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South Fork American 1/2 Day PM Gorge Run

North Fork American River is a GO this Spring

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Is the Air Quality Bad?

Air Quality & Rafting Trips 

There are many fires raging in Northern California and the smoke is affecting the Sacramento & Lake Tahoe Areas. Most of this smoke is coming from the Caldor Fire just south of our American River locations. 

For the most part, the air quality has not been terrible, with AQI’s ranging from 120-160 most days. Our trips have continued to run and we have not cancelled any trips yet due to poor air quality. 

We do understand that we all have different limits and therefore we have updated our cancellation policy to accommodate. If our guests cancel a trip even within 24 hours of the meeting time, we will happily offer a credit in the form of a Gift Certificate for the amount paid. These Gift Certificates do not have an expiration date so if you cannot reschedule for this season, you can come back anytime. 

Best Websites to Check Air Quality 

This is our preferred site to check Air Quality. There are sensors all over the country and we are able to check what the AQI is for our trips on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, Upper Klamath, Lower Klamath and more. Air Quality Map

Wild Land Fire Smoke

This website forecasts smoke for locations in the United States. You can get specific Smoke Outlooks for:

You can click on the certain areas to check smoke forecasts


View LIVE satellite images, rain radar, and animated wind speed maps. Track the latest hurricanes, wildfires and weather in real-time.
Zoom into the map to see more localized patterns & air flow for the past few hours

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