Friday, March 3, 2017

Extreme Whitewater - Kern River 2017!

2017 is already an unreal year for whitewater on the Kern River. With a huge Sierra Snowpack, the peak flows will certainly extend throughout the summer!  Excited by the winter rains and flooding whitewater, some of the best paddlers in the world have been showing off their skills on the Kern River.

See incredible footage of local Kernville and professional kayaker Evan Moore on the Lower Kern River last week!!  This class 5+ run called "Cataracts of the Kern" was flowing high at 4400 cfs.

There was plenty of action!  Highlights of the carnage from Johnny Chase, Evan Moore, and Tad Dennis.

An infamous rapid named Fender Bender, a couple miles north of Kernville, was going off at 18,000 cfs. Watch Eric and Rebecca Giddens, former Olympians and Kern River Brewery owners, make it look easy!

Dont miss the Kern River Festival at the end of April this year!!

For more information on paddling the Kern, click here!

All of the River Flow information is found here.

Everything about adventures in the Kern River Sierra here.

No comments: