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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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– […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]