Category: Kern River Rafting

2021 Kern River Rafting Season Preview

kern river rafting season 2021

State of the Snowpack – 33% of Normal The winter of 2020-2021 overall has been mild, with below-average snowfall. The Southern Sierra Nevada saw meager snowfall amounts through the early… Read more »

For the Love of Snow

Big Daddy Rapid on the Kern River with Snow Covered Mountains

The soft stillness of snowfall, the gentle pitter-patter of rain, the excitement of the rising river. This past week’s weather has me thinking about how weather always seems to excite… Read more »

A look back at our 2020 season

kern river rafting with sierra south

2020 Season Recap… What a year As the end of an unprecedented year for all of humanity is approaching, we are taking the time to look back on our year… Read more »

The History of Kern River Rafting

40+ Years Of Kern River Rafting History In 2020, top raft guides have the experience, skill, and technology to successfully tackle every section of the Wild and Scenic Kern River…. Read more »

Upper Kern River vs Lower Kern River

large boulders surround rafters as they navigate the river Sierra South Mountain Sports Kern River California

The North Fork of the Kern River aka the Upper Kern is born on the steep slopes of the lower 48’s tallest peak, 14,500ft Mount Whitney. Rivers love to meander,… Read more »

Ten Best Rapids on the Kern River

rafters and guide manage through strong whitewater rapids Sierra South Mountain Sports Kern River California

10. White Maidens Gusto, Lower KernClass IV This rapid changes a great deal as the water goes up and down. Lucky for us, its fun and challenging characteristics never diminish…. Read more »