river guides, Brad and Scott! Add some adventurous guests and you’re raftin’ down the Class IV+ wonder that is the Kaweah. Our new video […]

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A “Fantastic” Day on the Kaweah River!

July 12th, 2011 Roxanne

Have you experienced the amazing, superb, unreal, miraculous, outstanding, wondrous marvel that is the Kaweah River??? Yes? No? Maybe so? Well… whatever your answer, this “fantastic” (watch the video below) river has just under 17 Class IV-IV+ rapids that will amaze and astonish you. Located just minutes outside of Sequoia National Park in the town […]

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Kaweah and Merced River Rafting Over for 2010

July 25th, 2010 Malina

That’s it!  No more Kaweah, no more Merced.  We’re cleared out of the bug,  said goodbye to Dorletta and her tasty burgers for the year, and put the Merced t-shirts in storage until next year.  If you missed these rivers this year turn your attention to the trifecta of summer-long reliability that are the South and  […]

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High Water Update: Kaweah River Ready to Rumble

June 3rd, 2010 Malina

This just in from Corporate (you know, the office down the hall, a chat with scheduler Amy and Kaweah River manager Danny): The powers that be are telling us that the Kaweah River snowmelt is ON and this will be the highest water weekend!  Flows jumped up 700 CFS today alone. Time for you people in […]

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High Water on its way…….finally??

June 2nd, 2010 Malina

It doesn’t take a genius with a degree in meteorology or geophysics or whatever to see that this spring the weather has been WHACK!  Hail, windstorms, humidity, rain, blazing sunshine, huge puffy clouds, grey haze and freezing nights.  We’ve been seeing it all.  And the weeds are LOVING it.  Bumper crop of furry-burries, star thistle […]

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2009 Kaweah River Rafting Season Over

June 9th, 2009 Malina

It is as we expected–the 2009 rafting season on the Kaweah is over.   We no longer have reliable, solid rafting flows so we’re packing up and heading north to our summer stalwart rivers, the South Fork and Middle Forks of the American, and the Tuolumne.  Soon enough we will be able to add Cherry Creek […]

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Last Chance for Kaweah River Rafting 2009

June 3rd, 2009 Malina

Based on the 2009 snowpack and current temperatures, we anticipate that this weekend, June 6-8, will be the last chance for rafting trips on the Kaweah River.  After that, flows will likely be too low for good whitewater.  HOWEVER!  There are some possible thunderstorms on the horizon that could very well extend the season by another week.  We’ll […]

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AO in article on Kaweah River Rafting

February 18th, 2009 Malina

It’s always fun for us to see our name in print…..(well, in computer screen pixels and flickering light…) so we were excited to see ourselves featured in an online article on the Kaweah River.  The Kaweah’s class IV rapids and technical hydraulics create excitement every spring and is one of our guides’ favorite springtime runs. […]

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Last weekend for rafting the Kaweah River in 2008

June 19th, 2008 Malina

It’s been a great season down there in Three Rivers with some seriously epic days and awesome whitewater, but, as they say, all good things must come to end…… so after this weekend our Kaweah guides will be rolling up their boats, packing their personal gear, and heading home before being re-deployed to other rivers […]

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