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[VIDEO] Look Forward

Last week we asked our newsletter subscribers for their opinion about our latest video before we shared it on social media. We enjoyed reading every reply. There were many thoughtful comments, and we received some great constructive feedback. Jack made […]

  Published April 28th, 2020

Merced River Team Boating

Spring Season Rafting Considerations in a Big Snowpack Year

Learn about the additional considerations that need to be taken into account when planning a rafting trip during the spring “high flows” period in a year with a well above average snowpack.

  Published May 16th, 2019

Featured Videos: High Water Flows on the Merced River

While we are currently in the middle of one of the best seasons for high water rafting we’ve seen in the past decade, our Merced River crew have shot a few short videos that capture the speed, power, and fun of the […]

  Published May 22nd, 2017

Meatgrinder Rapid at 11K CFS -South Fork American

Aerial Videos: California Storms Bring High Flows on the South Fork of the American River

The last time the river was running this high, HD video didn’t exist. Consumer drones didn’t exist. (So obviously, drones with HD cameras didn’t exist either.)

  Published February 20th, 2017

[VIDEO] Go Rafting on the South Fork of the American River

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

Gizmodo: Rafting America's Most Difficult River

Gizmodo Takes on Cherry Creek

Last weekend Gizmodo’s IndefintelyWild joined us on one of our Cherry Creek trips so they could see for themselves that even with the drought this year, California is a world-class destination for whitewater rafting. Adventure travel writer Wes Siler and […]

  Published July 17th, 2014

Tuolumne post Rim Fire

Return to The Tuolumne River Canyon: Images of Transformation

The Canyon Rim Fire of 2013 was the epicenter of California’s third largest wildfire in recorded history. In December we drove into the Tuolumne River canyon to see for ourselves the extent of the damage.

  Published May 13th, 2014

Why the Men’s Journal Is Wrong About Whitewater Rafting in California This Year

Ok, look… we’re a bit miffed. The Men’s Journal published an article claiming to highlight the “The Best Whitewater Rafting Destinations for 2014“, and with the season here underway we were excited to read the list.  But not only did […]

  Published April 25th, 2014

Tuolumne Rim Fire Update 2013

UPDATE: Rim Fire’s Impact on California Rafting [MAP]

UPDATE: (8/28/2013) Not only are we running trips on the South and Middle Forks of the American River, but we are also running guided rafting trips on the Goodwin Canyon run of the lower Stanislaus River in late October. This […]

  Published August 28th, 2013

(Video) North Fork American River Rafting Trip, May 5, 2007

Video from last Saturday’s rafting trip on the North Fork American River: AO Guides: Hunter Donaldson, Naomi Donovan, Scott Armstrong, Danny Walker, Matt Nunes, Amy diVitorrio, Eric Voosen, Dan Weir, Claudette Van Gordon, Videographer: Ben Zupo Photography

  Published May 5th, 2007

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