Last Chance for Tuolumne and Cherry Creek Rafting in 2008Posted August 25, 2008 by Malina
Dam-controlled rivers go both ways: the beauty is you get reliable flows all season long (well, as long as the turbines don’t go cranky all of a sudden and there’s water to release). The bummer is you get a cut-off date staring you smack in the face. That cut-off date has arrived for the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek. It’s been a phenomenal season in the Tuolumne canyon–we actually had a record number of Cherry Creek rafting trips this year. So much hard paddling, so many moments of high adventure, such mountains of memories made . . .
If you feel yourself getting a little green with envy as you think of everyone else hiking up Clavey Falls and swimming away the afternoon, rafting the Tuolumne’s class IV rapids, or jumping in for swim practice before an epic day on Cherry Creek, there is an antidote to your pain. My prescription, guaranteed to work, is to clear your calendar immediately, and jump on a last-minute trip. We have limited room on a couple multi-day rafting trips on the Tuolumne this week, and trips on Cherry Creek over the weekend. To get a taste of what you’ll experience, watch our rafting videos.
The Olympics are over. Get off the couch and–dare I say it? Oh yeah, I do–go for a little gold of your own this week.
(Above: Jumping in for the swim practice before rafting Cherry Creek. Right: Looking downstream, ready to paddle on the Tuolumne)