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AO eNews Issue 3 Vol.10, May 9, 2007

Full Reservoirs Counteract Low California Snowpack!

Consistent whitewater rafting all summer on five dam-controlled rivers

In this issue:
Full Reservoirs Counteract Low Snowpack in 2007
Extended Cherry Creek Season
Whitewater and Wine Tasting Trip June 10th
Win a Free Trip

Hi there,

Middle Fork AmericanYou may have heard California’s snowpack is low this year and wondered how rafting will be affected. We’re happy to report that reservoirs are so full from the heavy storms of 2005 and 2006 that we have all the water we need for great rafting this summer.

Part of the good news stemming from full reservoirs is that Cherry Creek has a dramatically extended season this year - from May all the way through September!

Looking for a little sophistication and relaxation with your whitewater? Book our “Water and Wine” trip this June for a deliciously unique river trip.

The AO eNews team

» Full Reservoirs Counteract Low Snowpack in 2007

South Fork River RaftingSometimes we wish we were in the news business so we could counter all the dreary reports about California’s snowpack this year. Yes, it’s low, but reservoirs are super full and this means all the dam-controlled rivers we run have all the water they need all season long. So keep your plans for a trip on the South Fork or Middle Fork American, Tuolumne or Cherry Creek! This year we've added the Wild and Scenic Upper Klamath - this Class IV+ Northern river is a rewarding experience that’s well worth the drive.

To learn more, read the feature article on our blog... Reservoir-Fed Rivers: A Rafter’s Best Friend in 2007


» Extended Cherry Creek Season!

Cherry CreekEvery rafting season is different. Some years we have high water in the spring from rushing snowmelt. Other years we rely on water stored in reservoirs that feed dam-controlled rivers throughout the season. What does this have to do with Cherry Creek (the Upper Tuolumne)? “The Creek” is dam-controlled and it is so steep and technical that we actually have to wait for the water to get low enough for us to raft. This means that during “high water” years it can take months for trips to open up on Cherry Creek. This year, however, consistent reservoir releases have already started -this means you can raft the Creek this week! Or you can book your trip all the way ‘til September.

If you’ve been curious about the incredible rush of Class V whitewater this is your year - visit our website for more information on this thrilling river. Four straight months of Class V whitewater - get after it and call us at 1 (800) 24-RAFTS.

» Whitewater and Wine Tasting Trip June 10th

Wine Tasting on the RiverOur home base in El Dorado county is home to many flourishing boutique wineries. We’ve teamed up with Boeger, the county’s oldest winery, to offer you the unbeatable combo of a day on the river followed by a delicious lunch and fabulous wine. Get all the details on this unique trip—and book soon! Space is limited.

» Win a Rafting Trip for Two

This month we're gonna make it easy... everyone has an entry, free of charge into this months drawing to win a free trip. Good Luck!

Congrats to Lisa B. of Aptos, CA. Lisa is the lucky winner for the month of April.

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