Early May Flow UpdateMay 10th, 2013 Malina
But fear not Dear Reader! The Merced River is still alive and kickin’ with good water and sunny skies. Class III and IV rapids await you just outside Yosemite! And hey, after you’re done with the Merced, call in sick and take another day to see the Tuolumne–it may not be a high water year but 2000 CFS thrumpin’ down Clavey Falls is more than enough to get your blood flowing or my name’s not Malina.
May weekends on the Middle Fork American are a good option closer to Sacramento (after May there will be water midweek too). And………… of course the South Fork is beautiful and crowd-free this time of year as well.