People joining us on our overnight Lower Kern rafting trips often ask us what they should bring with them.  We recommend:

– a sleeping bag or bedding 
– small flashlight
– swimsuit or shorts
– sunscreen and lip protection
– sneakers or river sandals with secure straps to wear in the boat
– dry sneakers for camp
– sunglasses with a strap
– jacket or sweatshirt
– water bottle
– towel
– hat or visor 
Optional items would include:
– guitar or other musical instruments
– games
– fishing rod and license. 
The Kern River Valley is hot and dry in the summer months. A light change of clothes and a sweatshirt are usually sufficient for camp. Tents are normally not necessary for comfortable sleeping but you are welcome to bring one.
We expect to have a great 2009 Lower Kern season, with trips beginning in late May and extending into the middle of August.  
We look forward to seeing you on the river.