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Don’t Miss the Extended Season on the Upper Kern this Summer

By | 2016-10-26T18:52:17+00:00 July 14th, 2011|Categories: California Rafting, lower kern river whitewater rafting trips kern river outfitters, Upper Kern Rafting, Upper Kern River|

The Upper Kern River offers the perfect solution for those looking for a one day or partial day whitewater rafting trip this summer. The extended 2011 season will allow us to run outstanding trips on the Upper through the middle of August. With the huge peak flows just behind us, the water is clear, exhilarating, and [...]

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The Great 2011 Lower Camp Wash Out

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:08+00:00 May 4th, 2011|Categories: California Rafting, Forks of the Kern Rafting, Upper Kern Rafting, Whitewater|

The storms of 2011 have deposited one of the best snow packs in recent memory, but they left a bit of carnage in their wake. Pictured above is a wash out at our Lower Kern camp. Guide Gary "Firestarter" Thornbrugh gives a little scale to the ditch the torrent of water carved. Word has it that [...]

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Upper Kern Peaks Sunday, June 6th

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:10+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Categories: California Rafting, Kern River, Kern River California Rafting Whitewater Fun, Lower Kern River Rafting, Upper Kern Rafting|

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 [...]

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Extended Upper Kern Rafting Season

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:10+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Categories: Upper Kern Rafting|

Due to a cooler than normal May, flows on the Upper Kern are going to be great until late July. Snow in the Kern River drainage is not melting as quickly as what would normally be expected. Yesterday's "high" of 58 degrees was a chilly surprise but what might be a sting of cold air today [...]

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Ladies and Gentleman, the First Thunder Run of the Year is Now in Progress

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:12+00:00 May 7th, 2010|Categories: Class V Rafting, Forks of the Kern Rafting, Upper Kern Rafting|

They're off and running. The first Class V Thunder Run of the season is shown leaving the grounds and heading out for a day of rafting under crystal skies and warm weather. With the Upper Kern River running in excess of 2,600cfs, these folks are in for a fabulous day of playing on the river. If [...]

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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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Upper Kern River Rafting Information

By | 2016-10-24T22:47:13+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Categories: Upper Kern Rafting|

The Upper Kern River offers the best road-accessible class IV-V rafting trips in California. There are a variety of different sections that we run. Most of our trips are full day trips and meet at 8:30 AM at our Rafting Center. From there we load up on the bus and head upstream through the town of [...]

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