If I had to pick a river that gives me butterflies every time I hear its name… brings back memories of high sides, steep drops, twisty technical turns, and quite the adrenaline rush, it would be the North Fork Stanislaus. Oh what a gem!
It was my third time rafting and I was excited for my first Class IV+ challenge. Little did I know, I would fall in love with this river. The high-alpine scenery and feeling of being on a fast creek, rather than a big river, was so different than anything I had experienced.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy my interpretation of a perfect day on the North Stan. This new video features snippets from a high-water trip (the highest we had run this season), on June 26, 2011.