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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

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

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

All-Outdoors Guides Raft the Illinois River in Oregon

We took a few days off work and headed up to the Illinois River in Southern Oregon for a fun private trip. It was snowing at put-in, but the skies cleared and we had beautiful, sunny weather the second and […]

  Published April 10th, 2007

2 Feet of New Snow in the Sierra Nevada

In reference to Gregg’s sporting event analogy for summer flow predictions, it looks like California’s water supply may be struggling to make a fourth-quarter comeback right now. Over two feet of snow fell on some of the Sierra’s higher peaks […]

  Published March 28th, 2007

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