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  1. Late notice hail mary: NF American River Chamberlain Falls / Giant Gap this weekend?

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Idaho kayakers visiting California rivers ... Giant Gap / Chamberlain Falls Hello buzzards ... In the "Turnabout is fair play" category (as it seems many river types are converging on Idaho right now) would anyone care to enlighten me if a couple kayakers from Idaho would have a positive /...
  2. California rafting ideas?

    Whitewater Rafting
    ...we got skunked on permits this year, and one idea we are toying with is taking a trip to California to chain together some of the more popular day runs and / or overnight raft runs. I'm not very familiar with the geography or rivers of California, and was wondering what a feasible itinerary...
  3. WTB raft trailer California/nevada

    Whitewater Rafting
    I am in the market for a raft trailer to haul my 15’ oar boat but can’t seem to find any in my area. I’m willing to travel a few hours. I will buy new or used. Anyone know of any manufacturers in my area???? Any info helps Thanks!
  4. Who do you think runs the best California based guide (rafting) school?

    Whitewater Rafting
    Thanks in advanced for your input.
  5. California Smith River Beta

    Rafting | Trip Planner
    Hello, I'm taking my family to Jedediah Smith Redwoods state park for Mother's Day weekend. I read that the Smith River flows through the park. Looking online, there's several sections of the Smith, all somewhat rainfall dependent for flows. I want to do something somewhat easy for the family...
  6. Visiting California from the UK

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    A couple of us are over in CA for other reasons in about a month. It would be great to be able to get on the river while we are there (we're used to the winter since it's the only time we can paddle over here :-)) Given that this is a "grab a spare day" kind of excursion, can any one suggest a...
  7. Multi-day IK trips Northern california

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Hello, first post. Just found these forums loaded with info. I'm a former paddle boat guide from many years ago. My kids are now old enough for us to get into paddling. I have a fleet of three 2 man IK's with plans to purchase one more. We have done some class 2/3 water last summer. I'm...
  8. Major flood risk headed for rivers in Central California

    Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics
    The river forecasts may top the historic charts given this latest series of storms coming into the region. South Fork American River is forecasted for 72,000 cfs Monday Morning. It normally runs at about 500cfs. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZpCQJ-QdAc 2...
  9. Need a ride to California coast?

    Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics
    Driving Boulder, CO to San Francisco area next Sat. October 1, and Sunday. Brand new truck and rack, your boat and gear is welcome. Chip in gas and some driving. I could really use the company, as recent sciatic condition is not good for all day driving. 420 friendly if you are. Although I...
  10. Help find a trailer in California

    Whitewater Rafting
    I just purchased my first raft - a 14' NRS Otter for fishing. My challenge is finding a good affordable trailer. I am based near San Francisco and am willing to drive three hours to pick one up. Endless Google searches aren't fruitful. Any recommendations of trailers and where to get it? Hoping...
  11. Northern California Rafting

    Rafting | Trip Planner
    Hey everyone! I'm living in the Northern California area for the summer out from Colorado. What's the word on rafting right now? What's good that's "near" the Bay Area? Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
  12. Suggestions on Northern California boating?

    Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics
    Hi all, I have relocated to the South Lake Tahoe area and I am trying to find some solid runs in Northern California . I have a 14ft boat and before my current employment I was a raft guide. I have the experience (III-IV) but not the knowledge of the area. Any suggestions, on re-acclimating...
  13. Het From California

    Betty Buzz
    I'm completely new to the world of white water. I've done some rafting trips/tours before when on my holidays and have found it pretty exhilarating but I've not yet taken it up as a proper hobby. I'm hoping that will change this year. I'm a huge fan of the outdoors and love trying new sports...
  14. Scott River - Northern California

    Whitewater Rafting
    Here are some shots from yesterday on the Scott. The Scott is a cool tributary of the Klamath River in Northern California. It's hardly had any days of runnable flows the last two years because of the lack of snow but this spring is looking great. During the shuttle we saw a ton of snow still up...
  15. The Rain in California is

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Awesome! Radical play boating was had on the American River this weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCShnt8agvY
  16. Northern California Paddling

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Where are some great overnight/ all day mellow WW runs or just any good kayaking trails in Sonoma/Mendocino/Marin county around that General area Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
  17. Any Class III/IV flowing near Weaverville, California

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Any California boaters know if there is any Class III/IV flowing in Trinity County as of now. Have to travel out there unexpectedly and would like to know if I could rent a kayak and paddle and maybe check something new out. Thanks.
  18. Northern California paddling towns

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    I'm looking for recommendations Northern Cali paddling towns with Class II-IV+ within 30-60 minutes and an active paddling community. I lean toward small towns to cities under 100,000 people. I'm thinking going back to doing some travel nursing. The following information format is appreciated...
  19. California kayaking

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Hi, myself and a couple of mates are coming from Australia for a paddle - it's been a dry sad summer... We are planning end April to mid May, and plan to do rivers between the Feather and the Kern. How is the season shaping up? Any advice on must do runs? We are solid class 4+ paddlers. Any...
  20. California? Boating and Transport...

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    I'm going to be moving my sister from Albuquerque out to Davis, CA for school next week, and I'm considering taking my kayak and trying to get on something while I'm out there. Any suggestions for class IIIish stuff around Sacramento? Would probably only have time for a couple day runs, but if...
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