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Surfing Barking Dog Rapid on The South Fork American River

[VIDEO] River Surfing on the South Fork American

See what happens when an ocean surfer takes on river surfing for the very first time. This past week AO guide Trey Armstrong took advantage of a quieter day on the river and tried to surf Barking Dog Rapid on the South Fork of the American…

  Published September 7th, 2021

The 3 “Seasons” of the California Rafting Season

The 3 “Seasons” of the California Rafting Season

The rafting season here in the Golden State stretches across spring, summer, and fall! Each season looks a bit different so let us fill you in on the best thing about each…

  Published August 17th, 2021

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rock, Rafts, & Rafters

The 4 R’s: Rivers, Rocks, Rafts, & Rafters

We know it sounds a little strange, but Rivers and Rocks have a love-hate relationship. They are opposites, but they get along pretty well together…Here are a few things to keep in mind before you think a rock is going to give you a hard time on your way downstream.

  Published August 16th, 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

Best California Rafting Trip for Your Family

How to Choose the Best California Rafting Trip for Your Family

Read on to learn how to determine what California rafting trips are appropriate for your children and your family.

  Published August 4th, 2021

Family Founded since 1962

[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

Cherry Creek Is The Most Difficult Rafting Trip in The US

Why Cherry Creek Is The Most Difficult Rafting Trip in The US

When the words Cherry Creek come up in conversation with seasoned rafters, all ears are open and all emotions are heightened. Read the 4 reasons why this iconic run creates…

  Published July 21st, 2021

when are you ready for class V

When Are You Ready For Class V Rafting?

Find out what you should consider as you make your decision whether or not you should tackle Advanced Class V rafting.

  Published July 20th, 2021

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