The 'Merced River' Category Archive


Occupy Merced River

The Merced River needs your help.  If you’ve rafted the Merced–and there are thousands of you, we know because we tightened your life jacket and reminded you to put on sunscreen–it’s time to pay it forward a little. Here’s the […]

  Published June 27th, 2013

Mini-extension for Merced River Rafting

While recent cooler temperatures may be a downer for tomato farmers and sunbathers, they are boon to Merced River rafters this year.  The cooling trend has helped to preserve the snowpack–plunging nightime temps help (literally) solidify the snowpack so there’s […]

  Published May 28th, 2013

Merced River Rafting 2013

Springtime rafters, the Mighty Mer(ced) is calling you!  Unlike the Tuolumne, which will run all summer long, the Merced’s season is dependant on run-off, which means it’s a fleeting experience each year.  Veteran ao rafting guide Joe M is at […]

  Published May 18th, 2013

Merced River Threatened by Congress

We don’t typically get too political here at AO, but when it comes to the rivers we raft, watch out for the Mama Grizzly in us to make an appearence!  The deal right now is that the Merced River–which has […]

  Published June 26th, 2012

Merced River Rafting is D-O-N-E done for 2012

That’s it, the Merced is offline!  If you want to raft in the Yosemite Valley area, best turn your attention to the Tuolumne River.  It’s not sourced in Yosemite like the Merced is, but it’s still close enough to add […]

  Published June 7th, 2012

Strike while the Merced is hot……

No marathon season on the Mighty Mer this year folks — if you’re wanting to get in the triple crown of Half-Dome-Yosemite-Waterfalls — Merced-River-Rafting this year, you gotta act fast!  We’ll be out on the Merced River rafting away into early […]

  Published May 17th, 2012

Last Week for Merced Rafting Trips

Heading to Yosemite this week?  This is your last chance to add on a Merced River rafting trip to your vacay!  Last trip is Sunday and we’re takin’ kids as young as 13 so bring em on.  We’ve had a good […]

  Published July 26th, 2011

Kaweah and Merced River Rafting Over for 2010

That’s it!  No more Kaweah, no more Merced.  We’re cleared out of the bug,  said goodbye to Dorletta and her tasty burgers for the year, and put the Merced t-shirts in storage until next year.  If you missed these rivers this […]

  Published July 25th, 2010

Merced White Water Rafting: Final Weekends!

The end is nigh for the Mighty Merced River this year.  Even this year’s wunderbar snowpack couldn’t hold up forever…. The next two weekends we’ll have fun water on the Merced and then the river will become too low to […]

  Published July 15th, 2010

High Water on its way…….finally??

It doesn’t take a genius with a degree in meteorology or geophysics or whatever to see that this spring the weather has been WHACK!  Hail, windstorms, humidity, rain, blazing sunshine, huge puffy clouds, grey haze and freezing nights.  We’ve been […]

  Published June 2nd, 2010
 
 

Back to Top


Email Newsletter

Get season updates, flow reports, exclusive discounts and our most recent blog posts.

BONUS: Win a Free Trip for Two!
Subscribe once for a chance to win every month!

* indicates required

Connect with AO