The 'AO Weekly: Company News and Entertaining Stories' Category Archive

How AO Rafting Parties Down in the Off-Season

“You work for a rafting company?  It must be dead this time of year—what do you do all day?” Oh, not much. Here’s a partial taste of what we do this time of year: Winterisation of our River Office property […]

  Published December 10th, 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

A Unique and Special Rafting Trip: Honoring the Path of the Warrior

We are excited and delighted to say that this will be the third year that AO will be privileged to provide post 911 and Persian Gulf veterans with a special rafting and camping experience sponsored by the organization, Honoring the […]

  Published March 28th, 2013

California River Awards Honor AO Rafting’s Founder

Friends of the River’s California River Awards is an annual gala event and fundraiser that celebrates and honors leaders in river conservation, preservation and protection. This year All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong has been chosen to receive the Mark Dubois Award.  […]

  Published October 9th, 2012

Rafting Amongst Family and Friends

Trips with family and friends are fun. There’s a boat (or maybe two) of you floating down the river, splashing around, laughing through rapids. But what happens when you get the whole clan together? This past weekend a group of […]

  Published August 22nd, 2012

Annual AO Barn Party

A new Blazo champion was crowned, the balloon-toss went into overtime, and even though the Triva contest had rules this year it was still…………..a hot mess.  But, the carnitas were tasty, there was an abundance of guacamole–which is so rare, […]

  Published July 19th, 2012

AO Family Rocks the South Fork

This past weekend we saw more Armstrongs than Napa has wine grapes:  it was the annual Armstrong/Angeli Family Reunion hosted here at our River Center on the South Fork of the American River.  Four generations–from age 3.5 to 88!–, 50+ […]

  Published July 12th, 2012

A River Guide’s Morning

It’s early in the morning. You wake up, somewhat begrudgingly, somewhat excitedly, and  go through your somewhat truncated morning routine. You wake your kids or your roommates and load up, bleary eyed, into the car yawning and wiping the sleep […]

  Published July 4th, 2012

Last day of Whitewater Guide School . . .

The inflatable lobster is out of storage and you know what that means–it’s the last day of our beginning Whitewater Guide School.  Full dossiers aren’t in yet, but we in the office have heard pretty dang good reports about this year’s […]

  Published June 25th, 2012

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