Warm Temps = Higher water on California RiversMay 12th, 2009 Malina
Be sure to catch the North Fork of the Stanislaus while flows are up there. (After the melt is over, the North Folk will be too low for rafting trips.) Don’t forget the South Fork of the American either–the hills are still green, wildflowers are still out, and higher flows make the South Fork extra fun. Faster spring water also makes whole river trips–rafting all the way from Chili Bar to Salmon Falls–a fantastic day. If you usually raft the South Fork in the summer months, this time of year will give you a whole new perspective!