Every trip is an adventure.
For right-brained people
Nowhere else do we launch in the tailway of a hydroelectric powerhouse. Nowhere else do we shove our unmanned rafts over a waterfall and then walk around. Nowhere else do we run a man-made slot through the bedrock. Nowhere else do we float through a tunnel. A tunnel! That’s a lot of distinction. The whitewater is a bit unusual too. There are some really challenging and edgy rapids and there are some long stretches of small riffles and calm pools and there’s not a lot in between. Hot or cold; wild or mild. The canyon is much more remote than the South Fork, no houses, no campgrounds, no roads and for most people, therefore, prettier. The hard rapids mean you should probably be active and eager and over 14 years old.
One Day Option: In the course of one day we will run one of California’s most extreme rapids, (Tunnel Chute, where the river drops over 15 feet through a 100 foot long man-made slot in the bedrock), pass through a 300 yard long tunnel (blasted through the ridge by miners during the Gold Rush), portage the rafts around a breathtaking drop, (the jaw-dropping Ruck-A-Chucky Falls where the river plunges 30 feet over house sized boulders), and tackle numerous other white-water challenges. Between rapids, we’ll float through the golden hillsides of California’s historic Mother Lode Gold Country near Auburn.
Two Day Option: Everything described above, plus a night along the river at a beautiful campsite accessible only by raft. Enjoy an evening of swimming, hiking, fishing and lounging and a night of star-gazing.
"Even though it was just for a day, your guides were like part of our family."