Hey everyone out there in kayaing.online.com/geek land, just wanted to drop you a quick heads up that the annual Kern River Festival and Brush Creek race are just over a week away.
This year, we are adding events on Brush Creek. In addition to the creek race itself, we are also adding a Giant Slalom race on the creek along with a team-boater-cross.
Aside from the Creek Race, there will also be plenty of fun to be had at the Kern River Brewing Company (owned by Eric and Rebecca Giddens) each night of the festival.
The dates of the festival are April 18th and 19th and it is held in Kernville, CA. If you were thinking of making a Cali trip this year, it's a great time to be in the Sierras. No upper cherry won't be running then, so don't ask, but, with a healthy snowpack (especially in the southern sierra), we should have good flows on the creeks in Kernville and there will be quite a few paddling options in the nearby drainages either before or after the festival (runs like Middle Tule, SF Middle Tule, Hospital Rock on the Kaweah, East Fork of the Kaweah, North Fork of the Kaweah, just to name a few of the close-by options..).
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