The 'Fresh from the River' Category Archive

Bird’s-Eye View of Tunnel Chute Rapid

Check out this unique birds-eye perspective of the Middle Fork’s famous Tunnel Chute rapid! Thank you to American Bar Mining for sharing this drone footage with us.

  Published July 19th, 2023

Summer fun on the Merced River.

Welcoming Summer on the Merced

Our Merced River rafters were in for a real treat on this last weekend of spring. Lots of water in the river and bluebird skies with sunshine abound. Thanks to the slow melting snow in the Sierras, we’ll be able to raft on our favorite free-flowing rivers like the Merced well into the summer this year!

  Published June 21st, 2023

Class IV Magic on the North Fork Stanislaus

All that melting snow is doing wonders for the North Fork of the Stanislaus this season. Check out this clean line as an All-Outdoors guide smoothly drops into The Claw (Class IV).

  Published May 24th, 2023

Merced River’s Splitrock Rapid at 10,000 CFS

The Merced River swelled to some impressive flows recently! Watch what it’s like to raft through the famous Splitrock Rapid (Class IV) when the river is pumping at 10,000 cubic feet per second.

  Published May 10th, 2023

Earth Day Rafting on the South Fork American

What a great way to celebrate Mother Earth! Our rafters this past weekend made awesome memories and captured these fun clips. Can you tell which famous South Fork rapids these are with all this extra water flowing through them?

  Published April 25th, 2023

Soaking it in on the South Fork American

These rafters had a blast crashing through the waves on the South Fork American last weekend. It was spring rafting at its best – no crowds, green hills dotted with poppies, and lots of exciting whitewater!

  Published April 12th, 2023

The Countdown to Rafting is ON

Dust off that river gear, the wait is almost over! We are so excited about being able to raft all 10 of our California rivers this season – kicking it off with the South Fork American this weekend! Our staff has been preparing all winter and we can’t wait to get you out on the water.

  Published March 28th, 2023

Calm Between Storms, Calm Before the Season

For a brief moment, we could tell that it was spring here at the AO River Center. We are busy taking advantage of these sunny gaps between storms to get ready for a memorable 2023 rafting season! Thank you to everyone who did a rain dance for California, but you can stop now.

  Published March 15th, 2023

All Smiles on Goodwin Canyon, October 15-16

Our talented river guides not only expertly led their crews through the exciting whitewater that Goodwin Canyon offers, they also captured the essence of this past fun-filled weekend on camera. And it was all thumbs up!

  Published October 17th, 2022

This October: Goodwin Canyon Returns

  Published September 28th, 2022

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