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Paddle Tales

Ignore those back-to-school sales—summer lives on! Want proof? Try any or all of these amazing river and lake journeys. Our own LA River is open for whitewater business through September. So is the mighty Kern, where the thrills are somewhat bigger. And up north, take a tip from two million savvy water birds—Mono Lake and its rococo tufa towers are amazing!

Week 08.24.2017
Regions Southern CA

Blaster Jammin’ on the Kern

Whitewater Rafting the Kern River

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Record snowfall means record snowmelt is coming off the Sierra Nevada, which means the mighty Kern River is flowing stronger than it has in years. While some parts are genuinely treacherous, local whitewater outfitters like River’s End Rafting know every thrill of the navigable…
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The Alps Next Door

Nevada's Backcountry Adventures

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We can give you about 100 good reasons to visit Nevada this summer, but we’ll narrow it down: hiking in its spectacular backcountry! Northeastern Nevada is the land of pristine nature and dramatic landscape. Jagged mountains with snowy layers and more than two dozen alpine lakes…
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Mono a Mano

Kayak Touring Mono Lake

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Mono Lake is awesome to behold from any perspective. The saline lake spans the high desert north of Mammoth like a vast sheet of polished steel, and along its shores rise bizarre towers of limestone known as tufas. The best way to experience this surreal beauty? With paddle in…
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LA Whitewater!

Kayaking the Los Angeles River

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As soon as you experience the thrilling whoosh of navigating Class II rapids in a whitewater kayak on the Los Angeles River, you know it for sure—LA truly has it all! Just minutes from downtown and in the shadow of Dodger Stadium, you can relish a stretch of natural river known…
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