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Marcy
07-28-2010, 10:04 AM
Just wondering if anyone ever goes floating down the American River? Some friends and I do quite a few times every summer, we start at Sunrise Blvd and end at River Bend Park. I was just curious if you do a longer trip? If so, where to you start/end?

jdemonto
07-28-2010, 10:09 AM
I went prospecting in the American river back in the mid eighties with my dad somewhere in northern CA. Not sure if thats the same part your talking about? If so I do not remember seeing another soul.....

Jason

Marcy
07-28-2010, 11:17 AM
Not sure if thats the same part your talking about? If so I do not remember seeing another soul.....

Jason


Probably not, the part we go on gets pretty crowded.

jdemonto
07-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Probably not, the part we go on gets pretty crowded.

Where abouts?


Jason

Marcy
07-28-2010, 11:24 AM
Where abouts?


Jason

Between Sunrise Blvd and River Bend Park, in the Sacramento area - right next to Highway 50.

cruzcode
07-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Done it once, loved it. Do not remember where we started, but it was great.

Yes, I realize that this reply offers absolutely no answers or value, other than saying I'd be down for a trip once my leg is healed!

RC

Marcy
07-29-2010, 10:51 AM
Done it once, loved it. Do not remember where we started, but it was great.

Yes, I realize that this reply offers absolutely no answers or value, other than saying I'd be down for a trip once my leg is healed!

RC

Will it be healed by August 8th?

jdemonto
07-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Between Sunrise Blvd and River Bend Park, in the Sacramento area - right next to Highway 50.

OK, we were north of Sacramento I think near Colfax, CA?

Jason

Fnord5
07-29-2010, 04:42 PM
Will it be healed by August 8th?

Ooh...my day off.:beer:
You really can only start so far upstream, as there is a dam between folsom(city)and sunrise blvd, and further upstream of the dam, you run into folsom prison.

I'm definitely down to tag along, all I have is my Kayak.

How would everyone get back to sunrise?

Marcy
07-29-2010, 05:30 PM
Ooh...my day off.:beer:
You really can only start so far upstream, as there is a dam between folsom(city)and sunrise blvd, and further upstream of the dam, you run into folsom prison.

I'm definitely down to tag along, all I have is my Kayak.

How would everyone get back to sunrise?

We park one vehicle at River Bend Park and one at Sunrise, or they run a shuttle back to Sunrise.

cruzcode
07-30-2010, 10:42 PM
Will it be healed by August 8th?

I'm afraid not... :shaking: I have another four weeks (at least) of crutches, and maybe more.

Next time...

RC

Bryan_HA
08-01-2010, 05:44 PM
went floating down the american yesterday. You can start further up past sunrise at the Hazel exit off of hwy 50. We usually just do the sunrise to river bend park, but, have gone down to the watt ave exit before. We're going again next weekend.

Marcy
08-01-2010, 08:59 PM
went floating down the american yesterday. You can start further up past sunrise at the Hazel exit off of hwy 50. We usually just do the sunrise to river bend park, but, have gone down to the watt ave exit before. We're going again next weekend.

I was there yesterday also :) I will be going back next Sunday.

And thank you, I think we might try starting at Hazel!

Fnord5
08-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Is everyone in innertubes? Rafts? Canoes?
Would I be totally out of place if I was in a kayak?

Marcy
08-02-2010, 08:48 PM
Is everyone in innertubes? Rafts? Canoes?
Would I be totally out of place if I was in a kayak?

I see about an average of 10 kayaks per trip. We usually go in rafts but next weekend we are thinking about using inner tubes.

Fnord5
08-02-2010, 09:09 PM
Well, if you go all the way to the Watt landing, it's about 200 yards from my place, and there is plenty of parking at the Big Lots across the street from the park/boat ramp. (big lots=free, park=5 per boat, 3 per car)

I'd definitely be down if I can get a ride to the launch, either to start, or afterwards. I'm sure someone would be willing. :beer:

Marcy
08-02-2010, 09:31 PM
Well, if you go all the way to the Watt landing, it's about 200 yards from my place, and there is plenty of parking at the Big Lots across the street from the park/boat ramp. (big lots=free, park=5 per boat, 3 per car)

I'd definitely be down if I can get a ride to the launch, either to start, or afterwards. I'm sure someone would be willing. :beer:

We are about 90% sure we are going on Sunday and not Saturday. If you meet us at this parking lot when we drop one vehicle off you can catch a ride with us or we can give you a ride back to Sunrise after.

