Archive for the 'California Rivers: Flows, News, Events' Category


Family Fun: South Fork American Float Trips

July 8th, 2014 Malina

Little kids and water–the perfect summer combo right?  But there are minimum ages for whitewater rafting trips. What’s a tiny rafter to do? If you’re just knee-high to a grasshopper and kindergarten is your reality, not a distant memory, you’re not certainly  headed to the Middle Fork, and even the South Fork’s class III rapids […]

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Top Five things to check out after a South Fork Rafting Trip

July 7th, 2014 Malina

Yes, the South Fork American is a great day trip from the Bay Area and Sacramento, but what if you have extra time and want to fill up the whole weekend?  Should you go to Napa instead?  Or head to the coast?  Not so fast, my pretties.  I’m not saying I’d turn either one down– […]

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South Fork American Rafting Video

July 7th, 2014 Malina

Take a virtual tour of the Fair Lady South Fork with us, your gallant hosts, AO Rafting!   Harken to the thrill of class III rapids,  take thee a gander at the riverbank where nodding blackberries doth ripen in the summer sun.  Lo, there is the Lollipop Tree!  But enough of these musings, friends, just […]

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2014 California Summer Rafting Season Update: Here’s Where We’re Rafting All Summer Long! [MAP]

June 9th, 2014 Jamie Low
2014 summer whitewater rafting update map

Here’s a more detailed description of each California river we’re rafting this summer: South Fork American: Family-friendly and fabulous, the South Fork is your go-to river for groups with first-timers and Nervous Nellies, but it’s certainly no float trip.  Class III rapids abound and even experienced rafters will have a hoot on this, the most popular river in the […]

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Middle Fork American River Rafting Video

June 5th, 2014 Malina
Middle Fork American River Video

Waffling between rivers?  Trying to decide on a one day or overnight trip?  Take a tour with us, why don’t you, and journey into the Middle Fork American River canyon…….

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Tuolumne and Cherry Creek 2014 Rafting Season Update

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Flat Rock Rapid, Cherry Creek

In 2014 we have a pretty amazing season lined up on both sections of the T.   Which, for those of you in the know, should actually come as a surprise because we were hit with two disasters recently–the Rim Fire, which ended our 2013 Tuolumne and Cherry Creek seasons early, and the continuing California […]

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Return to The Tuolumne River Canyon: Images of Transformation

May 13th, 2014 Jamie Low

Last summer the Tuolumne River canyon was the epicenter of California’s third largest wildfire in recorded history, abruptly cutting short our rafting season and leaving a moonscape of destruction behind. In December we were able to drive into the canyon to see for ourselves the extent of the damage, but until recently we had not been able to access […]

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New Video: Cherry Creek Rafting

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Cherry Creeek Video; Rafting Trips

When it rains it pours: awesome videos from Nate and Char, that is!  Here they serve up a Class V slice of Cherry Pie. Shot on Cherry Creek just before (like the day of. Literally.) the Rim Fire swept through the canyon. And, did you know that the Cherry Creek season has already started?  We’re […]

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New Video: Tuolumne River Rafting!

May 13th, 2014 Malina
Two Days: Tuolumne River Rafting Trips

Our new video (courtesy of guide Nate and Char) is a magical look into the Tuolumne River.  Shot on a two-day trip in 2013, before the Rim Fire. Enjoy!

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Why the Men’s Journal Is Wrong About Whitewater Rafting in California This Year

April 25th, 2014 Jamie Low
“California is normally the America’s capital of whitewater rafting, with massive Sierra snowfalls feeding dozens of cascading, granite-lined mountain rivers. Unfortunately the Golden State has been wrung out by one of the worst droughts on record. For rafters, kayakers, and stand-up paddlers that means it’s time to look elsewhere.”

Ok, look… we’re a bit miffed. The Men’s Journal published an article claiming to highlight the “The Best Whitewater Rafting Destinations for 2014“, and with the season here underway we were excited to read the list.  But not only did they fail to mention any of our favorite rivers here in California, they even went […]

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