The 'AO Rafting University' Category Archive


Forecasting Rafting Flows on California Rivers

All rivers are connected to rain and/or snow. If you want to know what California rivers will be doing in the spring, summer, and fall, you need to know what happened in the Sierra during the “wet season”.

  Published January 5th, 2022

What to do when your raft flips

When Your Raft Flips – What to Do & Not Do

Flipping a raft on a rafting trip is very uncommon, yet it is always a possibility. It is important to be prepared for a flip, but you shouldn’t let it scare you. Read these tips to be ready in case it happens on your trip.

  Published October 19th, 2021

Goodwin Canon - The Closest Class IV Whitewater to the Bay Area

My Goodness, Goodwin…

Up close and personal – this firsthand account of what it is like to raft the Goodwin Canyon lets you in on some of the surprises waiting for us on this unique river each October.

  Published October 5th, 2021

What to wear for fall rafting in California

[VIDEO] Getting “River Ready” for a Fall Rafting Trip in California

Fall weather in the Sierra foothills is mostly mild, making this season a good time to go rafting. AO guide Gator explains what to wear and how to gear up for a fall rafting trip…

  Published October 3rd, 2021

Caldor Fire South Lake Tahoe

How Do Fires Affect California Rafting?

The kinds of fires that have occurred in California in recent years used to be few and far between but now they are many and often. What are the fire related factors that affect California rafting and how does All-Outdoors and our guests navigate through it all?

  Published September 8th, 2021

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rock, Rafts, & Rafters

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rocks, Rafts, & Rafters

We know it sounds a little strange, but Rivers and Rocks have a love-hate relationship. They are opposites, but they get along pretty well together…Here are a few things to keep in mind before you think a rock is going to give you a hard time on your way downstream.

  Published August 16th, 2021

when are you ready for class V

When Are You Ready For Class V Rafting?

Find out what you should consider as you make your decision whether or not you should tackle Advanced Class V rafting.

  Published July 20th, 2021

Rafting 101: How to Paddle in a Raft

[VIDEO] How To Paddle In A Raft

Hear from All-Outdoors guide Garrett about the basics of paddling your way down the river.

  Published June 18th, 2021

Spilled Beans on the North Fork Stanislaus

If You Fall Out Of The Raft

Although it is sometimes scary to unexpectedly find yourself in the water, there are a number of ways that you can protect yourself during an “out of boat experience”

  Published June 4th, 2021

River 101 - How Stay in the Boat

How to Stay in the Raft

Whether it is your first trip or your hundredth trip, falling out of the raft and into the river is always something that is bouncing around in the back of your head when rafting. So how do you prevent falling out of the raft?

  Published May 26th, 2021
 
 

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