NORTH FORK-MIDDLE FORK COMBO TRIPS
It’s that time, that sleepy space between the dormant stage of the river guide, and the slow awakening as springtime rafting beckons. This year something special is happening, thanks to an incredible snow pack and some fabulous rain, you can enjoy two of the finest rivers in Northern California, the North Fork and the Middle Fork of the American River all in the same thrilling weekend. Due to the fact that it is undammed, the North Fork generally is runnable for a very short period of time. Yet this season you will have the opportunity to raft both the North Fork and the Middle Fork.
The North Fork of the American River offers a run of continuous class 3 and 4 rapids for the first 5 miles. It is one of the most pristine rivers in the area offering a true wilderness experience; protected in part by its usually short running season it is a very special opportunity we have this year to run it together with the Middle Fork. The Middle Fork has its own special adventures. Upon embarking on the Middle Fork you can expect to be exhilarated as you are splashed awake by Alarm Clock, the first class 3 of the day, a mere minuet after departure, or as you drop down though tunnel chute a big class 4 drop, that actually takes you though a mining tunnel, all in less than an hour. The trip is far from over there, but lets just say that these two rivers together make for an unforgettable weekend of adventure and fun. Treat yourself to a two-day trip, and experience a rare opportunity to enjoy both of these rivers back to back. Not only will you enjoy two days of pristine wilderness, thrilling whitewater and spectacular views of the American River Canyon, but also you will be treated to the fine cooking skills of the River and Rock Adventures crew. With first class appetizers, such as guacamole boats, made fresh and on the spot, and shrimp w/cocktail sauce, lets just say that it’s a far cry from hot dogs around the campfire. Entrees include, tri-tip, cowboy potatoes and bbq chicken, to name a few. If you are lucky, or request it they don’t charge extra, they will make you their signature pineapple upside down cake for dessert, moist and freshly baked in dutch ovens it will leave you wanting more. The point is don’t be scared away by the idea of instant camp food, you wont find any here.There is nothing better than a talented entertaining staff to show you the beauty of the river. The River and Rock Guides are all about exploiting the synergy of the current, boat and people. They finesse their crafts through drops, holes and waves, all the while entertaining their guests, each one has his or her style, these men and women are dedicated professionals with a wide range of expertise and experiences, as a team they make for an exciting and entertaining experience for all. So don’t wait, treat yourself to the finest whitewater experience in northern California, with a North Fork-Middle Fork Combo, come and see what the buzz is all about.