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TUOLUMNE RIVER PRODUCTS
There’s a lot of whitewater on the Tuolumne, a whole lot. Over 40 named rapids in 18 miles and probably another 40 that would have names if they were anywhere else. In the early part of the season the rapids are big and fast and cold; we wear wetsuits and paddle furiously.
But there’s more than whitewater on the Tuolumne, a lot more. There are side streams with idyllic swimming holes – dreamy places with cool water to swim in, pebble beaches to bask on, waterfalls to swim behind, and rocks to jump from; the kind of places you see in movies or read about in romantic novels. And we often camp near one, so an afternoon hike is often as memorable as the rapids. The three day trips are almost too relaxing, perfect for those who need a break from pavement and schedules; the two day trips are well-paced, perfect for those who want two full days and one spectacular night; the one day trips are a bit rushed, perfect for those who have places to go and things to do. And the river is just outside Yosemite National Park, perfect for everyone.
The Tuolumne River is rafting Nirvana. This dam controlled summer run has fun Class IV and IV+ rapids and beautiful scenery. The "T", as it's lovingly called begins in Yosemite on the North Face of Mount Lyell and flows through Tuolumne Meadows and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne before being impounded by Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Downstream of the park boundary the Tuolumne flows through a classic Sierra Nevada river canyon full of Class IV Rapids and great campsites. The T can be done in one day but why? The camps on the Tuolumne are downright beautiful and the side hikes to water slides on the Clavey River and North Fork of the Tuolumne are well worth the effort.