Hey neighbor up the hill! Welcome to the area.
If you want a good local run get out and do the East Fork Carson in the next week or 2.
The next close rivers are on the west slope, American River, Yuba, etc. It;s about a 90 minute drive to Coloma CA which sets you up for the South Fork American (class 2-3).
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