Originally Posted by Villainista
Miserable snow pack this yr.
I am not sure if the Kern would be worth it. No water on the lower at this point and the upper is barley running. Water is diverted for power on the upper section so it could be really low, but a ducky could make it. A hike in to the Forks of Kern would be epic but it is a class 5 run. Kaweah is cool but no water in it as of this time.
You might take a look at the Kings, Merced or Tuolumne. All of them are running right now. Merced is good class 3-4 and the water will not get to ass-kicking size this yr. Easy shuttle and as a bonus you would be right outside of Yosemite. Kings is class 3 and a little isolated but a great place to spend time. Tuolumne is the hardest river wise and logistically. I am not even sure if the road down is open yet. It has a release on it so there will be some water into the summer and the road will open at sometime. The T is the best.
I am down for boating anywhere with anyone but I would need enough water to float my cat. Hit me up and I can at least give you folks some info. We have a solid week of warm weather out here over spring break so what little snow will be burning off quick.
Love to get out on the rivers this week.
unfortunately this week and next are no good, but I'll be in touch and hopefully we can hit the water soon and somewhere