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A Perfect Fall Getaway

Attention AO rafters! Are you looking for a fun weekend to get away from school or work? One of those cool Fall weekends when you smell the rain coming and watch the red and orange leaves tumble down from the […]

  Published October 6th, 2011

Where in the World is AO? Marrakesh!

Where in the World is AO? Still on a bumpy ride, just a lot slower and a lot more dry! My last stop on the voyage this summer has taken me to Morocco. After porting in Casablanca, I took a […]

  Published September 9th, 2011

Why a Middle Fork 2-day trip ROCKS!

Let me start this with a qualifying statement: if you have yet to raft the Middle Fork American at all…you’ve got a problem that needs fixing. The Middle Fork is one of our most popular runs for a reason. Awesome […]

  Published August 31st, 2011

MF rapids part III: Chunder!

After the long stretch of calm whitewater on the Middle Fork of the American River,  and a delicious, freshly-prepared lunch, you will finally get to some more big rapids. And the first one you get to won’t let you off easy. […]

  Published August 24th, 2011

MF rapids part II: Kanaka!

Don’t worry. After Tunnel Chute, the fun is definitely not over on the Middle Fork American. After another Class III stretch and one small class IV, you come to the last rapid before a lengthy calm section in the middle […]

  Published August 24th, 2011

Memories of Cherry Creek

My fellow reservationist Ian joined me last August on the biggest, baddest river of them all: Cherry Creek. Both of us had talked about trying to tame the wild upper portion of the Tuolumne River for a couple years. But […]

  Published August 10th, 2011

River Guide Commands 101

Every AO guide has their own set of “commands” they use when directing a raft through a rapid. Some are pretty standard, like “forward paddle,” “back paddle” and “left turn/right turn,” but even those vary a little bit. Whether a […]

  Published August 2nd, 2011

River Paddling 101

When rafting with All-Outdoors, we stress safety and fun above all else. And in order for both things to be properly maintained, we do ask for paddling participation from all our rafters. The more advanced the river, the more important […]

  Published July 20th, 2011

Update from our roaming reservationist who is . . .

…hiking the Cinque Terre! Miles and miles of winding, climbing and dipping trails through five cliff side towns on the Northwest coast of Italy isn’t good for the legs and back, but it was worth every step. Just an hour’s […]

  Published July 15th, 2011

Where in the World is AO? The Open Sea!

…in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? I’m taking a break from the phones for a couple months and finishing my second college degree aboard this ship, bound for travel around the Mediterranean for just over six weeks! After eight […]

  Published June 29th, 2011

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