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First Trip of the Year: April 11th

By | 2016-10-26T18:38:30+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Categories: Kern River Outfitters, Kern River Rafting, Whitewater|

Our first trip of the 2013 season is set to launch on April 11th. We are looking forward to the coming spring and summer for fun, exciting whitewater. Our two day Lower Kern rafting trips are booking fast. Trip size is extremely limited so if you hope to get a spot on one of our trips, [...]

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Pub and Grub: Two Days of Fantastic Whitewater and Local Craft Beer to Whet your Palate

By | 2016-10-26T18:39:55+00:00 February 10th, 2013|Categories: Kern River Outfitters|Tags: |

Our most popular speciality trip, the Pub and Grub, is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars for June 27-28th, and if you haven't done so already, call our office before this craft beer trip is full. After a fantastic first day of rafting, we will feature beers from our outstanding local brewing company, the Kern River Brewing [...]

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2011 Rafting Season Unfurled

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:08+00:00 May 9th, 2011|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Kern River Outfitters, Kern River Rafting, Lower Kern Rafting|

The Kern River Outfitters Flag was raised today to signify the opening of the 2011 rafting season. We've been running trips for over two weeks, however, today it seemed appropriated to raise the flag in honor of what promises to be an outstanding year on the Kern River. The flag will great us every morning as [...]

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Outstanding Lower Kern Flows Continue

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:09+00:00 August 11th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River Outfitters, Kern River Rafting, Lower Kern River Rafting|

The Lower Kern continues to offer outstanding water flows as we approach mid-August and head into September. The photo above is of guide Bridget Murphy and her crew as they rounded the bend and took aim at Horseshoe Falls rapid on the Lower a few days ago. With flows expected to exceed 2000cfs (cubic feet per [...]

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Clear Skies Return To The Kern River Valley

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:09+00:00 July 29th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Kern River Forks Rafting Whitewater Trips Vacations, Kern River Outfitters, Kern River Rafting, Kern River Valley|

Photo by Brett Duxbury:The "Bull Fire" that raged through the Upper Kern Canyon only a couple of days ago has moved away from the Kern Valley. This photograph, taken a few hours ago, clearly shows the area north of Kernville scarred by the blaze.Contrary to recent reports, the sky above is crystal clear and beautiful. Although [...]

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Kern Valley’s “Bull Fire” Moving North; Rafting Trips Unaffected by Fire

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:09+00:00 July 28th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River Outfitters, Lower Kern River Rapids, lower kern river whitewater rafting trips kern river outfitters|

The "Bull Fire" that started just over 48 hours ago in the Bull Run Creek drainage adjacent to the Upper Kern River has moved north and away from the towns of Kernville and Riverkern. Although the residents of these two communities seem to be safe from the immediate threat, the community of Fairview is now in [...]

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Forks of the Kern: July 10th, 11th, 12th

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Forks of the Kern Rafting, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Kern River Outfitters|

Pictured above is master guide Darby Vreven exiting from the "Thing" (the last hole in Carson Falls Rapid on the Forks). Darby is rowing a fully loaded gear boat on day three of the trip that came off the water last Sunday. It was absolutely glorious out there. This season has seen almost unprecedented conditions on [...]

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The Thunder Run

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:10+00:00 June 16th, 2010|Categories: forks of the kern, Forks of the Kern Rafting, Kern River Outfitters, Lower Kern River Rafting|

The Thunder Run is an exceptional Class Five 0ne-day trip on the Upper Kern. We ran one today and yesterday. The conditions are perfect: beautiful weather and exceptional water flows. Pictured above is our guide Scooter Carling and his raft of eager paddlers having the time of their lives dropping into Fender Bender Rapid. They were [...]

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Rafting Center 2010: A Work in Progress

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:11+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Kern River Outfitters|

Kern River Outfitters' new and improved Rafting Center is under construction and expected to be completed this summer. It will feature a more comfortable check in and retail area, large outdoor patio, and improved "Photo Wall" that will allow you to see the pictures taken of your adventures on the water. Here are a couple photos [...]

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Ben’s First Run on the Lickety Split

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:12+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, forks of the kern, Kern River Outfitters, Upper Kern Rafting, Upper Kern River|

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. [...]

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