Trip Itinerary (three day trip)
You will meet your lead rafting guide at the La Casa Loma River
Store near Groveland and share a cup of coffee as you pack your
bag. A class V bus ride follows as we make our way down the historic
Lumsden Road to the river. After a thorough safety talk we embark
on the river and run the rapids 'Nemesis,' 'Sunderland's Chute,'
'Rams Head,' 'Stern,' as well as many others. We will camp at the
confluence of the famous Clavey River with the Tuolumne.
will wake up next to the Clavey River and stare at Clavey Falls
as we eat breakfast. Clavey Falls is the largest rapid on the river
and it likes to eat rafts for its breakfast. After Clavey Falls
we will run countless class III and IV rapids as we make our way
down to the North Fork of the
The highlight of most Tuolumne trips is a 45 minute walk up the
North Fork Tuolumne to
Devils Gate where we relax at an idyllic swimming hole and water
slide. Here we will lounge in the sun on natural lounge chairs
and cliff jump into a deep pool before returning to lunch and
the last few miles of the river. Our trip ends on Don Pedro Reservoir
at Wards Ferry Bridge.
to and from the La Casa Loma River Store
speaking rafting guides that speak the river guide dialect
meals on the river
High water and spring rafting trips require the use of a "farmer