The Kern River drainage is being hit with a storm that tastes like December and is dropping a reported two feet of snow high in the mountains. It started yesterday around noon, about 30 minutes after our whitewater school pushed off onto the Lower Kern River, and has continued through the night and into this morning.

Welcome to Arctic Blast 2010 – natures way of telling us that winter really “ain’t over ’til it’s over” and that we are now destined for one of the most memorable seasons of Kern River rafting we’ve seen in a long, long, long time (“icing” on the cake you might say).

But don’t let this gorilla of a storm fool you; current predictions show great rafting weather from here on out.