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Rafting Trip Lunch With AO In 2020

How does lunch work? We are so glad you asked. In the past we have put out our infamous lunch spread where guests come through and create a sandwich; chips, fruit and cookies are also available. 2020 is special—as we […]

  Published June 30th, 2020

When can we go rafting again?

Planning Ahead For Your Next River Trip: When Will The Rafting Season Begin?

To our extended river family, We hope you are doing well during this challenging time. It is inspiring to see so many people taking the necessary steps to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus. To each of you working in the […]

  Published April 14th, 2020

How to Prepare for your whitewater rafting trip

Tips for Rafting in Northern California

Heading to the Sierra Nevada foothills for a summer rafting trip can be a blast, but there are a few things to know before packing your bags. Your guides will handle safety and instruction on the river, but especially for […]

  Published August 3rd, 2016

A Unique and Special Rafting Trip: Honoring the Path of the Warrior

We are excited and delighted to say that this will be the third year that AO will be privileged to provide post 911 and Persian Gulf veterans with a special rafting and camping experience sponsored by the organization, Honoring the […]

  Published March 28th, 2013

Hiking the North Fork

If you’re looking for a great end of summer hike, look no further than the North Fork of the American River. This 4.5 mile trek combines rock hopping and lazy floats in emerald pools. You’ll be river hiking along the […]

  Published September 4th, 2009

Froth o’ July

Have you ever thought to yourself, self, I just want to send out invitations to all my friends, invite them to the river for the weekend, ask them to create a bathing suit without using a sewing machine and then […]

  Published July 10th, 2009

The Tuolumne River Trust: Protecting the Tuolumne and Clavey Rivers

Those who have been lucky enough to experience the solitude and scenic beauty of the Tuolumne realize the significance of the Wild and Scenic designation this river received twenty-four years ago in 1984. At times, you feel like the only […]

  Published May 16th, 2008

Catch the Wildflowers while you still can

Every year the locals in the Coloma/Lotus Valley look forward to the Spring show on Mt. Murphy. Blankets of wild California Poppies ring in the onset of spring and paint it’s south facing slopes a golden hue that is utterly […]

  Published May 2nd, 2008

Reporting on the California River Festival!

Quick note (well not such a quick note actually) to let you all know that  Friends of the River’s California Rivers Festival was a truly fantastic event. The Festival was held at the Waldorf School in Sacramento on Saturday, March 15th. […]

  Published March 18th, 2008

April Events Near the American and Tuolumne Rivers

With our first two weekends of rafting rapidly approaching (no pun intended), I thought I would look in to what other fun events are going on around town to herald in Spring. So far we’ve got rafting trips scheduled on […]

  Published April 12th, 2007

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