What’s the difference between all of your one-day rafting trip options? It is true, we offer a lot, and this is a question we get frequently. The Full Day Upper Kern is broken up into different sections of whitewater. We shuttle between these different sections. This shuttling is the most significant difference between the Full Day Upper Kern, and our other day trips. The Upper Kern has plentiful road access, which means we are fast at loading and unloading so the amount of miles on the water is the same as our other day trips.
Which sections will we be rafting on? Sections of the river on the Upper Kern open and close based on water flows. Some sections are only open and fun at lower flows, and other sections are only open at higher flows. Each day is different. Sometimes we loop sections of the river to cut out less exciting rapids, or because the flows only allow us to raft on that particular section. Despite the eccentricity of this, the Upper Kern is usually our guest favorite.
How are they similar? In terms of tangible details, our three full day trips are very similar. They each cover about 10 miles on the water. They all have class II, III and IV rapids of approximately equal quantities. They all have the same lunch. They meet and end at roughly the same time.