The 'Rafting Tales From the Past' Category Archive


George Armstrong’s 2nd Rafting Trip (1963)

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 that helped launch the sport of rafting.

  Published August 15th, 2021

Family Founded since 1962

Family Founded, Family Operated, Family Values

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.

  Published August 2nd, 2021

Armstrong Family Rafting Trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon - 1969

Extras…Historic Rafting Photos From the Past (1969 -1979)

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…

  Published July 31st, 2021

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

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.

  Published July 25th, 2021

Proven wrong on our first Cherry Creek rafting trip (1988)

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.

  Published July 19th, 2021

First to Raft the Tuolumne River

The Tuolumne River is a very special place and has become the best wilderness multi-day whitewater rafting trip in California. How did this all come about? The answer is an interesting story of ambitions to get rich, foolish grit, and the need we all have to replenish our souls in nature.

  Published July 2nd, 2021

Recent Blog Posts from All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

What California Rivers Taught Me in 59 Years

All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.

  Published June 2nd, 2021

George Armstrong's Story of His First Rafting Trip in 1962

George Armstrong’s First Rafting Trip in 1962

Hear George Armstrong tell the story of his first rafting trip in 1962 When George, now 94 years old, stepped off shore and into his little raft on the Stanislaus River, he had no idea what he was getting into. […]

  Published May 26th, 2021
 
 

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