Mule'Con
08-22-2010, 09:08 AM
I've been down the river many years back on tubes-many fun times, but haven't been in the last 10yrs. We also used to pan for gold up north of Auburn, in the outskirts off the road to Cool. A friend of the family found a 5ounce nugget, all we could get was flakes of 'fools gold'. Got my first buzz up there, brings a tear to me eye:beer:

JK2EXPL*RE
08-22-2010, 09:23 AM
Post up some pics Marcy! We all want to see the American River and ?

Marcy
08-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Post up some pics Marcy! We all want to see the American River and ?

Here you go, these are the only ones I can find right now...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/mlborder/6.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/mlborder/8.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/mlborder/4.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/mlborder/7-1.jpg

UGET IT
08-24-2010, 04:58 PM
Hoawtiees!! cept for the dude......lol

Marcy
08-24-2010, 09:12 PM
Hoawtiees!! cept for the dude......lol

You don't think his man boobs are sexy? LOL

cruzcode
08-24-2010, 09:37 PM
:) Wait a minute... Are you drinking river water out of a bag, or is that Patron?

RC

Marcy
08-24-2010, 09:45 PM
With all this nice weather we are having here I'm hoping to go to the river on Saturday.

Marcy
08-24-2010, 10:01 PM
:) Wait a minute... Are you drinking river water out of a bag, or is that Patron?

RC

Boxed wine.

I wish it was Patron!

DiscoBayJoe
09-02-2010, 08:18 PM
I do this every year in August. This year I was passed out in the Raft for about an hour and completely missed Mud Island.... hittin' the Mai Tai's a little too hard

I don't have any photos yet from this year. This was our group last year:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3436/3719752224_57ed24304c.jpg

cruzcode
09-04-2010, 12:54 AM
Joe,

That picture looks dangerously like you have utilized your "Disco Bay / Ski Beach" experience on the "A River"!!! Nicely done!

RC

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 12:01 PM
I am down for some Nor Cal rafting. "Cutts Crew Style" :grinpimp:

This rapid is called " Satans Cesspol "

EDIT for better picture and dramatic effect.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7776

Marcy
11-15-2010, 12:39 PM
We take the booze cruise where we just sit in a float and drink. Not really much rowing or work. :laughing:

Man, I can't wait for summer!

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 12:42 PM
We take the booze cruise where we just sit in a float and drink. Not really much rowing or work. :laughing:

Man, I can't wait for summer!

I used to say that this time of year all the time until me any son learned to snowboard together.

booze cruise looks really fun.

Me and some buddies are self taught white water kayak/rafting adventurists. No guides here :grinpimp:

The crazy part is that we are runnin the same type boulders on the Rubicon but basicly in the water with hydrodynamics kicking in.

marinespence
11-15-2010, 12:43 PM
I'm down for booze cruise and rafting!

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R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 12:48 PM
I'm down for booze cruise and rafting!

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Thats cool, but you are running the Gorge Cutts Crew Style. And no you don't get your own boat. Hmmmmmmm come to think of it maybe we should throw you in a kayak. :grinpimp:

This guy , didn't fair to well for his first time. He didn't listen. You are supposed to lean forward and paddle like hell.
He leaned back and put his oar in the air. POOR GUY.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7780

Marcy
11-15-2010, 12:52 PM
I'm down for booze cruise and rafting!

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Some friends and I go at least once a month in the summer. You and anyone else are more than welcome to join us.

WKDYJ
11-15-2010, 01:03 PM
I'm down for booze cruise and rafting!

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I dont know if i would do too much drinking before going down the rapids. If you do good luck and i hope you can swim. Stacy and i go about once a year, and we have upgraded from kayaks to Super Puma rafts now. Below is a pick of when i went down in a kayak.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1233&pictureid=7782

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1233&pictureid=7783

HOGGSTATUS
11-15-2010, 01:34 PM
I am down for some Nor Cal rafting. "Cutts Crew Style" :grinpimp:

This rapid is called " Satans Cesspol "

EDIT for better picture and dramatic effect.

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7776

I can't wait till next year!! I want to go sooooooo bad!!:thefinger:

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 01:35 PM
I can't wait till next year!! I want to go sooooooo bad!!:thefinger:

Ha, that and a booze cruise would make for some pretty good times. :beer::smokin:

HOGGSTATUS
11-15-2010, 01:47 PM
Ha, that and a booze cruise would make for some pretty good times. :beer::smokin:

Yep!! We're already making plan for summer:laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

Marcy
11-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Ha, that and a booze cruise would make for some pretty good times. :beer::smokin:

The booze cruise is my favorite!!

You definitely meet some interesting characters on the river.

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 01:50 PM
The booze cruise is my favorite!!

You definitely meet some interesting characters on the river.

Characters , what's this you speak of characters. Not sure if I know any up in Nor Cal. :D

marinespence
11-15-2010, 02:10 PM
I wonder if my jeep could be made into a raft....

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marinespence
11-15-2010, 02:12 PM
[QUOTE= Hmmmmmmm come to think of it maybe we should throw you in a kayak. :grinpimp:
[/QUOTE]

As long as someone is there to tell the story that is bound to happen I'm in!

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cruzcode
11-15-2010, 07:24 PM
Some friends and I go at least once a month in the summer. You and anyone else are more than welcome to join us.

As long as it is a "cruise", I'm down! By summer I should be healed up. :shaking:

RC

Marcy
11-15-2010, 07:39 PM
As long as it is a "cruise", I'm down! By summer I should be healed up. :shaking:

RC

It's more drinking and socializing with strangers than anything else :)

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 07:43 PM
It's more drinking and socializing with strangers than anything else :)

Are you ready to deal with us Degenerates :smokin::grinpimp::beer:

cruzcode
11-15-2010, 07:54 PM
It's more drinking and socializing with strangers than anything else :)

You know I'm down.

RC

Are you ready to deal with us Degenerates :smokin::grinpimp::beer:

Sounds like you guys are a group of degenerates worth meeting/wheeling with.

RC

marinespence
11-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Sounds like you guys are a group of degenerates worth meeting/wheeling with.

RC

thats putting it lightly!:grinpimp:

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Ok for the guys and gals that choose to take it one step beyond the booze cruise and want to do it up "Cutts Crew Style " This is my good buddies shin bone on day #2 of the Gorge. This happened at a place called bouncing rock.

They name these rapids for a reason. This is the price he paid for getting tossed.

If anyone wants I will show you a pic from a week later when it turned gang green on him.
I haven't even seen that pic but he threatens to send it to me.



http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7802

HOGGSTATUS
11-15-2010, 09:24 PM
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7802

Yeah BABY!!! that's my kind of fun!!:laughing::smokin:

Marcy
11-15-2010, 09:27 PM
I don't think there have ever been any injuries on one of our trips but one, I got a few fractured ribs.

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 09:28 PM
I don't think there have ever been any injuries on our trip but one, I got a few fractured ribs.

From what ??? Please tell, we don't need pics , just a story. :beer:

Marcy
11-15-2010, 09:47 PM
From what ??? Please tell, we don't need pics , just a story. :beer:

I had a concussion, I drank too much and somehow an oar hit me...

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 09:50 PM
I had a concussion, I drank too much and somehow an oar hit me...

SOMEHOW????? I am not a trial lawyer or anything like that but please explain to me the somehow part !:D:beer:

Marcy
11-15-2010, 10:03 PM
SOMEHOW????? I am not a trial lawyer or anything like that but please explain to me the somehow part !:D:beer:

I can't explain how that happened, I don't really remember it.

R8R ROK
11-15-2010, 10:10 PM
I can't explain how that happened, I don't really remember it.

That is the flimsiest aliby that I have ever heard.

Ohhhhh! Booze Cruze sounds more dangerous than the Gorge.

Marcy
04-01-2011, 09:53 AM
It's almost warm enough to go to the river! I say we should do a JKO trip this summer :)

Renee
04-01-2011, 10:43 AM
It's almost warm enough to go to the river! I say we should do a JKO trip this summer :)
Do you know how cold that water is right now?!?!?!

Marcy
04-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Do you know how cold that water is right now?!?!?!

Freezing! We went around this time last year.. We were the only ones out there and it hurt to get into the water :laughing:

nootherride
04-01-2011, 10:46 AM
I had a concussion, I drank too much and somehow an oar hit me...


im down....Ill bring my oar:laughing:

BIGROCZ
04-01-2011, 04:20 PM
My friends and I did the float from Sunrise to Watt all the time in high school..I'd be down.

