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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Whitewater on the American River

Something we look forward to every year--time to go rafting on the South Fork. The South Fork of the American River boasts the most popular stretch of whitewater in California. The roughly 20-mile run from Chili Bar to Salmon Falls features over 20 named rapids and countless waves in between. Our favorite run is the lower half of the South Fork, but we have done both and Steph has run the Middle Fork once. Most folks run the river with a commercial rafting company, but some rent or bring their own rafts. The outfitter provides the equipment, experienced guides, plus life jackets and other gear, so that you can enjoy the outdoor adventure without the worry of getting your own stuff, and the guides are very helpful and know the river. It is a great way to spend time on the river, with friends and we try to go at least once every season. Give us a call to set up a trip, or send us an email. If we are free, maybe we will go with you. And yes, that is us in the visors!

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