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Best Rafting Photos from May, 2018

By | 2018-05-26T23:02:44+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

I've always said that getting hired as a rafting photographer was one of the best jobs you could ever get. You're autonomous - once you learn where to shoot, you're on your own. You get to go hiking to beautiful locations. You're shooting exciting pictures - whitewater action sequences brings out the joy, adrenaline (and [...]

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Kern River Outfitters featured on Adventure Archives video

By | 2018-04-13T21:09:15+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Adventure Archives is the highest rated and most watched outdoor adventure channel on YouTube today. They're a group of guys that are passionate about the outdoors and they film every moment of their trips. Their known for in-depth, entertaining, high production quality episodes. Last summer we were fortunate enough to have them join us on our [...]

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2018 Miracle March Delivers Kern River Comeback

By | 2018-04-10T21:26:14+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Kern River, Kern River Rafting|

Better late than never: Conveyer belt of March storms triples our snowpack. We were a bit nervous in mid-February when there had only been one significant storm for the winter. We were beginning to relive moments of the drought years. Then, came Miracle March. From March 1st to last weekend, we experienced a conveyor belt [...]

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The 2017 Lower Kern is booming through September

By | 2018-02-09T02:45:19+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Season Update Our terrific snowpack is now paying off: Our Lower Kern season is going to be a long one with excellent flows. With the Upper Kern winding down, we are transitioning our resources to focus entirely on the Lower Kern. We now have daily launches of both one and two-day trips. These are being scheduled [...]

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Big Water Protocol is no longer in affect

By | 2018-01-09T01:54:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

With river flows coming into our regular operating range, our Big Water Protocol is no longer in effect. While our on water trip safety doesn't change, our minimum age for our Lower and Upper Kern rafting trips has been lowered to 12 years old. Keep in mind that river levels are outstanding currently and this does [...]

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Upper Kern River rafting season extended – again

By | 2017-12-25T22:26:35+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

The Upper Kern is experiencing it's longest season in decades - make sure you get to experience it!   We did it again - extended our Upper Kern season. In a normal operating year, the Upper Kern completes its course by mid to late June. With 'Big Water 2017' though, we're eyeing mid-August before we switch [...]

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Marketplace on APR – Kern River rafting feature

By | 2017-06-15T15:24:26+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Marketplace, a radio show by American Public Media, sent reporter Jed Kim to spend the day with us during our guideschool. The episode aired yesterday on NPR. "Massive snowfall brings reprieve for businesses that need it The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California provides as much as a third of the state’s freshwater supply [...]

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Kern river rafting update – Additional Lower Kern launches added to schedule

By | 2017-06-15T15:25:22+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Two Day Lower Kern trips are available to book in May. We've been carefully monitoring our snowpack and Lower Kern releases, and have opened up select launch dates in May for our Two Day Lower Kern rafting trips. Our seven day a week schedule will kick off in June. These outings are the most popular trip [...]

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“California Braces for Booming Paddling Season”

By | 2017-06-15T15:25:48+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

"Return of the Kern: California Braces for Booming Paddling Season" Word is getting out that this year's rafting season will be one for the record books. Writer Eugene Buchanan caught up with us and wrote an article on California's upcoming whitewater season. Read Canoe and Kayaks article here on the return of the Kern. Highlights Our snowpack is [...]

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Big Water Protocol – Kern River Rafting Safety

By | 2017-06-15T15:26:26+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Big Water Protocol: What that means, and how KRO handles high water Many of you have called in the past week regarding our plans for the higher flows on the Kern River. Since our opening day on April 1, we've had our Big Water Protocol in place, which is the following: Raising the minimum age on [...]

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