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Whitewater Rafting in January

January 26th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

Rafting in January.JPGA few weeks ago, I started really missing the river, and decided to write a blog about where to go Winter Rafting in Northern California. Considering that the blog was written completely based upon talks, interviews, and reading, it only quenched my thirst for a small moment. In fact, I ended up wanting to get out on the water even more than before I wrote the thing.

So you can imagine my excitement when I got the invitation last week to go along on a trip to the Smith and Cal Salmon rivers on the Northern California coast. Four of us, (Smokey, Adam, Brad and I) all headed out last Friday night toward Redding, then completed the drive to Hiuchi on Saturday.

The following three days were some of the more beautiful and fun river days I’ve ever had. We really lucked out with the weather- blue skies the whole time! So we got the beauty of a winter run– green hillsides, waterfalls, crystal blue water — and didn’t have to deal with rain.

It’s hard to put the whole experience into a small amount of words, so I’ll break it into pieces and post them day by day. In the meantime… start planning that winter boating trip. I’m already planning my next one!

2 Responses to “Whitewater Rafting in January”

  1. » Horizon Line- Last Chance Rapid on the Cal Salmon River The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog » Blog Archive Says:

    […] I realize I’ve blabbed on quite a bit about this recent trip to the Cal Salmon, but there are a few more stories worth sharing. [For some previous posts about this trip, check out: Whitewater Rafting in January, High Water on the Cal Salmon, and Cal Salmon Pictures] This account is actually the description of just a few moments in time, but they are the kind that can define a day and that most boaters can relate to… To Set the Scene: […]

  2. » Cal Salmon, Pictures The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog » Blog Archive Says:

    […] This was the last of our three days out North. [See Whitewater Rafting in January, Winter Rafting Attire, and Beautiful California.] Now one of my favorite runs, (See 5500 on the Cal Salmon) I can’t say enough about this river. Following are pictures of four of the bigger rapids of the day. […]

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