Yes yes, there are the obvious draws to the South Fork of the American–the whitewater rafting (duh), the lovely scenery, the chance to work on your tan and tone those triceps…………but there’s also history! And culture! And not just of the Gold Rush, although of course that’s here too. A lesser-known fact is that just up the road from our base of operations is the historic site of the Wakamatsu Tea Colony! The waka-what you ask? A tea and silk colony from Japan established in the 1800s! Seriously–isn’t that interesting? Today the site is being preserved by the American River Conservancy and they’re offering a guided tour this Sunday, June 24th, of the property. What a cool–and cheap at 5 bucks for kids and 10 bucks for adults–way to extend your weekend on the South Fork of the American. Raft with us on Saturday, have a mellow informative Sunday before heading home!
The tour is from 9-11am this Sunday, June 24, 2012. Call Julie at 530 621 1224 for more info or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .