Do you like to whitewater raft? Hike? Pan for Gold? The Coloma-Lotus Valley north of Sacramento has some of the most diverse, iconic landscapes in California and crucial water supply for much of California’s people and agriculture . The canyon hosts 117 bird species including bald eagle and osprey as well as black bear, deer, bobcat, river otter, rainbow trout and salmon.
Meatgrinder, Troublemaker, Satan’s Cesspool, are you ready to go rafting? The river is one of the most commercially rafted rivers west of the Rockies, perfect for novices and experts alike. Children as young as 8 can raft the river and there are over 30 rafting companies to choose from.
This morning, as I was enjoying wi-fi, latte and a sunrise muffin from Sierra Rizing Bakery, a group of young guys from Action Whitewater Adventures were discussing rafting. Sticking my nose into their conversation got me a ride on the guide raft this Sunday as a start to the season.