to Chuck Richards' Whitewater!
. . . and thanks for considering us for your adventure down
Southern California's National Wild & Scenic Kern River
(in the Sierra Nevada, just east of Bakersfield).
Right now things are shaping up nicely for a spectacularly
wet, wild and fun summer of rafting. This years'
winter storms have dumped plenty of snow in Sierras and all
of our guides are anxiously awaiting for you to come enjoy
the spring thaw with them. If you're a grinning veteran of our drenching fun, we know
you're counting on this being your best vacation ever. On
the other hand, if you have not visited us before,
you may have some jitters with this, your first booking.
Initial butterflies are normal and to help, here are some
assurances we can offer:
- What were you doing in the summer of 1975? That was our historic first season on the Kern. Chuck was
instructing college in Santa Maria, and on the weekends
was hauling all the rafting gear and the guides
(hand-picked from his students) back and forth
across the San Joaquin Valley. Amazingly, the "old boy"
is still here, whooping and hollering on trips, and
still dripping with every paddle stroke, making sure
that your grin is the brightest of the bunch.
- We haven't missed a season since, getting ready
for you. In the intervening almost-three decades,
we've shepherded over 200,000 smiling faces downriver.
While standing tall and bronzed atop granite
promontories, with adulation beaming from awed
passengers below, as we scanned with stalwart eyes, the
frothing maelstrom downstream. "Don't worry folks,
. . . we'll get you through just fine!"
- For you, we've memorized the Kern like the back
of our paddle. On your trip, we'll mesmerize
you with swimming holes, flotillas of frolicking boats,
sweeping Sierra vistas, and miles of beckoning rapids.
So, thanks for coming to visit our
website -- now let's click on in and select which adventure
is perfect for you. Please remember, if you still have
questions, give us a call during our office hours. Our
friendly staff is standing by
to offer any assistance you or your group might require
the public since 1975."
Our 2005 season has come to an end. Join us next summer for more whitewater rafting fun!
However, it is still possible to come and relax with us alongside the river, at the Falling Waters River Resort.