Our guests often ask us the question, “Where did the name All-Outdoors come from?” It is a good question and one that deserves to be answered.
The river where California whitewater rafting took sail 60 years ago is now a lake. While the loss of the Main Stanislaus River in the 1980’s was heartbreaking, out of it came a loud voice for river conservation countrywide.
Read this hair-raising story of a 1970 springtime trip the Armstrongs took on the Main Stanislaus River and see what important lessons were learned on that memorable day.
Turning 60 years old is something worth celebrating, especially when so many lives have been touched by All-Outdoors rafting trips over the decades. It all started in 1962 and what a journey it has been!
AO owner Scott Armstrong tells the story of him and his brothers on an early exploratory trip on Goodwin Canyon in 1999. That trip helped place this unique river into our large repertoire of California river trips.
George’s first rafting trip was difficult and full of mishaps, but sparked a passion. His second trip the following year in 1963 was more sensible and more enjoyable. Listen to him tell the story and see the footage of this epic voyage…
Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.
It’s always fun to find something you didn’t know existed until you stumble upon it. That was the case here as we dug through our 94 year old founder George Armstrongs’s photo closet! Check out the images…
Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.
Listen to the three Armstrong brothers – Gregg, Scott, and Randy – tell the story of All-Outdoors first exploratory run on Cherry Creek, the most difficult commercial rafting trip in the US.