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Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Just couple of months back, multiple feet of snow that sat at Lake Tahoe’s crowded beaches on a warm July afternoon. Sounds weird? The beginning of 2017 brought a record with biggest snowpacks to the Tahoe Basin.
Besides filling the lake to with an inch of its legal limit, the great quantity of snow is being supplied to the rivers and streams throughout the Sierra Nevada, including the American River.
Situated just one hour from Tahoe’s South Shore, the South Fork of the American associated with the Middle and North forks provide first-rate whitewater and known for what rafting outfitters and tourism officials proudly consider as one of the most rafted waterways west of the Rockies.
To quote Scott Armstrong, owner of All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California, ‘what I think is such a unique aspect of [the South Fork of the American River] and makes it such a jewel is it has something for everyone. It has access for everyone. It has a type of trip that everyone can enjoy and it gives a good balance of fun, but also in a controlled manner that people can feel comfortable with. And because of that it’s one of the most popular rivers in the western United States and definitely the most popular river in California.’