Whitewater Rafting at South Fork American, Lower Gorge, (1 day trip)

Hello everyone! So we took a vote and it looks like the majority favor Saturday, 10/26 for our rafting trip. Here are the details:

Location: South Fork American, Lower Gorge
Time: We need to be at the location by 10:45am. According to the itinerary, we should be done around 5pm. This does not account for travel time to and from the river, so we need to plan accordingly once we get closer to 10/26
Here is the link to the itinerary: http://www.aorafting.com/river/south-fork-american/one-day-trips.htm
Cost: After taxes and fees, the total per person cost is $128.50. Depending on the weather, there may be a requirement to wear a wet suit which would cost an additional $15, but we won’t know this until we get closer to 10/26.
How to pay: There is a reservation under my name, Harris Moten with the All-Outdoors Rafting Company. All you have to do is call them at[masked] and let them know you are paying for your spot under the reservation in my name. You can pay with Visa, MC or Amex.
Cancellations *THIS IS IMPORTANT*: Cancellation Policy and option to purchase Trip Protection. Attached is a summary of the AO Cancellation Policy and information regarding our Trip Protection Plan which reimburses your trip money under medical and death circumstances. This plan is available up to the 8th day prior to the trip's departure. You can also find our policy online:
http://www.aorafting.com/reservations/cancellation-policy.htm

Basically, what they are saying is that you do not get your money back if you cancel, but you can try to find a substitute for your spot if you already paid and need to cancel. If you do end up cancelling and cannot find a substitute, you will receive a 25% credit to use with All-Outdoors Rafting at a future date. Additionally, for about $8, you can purchase insurance, which is where you receive your money back if you have a legitimate excuse, such as illness or family matters.

I only received about 10 responses when I opened up voting for which weekend people prefer. Therefore, if you pay for your spot on the reservation, keep in mind there may be a group of 20 people going or a group of 1 person (me) haha. Wait, that sad.

Please send me a message or post a comment when you have paid for your spot. Thanks!

See below for further information courtest of All-Outdoors Rafting:

*AO Meet Place Address, Maps, Driving Directions, What to Wear, and other trip details can be found by navigating through this link:
http://aorafting.com/river/south-fork-american/trip-details.htm

We strongly suggest that you follow our directions over any found online and not rely strictly on GPS in the outlying areas.

Laced-on athletic type shoes or neoprene booties offer foot protection and support. "Teva type" sandals or "aqua-sock" type footwear is not appropriate for rafting. Open-toed shoes do not provide enough protection for your feet while in the raft or during a swim.

We suggest eating breakfast the day of your trip.

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  • Yousuf M.

    Special thanks to Harris and Asif for organizing and doing all the leg work. You guys are leaders.

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • Yousuf M.

    Pretty awesome time. Perfect rapids for a sunny Saturday. Loved the grand accommodations for just $40 pp. Great teamwork including a refreshing picnic lunch. Ride back in a school bus with new and old friends. Finished it up with great food in Sacramento. Thanks for a good time everyone.

    October 27, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Great people + great activity + great food = awesome meetup. Thanks for coming up folks. Skydiving next, please do not forget :-)

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    loved this trip, very exciting

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Hazlind S.

    It was an awesome trip! Nice seeing everyone today ;)

    October 26, 2013

  • Harris M

    Okay so we have a total of 9 people! Remember, the meet time is 10:45a at 1026 Lotus Rd. See you all there!

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Update: Accommodation changed to Golden trail motor lodge, cheaper and closer (10 mins to the rafting location)..


    Gold Trail Motor Lodge
    1970 Broadway
    Placerville, CA 95667
    Telephone: (530)[masked]

    Bookings made for Rooms with 1 Cal king bed and 1 room with 2 queens beds.

    The earlier booking has been cancelled..

    I think we could accommodate 6 people and it costs about $120 all inclusive..

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! I am super excited for this trip! Thank you Asif for figuring out the lodging stuff!!!! And of course, Thank you Harris for organizing this trip!! I will see you all Friday/Saturday, iA.

      1 · October 23, 2013

    • Asif A.

      Nausheena - Welcome..see you all tomorrow..

      October 24, 2013

  • Abdurrahman A.

    What is everyone's accommodations? I'm open to going on any day, including staying overnight if majority votes.

    October 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sonu, Please do leave your number here so I can contact you. Thanks

      October 23, 2013

    • Abdurrahman A.

      Of course,[masked]

      October 24, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Accommodation Announcement:
    ************************

    I have made reservations for 2 rooms at Motel 6 Auburn,CA ($150 total for 2 rooms) at $75 each including tax.

    The hotel is about 20-25 mins driving distance from the white water rafting location in Lotus CA. The rooms have two single beds each, I am sure there'll be a couch to accommodate one more person if necessary. This is for the following people

    Me
    Zoheb
    Yusuf
    Hazlind + 1

    Please let me know if there are any changes?. The reservation can be cancelled..

    For Travel - One car is set to leave from Sunnyvale.. Friday tends to get a bit busy for me, so I'll let you know the exact timings on that day?. I am reachable at[masked]

    2 · October 23, 2013

    • Yousuf M.

      Thanks Asif for making the arrangement. I will buy you an ice cream cone for all your efforts :-)

      1 · October 23, 2013

    • Asif A.

      @Yousuf - thanks for the offer. Buy me a coffee instead :-)

      October 23, 2013

  • Harris M

    Whoever is coming on Saturday, do you mind texting me your phone number? Since its a long trip, I just want to make sure everyone is taken care of, especially the day of. Text me at[masked]-3180. Thanks!

    October 21, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Folks, here's an update on the accommodation: 20 mins away,
    Full cottage that can be occupied by 4 people at $200+.
    Let me know if https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1578892 Alternatively,
    http://www.goldtrailmotorlodge.com/ - $59 for a room / 2 people..
    1970 Broadway
    Placerville, CA 95667

    is about 20 mins away as well..


    What do you guys think?. Do you plan to drive on the day of the event.
    Let me know what you think..

    If you need me to make the reservations, I can..

    October 19, 2013

    • Hazlind S.

      Asif, Nasheena will meet us at the lodge directly on friday evening so it's just myself for the carpool :)

      October 21, 2013

    • Zoheb

      I just booked my tickets, so that should make it 8 of us

      October 21, 2013

  • Hazlind S.

    I've just paid and was told there's 7 of us now including myself :)

    October 21, 2013

  • Asif A.

    It is a 2.5 hours drive from Sunnyvale and I am definitely making it. Question, is it better to go crash there in a room and take it easy in the morning OR drive on Saturday morning. I am going to get this payment done in one more day....Rest of you folks when done, can you please make a comment so that we have an actual RSVP??

    October 8, 2013

    • Yousuf M.

      Just made the payment. I am open to going there the night before.

      October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just made the payment. Thanks

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Harris M

    Thanks, Sonu!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Abdurrahman A.

    Just paid!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Folks - Please do not forget to RSVP and pay.. the date is fast approaching...

    October 14, 2013

  • Harris M

    I got an email saying only 2 people have paid including myself. Come on people! Let's do thissss.

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • Harris M

      wait, im confused. they want us to bring our own lunch meat?

      October 11, 2013

    • Asif A.

      Lol - Guys, she said they are bringing in lunch meat which might be non halal. So I was asking you all if you want to quote preference as vegetarian, incase you do not want to eat non halal...

      October 13, 2013

  • Asif A.

    Harris - I am paying this tomorrow morning!

    October 10, 2013

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