Arrive at our Rafting Center in Wofford Heights at 8:30AM or 1:30PM, if you are on the afternoon trip. Check-in with our Rafting Center staff and meet the guides. They will assist you with any questions you may have. Once everyone from the trip has arrived and has checked-in, your Lead Guide will begin the orientation talk with what to expect for the afternoon, as well as hand out and fit helmets and lifejackets. Once suited up, you’ll load onto our shuttle bus and we’ll drive you to the put-in.
At put-in, the guides will work on rigging the rafts while the Lead Guide will give the Safety Talk to the trip. Once finished, the Lead Guide will organize the different groups into rafts and you’ll meet your guide. To teach everyone how to paddle together as a team, your guide will give a Paddle Talk. Immediately following the Paddle Talk, the trip launches and is officially underway.
The Half Day Upper Kern trip runs on different whitewater depending on flows. During higher flows, we stay “low in the canyon” and run sections such as Cables and the Lickety. During periods of lower flows, we head up to Limestone and we run this class III/IV canyon twice over. After the second lap, we then shuttle you back to our Rafting Center concluding the trip.