High water predicted for Tuolumne River Rafting this Spring!

Posted April 22, 2009 by Malina


As you all know by now, we are gratefully looking at a solid 2009 snowpack in California. 

One bit of NEW news is that the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek watershed is doing better than we had expected earlier in the year. This means that we’ll have some high water trips on the T this spring.   Big fun!  High water means bigger wave trains, more powerful hydraulics in rapids, and faster moving water.  Trips like these are thrilling and challenging but require full participation, teamwork, and a taste for adrenaline among all rafters–they are not for the faint of heart!  Call us and we’ll let you know when we expect the highest flows.   To get a taste of what the T looks like at summer flows, watch our Tuolumne River video.

High water is awesome for the Main Tuolumne but it does mean that trips on Cherry Creek will start later in June than we had originally predicted.   I’ll let you know when the season opens there–plenty people will be champing at the bit for that one.

(Above: Spring rafting on the Tuolumne River –the oar paddle combination boat gives the guide more control in high water conditions)


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