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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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Holy Flooding on the North Fork American River!

March 22nd, 2012 Malina

Scott A, the intrepid man at the helm of AO Rafting recently headed out into the deluge to check out the waterfalls and mayhem on the North Fork of the American River, which always  puts out a great show after spring rains. The photos he took on his rainy hike (yes, he’s a bad *** but […]

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Hiking the North Fork

September 4th, 2009 aorafting

If you’re looking for a great end of summer hike, look no further than the North Fork of the American River. This 4.5 mile trek combines rock hopping and lazy floats in emerald pools. You’ll be river hiking along the class IV whitewater section from Iowa Hill Bridge to Yankee Jims Bridge. At this time […]

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Memorial Day Holiday: Last Chance for North Fork American River Trip

May 19th, 2008 Malina

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may……make hay while the sun shines…..or in this case, before the sunshine melts all the snow in the North Fork American watershed! Since we’ve had all this unseasonably warm weather we think the North Fork is going to have one last weekend with good flows and it’s coming up!  This […]

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Spring Rafting: North Fork American River Video

April 13th, 2008 Malina

After a winter hitting the slopes or (more likely) spending far too much time indoors, the North Fork American River is often one of the first whitewater trips of the year . . . the perfect “welcome back to the river” outing for many AO guides and guests alike. We recently launched a wonderful video of a […]

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Hiking Along the North Fork American

January 28th, 2008 Robyn Suddeth

  Despite freezing cold temperatures, muddy roads, and the more important fact that there are only about 100 cubic feet per second of water flowing downstream, I am still inextricably drawn to the river! What with the holiday season, and the weeks of trying to get myself organized again after the holidays, it had been […]

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(Video) North Fork American River Rafting Trip, May 5, 2007

May 5th, 2007 Jamie Low

Video from last Saturday’s rafting trip on the North Fork American River: AO Guides: Hunter Donaldson, Naomi Donovan, Scott Armstrong, Danny Walker, Matt Nunes, Amy diVitorrio, Eric Voosen, Dan Weir, Claudette Van Gordon, Videographer: Ben Zupo Photography

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High Water on the North Fork American

May 4th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

This last Friday, eight guides and thirteen brave guests set out to attempt All Outdoors’ first trip on the North Fork of the American River at somewhere between 4500 and 5000 cfs. (The highest commercial trip AO has ever run out there.)

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The Shortest Swim Ever

April 19th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

This last Saturday, Randy and Scott Armstrong organized a fun guides trip down the North Fork of the American River. The point was mainly to have a good time, but also to see what the river behaved like at around 4500 cfs. (A pretty high flow for the North Fork.) Kevin Elardi and I were […]

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Mark Reiner Photography: New Pictures From 2005 Whitewater Rafting Season!

March 10th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

Yesterday, at 12 noon, they were finally revealed… Mark Reiner‘s collection of photos from the 2005 rafting season! All of us guides and some of our guests from this last summer may have noticed that Mark Reiner, a fellow guide and professional photographer, was working hard all season to document rafting trips on all the […]

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