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Rim Fire:Tuolumne and Cherry Creek Season Over for 2013

Due to the massive “Rim Fire” near Yosemite, we have cancelled the rest of the rafting season on the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek.  All of our guides are safe and sound, and have come home to our American River operation. Two of […]

  Published August 24th, 2013

South Fork River Clean Up August 21st

The South Fork American River Clean Up The last time you rafted the South Fork did you think “this is great but I would also love to diddle daddle in the calm sections, explore the rocky shore and investigate around […]

  Published August 19th, 2013

Early August 2013 Rafting Flow Update

How in tar-nay-shun did it get to be August already?  The wheel in the sky just keeps on turnin….but if you don’t know where you’ll be tomorrow I’m here to tell you you should *journey* out to the river!  Journey? […]

  Published August 6th, 2013

25 Years of Cherry Creek Rafting

There has been plenty of reminiscing around here lately.  Last year we hit the big 5-0 in terms of years on California rivers–and this summer we realized that we’ve been on the mack-Daddy of the them all, Cherry Creek for […]

  Published July 30th, 2013

AO Rafting in the News!

Ok so it’s just our local paper in Placerville, the Mountain Democrat, but it’s still exciting to see AO Rafting owner and guide extraordinaire Scott A in print!  His photo accompanied a lovely article on whitewater rafting back in June […]

  Published July 11th, 2013

South Fork Farm!

We here in our Lotus River Operations office (ie HQ for AO Rafting) have a new neighbor just up the road!  South Fork Farm at Wakamatsu.  This organic 10 acre farm is located on the historic site of the 19th […]

  Published July 3rd, 2013

Occupy Merced River

The Merced River needs your help.  If you’ve rafted the Merced–and there are thousands of you, we know because we tightened your life jacket and reminded you to put on sunscreen–it’s time to pay it forward a little. Here’s the […]

  Published June 27th, 2013

California Rafting: Mid-June 2013 Flow Update

It’s time for a California rafting flow update!  Plenty goin’ on.  Free-flowing rivers are done and done but rivers with upstream reservoirs are flowing well, thank you very much. On the mellower end of things, we have the South Fork […]

  Published June 20th, 2013

Cherry Creek Rafting Season Open for 2013

There’s no time to shed a tear for the end of the 2013 Merced season–we’re too busy getting ready for the Mother of them all, Cherry Creek!  Lower snowpack and less run-off means this world-class river can open for business […]

  Published June 4th, 2013

Last Weekend for Merced River Rafting 2013

  This is it!  The end of the line for the 2013 Merced rafting season.  Your last opportunity is this weekend, June 8th and 9th. Not convinced you need to hop to it?  Read happy reviews and watch our Merced […]

  Published June 3rd, 2013

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