Well, if you are looking to get away and you want a unique summer adventure, look no further than a day trip of whitewater rafting on the Kings River!.
Prior to my first trip, I thought river rafting was only for the adventurers who thrive on adrenaline rushes, and while a Class 5 river may offer that, the Kings River is a Class 3 river that is perfect for beginning to intermediate rafters.
The Kings River is located at the border of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests; it’s famous for its long, exhilarating roller coaster- like rapids. The typical season is from May through July but if you plan a trip for March through early June you should keep in mind that it is a natural snowmelt river, and can be very cold at that time. Early season rafters often wear wetsuits, which are available to rent from most tour companies. My experience, great by the way, has only been with Kings River Expeditions but you may be able to find other options searching the internet.
Seriously folks if you have never been white water rafting, treat yourself to the experience. There is nothing like observing nature while floating down a river…
Ok, well maybe the ‘we did it’ moment after negotiating down a series of rapids is a close second!