Tag: Rafting

Gigi McBee

Based in Lotus near the American River, kayak and swift water rescue instructor Gigi McBee has been on a campaign to keep herself and other paddlers safe on the river for over 20 years. Through commitment and hard work she has become a role model and an inspiration, making many in the kayak community safer in whitewater.

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Big Flow

Believe or not, there might just be more than 300 individual, wholly runnable sections of whitewater in the state; some of them magazine-cover, pool-drop classics the likes of which are found in few places anywhere in the world.

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When In Drought

Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of trouble, but don’t jump to too many conclusions. Many people assume that a drought means no rafting, but that’s not the case in California. Despite what you’d think, there are still plenty of incredible rafting options even when Mother Nature leaves us pretty high and dry. In normal snowpack years, rafting outfitters do offer trips on a wider variety of rivers, but even in a drought there is rafting fun to be had in the Golden State.

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Taming the Wild Salmon

A kayak doubles as a lunch buffet. Six Rivers National Forest, Siskiyou County – Six taut inflatable rafts in bright, kindergarten blues and yellows lined the banks of California’s Salmon River, often referred to as the Cal Salmon to distinguish it from the more famous but less challenging river of the same name in Idaho. Contusion, the first batch of Class III-IV rapids boiled a thousand yards down stream. Helmets on, life preservers cinched tight, our paddling skills reviewed and tested, we pushed off into smooth blue-green water.

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Please support our partners this holiday season. ASJ is only possible with their support. Here is an idea from @bvadventure!⁠

🎁 Give the gift of adventure with a Bear Valley Adventure Company gift certificate.⁠

☃️ Year-round recreation abounds with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and tubing in the winter.⁠

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🎄 Gift cards are available and make great stocking stuffers for your special adventurous person.⁠

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🎁 As we count down to Christmas, consider giving the gift of a @costanoalodge getaway.⁠

🌎️This eco-adventure resort along the California coast invites guests to discover the pace of nature. ⁠

🛌 Accommodations range from scenic RV campgrounds and bungalow tents, to rustic cabins and luxury suites. ⁠

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🎁 Give the Gift of a Getaway at @yosemite_rushcreek⁠

🌲 Give the experience of a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park. Rush Creek Lodge accommodations include lodge rooms, suites and hillside villas, The resort also includes a restaurant, tavern, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities, massage and wellness programs. ⁠

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🎁 This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to the folks building the longest mountain bike trail in the world. It’s called Orogenesis, and it stretches from Canada to Cabo. ⁠

🚵‍♀️ The trail is 95% complete and there are a few rough spots in the middle (to put it lightly!). It will cost $5 per foot to complete and they could use your help. ⁠

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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! We have news and updates about our latest issue that is hitting the streets, but the most important thing to do today is to vote. So please, if you haven’t already … please vote. Find candidates who will fight for our democracy and protect our planet. 🌎

📸 Melissa Askew
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The Upper Tyrolian Trail, North Lake Tahoe’s newest single track mountain bike trail is now open above Incline Village, Nevada. ⁠

Spearheded by the @tambatahoe (TAMBA) with a $60,000 grant from the @tahoefund, the trail was built in collaboration with the @u.s.forestservice and @sensusradtrails, a trail building nonprofit by local freeride mountain bike athlete @camzink.⁠

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📸 Courtesy of TAMBA⁠

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Please help save Yosemite’s Camp 4. ⁠

Yosemite Valley is the center of the universe for rock climbers. From Royal Robbins to Yvon Chouinard to Lynn Hill to Tommy Caldwell to Alex Honnold to countless others—the history of our sport is etched on the walls of Yosemite.⁠

Unfortunately, under Yosemite’s current 100% digital reservation system, all the campsites in Yosemite Valley are continually booked many months in advance during the climbing season. A relatively small number of tech-savvy tourists book all the campsites and climbers get almost nothing. Climbers are forced to sleep hours away or pay for expensive lodging in the Valley. This makes it nearly impossible for us to follow in the footsteps of our heroes.⁠

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#SaveCamp4 #Camp4 #AccessForAll #ClimbersCamp #WalkInCampsites #Yosemite #NationalParks #Petition #AdventureSportsJounral #MyASJ
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The 10th Annual season of the @ca_enduro is a wrap! A little late getting this posted, but it still worth a click over to the 🔗 in our bio to get a recap of the season finale that took place in Ashland and check out the awesome images by @bixxel.media⁠

📸 Janea Perry, Pro Women 2nd place
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Last night we were excited to hear NPR's coverage of the Minden siren. For those who don't know, this is the last sundown siren in America and Adventure Sports Journal is proud to be a part of the movement to turn it off. Minden is a small town near Lake Tahoe.⁠

Take a listen as a multi-racial group of activists, including ASJ co-founder Matt Niswonger, work together to stop the siren. Also included in this group, are Marty G Meeden and Kutoven Stevens who is on our current cover. ⁠

A big thanks to The Sum of Us podcast host Heather C. McGhee and Joaquin Cotler of Futuro Media for covering this important story. ⁠

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#stopthesiren #thesumofuspod #tellthetruth ##nevadaindiancommission #stopracism #outdoordiversity #everyoneoutside⁠
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