How Do Fires Affect California Rafting?

The kinds of fires that have occurred in California in recent years used to be few and far between but now they are many and often. What are the fire related factors that affect California rafting and how does All-Outdoors and our guests navigate through it all?

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Surfing Barking Dog Rapid on The South Fork American River

River Surfing on the South Fork American

See what happens when an ocean surfer takes on river surfing for the very first time. This past week AO guide Trey Armstrong took advantage of a quieter day on the river and tried to surf Barking Dog Rapid on the South Fork of the American…

  Published September 7th, 2021

The 3 “Seasons” of the California Rafting Season

The 3 “Seasons” of the California Rafting Season

The rafting season here in the Golden State stretches across spring, summer, and fall! Each season looks a bit different so let us fill you in on the best thing about each…

  Published August 17th, 2021

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rock, Rafts, & Rafters

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rocks, Rafts, & Rafters

We know it sounds a little strange, but Rivers and Rocks have a love-hate relationship. They are opposites, but they get along pretty well together…Here are a few things to keep in mind before you think a rock is going to give you a hard time on your way downstream.

  Published August 16th, 2021

George Armstrong’s 2nd Rafting Trip (1963)

George’s first rafting trip was difficult and full of mishaps, but sparked a passion. His second trip the following year in 1963 was more sensible and more enjoyable. Listen to him tell the story and see the footage of this epic voyage that helped launch the sport of rafting.

  Published August 15th, 2021

Best California Rafting Trip for Your Family

How to Choose the Best California Rafting Trip for Your Family

Read on to learn how to determine what California rafting trips are appropriate for your children and your family.

  Published August 4th, 2021

Family Founded since 1962

Family Founded, Family Operated, Family Values

Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.

  Published August 2nd, 2021

Armstrong Family Rafting Trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon - 1969

Extras…Historic Rafting Photos From the Past (1969 -1979)

It’s always fun to find something you didn’t know existed until you stumble upon it. That was the case here as we dug through our 94 year old founder George Armstrongs’s photo closet! Check out the images…

  Published July 31st, 2021

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.

  Published July 25th, 2021

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Tunnel Chute Rapid – Middle Fork of the American River

Tunnel Chute is perhaps the best known highlight of the thrilling ride that is the Middle Fork of the American River. This rapid is famous for its dramatic 80-foot chute and exhilarating six-foot drop, which ends with a victorious float […]

  Published January 1st, 2021

Three Ways to Raft the South Fork American River

The South Fork American River has something for everyone. All-Outdoors runs trips on three separate sections on the South Fork. Each section offers its own unique experience: the Upper “Chili Bar”, the Lower “Gorge”, and the Tom Sawyer Float trip […]

  Published June 20th, 2020

Rafting on dam-controlled rivers

When in Drought, There’s Still Water for Rafting!

Updated May 19, 2021 by Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder   Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of troubles, but don’t jump to too many conclusions just yet! Many people assume that droughts = no water = no rafting, but that’s […]

  Published March 6th, 2015

Two Days: Tuolumne River Rafting Trips

New Video: Tuolumne River Rafting!

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!

  Published May 13th, 2014

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Family Founded since 1962

Family Founded, Family Operated, Family Values

Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.

  Published August 2nd, 2021

Video: Tuolumne River Overnight Trips

Wondering what the experience is like on a wilderness multi-day river rafting trip? Here is what you can expect: Wilderness multi-day rafting trips are available on the Tuolumne River, including the Tuolumne / Cherry Creek Combo Trips, and the Middle […]

  Published February 1st, 2020

New Video: Go Rafting on the South Fork of the American River This Summer!

We are very excited to launch our latest river video showcasing the South Fork of the American River! Credits: Breakfast Unicorn Productions

  Published June 17th, 2016

Video: A Fresh Perspective of the Middle Fork American

We’ve got a serious case of Tunnel Vision. Of course, we’re talking about Tunnel Chute on the Middle Fork American River! Check out this new perspective of the Middle Fork American.

  Published September 6th, 2015

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