[VIDEO] Best of Early Spring Rafting in California

Posted March 15, 2024 by Jack Armstrong: grandson of founder George Armstrong
View time: 1:40

Early spring is the first of The 4 “Seasons” of the California Rafting Season. It is a magical time to be on the river as the rapids start to rumble again after a long winter. The canyons come alive with vibrant colors and blossoming wildflowers. Rafting in early spring offers a more peaceful and intimate experience on the water, with fewer people and a greater sense of wilderness.

Don’t miss these California rivers for an early spring river rafting trip:

Author Bio

Jack Armstrong

Jack grew up 35 minutes from AO headquarters, and is the grandson of our founder, George. His education includes a film degree and art studies from Biola University, as well as lots of experience breaking camera gear outside. After graduating college, he started an outdoors/action sports focused production company and is largely responsible for our video, photo, and social media content. Jack’s favorite trip is the Cal-Salmon, because of the river’s awe-inspiring beauty and the sweet rapids. When he’s not rafting or playing with cameras, Jack can be found skiing, surfing, visiting art galleries, or eating tacos.


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