Our 2016 season has been one to remember. Record numbers of guests have come out to experience the best rafting conditions we’ve had in years. Thanks to fairly mild spring and early summer temperatures and a slow gradual snowmelt in the Sierra, rivers in the Yosemite region all enjoyed splendid early and mid-season flows. As we enter August, measurements on upstream reservoirs that determine late season flows now guarantee that there will be excellent rafting conditions on both the Main Tuolumne and Cherry Creek through September 5th. This means there is still time to book your 2016 rafting trip.
Single and multi-day rafting adventures provide the perfect way to actively experience the Yosemite region. August and early September offer long sunny days to enjoy in the outdoors. The water on the Main Tuolumne and its side creeks warms to perfect swimming temperatures. What better place to escape the heat of late summer than at a remote and hidden swimming hole, or splashing through the rapids on one of California’s best rivers. The Main Tuolumne is suitable for first-time rafters. Our guides safely navigate through the rapids and will quickly teach you the basic paddling skills needed to get downstream.
If you are seeking bigger thrills, there is always the ultimate. Late season is is high season for Class V Cherry Creek where upstream releases will create near perfect conditions for the next 4-5 weeks. If you’ve been waiting for the prime time, this is it, go for it.
Summer is flying by again. Hard to believe we are already entering August. These are golden days on Yosemite rivers. It is time to plan an experience that will put your mark on Summer 2016. See you on the river. Photo by Picture This/Rapid Shooters