|NORTHFORK AMERICAN RIVER
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
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MEET: BEHIND Raley's Grocery Store, Auburn, California
From the Bay Area/Sacramento: Take Interstate 80 east from Sacramento. Take the Auburn-Foresthill Rd. exit and turn right. Take left on Lincoln and continue to Raley's Grocery Store. W.E.T. will meet you behind the parking lot of Raley's in the southern portion of the lot. Approximate driving time from the Bay Area is three hours...from Sacramento, 45 minutes.
WHAT TO WEAR or WHAT TO BRING: Please dress accordingly. Wetsuits are mandatory on the Northfork American. We recommend a farmer john wetsuit w/a paddle jacket (waterpoof pullover) and booties. Under your wetsuit, it is advised that you wear a poly-synthetic long sleeve top such as a synthetic fleece. DO NOT WEAR ANY COTTON CLOTHING. Wear wool or poly-synthetics on your feet with tennis shoes, cap or visor, sunglasses w/safety strap and SUNBLOCK!
For overnight trips we suggest: tent, dry change of clothes for evening, towel, toiletries, flashlight, rain parka (for inclement weather), sleeping bag, ground cloth, pad and extra money for miscellaneous purchases.
NORTHFORK must be between 1,000cfs to 3,000cfs otherwise the trip is automatically moved to a one day Southfork American or one day Middlefork (same driving instructions; meets at 8AM). Please contact our office the day before your trip for any itinerary changes. If your trip has moved to the Southfork, please see this link for Southfork American driving instructions http://www.raftwet.com/SFAdrive.html
TIPS & Gratuities: If you would like to tip your guide, tips of 15% - 20% are usually customary. Email us with your input regarding our guides.
|California rafting with W.E.T. River Trips was established in 1978. Running whitewater rivers throughout California. Permitted by United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, California State Parks, El Dorado County & other governing agencies.
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