Back-to-School Rafting on the American River

Posted August 21, 2009 by Malina

DSC_4733Forget back-to-school shopping–take the kids on a back-to-school rafting trip this year!  Instead of a new outfit…….a new Teva tan line!  New golden highlights in the flowing tresses!  The best summer vacation story…….the coolest new pics for Facebook.

Seriously though, as we know from our river guides heading back to college soon, school is about to start and it’s going to be a lot harder to fit in a quick family getaway pretty soon here–but you still have plenty of options to get the whole group together on a rafting trip.    The classic family river trip is the South Fork of the American, but if you have older kids or a taste for adventure, the Middle Fork’s class IV rapids are exciting and challenging even to the most X-box and Halo addicted 15 year old……..or so I’ve been told.  I know certain Halo-addicted river guides who will cast aside their weapons for a two-day river trip on the “MoFo” anyway……..


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