Archive for the 'Tuolumne River' Category


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: Tuolumne River Rafting!

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Two Days: Tuolumne River Rafting Trips

Our new video (courtesy of guide Nate and Char) is a magical look into the Tuolumne River.  Shot on a two-day trip in 2013, before the Rim Fire. Enjoy!

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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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Mordor? More Like the Shire. See the Tuolumne NOW

April 10th, 2014 Malina

We are getting reports–and by “we are getting” I mean we know from our own eyeballs on the Tuolumne River this spring–that the Tuolumne is prettier right now than it has ever been.  Which is rather awesome given that the canyon experienced one of the worst fires in California history last summer. Look for a detailed report on […]

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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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Have a Cocktail, Support Tuolumne River Recovery!

September 16th, 2013 Malina

                                The Good Folks at the Tuolumne River Trust have re-vamped their annual celebration of All Things Tuolumne in light of the Rim Fire.  Yes, there will be the usual cocktails, tasty snackies, and hob-nobbing.  But this year the focus will […]

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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, […]

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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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