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California Gold Rush History

It’s that time of year again when kids go back to school and California’s 4th graders arrive en masse each day to learn a little more about the Golden State. As a follow up to our previous entry about saving Marshall […]

  Published September 16th, 2009

Take a Break and Go Rafting

The best ways to celebrate Labor Day (one of the greatest holidays every created) are a) take the day off work and b) do something fun. We have the perfect solution: go rafting! Other than the thrilling and fun “work” […]

  Published September 1st, 2009

Headwaters Institute Seminar for River Guides

On Monday, June 8, the Headwaters Institute is hosting the American River Seminar, a day of watershed education and networking for river guides and the local community. Speakers and presentations include Sue Britting on Wild Plants, Hunter Merritt on Interpretation, […]

  Published May 22nd, 2009

American River Trailfest

The 6th Annual American River Trailfest will be held on Monday, June 8 from 5-10pm at the Earthtrek riverside camp in Lotus. The $30 ticket ($15 for kids) includes an awesome dinner and 2 drinks, plus great live music. This […]

  Published May 18th, 2009

Flashback Friday 5

 Early days…one of the great things about rafting is that things haven’t changed all that much.  

  Published May 15th, 2009

Flashback Friday 4

More old photos…these are some amazing group shots that includes guides we still see out on the river today (or fixing busses, teaching advanced guide schools, driving shuttles). Some of these outfits are truly incredible.   

  Published May 8th, 2009

Flashback Friday 3

Some real gems including George Armstrong in the biggest pfd I’ve ever seen, some of the original Camp Lotus girls, and the Armstrong’s front yard in Walnut Creek (aka parking lot for All-Outdoors).

  Published May 1st, 2009

Flashback Friday 2

More awesome old school photos. 

  Published April 24th, 2009

Flashback Fridays

As a tribute to where we came from and some awesome ’70’s, ’80’s, and ’90’s styles (that we often still see on the river today) we are posting a few old school photos on Flashback Fridays. If you guided for […]

  Published April 17th, 2009

Guest Feedback from the 1st Trip of the Year

We kicked off the 2009 rafting season on the South Fork of the American with perfect sunny weather, abundant wildflowers, green hillsides, and great flows. Our guides and guests both reported having a wonderful time on the water and we […]

  Published April 8th, 2009

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