Back in 1983 California had the highest rain and snowpack ever…and for many of our rivers this year we’ve got the same exact conditions – a BANNER year for nature, for wildlife and…coincidentally…for paddlers! Normal flow on our Class III South Fork is usually in the 1500 to 1600 CFS range…yesterday it crested at 8,000 CFS. And we expect flows in that range from now right on thru June. And our Class IV trips on the North Fork are usually over by mid to late May, but not this year! We’ll see that river into early July.
What that really means is that everyone in our community – our guides, our guests….heck, the folks running the restaurants…are just having the time of their lives. It just doesn’t get better than this. And this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be here with us for the next few months. One thing to note is that with higher flows we have raised our minimum age for youths from 7 to 12 years of age…a change that we’ve implemented and will keep in place thru mid to late June.
We’ll see you on the rio!