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- Chili Bar to Salmon Falls -

  • Aug 3, 2013 · 6:45 AM
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Come out and join NORCAL SNOWBOARDERS for 
- Chili Bar to Salmon Falls -
out on the S. Fork of the American River

We'll PUT IN at Chili Bar, and do the upper and lower runs of the S Fork(21  miles).The Upper Run consists of "Meatgrinder", Racehorse Bend(where I flipped once), Maya, and the infamous TROUBLEMAER. The Gorge run picks up at Camp Lotus, It starts with six miles of Class II - III rapids including Current Divider and Highway Rapid. When you see the Lollipop Tree (a tree shaped like a lollipop) for a third time you're about to enter the Gorge.The Gorge starts with Fowler's Rock which is a Class III+ rapid that has great potential to "wrap" or flip a boat. Following Fowler's are Upper Haystack, Lost Hat(ask Ernest where his HAT is), Satan's Cesspool (be sure to smile for the cameras again), Scissors, Bouncing Rock, Hospital Bar, and Surprise.The trip ends on Folsom Lake where we will be towed out via waverunners to Salmon Falls bridge. Once the run is complete, we'll carpool back up to Coloma to look at the pics taken by WhiteWater Photography.

***This season is being called a regular waterflow season. You can check out the current flow at to see what you're in for!***

Because it is a class 3 run, Class V PFDs (lifejackets) are mandatory. With the warmer weather, wetsuits are now optional. Please realize that although the weather is warm, the water is still VERY COLD. If you get cold easily or are not a strong swimmer, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you wear a wetsuit.

NorCal Snowboarders will supply the Class V PFDs as well as the paddles, but you will be responsible for your wetsuit. If you do not have a wetsuit and would like to rent one, please email your height and weight, and one will be provided for you day of... wetsuit rentals are an additional $25. It's easier and more convenient to reserve wetsuits in bulk so please DO NOT FORGET to email your individual height and weight so we can reserve them.

Come on out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Fork of the American, and be prepared to have LOTS OF FUN in the Coloma sun. Just bring yourself and big smile!


Please RSVP at your own risk ***



  • Meetup location is 3935 Park Ave. El Dorado Hills, Ca(Raley's Parking Lot)
  • Wetsuit (optional)
  • Watershoes/tennis shoes
  • Bikini tops are ok, but please wear boardshorts, or regular shorts or you will slide all over the raft.
  • Water, beef jerky, bag of mixed nuts.

Shared costs include rentals of paddles and PFDs, parking, tow out costs. Average cost of a trip like this is usually over $120 per person, this trip will be significantly cheaper so contact us for the cost of this trip or if you have any questions.

Looking forward to meeting some new faces and seeing some regulars!






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  • RP

    My, OH SBer's are just OFF the hook....Leif, hope we didn't scare ya off..LOL...thank you very much for joining us yesterday, very glad to meet you and hope to see you soon...Brian, what can I say bro...solid as always and thank you for providing the carpool. Vikram, are just one crazy INDIAN, glad you finally made it...Felix, glad to meet you I can honestly say that "I know a lil GERMAN" ...and his name is cool of you to join us & hope to see you soon again...Eliza, awesome day sista, glad you're becoming very active in the group, you're always a "handful".....;-) See you all very soon...

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Elisa


    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you too. Looking forward to it. Those driving up from Sbay are still meeting at the Safeway parking off 84 at 6.45, right? See y'all tomorrow...

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • RP

    Happy Friday, see you all at 9am sharp tomorrow...remember to wear old tennis shoes, hat, sunblock, and bring a set of dry clothes to change into once we're done...

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • RP

    Eliza and may want to Roll up with Brian as well...just be sure to pitch in $25 each for gas.....that'll be a fun ride with Vik and Brian...two good peeps...:-)

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Vikram

    I will be rolling up with Brian

    2 · July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun!

    2 · July 18, 2013

    • RP

      Lotsa fun

      July 18, 2013

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