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Terror near the BBQ

July 18th, 2013 Malina

You know, the scariest (in a good way of course) part of your rafting trip really should be the moment just before you head into a long rapid like Meatgrinder on the South Fork or when you feel like you’re going to drop off the face of earth when you hear the “get down” command […]

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Four weeks left for Middle Fork American Rafting Trips

September 3rd, 2012 Malina

Being heavily regulated and legislated (and damned), the Middle Fork of the American River can basically be turned “on and off” by the Powers that Be.  And this year, those powers have decided to turn off the spigut at the end of September.  That means you have one month left to experience the remote canyon […]

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Apple Hill Opens this Weekend

August 27th, 2012 Malina

Rafters headed to the American River take note–Apple Hill opens this weekend.  Soooo….if you’re rafting on the South or Middle Fork of the American River think about maybe adding a day to your trip and spending a day on the water and a day exploring the ranches, orchards and wineries of Apple Hill, which is […]

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How to Pack for your Multi-Day River Trip

August 10th, 2012 Malina

Leave the 10 person tent, head-to-toe mosquito netting, and battery-operated blender at home people–packing for a multi-day river trip starts with thinking “less is more.”  For starters, we provide you with most of the infrastructure you need–all your on-river gear, kitchen supplies and food.   If you want some **adult bevvies** you’re welcome to bring them, […]

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Last Chance and Tunnel Chute Rapids

August 1st, 2012 cameron

It’s another exciting day on the Middle Fork American River. You’ve gotten up early to meet us in Forest Hill, CA, a one-horse town that was once considered as a possibility for the state capital. You’re already wet and enjoying yourself…and then there’s this: Last Chance is a natural rapid, a powerful pour-over of water. […]

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Mid-Season Flow Update for California Rivers

July 16th, 2012 Malina

It’s misdummer and although free-run rivers are down to a fish-flow trickle there are still plenty of options for California River enthusiasts.  Here’s the low-down on your current options  from mellowist to maximum gnarl: Super chill:  The section of the South Fork of the American that runs through the Coloma-Lotus Valley is a gentle class […]

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The Magic of the Overnight River Trip

July 10th, 2012 Malina

The Huz-band and I recently got away for a little overnight excursion and I was reminded of the power a wee vacay can have.  Don’t get me wrong–I love an adventure of any size, but if you can swing spending the night and waking up somewhere new……..it’s exponentially better.  So yes, a day trip down […]

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July 4th Whitewater Rafting

June 28th, 2012 cameron

“July 4th’s coming up I know, it’s crazy Here’s AO’s number Go rafting, maybe” 1 (800) 247-2387   Don’t let tired social conventions get in the way of a truly memorable 4th of July celebration. You can accomplish all your favorite Independence Day traditions and so much more with us on (where else?) the American […]

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Last Chance for Middle Fork Rafting 2011

September 27th, 2011 Malina

No foolin, October 1st is our last day on the Middle Fork.  Then it’s time to pack up and head back to the valley.  If you miss the last trip, never fear because you can still raft the South Fork and Goodwin Canyon.  But why miss the Middle Fork when you can join us for the […]

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One and a half weeks left for Middle Fork Rafting!

September 22nd, 2011 Malina

Put off your Shoot the (Tunnel) Chute plans no longer! No time to waste because after October 1st there won’t be any water on the Middle Fork.  Well, there will be enough for fish and such, and enough for the treasure hunters to head out with their masks and fins to search for the sunglasses […]

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