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Rafting the Upper Sacramento River

Difficulty: Class II to III Season: March – June With its headwaters beginning near 14,162 ft majestic Mount Shasta, the Upper Sacramento River is one of those river gems that offers roller coaster waves, beautiful side creeks, deep green pools, moss covered cliffs, and cascading water falls set in a lush river canyon. There are nearly 38 rapids in the 8.25 mile half-day stretch and 52 rapids in the full-day 12.5 mile stretch. With rapids like Wakeup, Sluice Box, Little Freight Train, Champaign, Tree, Upper Shotgun Creek, Drop Kick, Dance Hall, Hockey Shot, Sixteen Tons, Wash Board, The Grotto, Eye of the Needle, The Alley, Gibson Curve, Pin Ball, Zig Zag, Snaggle Tooth, Falls Creek, Lickety Split, Double Play, Slate Creek, White Horse, Black Stallion, Washing Machine, and the infamous Rinse Cycle, there is little time for boaters to get…

The Main Stem of Trinity River in the Spring

Difficulty: Class III-IV Season: March – June Springtime on the main stem of Trinity brings big water delight. On the Pigeon Point run we begin one mile up the North Fork of the Trinity. One of the largest tributaries of the Trinity, the North Fork floats us past the historic mining town of Helena on clear green water that contrasts the swollen Trinity that waits downstream. Those familiar with the Trinity in the summer will find that the spring river’s long trains of towering waves make for an exciting change of pace. The appropriately named Good Morning America shoots the raft through the first rollercoaster of the day. The Slot is an impressive river-wide hole, leaving the raft one good route through the rapid. Huge angling waves and lots of fun splashes take the raft through the Tidy Bowls, and the…

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