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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

Hetch Hetchy Restoration Advocates Find a New Friend in President Bush

President Bush just signed a budget proposal that included a seven million dollar study of the possible removal of O’Shaughnessy Dam and restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley, through which used to flow the headwaters of the Toulumne River. Although the […]

  Published March 27th, 2007

AO Guides Model for Werner Paddles

Although it is true that we can guide rafts through crazy whitewater, cook an amazingly elaborate meal using minimal supplies, tell tall tales better than the world´s worldliest sailors, and perform jokes that will make you laugh yourself right out […]

  Published March 21st, 2007 Cleans House at the 2007 Dottie Awards

And the winner is… All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting! …Twice! Not only did win the Dotties Award for Best Website in the Lifestyle category, voted on by industry judges, but we also won the People’s Choice Award! Thanks so much […]

  Published March 11th, 2007

The Streets Are Flooding… Woohoo!

It is one of the many curious and less-understood side effects of becomming a boater… Normal outdoorsy folks who used to love warm, sun-shiny days, all of a sudden become obsessed with rain. Literally… we track every single storm that […]

  Published February 26th, 2007

The American River Re-gains Lost Channel!

After over fifteen years of an un-used, bad idea dam site wastefully diverting the American River’s flows through a tiny opening too small for any human use, the tunnel is finally being closed! This means that below the confluence of […]

  Published February 25th, 2007

All Outdoors T-Shirts Travel the World

I´m not sure if you can actually see it in this picture, but the white logo on my T-shirt does in fact say “All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting.” When packing for our trip to Argentina and Chile, I grabbed this shirt at […]

  Published February 14th, 2007

Long-Awaited Auburn Dam Study Predicts Costs in Excedence of 6 Billion Dollars

Last year, Doolittle decided to use (ahem…waste..ahem) 1 billion taxpayer dollars for yet another study on the proposed Auburn Dam. A dam which, if built, would drown miles of the Middle and North Forks of the American River. And for […]

  Published January 31st, 2007

Association of Future American River Raft Guides, Annual Meeting 2007

All-Outdoors’ Next Generation; from left to right: “Hootie” Dunkle: President; Hayden Hennicke: Vice President; Jordan Freer, VP Face-Making; Wyatt Pope: Social Chair and Devoted Husband; Myra Pittman: Director of All Mischeivious Plots The Association of Future Raft Guides met on […]

  Published January 30th, 2007

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