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The Last Lost River

The river where California whitewater rafting took sail 60 years ago is now a lake. While the loss of the Main Stanislaus River in the 1980’s was heartbreaking, out of it came a loud voice for river conservation countrywide.

  Published June 6th, 2022

Randy and George on the Rogue River in the 70s

Lessons Learned on a Crazy Spring Rafting Trip in 1970

Read this hair-raising story of a 1970 springtime trip the Armstrongs took on the Main Stanislaus River and see what important lessons were learned on that memorable day.

  Published April 22nd, 2022

60 years on California Rivers

[VIDEO] Celebrating 60 Years on California Rivers!

Turning 60 years old is something worth celebrating, especially when so many lives have been touched by All-Outdoors rafting trips over the decades. It all started in 1962 and what a journey it has been!

  Published March 30th, 2022

Forecasting Rafting Flows on California Rivers

All rivers are connected to rain and/or snow. If you want to know what California rivers will be doing in the spring, summer, and fall, you need to know what happened in the Sierra during the “wet season”.

  Published January 5th, 2022

Pre-Season Sale

[VIDEO] 25% Pre-Season Sale Explained

Our most popular and flexible sale of the year is available annually between November and January. It offers a 25% discount on any river trip in the upcoming rafting season – whether you book a specific trip, or purchase a Rafting Trip Certificate (for yourself or as a gift).

  Published November 23rd, 2021

Caldor Fire South Lake Tahoe

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?

  Published September 8th, 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

Cherry Creek Is The Most Difficult Rafting Trip in The US

Why Cherry Creek Is The Most Difficult Rafting Trip in The US

When the words Cherry Creek come up in conversation with seasoned rafters, all ears are open and all emotions are heightened. Read the 4 reasons why this iconic run creates…

  Published July 21st, 2021

First to Raft the Tuolumne River

The Tuolumne River is a very special place and has become the best wilderness multi-day whitewater rafting trip in California. How did this all come about? The answer is an interesting story of ambitions to get rich, foolish grit, and the need we all have to replenish our souls in nature.

  Published July 2nd, 2021

American River Rafting

Rafting Icon…The American River

It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.

  Published June 7th, 2021
 
 

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