AvnxScout
04-01-2011, 08:48 PM
I usually raft from Chili Bar to Lotus Park or Lotus to Folsom Lake. One of these days I'll go floating down the river
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1371&pictureid=9573

RRauzer
04-01-2011, 09:40 PM
My friends and I did the float from Sunrise to Watt all the time in high school..I'd be down.

Yea, we did this all the time up until a few years ago. Lost a lot of brain cells beer rafting that stretch.

R8R ROK
04-01-2011, 10:21 PM
I usually raft from Chili Bar to Lotus Park or Lotus to Folsom Lake. One of these days I'll go floating down the river
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1371&pictureid=9573

Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7776

Fnord5
04-02-2011, 10:16 AM
If you went now, you better not fuckin drink. Nimbus dam has all the gates open and the river is super high and fast right now.
definitely down though whenever!

Marcy
04-02-2011, 12:34 PM
So next weekend?

cruzcode
04-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1222&pictureid=7776

Hmmmm... I wonder if this is what my doctor had in mind when he said "no boot on the weekends...". Hrmmm... :D :D :D

RC

Fnord5
04-02-2011, 01:03 PM
So next weekend?

I am off Sunday, but sans boat/raft.

BIGROCZ
04-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Nat and I have my kids the next two weekends...were out...PLUS, the river is fuckin' cold as hell right now!

Marcy
04-03-2011, 05:19 PM
The river is waaaay too cold to go next weekend. I was joking when I suggested it :)

Marcy
07-21-2011, 12:50 PM
If anyone in the Sacramento area is bored on Sunday... some friends and I are planning on floating from Sunrise to River Bend Park :bounce:

JKDinker
07-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Hey Marcy!! Lets crash Boot lips House!! I will bring the beer this time! :beer::beer::beer:

Marcy
07-21-2011, 05:33 PM
Hey Marcy!! Lets crash Boot lips House!! I will bring the beer this time! :beer::beer::beer:

:laughing2:

Ok, let's meet at the bridge.

Bryan_HA
07-22-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm going Sunday at noon from sunrise.

Marcy
07-26-2011, 08:32 AM
I'm going Sunday at noon from sunrise.

I think that's about the time we left Sunrise

Marcy
08-02-2011, 12:20 PM
We had a lot of fun last time, I think we're gonna go back this weekend (but with no apple pie :laughing:)

DiscoBayJoe
08-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Our annual trip ("Billy's Floating Liver Adventure") is this weekend too. We'll be launching around 10AM and will be impossible to miss, as we typically have two bus-loads of people tied together into one mega-raft.

Marcy
08-02-2011, 12:29 PM
Our annual trip ("Billy's Floating Liver Adventure") is this weekend too. We'll be launching around 10AM and will be impossible to miss, as we typically have two bus-loads of people tied together into one mega-raft.

Saturday or Sunday? We had 2 six man rafts and there were about 10 of us on the last trip.

DiscoBayJoe
08-02-2011, 12:37 PM
We're going out on Saturday, as we'll need Sunday reserved for hangovers. We will have a raft completely filled with Ice/Beer. Last time we had a gasoline-powered squirtgun :)

Our flotilla will look something like like this:

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DiscoBayJoe
08-02-2011, 12:41 PM
DOh! Sorry about the huge photo, poached it off the organizer's web page and didn't expect it to be so big. I'm the big guy on the very right in brown shorts, grey shirt/cap

Marcy
08-02-2011, 12:45 PM
DOh! Sorry about the huge photo, poached it off the organizer's web page and didn't expect it to be so big. I'm the big guy on the very right in brown shorts, grey shirt/cap

I'm not sure what day we are going yet, probably Sunday.

DiscoBayJoe
08-07-2011, 10:49 AM
We made the SacBee!

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/06/3821089/down-river-day-on-the-american.html

http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2011/08/06/14/40/1gvOan.St.4.jpg

"test firing the lazer" : we had a gas powered water cannon, we were able to hit him too!:

http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2011/08/06/14/40/164ZDI.St.4.jpg

Marcy
08-08-2011, 09:14 AM
we had a gas powered water cannon, we were able to hit him too!


I hate when people squirt others!

DiscoBayJoe
08-08-2011, 02:03 PM
I hate when people squirt others!

What's the fun in that! We would keep the engine off, let people get in close, bait them into firing first, then nuke them. At 9000 gallons an hour people went from dry to completely waterlogged almost instantly. We had mercy on people without squirtguns.... but one water balloon or super soaker our way and it was game on.