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The Lower Kern is booming through September

By | 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Big Water Protocol is no longer in effect

By | 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With river flows coming into our regular operating range, our Big Water Protocol is no longer in effect.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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Marketplace on APR – Kern River rafting feature

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Big Water 2017

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

BIG WATER 2017 The following blogpost was sent to our email subscribers in late February. Get the latest information by subscribing now.  Our subscribers get updated first on company and rafting news. We don't send very many emails (typically less than 12 a year), so we won't clog your inbox. It's happening, and we're going for it. [...]

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Upper Kern rafting season extended

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Our most popular day trip, the Full Day Upper Kern, is now offered through the end of July, 2017. The Upper Kern is a free-flowing, unrestricted river, which runs into Isabella Lake. The regulated outflow from our lake is the Lower Kern. Because the Upper Kern is free flowing, it means we typically have an earlier [...]

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Join us for the best Spring rafting in company history

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Astonishing weather events has set up the Kern River for the best spring rafting conditions we have seen in memory, possibly company history. "This is the equivalent of opening the ski season on October 1" We have pushed our opening date forward to April 1, and considering we already have terrific flows on the Upper, we [...]

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Isabella Lake reaches highest level in years

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: Kern River Rafting|

Isabella Lake reaches highest level in years Isabella Lake, which is the starting point of our Lower Kern river, has reached its highest level since 2012. The significance of this is our timeframe and snowpack: The peak of a runoff doesn't arrive until the snow really starts to melt, which is still many months away, and [...]

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