Day 1: learn the skills you will need from your guide as you descend into a tight gorge of polished California Granite. Swim in the calm pools, practice pulling each other in the raft, splash the other boats, cliff jump into the river! Do whatever it takes to get ready for the fast-paced whitewater that is waiting downstream. By the time you pull into camp, you may not believe us that the best Whitewater comes on Day 2! Before we tackle that, it is time to take your fun seriously at camp. Relax by the river in a chair, start a game of volleyball, throw some horseshoes or corn hole, hike upstream to swim into camp. There is no lack of activity at our riverside paradise. While you are working up a serious appetite, your guides have transformed from river runners to gourmet chefs. Dinner is always a highlight and will give you the fuel needed for a hard-charging day 2. When the evening winds down, fall asleep to the vivid stars that blanket the Kern River Valley.
Day 2: Start with a hearty breakfast before climbing back into the rafts for the biggest whitewater of the trip! You are ready for it. All that practicing on Day 1 has set you up for an unforgettable day of glorious Class IV whitewater rafting; 13 miles, 8 Class IV rapids, dozens of class III, endless pools to swim in, the perfect jump rock, and a fully catered lunch. Wow!