After completing our 2010 Guideschool, and being checked off to run this portion of the Upper Kern, Ben Woodruff is seen guiding the first Lickety Split trip of his career. It’s not every guide who gets his first trip immortalized in digital pixels. Ben’s hitting the wave at Ewings straight and everyone is in the boat. Good job Ben, There’s nothing quite like having your first year as a guide be a Big Water year. Go Ben. It’s going to be a great year on the Kern. Ben’s a lucky guy. . . and so is everyone else fortunate enough to get on the water this summer.
About the Author: Matt Volpert
Matt Volpert is the owner of Kern River Outfitters. His first rafting trip was a multi-day down the Rogue River when he was six months old. He's based in Southern California.