The 'Rafting Tales From the Past' Category Archive


Randy and George on the Rogue River in the 70s

Lessons Learned on a Crazy Spring Rafting Trip in 1970

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.

  Published April 22nd, 2022

60 years on California Rivers

[VIDEO] Celebrating 60 Years on California Rivers!

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!

  Published March 30th, 2022

The Armstrong Brothers take on Goodwin Canyon

[VIDEO] Armstrong Brothers Take on Goodwin Canyon (1999)

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.

  Published October 18th, 2021

[VIDEO] 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…

  Published August 15th, 2021

[VIDEO] 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

[VIDEO] 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

[VIDEO] 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
 
 

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