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Kayaking helpful for rafting? A Case Study on the South Yuba

I’ve heard many kayakers utter the following words: “Kayaking improves your water-reading skills for rafting because you learn to respond to smaller and subtler currents.” Well this winter, I have had a lot of opportunity to test that theory. Here […]

  Published March 5th, 2008

Snowpack Update, Following Recent Storm

This latest storm may have botched my plans for a weekend in Tahoe to visit Tessa and Brooke, but I’m certainly not going to complain!  Our weather system keeps fighting for a great, above-average water year here in California.  I checked California’s […]

  Published February 27th, 2008

Rafting the Smith River, Presidents Day Weekend

Last weekend, ten All Outdoors guides met up in (very far) Northern California for a weekend of whitewater rafting on the Smith River. The Smith is one of the only un-dammed drainages remaining in California, beginning its course high in […]

  Published February 23rd, 2008

Fall Ice House Adventure

Tessa, Adam F., Steve S., Heather and I did a fun private trip this fall on the Ice House run of the South Fork of Silver Creek (off Highway 50 above Pollock Pines). For those of you familiar with Coloma […]

  Published January 31st, 2008

Hiking Along the North Fork American

  Despite freezing cold temperatures, muddy roads, and the more important fact that there are only about 100 cubic feet per second of water flowing downstream, I am still inextricably drawn to the river! What with the holiday season, and […]

  Published January 28th, 2008

Extended Flows on the Tuolumne River

Just a quick note for anyone who was as bummed as I was that the Tuolumne was supposed to “shut down” in four days… We get two more weekends of flow!! Yippee! So, September 7th and 8th, as well as […]

  Published August 31st, 2007

Hiking Along the Rubicon River – A Good Addition to a Rafting Trip on the American River

Last week, my family was in town for three days. Not that long of a time, right? And I love my family. But in a town like Coloma, (on the South Fork of the American River), you can’t really expect […]

  Published July 31st, 2007

Experimenting with Inflatable Kayaks on the Tuolumne River

For a long time now, All Outdoors has been providing inflatable kayaks for our guests on Middle Fork American River 2 and 3-day trips. “Duckies,” as we sometimes affectionately call them, are a great way for people to try out […]

  Published July 27th, 2007

Celebrities Are People Too: The Armstrongs Wear Orange America’s Cup Lifejackets!

Anyone ever read those horrible celebrity gossip magazines and see the pages where they try and make people feel just a little less average by taking pictures of really cool famous people doing everyday things, like drinking a Starbucks? Well […]

  Published July 21st, 2007

Some Favorite River and Water Quotations

I’m feeling a little bit sappy today. Which, by the way, I just learned can also be expressed by saying: I’m feeling a little bit schmaltzy today. (Gotta love those Thesaurus tools in Word). Anyway, I’ve been reading a really […]

  Published July 6th, 2007

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