Archive for the 'Tuolumne River' Category

Impact of Rim Fire on the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek

August 24th, 2013 Gregg Armstrong

Many of you are no doubt wondering how the Rim Fire has developed and the impact it will have on Tuolumne and Cherry Creek river trips. We’ll have better understanding over time, of course, but here is what I have been able to gather so far. Rim Fire Facts and Figures: On Wednesday, August 21 […]

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Rim Fire:Tuolumne and Cherry Creek Season Over for 2013

August 24th, 2013 Malina

Due to the massive “Rim Fire” near Yosemite, we have cancelled the rest of the rafting season on the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek.  All of our guides are safe and sound, and have come home to our American River operation. Two of AO Rafting’s owners were actually working on the Tuolumne when the fire broke out and witnessed […]

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How to Pack for your Multi-Day River Trip

August 10th, 2012 Malina

Leave the 10 person tent, head-to-toe mosquito netting, and battery-operated blender at home people–packing for a multi-day river trip starts with thinking “less is more.”  For starters, we provide you with most of the infrastructure you need–all your on-river gear, kitchen supplies and food.   If you want some **adult bevvies** you’re welcome to bring them, […]

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One Month Left for Tuolumne and Cherry Creek Rafting

August 6th, 2012 Malina

As much we love the T and the Creek we have to say goodbye.  Not quite yet of course–but the farewell is on the horizon.  No more trips after the first weekend of September!  Not ‘cuz we don’t wanna………….but because the big boys at the dam are literally going to shut off the water.  I […]

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Mid-Season Flow Update for California Rivers

July 16th, 2012 Malina

It’s misdummer and although free-run rivers are down to a fish-flow trickle there are still plenty of options for California River enthusiasts.  Here’s the low-down on your current options  from mellowist to maximum gnarl: Super chill:  The section of the South Fork of the American that runs through the Coloma-Lotus Valley is a gentle class […]

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The Magic of the Overnight River Trip

July 10th, 2012 Malina

The Huz-band and I recently got away for a little overnight excursion and I was reminded of the power a wee vacay can have.  Don’t get me wrong–I love an adventure of any size, but if you can swing spending the night and waking up somewhere new……’s exponentially better.  So yes, a day trip down […]

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Auf Wiedersehen to the the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek

September 6th, 2011 Malina

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd we’re done.  No more Tuolumne adventures in 2011.  Time to say a fond farewell to our brave ATV drivers, pat the ol’ Blue Boom goodbye, wish Larry the Boomtruck driver to a great winter, and pack up the warehouse ’till spring.  Thanks to all of you who helped make 2011 an epic year on the Tuolumne!   […]

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Two weeks left for Tuolumne and Cherry Creek Rafting

August 22nd, 2011 Malina

It’s the count-down.  Two weeks left for upper and lower Tuolumne River trips.  As dam-controlled runs, these trips rely on releases from reservoirs that we have no control over.  So, this year we’ve been told we’ll have raftable flows through Labor Day weekend and that’s it! Then it’s time for our Tuolumne  and Creek crews to […]

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Take a ride on the Tuolumne! New footage…

July 6th, 2011 Roxanne

Thanks to a handy headcam, some high-water lovin’ rafters, and a darn good river guide, we’ve got some great new footage to share with you. This Tuolumne 1-Day trip was captured just a couple weeks ago when it was roaring at 11,500 CFS! This full length version (27 minutes), covers most of the Class IV-IV+ […]

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High water Tuolumne River trips are ON

June 14th, 2011 Malina

Two weeks of twelve grand on the Tuolumne River.  How’s that for alliteration that would make your high school English teacher proud?  But more importantly, how’s that for some impressive whitewater adventure? For those of you who don’t know, 12 ,000 CFS  is a monster flow.  Thrillingly amazingly awesomely challenging and fun.  And we’re going to […]

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