The Upper and Forks of the Kern appear to have peaked this past weekend. The flows were approaching 9,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Here’s a picture of “The Flume” (one of the rapids on the One Day Class V “Thunder Run”) flowing during the peak. At theses flows, we pass on running Thunder Runs and look for calmer places to take our rafts, but it is still interesting to see how the river changes with these unusually high water flows. The peak flows are beginning to diminish and the river will slowly decrease revealing crystal clear water and wonderful, steady flows throughout June and July for our Upper, Lower, and Forks of the Kern trips. Interested in taking advantage of one of these great vacations? Give us a call at 1-800-323-4234.
Upper Kern Peaks Sunday, June 6th
About the Author: Matt Volpert
Matt Volpert is the outfitter and 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 currently based in Southern California.